Author Archive for Ross at Indonesia Matters


Ross McKay has been living in or around Jakarta for eight years, and previously was a politician, among many other jobs. He graduated in Politics and Modern History, and took a post-graduate diploma in Soviet Studies (on the principle that a good doctor studies disease).

Pork Barrel Spending

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010, by . 27 Comments

Pigs at the trough? Golkar seeks a 15 billion rupiah allowance for MP's to fund local projects.


Raymond Westerling

Friday, May 21st, 2010, by . 59 Comments

Captain Westerling, hero against Javanese imperialism or villain of its Dutch counterpart.


Jakarta Nightlife Taxes

Friday, May 14th, 2010, by . 14 Comments

Shock at Jakarta city government's plans to punitively tax nightlife venues and cinemas.


BPK Penabur in Cisarua, Bogor

Thursday, April 29th, 2010, by . 55 Comments

A Christian short stay type complex in Cisarua, Bogor is burned to the ground by the 'Puncak Line'.


Batam Riot & ‘Stupid Indonesians’

Monday, April 26th, 2010, by . 46 Comments

An Indian expatriate is arrested for insulting the nation and sparking patriotic amok in Batam.


Tanjung Priok & Satpol PP

Saturday, April 17th, 2010, by . 34 Comments

Calls for disbanding of the Satpol PP after violence at Tanjung Priok harbour in Jakarta.


Film Tiran Mati Di Ranjang

Thursday, April 8th, 2010, by . 11 Comments

A review of "Tiran Mati Di Ranjang" starring Dewi Persik and Indra Bruggman.


Jupe for Pacitan

Monday, April 5th, 2010, by and . 31 Comments

Indonesian democracy, sinking to new infotainment lows or the popular will in action.


Marriage Age for Girls

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010, by . 183 Comments

How young can girls be married, NU issues fatwa allowing for marriage below the age of consent.


Jakarta Suckers!

Monday, March 22nd, 2010, by . 144 Comments

Ross McKay's latest novel 'Jakarta Suckers!', bule-prostitute romance blossoms on Jl Falatehan.


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