Indonesia's leader speaks

Regarding the Reuters article "Indonesia Chides Critics of East Timor Massacre," Feb. 14: An Olympic cheer to President Suharto for capturing Indonesia's first medal of the year - a bronze for ignorance. In response to world outrage at the recent massacre in East Timor, Mr. Suharto protested that "no country should impose its values" on another country.

This total lack of respect for such worldwide notions as basic human rights and the rights of ethnic groups places Indonesia a distant third behind such stiff competition as Hitler's Germany and Communist China. Andrew Marble, Somerville, Mass.

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