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Indo-Rock: An Indo-European Hybrid

By: Chandra Drews Never mind Elvis Presley and Bill Haley, the Tielman Brothers and their fellow Indo-rockers really rocked Europe in the 1950s. Pretty much forgotten...

The dynamics of transitional justice by Lia Kent

Book review

Since East Timor voted for independence from Indonesian rule in 1999, the country has wrestled with the best ways to account for past human rights abuses, in particular...

Laos Independence Day

Laos' Independence Day is celebrated on July 19, marking the autonomy, or independence, from the French Union in 1949; This day is not to be confused with National Day...

East Timor Independence Day

East Timor Independence Day is celebrated on the 20th of May every year. This important day marks the independence won by Timor Leste from Indonesian rule in 2002. The...

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Independence Day Vietnam

On September 2 Vietnam commemorates the Declaration of Independence read out by Ho Chi Minh in 1945. The country was colonized by France from late 19th century. France...

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Malaysia Independence Day: Hari Merdeka

The independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957 is celebrated on 31 August. The first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman,...

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Singapore Independence Day: Hari Kebangsaan

9 August 1965 the Republic of Singapore was born. Until that time Singapore had been a part of a succesion of local empires. It started out as a trading post of the East...

A Tale of Two Crises

By: Ariel Heryanto What is striking about the general mood in Indonesia’s public life today is that there are many parallels to the mood in the first decade of its...