Author Archive for Patung at Indonesia Matters


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Bekasi Communism

Friday, June 15th, 2007, by . 17 Comments

The re-emergence of communism in Bekasi.


Hardline Islam

Thursday, June 14th, 2007, by . 10 Comments

Competing views about the current strength of hardline Islam in the country.


Alternative Medicine

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007, by . 8 Comments

Banning mystical and alternative medicine on television.


National Brand

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007, by . 12 Comments

Creating a national brand for Indonesia.


Terrrorist Kidnapping

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007, by . 8 Comments

Kidnapping of terrorists.


Tax Base

Monday, June 11th, 2007, by . 8 Comments

Indonesians don't pay their taxes.


Book Censorship

Monday, June 11th, 2007, by . 5 Comments

Indonesian books banned in Malaysia.


Pasuruan Incident

Thursday, June 7th, 2007, by . 12 Comments

Business and foreign interests in the Pasuruan shootings.


Fraternizing

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007, by . 43 Comments

Young men and women are still mixing freely in Aceh.


Long Skirts

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007, by . 22 Comments

Dress rules for the overweight students of Tangerang.


Media Porn & Profit

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007, by . 2 Comments

Much of the media in Indonesia is bad quality, pornographic and unprofitable.


2008 Economy

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007, by . 8 Comments

The parliament's forecasts for economic conditions in 2008.


Sunday School

Monday, June 4th, 2007, by . 27 Comments

A Sunday school/church in Bandung was raided, the pastor's wife beaten and images of Jesus smashed.


National Ideology

Monday, June 4th, 2007, by . 8 Comments

The basis of the state, Islamic or Pancasila, is still a nagging issue for some.


Militant Islam

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007, by . 6 Comments

Islamic preachers are increasingly teaching a hardline, militant Islam.


Walisongo Massacre

Thursday, May 31st, 2007, by . 3 Comments

Remembering the massacre at the Walisongo School in Poso.


Bali Autonomy

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007, by . 11 Comments

Bali seeks special autonomous status.


Against Pornography

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007, by . 4 Comments

Dealing with pornography and protecting children.


Catholic Churches in Madura

Monday, May 28th, 2007, by . 15 Comments

The Catholic minority in Madura.


The Three Dont’s

Friday, May 25th, 2007, by . 9 Comments

President Yudhoyono outlines his Three Dont's.


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