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Promises are Broken, Heads Roll: the Beheading of Ruyati

By: Jack Lato A PROMISE is a commitment. That's why, a promise coming from a feudalistic authority such as Indonesia’s, remains questionable until proven. Still,...

Talk Asia features president SBY

SBY on CNN about Corruption, Islam & Democracy

By: Emma Kwee Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is in good company as he was interviewed for CNN's Talk Asia. In this weekly program, people that influence Asia or can be seen...

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A Tale of Sand: A Hidden Ecological Struggle in Yogyakarta

By: Reyhard Matheos Sand defines the life story of those who live along Kulon Progo's southern shoreline. Up to the present day, this sand has nourished thousands of...

Singapore 2011 Elections: Is Change Gonna Come?

By: Cher Tan Is change gonna come after the 2011 Singapore elections? Cher Tan reviews the foreseeable changes in Singapore as a society, political or otherwise. Will...

Altantuya or Aminah from Mongolia was brutally murdered in Malaysia

Murder, Sex & Mayhem in Malaysian Politics

By: Antares Around twilight on 19 October 2006 a young woman stood outside a suburban residence in Kuala Lumpur peering anxiously through the locked gate. She glanced...

Hosing caterpillars down a tree in Indonesia

The 7 Plagues of Indonesia? Caterpillar Outbreak Hits Indonesia

By: Putri Fitria It’s almost like Indonesia is hit by 7 biblical plagues. After Volcanic eruptions, earth quakes and tsunami’s, we now suffer a caterpillar...

Bambang Teddy, FPI Leader

Inside the Islam Defender Front, Interview with an FPI Chief

By: Putri Fitria The Islam-Defenders Front (FPI) is an Islamic mass organization that has been allotted a quite large portion of media coverage in the last few years....

Arifinto in happier days

Caught Red-Handed: Indonesian Legislator Browsing for Porn!

By: Emma Kwee Once again, the hypocrisy in Indonesia’s politics reached new heights. Remember the story about the proposed ban of Blackberry devices, unless RIM...

1st ASEAN-EU Business Summit

  The first ever ASEAN-EU Business Summit will take place on 5 May 2011 in Jakarta, one day before the 10th annual ASEAN-EU Economic Ministers Consultation and two days...

Awesome Destruction: Japan Tsunami

By: Emma Kwee One day after Japan was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.9 on the Richter's scale and a consecutive tsunami, the damage became apparent as...