Wednesday, May 04, 2011
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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Web of Terror

AS a former senior figure in the Indonesian Islamic State (NII), Imam Supriyanto had never forgotten his senior, Abdul Rosyid alias Abdul Kholis. Two years ago, Imam visited the home of Kholis in Ciputat, South Tangerang. “He used to be my mentor,” said Imam in Jakarta last week, referring to Kholis. At that time, Imam had already left the organization two years before. During those two years Imam never…

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Running Man

A MUSIC video released by singer Ahmad Dhani, dressed in an SS uniform of World War II Nazi forces, to gain support for presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, was what led supporters of the rival candidate, Joko Widodo, to come up with a campaign gimmick of their own. Understandably, Ahmad Dhani's video got a thumbs-down around the world, which had its repercussion in the presidential campaign at home. On top of that, Dhani used music from rock band Queen's song We Will Rock You without the permission of the copyright holders.