Here in Indonesia the effects of the Asian economic meltdown are especially severe. Political and economic problems fester beneath the fragile social fabric of this vast island nation, threatening - like the volcanic magma that lies below - to break the surface and wreak havoc. This is a country of haves and have-nots, where President Suharto’s friends and family have amassed great wealth, estimated by critics to be $30 billion for the family alone, but most people live in relative poverty. The normally passive Indonesians, culturally conditioned to respect and reward those in positions of authority, are increasingly restive. Students on university campuses throughout the country are demonstrating with brazen chants such as "Reform or death!" and "Bring down prices! Bring down Suharto!," but so far the students, and political activists like Megawati Sukarnoputri, the daughter of Sukarno, Suharto’s predecessor, are careful to follow rules that limit their activities.