Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Prejudice at the Polling Booth

Tim Mann*

When 121 million Indonesians went to the polls to vote in the country's first direct presidential elections in 2004, Wahyu Adi Nugroho was not among them. It was not apathy that kept him away. It was 15 kilograms of steel and rubber. Nugroho, 35, is from Pundong in Bantul, Yogyakarta. He used to use a wheelchair, and he could not vote because his local…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Touch Of Frost

INDONESIAN PRESIDENT Joko Widodo had prepared two pages of a speech he intended to read during the opening of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) conference in Sanur, Bali, last week. He was helped by Minister/State Secretary Pratikno, who was accompanied by two State Secretariat staff. They discussed it on the back porch of the State Palace in Central Jakarta.