Your question: What caused the 1998 riots in Indonesia?

The riots were triggered by 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. … It was estimated that more than a thousand people died in the riots.

How many Chinese were killed by Indonesia?

His thesis continues to inspire debate. An estimate is that around 2,000 Chinese Indonesians were killed (out of a total estimated death toll of between 500,000 and 3 million people), with documented massacres taking place in Makassar, Medan and Lombok island.

How long was Suharto power?

Widely classified as a dictator by foreign observers, Suharto was president for 31 years, from the coup d’etat against Sukarno in 1967 until his own ousting in 1998.

How many Chinese are in Indonesia?

According to some sources there are 7.2 million ethnic Chinese in Indonesia. According to other sources they make up 1.2 percent of the population, which would mean there are about 3 million of them.

Why did Chinese migrate to Thailand?

These Chinese-Thai intermarriages declined somewhat in the early 20th century, when significant numbers of Chinese women also began immigrating to Thailand. Economic recession and unemployment forced many men to leave China for Thailand in search of work to seek wealth.

Are Indonesian people Asians?

Genetic research

Most Indonesian people are genetically close to other East and Southeast Asians. A genetic study about Southeast Asian populations by Liu et al. 2020, found that mostly all Southeast Asian people are closely related to East Asians and have mostly “East Asian-related” ancestry.

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