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2 days 48 min ago Between inequality and identity in Jakarta polls Last week Ian Wilson wrote in a New Mandala article—subsequently republished at the Jakarta Post and a number of other English Language publications, as well as being translated into Bahasa Indonesia by Tirto—about issues of inequality and poverty...
2 days 19 hours ago ‘Bottom up’ campaigning failed Ahok, and it might fail Jokowi. The Jakarta election is widely seen as a testing ground for the presidential election campaign two years later. Two major changes occurred in this election which will shape the presidential elections in 2019. The first change is well known: the...
2 days 19 hours ago Digging up the Dutch colonial past In a world where liberal notions of truth and justice seem to be in headlong retreat, one small European country’s efforts to address war crimes allegedly committed long ago offers a ray of hope for victims of conflict and the battered idea of...