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).
The luxury tax on alcohol to be abolished, while consumers are not expected to benefit.
Sectarian mapping of cities to prevent conflict, as another church, in Bekasi, is closed.
Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo and the Health Dept to deny smokers and their families health care.
How some Indonesian hospitals treat complaints & the poor, kidnapping & false imprisonment.
A new mysterious political movement led by Surya Paloh, Nasional Demokrat, launches.
Women's hair issues dominate discussions at an East Java clerics' meeting.
A school principal blames a djinn spirit for an alleged sexual assault on a student.
The 'sel mewah' scandal, rich convicts like Artalyta Suryani living in luxury in Jakarta's prisons.
The arrival of the cheap Tune Hotels chain in Kuta and Legian has Bali hoteliers upset.