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Martin Manurung

Martin Manurung is a blogger, an entrepreneur and a progressive political activist, who lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. He blogs at http://www.martinmanurung.com, which contains current issues and political-economic commentaries on Indonesia and the world.

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Latest posts by Martin Manurung

Indonesia: Clinton visit a “diplomatic success”

U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Cameron Hume blogged about Secretary Clinton's visit to Jakarta. He says the visit was a diplomatic success.

Indonesia: Top Religous Council Perceived Corrupt

The latest survey of Transparency International Indonesia includes Indonesia Ulemas Council (MUI) in the top 15 of the most perceived corrupt institutions in the country.

Indonesia: Chinese New Year Celebration

For more than three decades, the Indonesian Chinese have been forbidden to express their culture. Thanks to President Wahid in 2000 who annulled the discrimination against the Chinese and all...

Indonesia: Questions for President Obama

Between January 20-21, there were 27,968 blog entries that mention the word ‘Obama' in Indonesia. Furthermore, almost all national TV stations broadcasted live the inauguration last night.

Indonesia: Blaze at Jakarta's main fuel tank

Devi Girsang talks about the recent fire at Pertamina‘s fuel tank in Jakarta. Since Indonesia is now preparing for legislative and presidential elections this year, speculations among common people spread...

Indonesia: Bloggers Vs mainstream media on Israel-Palestine issue

Global Voices author Martin Manurung analyzes the media coverage of the Palestine-Israel conflict in Indonesia. He notes that Indonesian bloggers seem to be more mature and informed than most of...

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