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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Whose Land is This?

Economic disparity between rich and poor in Indonesia over the past decade has increased rapidly compared to other countries in Southeast Asia. Economic growth during that time, according to a World Bank report, has been enjoyed by the top 20 percent of the richest citizens. Indonesia belongs to them.

2014: Consumption 10% wealthiest= consumption 54% poorest

2002 : Consumption 10% wealthiest= consumption 42% poorest

10%: of the…

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Java Holds the Key

HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.