· August, 2006

Stories about Indonesia from August, 2006

Indonesia: Patient vs. Pharma

  30 August 2006

Indonesia anonymus relates a co-worker's experience on a visit to a doctor. The post talks about certain doctors favouring pharmaceutical companies sometimes at the expense of the patients.

61st Anniversary of Indonesia's Independence Day

  20 August 2006

In commemorating the 61st anniversary of independence day, Indonesian bloggers have many ways to celebrate it. Agusti Anwar highlights the meaning of flag as a symbol of nation and nationalism: Flag is indeed a formal expression of recognition. To that effect, if a people dispose or pull out recognition of...

Indonedia: Independence Day

  17 August 2006

Jakarta Guru celebrates the Indonesian Independence day with his students.”Holidays for most but not is poor teachers, aaah, as we have to watch the sawn off savages click into overdrive. In fact for many students it's a day like any other. Running, screamin, yelling but today unencumbered by those tiresome...

Indonesia: Hungry Ghost Festival

  9 August 2006

Blogger Christine Susanna Tjhin, an Indonesian student in China describes the Hungry Ghost Festival. “The Ghost Festival is said to be the time when ghosts roam the world every year. In some areas of China, visitors can see small roadside fires, where believers burn paper money and other offerings to...

Indonesia: Falung Gong in Jakarta

  8 August 2006

Indonesiamatters talks about a Falun Gong meditation session in Jakarta being broken up by demonstrators. Falung Gong supporters see Chinese hand in the disruption while some of the local traders say that they are just fed up with the group's activities that affects their business.

Middle-East War and Indonesian Blogger Divided Responses

  4 August 2006

Echoing the international media headlines on current conflicts in the Middle East between Israel-Lebanon and Israel-Palestine, Indonesian bloggers post similar topics with various comments and responses; pros and cons, supports and condemnation to either sides. Among Indonesian Muslims bloggers, condemnation towards Israeli atrocities against civilians people in Lebanon almost pouring...

Indonesia: Political Party Launched

  3 August 2006

Indoensia Matters blogs the launch of a new left wing political party in Indonesia. “A main focus of Papernas is the struggle against “imperialism”, by which is seemingly meant the strength and influence of international capital in Indonesia, and the roles of organisations like the IMF and World Bank.”

Indonesia: Middle Income Country Status

  2 August 2006

Indonesia's Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) says that Indonesia is now a middle-income county. Blogger Indcoup says “But while BPS’s statement may boost the egos of some high-ranking govt officials like Yusuf Kalla who recently said Indonesia had already “come out of the 1998 economic crisis”, there may be a...