Based on events surrounding the infamous billion-dollar BRE-X gold fraud, and the determined few who destroyed so many lives in their all-consuming quest for gold in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). When Canadian mining firm Borneo Gold Corporation announces the discovery of twenty million ounces of gold reserves, speculators drive the formerly worthless stock to massive heights. Rich and powerful interests in three countries move to secure control over the deposit. Dayak tribes are forced off their traditional lands, precipitating bloody ethnic feuds and a return to headhunting practices. Indonesian Gold brings a wealth of detail and colour to its depiction of Kalimantan and its ethnic tribes as they resist Moslem migrants from poorer Indonesian islands, and reveals the extent of the devastation visited upon indigenous peoples by multinational mining companies.
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Kerry B. Collison followed a distinguished period of service in Indonesia as a member of the Australian military and government intelligence services during the turbulent period known as ?The Years of Living Dangerously?. This was followed by a successful business career spanning thirty years throughout Asia. Recognized for his chilling predictions in relation to Asia?s evolving political and economic climate through his books, he brings unique qualifications to his historically-based vignettes and intriguing accounts of power-politics and the shadowy world of governments? clandestine activities.Review:
If the international community had heeded Kerry's writings, (perhaps) the present drama (in Indonesia) could have been better understood .... -- Defense and Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy Journal, Washington DC
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Book Description Sid Harta Publishers, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 208 pages. 8.50x5.51x0.51 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1921362049
Book Description Sid Harta Publishers, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1921362049