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jerry van den brink/colson: Utomo thanks. They played well during the tournament indeed. Actually they overachieved. Yet it's a pity they can't play the finals.

Utomo: Congratulations, Jerry ! You've got the 3rd Place of World Football Championship 2014

colson/jerry van den brink: Utomo, the presidential elections in all likelihood were very successful and as for the loss against Argentina I think the Dutch squad actually were way [...]

Utomo: Failed ? Well, the failure is the stone where we jump for the next success !

Colson: Delvi, looks like you choose the winner :).

delvi: yeh...i just cast my vote, surely it was for No 2. Hope Orange Team can also do well against Argentina tomorrow....

Colson: Dear Delvi, the advantages of this campaign are there is a choice between the past ( a man who belongs to the Suharto era and [...]

delvi: Opa, I come to see whether you write something on the presidential's suffocating here with tv and media campaigning for their master pin......

jerry van den brink/colson: Harry, what a great surprise :). Welcome back in blogosphere. Welcome back on Plopor. Hope you will stay :). By the way: your first comment [...]

Harry Nizam: Hi Colson, it's good to be back on your nice blog again. I commented on your latest post but not shown.

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A revolution that didn’t come off

Rice and bread may be necessities of life, yet to many people energy, more particularly petrol, is the real essential requirement. And access to it a fundamental right. A real expensive one though :(.

The price of petrol is rocketing. When I bought my first car I paid the equivalent of 2400 Rupiah per [...]

A coup d’état in Papua?

Papua’s bad luck is not over yet.

One and a half month ago the workers at the Freeport mine went on strike. Since than the situation went from bad to worse. At least partly because of passivity on the part of the government in Jakarta. And now it’s is running out of control in Papua.


Waste of resources?

Indonesia is a rich country. It has a huge amount of talents and intelligence the size of millions and millions of youngsters at it’s disposal. It only needs the right educational policies to open up this goldmine. Educational policies which provide an educational system. An educational system which produces schools. Schools which [...]

Equality Works

This is a liberal age. And in spite of the neo-liberal causes of the present financial and economical crises which did and do hit Europe, the US and Japan, the solution tend to be more (neo-)liberal policies. It looks like Noami Klein‘s assumption she wrote about in “The Shock Doctrine”, is still valid; neo-liberals use [...]


Yesterday was Labour Day. The President of Indonesia said: “We all celebrate the International Labour Day. On behalf of the state, people and government, I congratulate workers across the country”. At the same time in the vicinity of the Presidential palace water canons dispersed people who were protesting against appalling labour relations.


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