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· March, 2010

Stories about Indonesia from March, 2010

Indonesia: Sony vs Sony

Sony Arianto Kurniawan from Indonesia has a personal website which displeased Sony Corporation because the latter claims it has legal ownership over the trademark Sony. Sony the corporation initially charged...

Indonesia: Anti-smoking Fatwa

An Islamic organization in Indonesia has issued a fatwa (edict) which named smoking cigarettes as haram or forbidden.

Indonesia: Anti-Porn Law

Province officials of Bali and Papua in Indonesia are planning not to implement the recently passed Anti-Pornography Law by claiming that the law would “stifle traditional Balinese and Papuan culture.”

Rabies epidemic in Bali, Indonesia

Jotman writes about a rabies epidemic in Bali, Indonesia

Malaysia: What's The Real Deal With Palm Oil?

Palm oil has become the target of criticism from environmentalists and green activists in recent years. Daniel Chandranayagam sums up the issues surrounding the impact of palm oil production in...

Indonesia: Trending on Twitter

Jon Russell explains how Indonesia out-trended The Oscars on Twitter earlier this month.

Southeast Asia: BBC Research on Internet Habits

Jon Russell reviews the findings made by the BBC Research on Internet Habits which covered Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines

Indonesia: Bank bailout sparks political crisis

The decision of the Indonesian government to bail out Century Bank two years ago has sparked a political crisis after majority of Parliament members voted that the bail out was...

Indonesia: “Illegitimate” bank bailout

The Indonesian Parliament has voted that the bailout program of the government to save Bank Century in 2008 was illegitimate.

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