|Al-Ahram Weekly On-line
Date: 21 - 27 May, 1998
|Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875||Current issue | Previous issue | Site map|
SuhartoIndonesian President Suharto may not be pleased at the media attention he is receiving these days, and I drew him accordingly, torn between disapproval and dismay. Will he be able to restore order? Surely Indonesia cannot just go back to business as usual. Here, the president's face seems to be undergoing a transformation, a subtle shift in boundaries: down and out. His teeth, apparent through his loose, downturned lips, could be bared in anger, or in fear. His eyes are half closed against the flames in Jakarta. Only his black cap stands to attention, starched and crisp.