Just some quotes from the International Edition of NRC-Handelsblad 25.11.08:
In an incident during the five years of guerrilla warfare before Indonesia won its independence, Dutch soldiers executed a group of around 431 men and boys in the West Java village of Rawagede on December 9, 1947.
In a civil [...]
Prior to the latest edition ofÂ “Inside Indonesia” my knowledge about West Papua was near zero. The facts I was aware of were scarce. I did know about the pretty dirty circumstances the Dutch colonial rule was ended in the early sixties of course, had read about some real nasty and even disastrous environmental [...]
Last Saturday night we went to visit the Indonesian Film Festival. “We” means a mixed company of six – in a fair distribution of men and women and of native Bahassa speakers and Bahasa illiterates. Actually we choose only one of the many movies. But it was a lucky choice. At least our band [...]
This very interesting blogger wonders what’s the use of Independence Day, the 17th of August. His doubts are to be understood. His question is correct and his considerations should be taken serious. Yet, I think looking to the past is necessary to understand the present. Which in it’s turn is a requirement to make a [...]