Report from East Java

Mar 28th, 2011, by Patung, 164 comments

An excerpt from ‘Report from East Java’ detailing examples of ‘crushing actions’ in 1965.

‘Wonderful Indonesia’

Mar 24th, 2011, by Oigal, via THE DRUM, 42 comments

Greeting the tourism slogan ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ at Jakarta airport;and Delectable Dewi.

Book & Mail Bombs: Bombs Galore

Mar 20th, 2011, by Patung, 29 comments

Lots of bombs going off, and bomb scares; a renewed effort by terrorist gangs or part of a vast conspiracy.

Japan Earthquake

Mar 14th, 2011, by Patung, 151 comments

Some of the local reactions to the Japan earthquake and tsunami tragedy.

Shock Horror Allegations against SBY

Mar 11th, 2011, by Patung, 27 comments

Wikileaks revelations: SBY protects Taufik Kiemas and spies on Yusril Mahendra; Mrs Ani a new Ibu Ten Percent.

Reforming Morality

Mar 7th, 2011, by benlaksana, via The Indonesian, 17 comments

A secular based moral education system is the way forward for Indonesia, says Ben.

Commodity and Oil Price Shocks

Mar 7th, 2011, by Patung, 4 comments

Possible danger for the economy and social stability as the price of oil and other commodities skyrockets.

World’s Most Liveable Cities

Mar 1st, 2011, by Patung, 22 comments

Hovering around the nether regions of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable Cities list is the Big Durian.

Gaddafi, MidEast Turmoil & Indonesia

Feb 28th, 2011, by Patung, 129 comments

The middle east turmoil and Gaddafi tidbits, comparisons with Indonesia’s transition to democracy.

Shoot on Sight in Cianjur

Feb 21st, 2011, by Patung, 14 comments

Authorities in Cianjur take a tough stance, formally, to any possible outbreaks of sectarian type violence.

Nurdiati Akma

Feb 20th, 2011, by Patung, 23 comments

Firebreathing activist and PAN politician Nurdiati Akma calls for more killing of Ahmadiyah people in Indonesia.

Ariel-Luna Trial Verdict

Feb 4th, 2011, by Oigal, via THE DRUM, 167 comments

Three and half years jail for Ariel Peterpan, is the punishment a result of envy?

Long Stay Visas for over 55′s

Jan 19th, 2011, by Patung, 23 comments

Oldster foreigners and tourists can stay in Indonesia for months on end, on a new long stay visa.

Bandung Protests: Ariel & Cloud 9

Jan 14th, 2011, by Patung, 73 comments

The Mass Movement to Hang Adulterers not put off by driving rain in Bandung.

Jakarta’s Cartesian Train

Jan 12th, 2011, by Chris, 5 comments

Taking a ride on KA Ciliwung around central Jakarta, the train nobody knows exists.

Gregory Luke

Dec 16th, 2010, by Patung, 27 comments

Lombok expat Gregory Luke jailed for blasphemous tampering with a mosque sound system.

Dangdut Never Dies Awards

Dec 14th, 2010, by Patung, 22 comments

Julia Perez and Dewi Persik dominate the inaugural Dangdut Never Dies Awards on MNCTV.

On the Rampage

Dec 13th, 2010, by Patung, 12 comments

Rampage by militant groups in in Bandung and Tasikmalaya.

Dewi Persik Topless

Dec 9th, 2010, by Patung, 30 comments

The ample bosom of singer Dewi Persik causes another national controversy; Dewi threatened with prison time and an FPI home visit.

Komodo: World Wonders of Nature

Dec 6th, 2010, by Patung, 34 comments

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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