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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dogs

We are hunted dogs, Chairil Anwar wrote in his poem Notes, 1946. Events come and go so fast and we, panting, chase them. And we have so little chance to look at what we have passed.

A century ago, one event was not so soon followed and smothered by another. Recordings did not pile up so fast. In the 21st century ‘the present’ immediately becomes ‘the past’ (just look…

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Monday, November 06, 2017

Infrastructure for All

In contrast with his usually modest demeanor, President Joko Widodo touted the success of his administration in building infrastructure projects. While officially launching the Mandalika Special Economic Zone for Tourism in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on October 20, he said that the project was able to go forward thanks to a breakthrough of his doing. "Mandalika has been incomplete for 29 years due to the matter of securing the needed land," said Jokowi.