Football lover. Winner in writing contest by Indonesia Stock Exchange (2013). Fellow for Southeast Asian Press Alliance (2014).
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A decade on, Sumatra’s ‘tusk force’ keeps the peace in famed national park
“We cannot avoid conflict, so it is vital that we improve farmers’ understanding of the elephants and how to properly handle elephants when they enter the rice fields and villages."
Indonesia is still moving its capital to Nusantara despite rising public opposition
In a nearly unprecedented move, the Indonesian government is creating the city entirely from scratch and has cleared thousands of hectares of forests, fields, and grasslands for the new capital.
Online football clinic helps Indonesian children improve skills during the pandemic
"We hope to provide easy access for all Indonesian children to continue to develop their potential during difficult times like today."
Indonesian Movie Tackles the Bugis Marriage Custom of Giving Dowry to the Bride
This is the first time that a mainstream film in Indonesia has focused on the Uang Panai’ marriage custom.
Indonesia’s First Palace Art Exhibition Celebrates Independence Struggle
"This kind of exhibition is expected to be able to grow and keep the love and pride of nationalism in the minds of Indonesian people, especially the youth."
One of 2015's Biggest Political Scandals Ends in the Indonesian House Speaker's Resignation
"Indonesia’s public was able to witness, in fascinating and nauseating detail, the mechanics of rent seeking at the highest level."
Toraja Festival Features Traditional Dances of Indonesia
More than 100,000 people visited South Sulawesi to celebrate the "Lovely Toraja" festival. Toraja is an indigenous tribe in Indonesia with an estimated population of 1.1 million.
Indonesian Activists Remember Slain Human Rights Defender Munir Said Thalib
September marks 11 years since Munir Said Thalib, a human rights activist who exposed government abuses during the last years of President Suharto, was killed by suspected military agents.
Indonesian Court Orders Family of Former President Suharto to Return Embezzled Funds
Indonesia's Supreme Court has ruled that the foundation of the late President Suharto is guilty of embezzling state funds from 1976 to 1998. It ordered the family of Suharto to return 315 million US dollars to the state. Suharto ruled Indonesia from 1967 to 1998. During his 31-year rule, he...
Muhammadiyah Wants Indonesia be a Key Player in the World
With a large population and abundant resources, the Islamic group Muhammadiyah wants to push Indonesia to emerge as a key player in the world.
Following FIFA Ban, Indonesian Football Association Tells Government to Butt Out
"If the government wants Indonesian football teams to win more international games, then it should follow what other countries are doing."
After FIFA Ban on Indonesia, New Book Tells Story of Former Football Coach
He's not a famous coach in the world. During his training to PSM, many people liked him because of the friendly and firm character. For those, Segrt leave special memories.
Indonesian Groups Rally Online to Demand Justice for Slain Environmentalist
Following a controversial statement by a spokesperson from Indonesia's Navy, various groups united to form "Solidaritas4Jopi," refuting speculation that Peranginangin's killer could have acted in self-defense.