· September, 2008

Stories about Indonesia from September, 2008

Indonesia: Lights, Camera, Elections!

  23 September 2008

Next April, Indonesian voters will elect new members of Parliament. Political parties are now quietly launching their election campaigns. What surprised (or disturbed) many Indonesians is the high number of celebrities who were named as parliamentary candidates.

Stampede in Indonesia

  16 September 2008

More than twenty people who were queuing for alms died in a stampede in East Java, Indonesia. Blogger Raja Singa was shocked.

Indonesia: Budget for education

  7 September 2008

Cafe Salemba advises the Indonesian government to review the high funding for education, arguing that the “budget for education should be a result of a careful policy calculation, and a clear plan on how to spend it, rather than just meeting the constitutional mandate.”