Suharto’s New Order is remembered as a period when collusion between government and big business reached its heights. Suharto’s long tenure as Indonesia’s second president was greatly aided by funds raised from various sources, chief among which were Chinese conglomerate bosses. And his main crony was Liem Sioe Liong, a migrant from China’s Fujian province, who founded the Salim Group, which in the mid-1990s was the largest conglomerate in Southeast Asia.
Nancy Chng is a former journalist, bookseller and publisher. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, where she majored in Communications and Public Policy. Select published the... See More