Indonesia Roundtable with Richard Borsuk and Nancy Chng
The CSIS Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies is pleased to host a discussion with Mr. Richard Borsuk and Ms. Nancy Chng, authors of “Liem Sioe Liong's Salim Group: The Business Pillar of Suharto's Indonesia.” Mr. Borsuk and Ms. Chng will provide a historical context to Indonesia’s business environment and discuss how President Joko Widodo’s administration might be able to reform it.
Richard Borsuk has worked as a journalist in Asia for more than 40 years, starting in Hong Kong and Malaysia in the 1970s. He was Thailand correspondent for The Asian Wall Street Journal from 1981 until 1987, then reported on Indonesia for the Journal for 11 years. In 1998, Richard moved to Singapore, where he held regional reporting and editing positions with the Journal. In 2011, he joined Reuters as a news editor.
Nancy Chng is a former journalist, bookseller, and publisher. Nancy joined The Straits Times (Singapore) in 1978 as a feature writer and was the newspaper’s correspondent in Thailand from 1982 to 1986. She was a political analyst at a Jakarta securities firm and a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, from 2006-2007. She is a co-founder of Select Books, a Singapore bookshop and publisher specializing in Southeast Asia. She is currently involved with a Singapore university working on an oral history project to document leading Southeast Asian personalities.