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· January, 2006

Stories about Indonesia from January, 2006

Indonesia: Deaf Driving

Indonesia Anonymous becomes curious about what effects the loud noise Indonesia's motorcycle rickshaws, a.k.a. “bajaj,” have on their drivers. It's called “noise-induced hearing loss.”

Indonesia: Property Rights

Aco at Cafe Salemba discusses property rights as a way to comment on the current controversy in Indonesia over a local version of Playboy. The economist-blogger suggests that the magazine's...

Indonesia is discussing about blog

Discussion about Indonesian Blogs, attended by about 20 bloggers, only a fraction of the total estimated 10,000 Indonesian bloggers, the discussion take placed at Detikinet's office

The Year of the Dog Comes to the Rest of East Asia

“Da Hong Deng Long” (Big Red Lantern) by Yining Zhang Blogs all around East and Southeast Asia have gone grey this past weekend as many, particularly those in the overseas...

Indonesia: Inner Circle

Yosef Ardi begins a promising series of posts profiling the inner circle of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, beginning with “SBY”‘s seven official spokespersons.

Indonesia: Off Air

Jakartass comments on Indonesia's new broadcast law, which bans local radio stations “relay”-ing foreign news programs. “I cannot determine the reasoning behind the new Broadcast Law, although I suspect that...

Indonesia: Meaning of Peace

I'm Your Huckleberry describes what “peace” means in the restive Indonesian region of Aceh: 24-hour city transportation (so no more curfews), people returning to work the paddies and coffeeshops open...

Indonesia: Removing Bad Air

The Lucretius Plan catches malaria on the island of Flores, Indonesia. Finding little by way of Western medicine, he goes to a local healer who massages him to release the...

Indonesia: Lobby List

Yosef Ardi imagines the wish list of U.S. business lobbyists currently visiting Indonesia, beginning with No. 1: “Boeing: Sell more airplanes to beat Airbus.”

Indonesia: All Mixed Up

iSSueZ, a Friendster blog by a young Indonesian filmmaker, writes: “Whether we like it or not, we are not just Indonesians anymore. We’re a hybrid nation. We are the result...

Indonesia: Cleaning Up the President's Aura

From Yosef Ardi: in the wake of the tsunami and the bird flu, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono needs his aura cleansed (a second time) in a ritual to expunge...

Indonesia: Bomb in Sulawesi

On the heels of a bomb explosion outside a store selling pork meat in Central Sulawesi, Dog Pundit discusses the latest development in troubled Muslim-Christian relations on the Indonesian island.

Indonesia: Jakartass’ Blog Awards

Jakartass lists the Indonesian blogs he likes: “The newly gained democratic right of one man – one (secret) vote, coupled with access to free hosting of personal websites and reasonably...

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