What caused the May 1998 riots?

What caused the May 1998 riots?

The violent riots were triggered by corruption, economic problems, including food shortages and mass unemployment. It eventually led to the resignation of President Suharto and the fall of the New Order government, which had been in power for 32 years.

What caused the May 13 riots?

The riot occurred in the aftermath of the 1969 Malaysian general election when opposition parties made gains at the expense of the ruling coalition, the Alliance Party.

What happened in 1997 1998 in Indonesia?

Asian Financial Crisis in Indonesia. The Asian Financial Crisis started on 2 July 1997 when the Thai government, burdened with a huge foreign debt, decided to float its baht after currency speculators had been attacking the country’s foreign exchange reserves.

Why did Singapore decide to merge with the Federation of Malaya?

Politically, the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) needed the merger to secure its political legitimacy. When the party was voted into power in the 1959 general election, it had campaigned vigorously for Singapore’s independence through merger with Malaysia.

Was Indonesia a Hindu nation?

Hinduism was the third-most common religion in the country, accounting for just 1.7 per cent of Indonesia’s nearly 250 million-strong population. However, the country, and especially Bali, has a long history with Hinduism.

Are Chinese-Indonesians mixed?

Many people who identify as Chinese Indonesian are of mixed Chinese and Indonesian descent. Indonesia’s president Abdurrahman Wahid (1940-2009) is widely believed to have some Chinese ancestry, but he did not regard himself as Chinese.

What do Malaysians think of Singapore?

According to a study conducted by the Singapore Tourism Board, Malaysians tend to view Singapore as an extension of their lifestyle rather than a holiday destination, due to the close geographical proximity, cultural similarities and family ties between the two countries.