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E.O. 11652: N/A
SUBJ: MEDIA REACTION – GUYANA AFTERMATH

1. Kompas, Indonesia’s largest independent daily, in a November 23 editorial entitled, “Tragedy in Guyana,” declared “The event is horrifying”, adding that it was the result of permitting “unlimited freedom.”

2. [“]We do not know whether it is a kind of escapism needed by a highly (US) materialistic society,” the editorial said, or “whether it is a phenomena derived from spiritual poverty… But in it we can see how unlimited freedom destroys the very freedom that is humanity itself”. Endusinfo.

Mabbatt

Originally posted on March 3rd, 2020.

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