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· April, 2009

Stories about Indonesia from April, 2009

Indonesian minister thinks swine flu could be man-made

Indonesian Heath Minister Siti Fadilah Supari thinks it is possible that the swine flu could be man-made “to boost pharmaceutical companies’ profits.”

Global Recession: “Underdevelopment is a mixed blessing”

There are governments which insist that their countries are not affected by the global economic crisis. Most of the time they are not convincing; and their constituents do not believe...

Indonesia: The next Vice president

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's Democrat Party is poised to dominate the polls. akhyari mentions the possible nominees for the Vice President position.

Indonesia election: Funny stories

Plis Deh Jakarta! gathers funny stories during the April 9 Indonesia Election Day. For example: an election booth head was not registered to vote, proliferation of ghost voters, and the...

Indonesia: Free Starbucks coffee for voters

April 9 is Indonesia's Election Day. Starbucks announces it will give a free cup of coffee to voters. This leads blogger Multibrand to ask if Starbucks is sponsoring the Indonesian...

Indonesia: Lessons from the dam tragedy

Love Ely shares some thoughts on why the Situ Gintung dam collapsed in Indonesia. He also proposes that those who live in disaster-prone areas should prepare for an emergency response...

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