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· October, 2008

Stories about Indonesia from October, 2008

Indonesia: Parliament approves anti-porn law

Indonesia now has an anti-porn law which critics say will curtail freedom of speech and traditional practices. Via Twitter, Aulia comments: “If only people would read the entire ‘porn’ law...

Southeast Asia: Film entries to the Oscars

Bisean lists the film entries of Southeast Asian countries to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Oscars.

Bali bombers to be executed next month

Three Indonesian men will be executed next month over the 2002 Bali bombings. Early this month, a cleric accused the CIA of being behind the bombings.

Indonesia: Medical tourism

Indonesia is building world-class health facilities. It seems to be targeting the dollar-earning medical tourism industry.

Indonesia: Becak vehicle

Tempus Fugit blogs about Becak, which is a “very nice and common transportation in Indonesia.”

Southeast Asia: Views on U.S. elections and politics

U.S. elections matter to many people in Southeast Asia. Both U.S. presidential candidates are popular in the region. McCain was a former Navy pilot during the Vietnam War while a...

Indonesia: Views on the U.S. Financial Crisis

Americans are afraid of another Great Depression as the Wall Street crisis continues to worsen. Meanwhile, many Indonesians are afraid that the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis will happen again if...

Indonesia: Local software industry

Hardjono Teknoblog blogs about the need for Indonesia to “develop its local software industry to the point that it can obtain a portion of the global software outsourcing market.”

China milk scandal and Southeast Asia

Like the rest of the world, the China milk scandal has shocked Southeast Asian countries. China is the major trading partner of Southeast Asian nations. How did governments, consumers, and...

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