Back in the days when one read print media, the Saturday Guardian used to run a feature called “Misheard”. This appealed to me for two reasons; first that my humour lies firmly in the camp of the ridiculousness of real-life and second my hearing has always been bad, since having grommets fitted as a child, so I often mishear things myself. 1,329 more words
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The Look of Silence
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer (2014)
Tuesday night, Maori TV showed Joshua Oppenheimer’s 2014 ground breaking documentary about the 1965 Indonesian genocide instigated by the CIA. 222 more words
This post discusses the theoretical interpretations of Indonesian politics from the New Order to the ongoing Reformasi era.
The first leg of my journey starts with understanding the different theoretical interpretations of Indonesia’s political system. 2,736 more words
On October 1, 1965, the kidnapping six high ranking Indonesian generals was discovered by government authorities in Jakarta prompting a massive response. As anti-communist authorities scrambled to respond, one of their number General Suharto took control of the situation and blamed his rival, the PKI – the Indonesian Communist Party, which was tied “30th September Movement” that claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. 103 more words