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· March, 2006

Stories about Indonesia from March, 2006

Indonesia: People are leaving

Sarapan Ekonomi notices that many people are leaving Indonesia citing the map provided by Worldmapper and commenting that net emigration is common in poor or developing countries, where the poor...

Indonesia: Islamist vs. Secular parties

Indonesia Matters examines the categorization of Islamist vs. Secular parties in Indonesia.

Indonesia: Polygamy, Polygyny, Polyandry

Cafe Salemba points readers to a clutch of interesting links analyzing polygamy from the perspective of economics.

Dangdut music and dance in Singapore and all about Home

Singapore is a good place to explore cultures from all over South East Asia. The blogger at licencetospill took some of her friends to a Dangdut club. Dangdut is a...

Indonesia: the military's business empire

Indonesia Today says the armed forces is so powerful that it has amassed its own business empire that include interests in luxury hotels, golf courses and commercial banks. The military...

The Magic of Food: A Global Edible Review

#1: From the UK, Blog Jam The traditional pickled pig's feet dish is one of our favorites. Of course you may have at least a dozen good excuses why you...

Indonesia: Tolerance for Terror

Sarapan Ekonomi worries about a recent survey result that indicate 11% of Indonesians – or 24.2 million people – think terrorist attacks are OK.

Indonesia: Against the Progressive Tax

Nearing tax reporting date in Indonesia, Cafe Salemba decries the progressive income tax. “In addition to being the cruelest income cutter, progressive tax is also the meanest disincentive to work...

Indonesia: Potemkin Harvest

Sarapan Ekonomi comments on local farmers on Buru Island being prevented from harvesting their rice until the President of Indonesia shows up for “Great Harvest Day.”

Indonesia: Sesame Street

Jakartass discusses a US$8.5 million grant to Indonesia to produce a local version of the American children's show Sesame Street.

Indonesia: Warnings for Women

Noting that more and more women are starting to smoke, Indonesia Anonymus suggests some alternative warning labels that could scare off as many women as men.

Indonesia: Rice's Visit

Yosef Ardi explains what lies in wait for U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice when she makes her first official visit to Indonesia. In particular, he talks about the possibilities...

Indonesia: Fewer Tycoons

Jakartass comments on the drop in the number of Indonesian billionaires on Forbes’ magazine's list of the world's 50 richest individuals: from ten in 1996 to two a decade later....

Indonesia: Experiment on Superstition

Indonesia Anonymus conducts another one of their social experiments: this time they try to see whether superstition has a hold on urban office workers.

Indonesia: Investment Ironies

Yosef Ardi points out that Indonesia's government makes it difficult for foreign investors (but not creditors) to do business in the country. “If we couldn't trust foreign investors (FDI) and...

Malaysia: Absence of Choice

Mack Zulkifli at Brand New Malaysian writes about the irony of politicians and bureaucrats telling those hit by recent fuel price increases to “change their lifestyles.” Many politicos have drivers...

Indonesia: Football Sponsorship

Yosef Ardi has been following the efforts of Putera Sampoerna, a local tycoon who made his money off cigarettes, to place the logo of his new online gambling venture Mansion...

Indonesia: Anti-Pornography, Anti-Prudishness

Jakartass says the Indonesian blogosphere is protesting a new anti-pornography law. A group of Balinese activists have set up a bilingual blog just to do that.

Indonesia: Oil Concession

Yosef Ardi updates us on the struggle between ExxonMobil and Indonesian state oil company Pertamina over rights to operate the Cepu oil and gas field. He fills in some juicy...

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