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· August, 2006

Stories about Indonesia from August, 2006

Indonesia: Patient vs. Pharma

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

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:...

Indonedia: Independence Day

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....

Indonesia: Optimist President

The blogger at Sarapan Ekonomi blog likes the optimism of his country's President.

Indonesia: Iranian President's Blog

Unspun discoves that Iranian President Mahmood Ahmadinejad blogs too. The Iranian president was a recent guest in Indonesia and he was very well received there.

Breastfeeding Day and Indonesian Minister Blog on Middle-East Conflict

When citizen journalists or ‘ordinary’ bloggers are making political statements on current Middle East conflicts between Israel and Lebanon, they are usually talking with their hearts. They write whatever they...

Indonesia: Hungry Ghost Festival

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....

Indonesia: Toilet with a View

Maya, an Indonesian blogger in France finds an open air toilet on an ancient wall by the Mediterranean sea and wonders if anyone ever uses it.

Indonesia: Falung Gong in Jakarta

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...

Middle-East War and Indonesian Blogger Divided Responses

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...

Indonesia: Political Party Launched

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...

Indonesia: Middle Income Country Status

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...

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