Saturday, July 18, 2015

New posts this week: Indonesian literature at your fingertips, rights abuses not addressed, it's not us - it's policy, Papua tensions boil over again

Welcome to the Indonesia Institute's blog,

We would like to say selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1436 H, untuk teman teman Indonesia!

On behalf of the Indonesia Institute we hope you have an enjoyable and safe Lebaran.

And thank you to our good friends over at the Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) have linked us up on their site - thanks for the cross promotion!

If you are an Indonesia Institute, Perth USAsia or AIBC member and are in Perth 29 July, come along to the Ambassadors' Dialogue with I Gede Ngurah Swajaya, Chairman of the Indonesian Economic Diplomacy Task Force. Ambassador Swajaya will discuss the progress made towards the ASEAN Economic Community. He will also provide insight into Indonesia's economic diplomacy under the President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's government. Register here.

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Voices against Bigotry condemns the vilification of Muslims. Australian society has greatly benefitted from a diversity of cultures and religions. We oppose bigotry directed against one part of our community for political ends.

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Please enjoy these posts:

Lontar's modern library of Indonesian literature, by Ron Witton, July 2015.

Hook into a good read with these great suggestions - no Indonesian language skills required!

Indonesia–Australia: the death of false sentiment, by Greta Nabbs-Keller, May 2015.

Is it all a bit of a farce? 

Australian interests just don't drive Indonesia the way we think they do.

It's not an Indonesian holiday if there aren't a few examples of both sectarian tension and affable tolerance.

Victims of rights abuse in Indonesia need more than compensation, by Giri Ahmad Taufik, July 2015.

Did you catch these ones?

Building mateship, not subs, by Duncan Graham in New Mandala.

Indonesia's President losing support after nine months, by Catriona Croft-Cusworth in SMH.

1 comment:

  1. Great new look blog. Fantastic. Andhi Anas. Jakarta