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Last month Indonesia, like the rest of the world, was rocked by the latest data breach by Facebook.
VERY few people know of Nahum Situmorang (1908-1969). A dire lack of scholarly research and literature on the songwriter is one of the reasons. Yet Nahum Situmorang is a legendary song composer. In his lifetime, he wrote around 200 songs, most of which were composed at lapo tuak, or roadside palm wine drinking stalls. To this day in Medan, his songs are still being sung in roadside stalls, though not many know who wrote them. The most popularly performed Batak songs were written by someone who is now practically forgotten. In 1928, one of Nahum’s songs won second place in the competition to compose Indonesia’s national anthem. Alas, Nahum’s entry is now lost to the ages for not being filed and noted. To honor his achievements, a community of North Sumatran musician-artists celebrated Nahum Situmorang’s 110th anniversary at the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, in mid-February.
Indonesia's financial markets have been anything but upbeat.
Four months before the registration of candidates running for president in 2019, Prabowo Subianto has stated that he is ready to run in the presidential election.
Prabowo Subianto told his party cadres that he is ready to become a presidential candidate. The Gerindra Party is divided: some want to support other candidates. The Presidential Palace has even lobbied him, offering Prabowo to become the incumbent’s vice-presidential running mate.
THE Civil Society Coalition has worked with Change.org to launch a petition demanding President Joko Widodo to form a joint fact-finding team (TGPF) to investigate the attack using acid against Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan.