Author Archive for Ross


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).

Metro TV Xin Wen

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007, by . 63 Comments

Ross on Metro TV’s Chinese-language news service, Xin Wen.


Kampung Girls

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007, by . 76 Comments

Ross says “kampung” girls are the best.


Jakarta Election Result

Friday, August 10th, 2007, by . 5 Comments

Ross is less than enthused about Fauzi Bowo’s election as Jakarta governor.


Aceh Abominations

Monday, August 6th, 2007, by . 13 Comments

Ross asks whether the government is willing to bring some Muslims into the 21st century.


Climate Crisis Hits Jakarta

Thursday, July 26th, 2007, by . 8 Comments

Ross complains that the global warming/climate change bandwagon has reached Jakarta.


Separatist Hysteria

Monday, July 23rd, 2007, by . 9 Comments

Ross asks whether Indonesia needs a federal system, amid the separatist hysteria of late.


Anti Australian

Friday, June 1st, 2007, by . 58 Comments

Governor Sutiyoso and anti-Australianism and street thuggery.


Security Forces

Monday, February 26th, 2007, by . 12 Comments

Whose side are the security forces on? asks Ross.


Overseas Workers

Saturday, February 24th, 2007, by . 2 Comments

Hope For the Helpless? Overseas Workers Ordeals, by Ross.


PP 37

Monday, January 29th, 2007, by . 11 Comments

New contributor Ross McKay discusses the “PP 37”, a new law granting pay rises to parliamentarians.


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