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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Myanmar to Observe Indonesian Democracy and Pluralism

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi invites Myanmar to learn about democratization, reconciliation, and pluralism from Indonesia. "Solving the issue in Rakhine requires an inclusive economic development," said the minister as she hosted Myanmar's Information Minister Pe Myint and 30 delegates at the Pancasila Building in Jakarta, January 25.

At the meeting, Retno asserted that as an ASEAN member state, Indonesia will continue to support the reconciliation process in Myanmar, adding…

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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.