Stories About ‘Poverty’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Poverty’.

Babies die & the Elite plunder

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011, by . 79 Comments

A child death through lack of money in one of the world’s most resource rich countries.


Reading Habits & Poverty

Monday, November 1st, 2010, by . 60 Comments
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Reading Ambassador (Duta Baca Indonesia), television celebrity Tantowi Yahya said at the proclamation event in Pontianak for the "West Kalimantan Reads" movement that Indonesians were not voracious readers for largely reasons of poverty:

"Above all it's based on economic factors, on whether families can afford to buy books and newspapers."

Poor families would naturally prioritise food, school fees, and school textbooks, over the purchase of recreational reading material.

He suggested two methods to ameliorate the problem:

  • libraries; from the national down to the village level, to enable poor people access to books for free
  • parents, especially mothers, should read in front of their children regularly, to sow an interest in reading in their spawn

Tantowi Yahya
Tantowi Yahya extolling the virtues of reading

However on at least the first point - libraries - Tantowi said Indonesia still had very far to go in providing adequate public facilities, and that most regional government heads had little interest in developing library facilities:

How many local politicians campaign on building up library infrastructure?

There was one bright spot, he said, that being the province of Riau, where the Governor had built a very big and comprehensive public library right next door to his own office building: [1]

The example of Riau has to be followed in other regions.


Urbanization and Slums

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010, by . 6 Comments

Movement of village dwellers to cities like Jakarta to be welcomed say urban planners.


Free Speech & Begging

Monday, September 7th, 2009, by . 39 Comments

BeggarJakarta's anti begging law in the light of constitutional freedom of speech.


Jakarta in Top Ten Worst Cities

Friday, April 24th, 2009, by . 118 Comments

Is Jakarta one of the worst third world hellholes?


Causes of Disunity

Friday, February 6th, 2009, by . 258 Comments

Another East Timor in Papua, lack of development in the province, and racism by other Indonesians towards Papuans.


War on Poverty

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008, by . 36 Comments

Street KidPoliticians waging war on poverty via billboards, and bus riding buskers in Jakarta.


Popular Myths & Madura

Friday, October 3rd, 2008, by . 39 Comments

Timdog on popular stereotypes about Madura and the Madurese, and the rumoured sexual prowess of the women.


Expat Charitable Work

Monday, September 1st, 2008, by . 9 Comments

Purba Negoro on how expats in Indonesia can lend a hand by helping and contributing to charitable organizations.


Climate Change Effects

Monday, September 1st, 2008, by . 1 Comment

CallumCallum foresees rising levels of poverty and social unrest as the consequences for Indonesia of global warming.


Food & Energy Prices, & Climate Change

Saturday, August 30th, 2008, by . 1 Comment

CallumCallum on the inter-relation between rising food and energy prices, and climate change.


Ki Gendeng Pamungkas

Thursday, August 21st, 2008, by . 14 Comments

Ki Gendeng PamungkasParanormal figure Ki Gendeng Pamungkas enters the world of politics in Bogor.


Independence Day

Monday, August 18th, 2008, by . 60 Comments

Purba Negoro celebrates Indonesia's national independence day.


Malaysia – RI Relations

Friday, June 20th, 2008, by . 16 Comments

Sidik Syamsidik says Indonesia gets upset with Malaysia a lot, but the Malaysians don't pay attention.


Wag the Dog à la Indonesia

Friday, April 25th, 2008, by . 92 Comments

Rima FauziRima says the government creates distractions and the media willingly participate, to hide the real problems of Indonesia.


Modern Day Witch Hunt

Monday, April 21st, 2008, by . 48 Comments

Rogue Wan sees sinister forces behind the anti-Jamaah Ahmadiyah witch hunt.


Communist Victory

Monday, February 4th, 2008, by . 32 Comments

What if the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) had taken over in 1965.


Gender Equity

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008, by . 84 Comments

Western aid agencies and their gender equity agenda in Indonesia.


White Men

Monday, December 31st, 2007, by . 100 Comments

White Men in Indonesia: A Guide By Achmad.


Future Predictions

Friday, December 28th, 2007, by . 9 Comments

What future for Indonesia, as New Year approaches?


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