Drogin, Bob
August 1997
New Republic;8/11/97-8/18/97, Vol. 217 Issue 6/7, p11
Discusses the issue on whether Indonesian tycoon James Tjahaja Riady and colleagues at his family-run Lippo Group conglomerate illegally funded the Democratic Party during the 1996 presidential campaign. Estimated value of the Riady family empire; Clarification on the affiliation of the Riadys to Indonesian President Makam Suharto; Overview of the problems in the real estate business of Riady as of August 1997; Background of the friendship between Riady and President Bill Clinton; U.S. complaints about Indonesia following the Riady fund-raising scandal.


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