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!