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Monday, October 09, 2017

Muhadjir Effendy, Education and Culture Minister: The PKI Film May Incite Hatred

Amid rising anti-communist sentiments, Education and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy's recent directive is the antithesis of the prevailing mood. Four days before Pancasila Day on September 30, he banned elementary and middle school students from watching Pengkhianatan G 30 S PKI, the anti-communist film produced by the Suharto regime.

Muhadjir, 62, has attempted to mitigate Indonesian Military Commander Gatot Nurmantyo’s call for mass public screenings of Arifin C.…

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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.