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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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Indonesia: Chinese New Year Celebration

  26 January 2009

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 the minority in general, the Indonesian Chinese now can express their culture openly.

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Indonesia: Questions for President Obama

  21 January 2009

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

  19 January 2009

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 out that the incident was not merely an accident.

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