An excerpt from ‘Report from East Java’ detailing examples of ‘crushing actions’ in 1965.
Lots of bombs going off, and bomb scares; a renewed effort by terrorist gangs or part of a vast conspiracy.
Some of the local reactions to the Japan earthquake and tsunami tragedy.
Wikileaks revelations: SBY protects Taufik Kiemas and spies on Yusril Mahendra; Mrs Ani a new Ibu Ten Percent.
Possible danger for the economy and social stability as the price of oil and other commodities skyrockets.
Hovering around the nether regions of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable Cities list is the Big Durian.
The middle east turmoil and Gaddafi tidbits, comparisons with Indonesia’s transition to democracy.
Authorities in Cianjur take a tough stance, formally, to any possible outbreaks of sectarian type violence.
Firebreathing activist and PAN politician Nurdiati Akma calls for more killing of Ahmadiyah people in Indonesia.
Oldster foreigners and tourists can stay in Indonesia for months on end, on a new long stay visa.
The Mass Movement to Hang Adulterers not put off by driving rain in Bandung.
Taking a ride on KA Ciliwung around central Jakarta, the train nobody knows exists.
Lombok expat Gregory Luke jailed for blasphemous tampering with a mosque sound system.
Julia Perez and Dewi Persik dominate the inaugural Dangdut Never Dies Awards on MNCTV.
Rampage by militant groups in in Bandung and Tasikmalaya.
The ample bosom of singer Dewi Persik causes another national controversy; Dewi threatened with prison time and an FPI home visit.
The Komodo dragon to be Indonesia’s face to the world in tourism promotion; Komodo Island in the 7 Natural Wonders of the World competition.
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