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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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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.