A woman visits a memorial to the Indonesian dictator Suharto in Yogyakarta. Photo: AFP

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Why fears of communism, anti-China sentiment are a potent mix in Indonesia

  • A communist bogeyman looms large in the minds of the public in both the Philippines and Indonesia, fuelled by fears over China’s growing influence
  • This fear is being manipulated for political gain, experts warn
Topic |   Indonesia
A woman visits a memorial to the Indonesian dictator Suharto in Yogyakarta. Photo: AFP
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