· November, 2005

Stories about Indonesia from November, 2005

Indonesia: The Value of Education

29 November 2005

Jakartass takes issue with Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla's defensive reaction to a poem read at a teacher's celebration bemoaning the low status of teachers. “I know your salary is low, but it will not run out in just a day,” Kalla had retorted. Advises Jakartass: Start implementing the constitutionally obligated...

From Indonesian Blogsphere

  27 November 2005

A Fatih Syuhud blogging from India, has a series commentary posts about Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Republic of Indonesia visit to India.

Indonesia: Dress for Success

25 November 2005

Indonesia Anonymus runs an experiment involving the security guards along Jalan Sudirman, the main street of Jakarta's business district. They send the same man to see whether he is treated differently when he wears a suit and carries a cellphone from when he wears a T-shirt and jeans. The results...

Indonesia, Peru: National ID

  22 November 2005

Yosef Ardi welcomes Indonesia's decision to implement a single ID number, which leads him to think about Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto's theories in The Mystery of Capital. Says Ardi: “I imagine the single identification number would be the first organized property owned by Indonesian.”

Indonesia: Local Apprentice

21 November 2005

adinoto's blog watches the pilot episode of The Apprentice Indonesia, with local businessman Peter Gontha in the Trump position. Says adinoto (Indonesian): “Sorry folks no offense I would rather watching Donald’s version.”

Indonesia: Year of Eradicating Corruption

17 November 2005

On Indonesia Today by Yosef Ardi, an evaluation of how successful the Indonesian government has so far been in stamping out graft in 2005, which it had dubbed the “Year of Eradicating Corruption.” The verdict: not very successful.

Indonesia: Water Woes

15 November 2005

Jakartass discusses Jakarta's water problems — from subsidence, flooding, the lack of tap water for two-thirds of the population to the possibility of a severe water crisis in three years.

Indonesia: Dr. Azhari Captured and more about conflict in Poso

  13 November 2005

This week, on Wednesday, Indonesian law enforcement assisted by Australian intelligence finally succeeded in making sure that Dr Azhari Husin, Malaysian bomb expert associated with Jemaah Islamiyah, that was behind two bombings in Bali Australian Embassy bombing and Marriot hotel bombing in Jakarta and had killed in excess of 250 people in in the last three years will not be able to continue his career as demolition man, for any purpose.

Images From Indonesia: Hi, It Stop Working!

9 November 2005

“Hi, It Stop Working” by Budi Sukmana A tuk-tuk driver in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, pushes his stalled vehicle and its passengers to safety during a sudden downpour. Note: We found this photograph because the photographer tagged this image with the “globalvoices” tag in Flickr, making it easy for us...

Indonesia: Bridge Blogging

1 November 2005

Dom Elson at The Lucretius Plan observes how, after a bridge on a key road in Flores, Indonesia is washed out by flash floods, locals still manage to devise ways to get minibuses and motorcycles across.

Indonesia: Reactions to Beheadings

1 November 2005

Macam-Macam does a quick roundup of blog reactions to last week's beheadings of three Christian schoolgirls in Poso on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.