Aug. 10,1998---Kofi A. Annan

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
August 10, 1998.

Dear Mr. Kofi A. Annan,

We should try to help economically troubled Indonesia to recover from its economic plight. The basic solution to the problem of social unrest in that country is the improvement of the people's lives.

But; it is very hard to say that good economic condition would let ethnic Chinese avoid attack in riots.

In a way, the unlawful, irrational behavior of the Indonesians is understandable. Those people suffer from great poverty, their acts of violence were triggered by intense feelings of wrath and envy.

Even so, the cruelties are still unforgivable and should not have been allowed. The fact that these acts occurred shows that the Indonesia government was incompetent and had little ability to maintain law and order.

Many people have the same view of ideas that, ethnic Chinese businessman Lim Hok Lay, who received a checks for 100 million ruphiah (US$ 8.230) after his small supermarket was looted and burned, said he was still unsure about rebuilding his business and urged the local government to bolster security. Lim said, however, he did not plan to leave solo his home for the post 20 years in Indonesia.

All ethnic Chinese are Indonesians. Government has the responsibility to "protect" their people.

Ethnic Chinese need your help!



Sincerely Yours,
Yang Hsu-Tung.
President of
Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation


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