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· August, 2010

Stories about Indonesia from August, 2010

Southeast Asia: Durian, the “King of Fruits”

Durian is the ‘king of fruits’ in Southeast Asia. It is known for its strong smell and taste which are appreciated and detested at the same time by many people....

Indonesia: “What's wrong, Mr. President?”

The speech of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on the eve of the country's Independence Day celebration disappointed many people, including netizens. Here are some online reactions.

Sri Lanka: The Sri Lankan Malays

Frangipaniii at 1985 Mosquito Bites shares what it is like to be a Sri Lankan Malay: “the community of between 50,000 – 70,000 people in Sri Lanka currently share a...

China: Visa tales

With all the economic growth in China over the past few decades and a growing number of global travelers to match, have visa requirements for Chinese citizens been adapting in...

Indonesia: Labour rights violations

EngageMedia uploads a documentary which features the story of an Indonesian worker who lost his factory job after joining a union strike.

Indonesia: Veteran actor stages parliament protest

A veteran actor spray painted the roof of Indonesia's parliament building in protest against the "poor performance" of legislators. Netizens share their reactions.

Indonesia: “Social networks as the fifth estate”

Unspun links to an article published at futuregov where a commissioner of the Indonesian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority was quoted as saying that social networks are Indonesia's fifth estate.

Indonesia: Gossip shows and sex change declared forbidden

Indonesia's highest state sponsored Muslim clerical organisation, the Majelis Ulama Indonesia, has issued a fatwa (ruling) declaring gossip shows and sex change operations as haram or forbidden. The government is...

Indonesia: Absentee legislators

Multibrand wants absentee legislators in Indonesia to be investigated after the publication of a report about the declining attendance in the House of Representatives.

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