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, October 14, 2014

Inauguration Day Jitters

A QUESTION was posed by Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Chairperson, Megawati Soekarnoputri to Joko Widodo after an hour-long discussion. "So, how is it going to be, Dik Jokowi? Are you ready to face the most bitter political realities?" asked Megawati. On that Sunday afternoon last week, in the guest room of Megawati's residence in Central Jakarta, Jokowi, who sat next to Megawati, replied emphatically, "I am ready to fight for the people and I will not back down.