So, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono will – probably – be running for the Indonesian presidency next year:
Promising candidature. He seems to have a number of assets going for him. First of all a reputation of being a relatively able and modern administrator as the governor of his special province, the intangible but powerful [...]
Henk Schulte Nordholt ends his book (“Indonesia na Suharto, reformasi en restauratie“, 2008;ISBN 978 90 351 31354 ) with a quote by Ben Mboi, ex governor of Nusa Tenggara Timur: “Indonesia is like the Titanic. The only difference is that Indonesia keeps on sinking without perishing“.
I can say it at the outset: this [...]
and still attracts lots of attention!!
I guess at this point, unless you have no TV, radio nor pc connected to internet, it was hard to miss the news that Soehart a.k.a Suharto passed away yesterday because of multiple organ failure. The eldest daughter of Suharto broke the news to the media.
Ever since that [...]
While the ruling elite in Jakarta is paying their respect to the dying ex-dictator, in a far away provincial city in North West Europe, a kind, intelligent, friendly, industrious and modest Indonesian man passed away. He was only in his early sixties.
He was a good man and a victim. He will not be [...]