Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Student Terrorist from Buntalan

SUPERVISED by two teachers, two prosecution officials and two prison officers, he was doing his 40-question final exam. Now and again, Aria (not his real name) frowned. “What does this hatching mean?” he asked, pointing at his exam paper. A teacher explained it and then he quickly continued. In less than two hours, Aria finished the exam.

In his school uniform of white shirt and gray pants,…

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Time to Heal

JOKO Widodo came up with the idea of a national reconciliation just as the July 9 presidential polls came to a close at 1pm. A presidential candidate nominated by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P),Widodo—better known as Jokowi—first mentioned it to Andi Widjajanto, the party's campaign team secretary and Anies Baswedan, rector of Paramadina University, currently on leave to advise Jokowi during the campaign.

Heading to the home of Megawati Soekarnoputri, chairperson of PDI-P in South Jakarta, Jokowi said that he had a list of people he needed to meet, as part of an effort to reduce the tension among a nation torn into two camps.