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· June, 2009

Stories about Indonesia from June, 2009

‘Buy Indonesia’ campaign

A campaign was launched encouraging Indonesian consumers and companies to patronize locally-made products and services.

Indonesia: Candidates seek support of bloggers

Indonesian candidates are seeking the support of popular bloggers in order to win more votes.

Indonesia: Vice President Debate

Indonesia conducted a debate among vice president hopefuls. My Busy Brain thinks the candidates were all colorul. Listen to the audio podcast of the debate.

Indonesia: Ancient manuscripts digitalized

A literature foundation in Surakarta has announced that it plans to digitalize more than 6,000 ancient Indonesian manuscripts and books in its possession.

Indonesia: Disappointing Election Debate

Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim populated country, conducted its first ever presidential election debate. The country's three presidential hopefuls attended the debate. But many viewers and bloggers were disappointed with...

Indonesia: Wayang Kulit

The traditional wayang kulit is a famous shadow puppet play in Indonesia. lekhikaa blogs about a project to make the wayang accessible to foreigners.

Indonesia: Deteriorating Primary Defense Weapon System

Another Indonesian military helicopter crashed on Monday in Cianjur, West Java, raising concerns among Indonesians regarding the country's deteriorating Primary Defense Weapon System. This issue is fast becoming a favorite...

Malaysia-Indonesia border dispute

Tension rose when Indonesia accused Malaysia of sending naval battleships in Ambalat, a maritime area which both Indonesia and Malaysia claim as their territory.

Translator of the week: Carolina Chandra Rumuat

Carolina Chandra Rumuat is spinning a new planet in the Global Voices/Lingua galaxy of languages: Global Voices in Bahasa Indonesia. Say what? In Bahasa Indonesia, the official language of no...

Indonesia: Governor uses Facebook

Rudy Ariffin, the Governor of South Kalimantan in Indonesia, has been using Facebook for the last five months. He spends between 30 to 60 minutes in the evening to communicate...

Indonesia: Presidential and VP candidates

Indonesia's election commission has announced the names of candidates for President/Vice President who will be running for the election on 8 July 2009. All candidates have gone through general medical...

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