We tend to see the present as the logical outcome of the past.
In Indonesia’s present only the nationalist heroes of the struggle for independence are generally believed to be crucial: Soekarno, Hatta, Nasution or Sjahrir . Others have been forgotten or are being overlooked because their contribution proved ultimately to have been a [...]
December is the month of surprises. And actually Indonesia got and gave fine surprises these days. Two of them lifted my mood significantly.
Though I personally lack religious and spiritual talents, I appreciate people who know how to communicate with God – whatever their definition of that concept may be. That doesn’t stop me from wondering why sometimes some believers behave hostile towards other, slightly different, believers .
I don’t refer to the, eh, let’s say ‘embarrassing’ [...]
The RMS seems to stay Indonesia’s bogeyman. Last month president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono cancelled his state visit to the Netherlands. He was afraid he might be arrested after the would be president of the so called RMS filed charges against him. Now a similar scenario seems to be on the menu.
The Republik Maluku [...]
Soon the Netherlands will host president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. While he stays in the low countries he will sign a comprehensive partnership between both countries. That will facilitate both political and business relations. And will do justice to the fact Holland is the third largest European investor in Indonesia.
Presently Yunus Effendi Habibie is [...]