From today's New York Times
. Fascinating problem for the Indonesians and for their language, Bahasa Indonesia. The Philippines have a similar problem (Marcos tried to revivify Tagalog at the expense of English; hard to do, leads to a different kind of disadvantage for the country). Also see the just published Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language
(I'm only half through it), as well as McWhorter's too critical review (and too "scientific" understanding of language) in The New Republic
. I have profited from the thread conversation on the previous post. Thanks.