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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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Jennifer Lindsay

*)is a Yogyakarta-and Sydney-based writer.

YOUNG people have always had their own way of talking, and their own fast-changing vocabulary. It is part of marking themselves off from the older generation. The faster their vocabulary changes, the less chance the oldies will catch up. For instance, in English, trendy talk of the 1920s jazz age so marked the young generation that special dictionaries were…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.

Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.