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· August, 2005

Stories about Indonesia from August, 2005

Indonesia: Dutch scholarship

A. Fatih Syuhud highlights StuNed (Studeren in Nederland), a scholarship programme that aims to contribute to the development of Indonesia through the strengthening of human resources in Indonesian organisations. Some...

Indonesia: Gus Dur for Christians

Former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid (aka Gus Dur), an influential Muslim cleric, has made a stand against the anti-Christian activities of violent Muslim group Front Pembela Islam (Islamic Defenders’ Front).

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) is being pressed to convict masterminds of last year’s murder of acclaimed human rights campaigner Munir, who was killed by arsenic poisoning while on a...

Indonesia: New blog

Former politics and economics website Laksamana.Net has reincarnated into an English blog named Paras Indonesia, though it retains the former URL. Editorially backed by six columnists, it attempts to present...

Indonesia: Narcissus

Blogger Avianto stays on in Berlin, jobless, after finishing his Master of Science in Digital Media degree at ISNM in Lübeck, Germany. Re-reading “Understanding Media” by Marshall McLuhan which briefly...

Indonesia: Abortion

Blogger Ahmad SS Ramadhana estimates that some 2 million Indonesian female undergo abortion every year. Of the number, some 900 of them go through unsafe abortion procedure conducted by untrained...

Indonesia: Flash memory

“Don't ever trust things you buy IN China…” that seems ot be the conclusion of three Indonesian bloggers (Waryaman Wardana blogs in both English and Indonesian) and two online resource...

Indonesia: Google Talk

Google talk was picked up fast by bloggers from Malaysia and Indonesia.

Brunei: Royal wedding bells

The Brunei-born Australian who blogs Macam-Macam (meaning all kinds) from Indonesia was watching Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, former World's Richest Man, divorcing his second wife and taking a new bride. “Unsurprisingly,...

Counter-culture blog IndCoup touches on Asian values and feels that the Malaysian government is control-obsessed. One of the old tricks seeing new spin is the “pernicious influence of corrupt Western...

Indonesia: 6oth National day

Indonesia celebrates its 60th National day today. Agam, a Thailand-based blogger who hails from the little town of Tapaktuan in Indonesia, wishes all the best to Indonesians in building a...

Indonesia: Mr Underground Movement

Indonesian blogger Budi Rahardjo runs a blog called “Underground Movement”, or Gerakan Bawah Tanah in the Indonesian language, hence his nick Mr. GBT. He is actually the R&D director at...

Indonesia: Farewell to Arms

FAREWELL TO ARMS. August 15 marks the day of signing of the final Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Indonesia government and Aceh Freedom Movement (GAM, Gerakan Aceh Merdeka), in...

Indonesia: Background on West Papua

Jakartass lays out the background and context for current events in the Indonesian province of West Papua.

Indonesia: Troops withdrawing from Aceh, but going where?

Jakartass is worried that the troops that are being withdrawn from Aceh will be redeployed to West Papua.

Images from Indonesia: Flag Seller

“Seller in a Market That Should Be a Lot Smaller by Now” by Shreyans A street vendor sells Indonesian flags for in Jakarta in preparation for the upcoming Indonesian National...

Flickr Pick from Indonesia

Photograph by Aart Nicolai

Indonesia: Alternatives to Extremism: An Indonesian Travelogue

Ideant visits Indonesia and examines how Indonesians practice Islam compared to the Middle East.

Indonesia: A Space of One's Own

Jakartass on the need for the space of one's own, or, how do westerners deal with the extended in-law family?

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