At 15 minutes past midnight on November 10, 1989, a republic fell-a wall fell. History swiftly blew the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany, away. Cheered along by thousands of people.
And soon after the cheers, one could hear a clanging sound. It was the people of East Berlin who were busy with axes, hammers, and anything they could find to smash the wall that had encircled the…
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.