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Indonesia: Acknowledgements
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The authors wish to thank individuals in various agencies of the Indonesian and United States governments and private institutions who gave their time, research materials, and special knowledge to provide information and perspective. These individuals include Willy A. Karamoy, Director of Indonesia's Foreign Information Services; Bidang Kelembagaan, Assistant I to the Minister of State for Administrative Reform; and the staff of Indonesian Department of Information in Jakarta; who provided extremely useful and timely research materials to assist the writers of the book. Latief Tuah, assistant director of the Secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Jakarta also provided timely assistance. A very special thanks goes to E. Gene Smith, Director of the Library of Congress Southeast Asia Field Office and his staff for supplying bounteous amounts of valuable research materials on Indonesia.

Appreciation is also extended to the staff of the Office of the Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington and to Ralph K. Benesch, who oversees the Country Studies -- Area Handbook Program for the Department of the Army. A. Kohar Rony, Senior Reference Specialist in the Asian Division of the Library of Congress, was always on hand to respond to bibliographic and research-related queries.

The authors also wish to thank those who contributed directly to the preparation of the manuscript. They include Sandra W. Meditz, who reviewed all textual and graphic materials, served as liaison with the sponsoring agency, and provided numerous substantive and technical contributions; Juliet Bruce, who edited the chapters; Andrea T. Merrill, who edited the appendices; Marilyn Majeska, who supervised editing and managed production; and Barbara Edgerton and Izella Watson, who did much of the word processing. Cissie Coy performed the final prepublication editorial review, and Joan C. Cook compiled the index. Linda Peterson of the Library of Congress Printing and Processing Section, performed phototypesetting, under the supervision of Peggy Pixley.

Graphics support was provided by David P. Cabitto, who prepared maps and charts. He was assisted by Harriet R. Blood and the firm of Greenhorne and O'Mara. The illustrations for the cover and the title page of each chapter were designed by Sharon Lobo.

In addition, several individuals who provided research support are gratefully acknowledged. Alberta Jones King provided research assistance and word processing; Helen Chapin Metz read parts of the text dealing with Islam; Timothy L. Merrill reviewed the maps; and Rodney P. Katz, Paulette Marshall, and Irene W. Kost provided timely assistance with elusive research and bibliographic data.

Finally, the authors acknowledge the generosity of individuals and the public and private organizations who allowed their photographs to be used in this study; they have been acknowledged in the illustration captions. Additionally, thanks go to Maureen Aung-Thwin, Coordinator of Public Programs for the Festival of Indonesia, 1990-1991, for providing numerous photographs as well as useful publications. Jan Fontein helped with historical photo interpretation.

Data as of November 1992

Last Updated: November 1992

Editor's Note: Country Studies included here were published between 1988 and 1998. The Country study for Indonesia was first published in 1993. Where available, the data has been updated through 2008. The date at the bottom of each section will indicate the time period of the data. Information on some countries may no longer be up to date. See the "Research Completed" date at the beginning of each study on the Title Page or the "Data as of" date at the end of each section of text. This information is included due to its comprehensiveness and for historical purposes.

Note that current information from the CIA World Factbook, U.S. Department of State Background Notes, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Country Briefs, the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Country Profiles, and the World Bank can be found on

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