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· May, 2008

Stories about Indonesia from May, 2008

Urbanisation in Southeast Asia

Scholar and blogger Alvin Lim tackles the phenomenon of “urbanisation without industrialisation” in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia: Peaceful fuel hike protest

Rangga Praduwiratna suggests some peaceful actions to express disagreement over the decision of the Indonesian government to raise fuel prices.

Indonesia: Coping with rising cost of living

dua mata saya gives creative and funny tips on how to survive the rising cost of living in Indonesia

Indonesia: Fuel price protests

Papernas discussed the fuel protests in Indonesia. Hardship Posting notes the protest action coincides with the recent 10th anniversary of the riots which tore Jakarta apart ten years ago. Bellamy...

Indonesia: 100th year of of “Kebangkitan Nasional”

q-harukichi is not so optimistic as Indonesia celebrates the 100th year of “Kebangkitan Nasional” which initiated Indonesia's journey to independence.

Southeast Asia: Coping with the rice and food crisis

Food prices continue to rise in the world market. Southeast Asian governments are now re-examining their food and agricultural policies in order to prevent consumer panic and social unrest. Bloggers...

Earthquake in Malaysia and Indonesia

An earthquake was felt in Indonesia and Malaysia yesterday. nicster^ rants v.3 wrote: “Barely a couple of hours ago, I suddenly felt nauseous. At first, I thought that it was...

Indonesia: Fuel prices

nomad4ever tackles the reasons and impact of rising fuel prices in Indonesia

PangeaDay: an event lived worldwide

Pangea Day took place Saturday, and people from different parts of the world got together to watch movies and be a part of the worldwide event where movies, speakers and...

Indonesia: History revision

Greenstump writes that teaching of history in Indonesia could at best be called perverse, especially if it deals with East Timor

Global: The price of food, the cost of despair

The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis:...

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