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· October, 2005

Stories about Indonesia from October, 2005

Indonesian blogosphere: Season of forgiveness, Indonesian poor and parliament member salary increase

Next week on Thursday, million of Indonesian are going to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr that mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, this simply the biggest holiday in Indonesia...

Indonesia: Poor Credentials

Indonesia Now lists the credentials you need to qualify for government handouts to offset the impact of fuel price rises. Some of them: no electricity, a house made of bamboo,...

Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey: Inside Nobel Information

Kotaji claims to have inside information on the Nobel Prize for Literature discussions, which he says came down to Indonesia's Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Turkey's Orham Pamuk and South Korea's Hwang...

Effect Measure on Facing the Global Bird Flu Threat

With recent reports of avian flu in Western Europe, the disease is clearly no longer East Asia's problem. It's a dilemma for the world. Last week I emailed Revere, the...

East Asia: Bird Flu Fowl

Effect Measure is a blog run by public health experts and epidemiologists. They are very worried about what they call the bird flu iceberg.

Indonesia: Fuel Dominos

“What a year it's been,” says Macam-macam of Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's first year in power. Corruption and rising fuel prices bedevil the country, Sarapan Ekonomi notes. Meanwhile, Myanmar...

Indonesia: More Babies

To shoulder Indonesia's debt burden, tedy at tedsta.com makes the Swiftian suggestion that Indonesians ought to have more babies.

Indonesian blogs: Top blogs, taxpayer, reshuffling and acquisitions

Top 100 Indonesian blogs Indonesian blogosphere buzzing yesterday when Priyadi release his list of top 100 Indonesian blogs. Sorted by how many blogs/pages links to your blog, Priyadi showed 100...

Indonesia: International Muslims

Jakartass writes about being a Westerner who converted to Islam to marry his wife, and posts an e-mail he received about a charity drive at Ramadan from the Jakarta International...

Indonesia: Why blog?

Must be something in the blogowaters. A. Fatih Syuhud, an Indonesian student based in India, is also moved to share his blogger's philosophy.

Indonesia: Bali sentence reduced

BaliBlog reports on the reduction to 15 from 20 years of the jail term handed down by a Denpasar court to Australian national Schapelle Corby, convicted of smuggling marijuana into...

Indonesia: Corruption charges

Jakartass says the suspension from duty of Indonesian Chief Justice Bagir Manan “could well be an event of cataclysmic importance in the burgeoning democracy of Indonesia”. Meanwhile, Indonesia Today reports...

Indonesia: Just around the Riverbend

Nad's Notes speculates on the Ulysses Awards for Reportage, wondering why so many contenders are writing about war and other horrors, and tipping the blog Baghdad Burning as a likely...

Indonesia: Bombing theory deconstructed

Paras Indonesia posts a long essay deconstructing prevailing views of Bali as the “natural” location for Islamist suicide bombers to attack Western tourists in their reactions against the forces of...

Indonesia: Fuel subsidy reductions

Nad's Notes posts a summary of the Indonesian government's plans to replace fuel subsidies with more targeted spending on health, education and low-income households. Via A. Fatih Syuhud.

Indonesia: Army comment reaction

Jakartass analyzes reactions to a recent suggestion by military chief Gen. Endriartono Sutarto that it might be good to restore the military's internal territorial command structure, in response to the...

Indonesia: Military role

Jakartass analyzes a recent presidential speech, and wonders if the Indonesian military may take a higher profile following the Bali bombings.

Indonesia: Why Bali is quiet

Bali Blog says that while the MSM will say tourists have fled following the suicide bombings, the Kuta and Seminyak tourist areas of Bali are quiet because of Galungan, a...

Indonesia: Month of fasting

A. Fatih Syuhud wishes Muslims a happy Ramadan, as fasting begins around the world with the sighting of the moon. He provides some background and links to further essays on...

Indonesia: Where democratic minds meet

A. Fatih Syuhud is in a low mood following the Bali bombings, but finds the energy to recommend a blog recently added to his directory: Paras Indonesia. “Where democratic minds...

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