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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, July 19, 2016

Shuffling Over the Cabinet Reshuffle

MINISTER for State Administration and Bureaucratic Reforms Yuddy Chrisnandi made an unusual analogy when he compared the second cabinet reshuffle to a bajaj (3-wheel auto rickshaw) driving on the city streets. The only ones who know where it will turn are the driver and God Himself. "Only the President and God know when and who will be replaced or reassigned," said Yuddy at the Presidential Palace last week.