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An alarm for us - technology may kill our jobs soon

Dewi Safitri writes in Jakarta Post column: “Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence are predicted to destroy employment in developed countries over the next three years according to the World Economic Forum – about 5 million jobs altogether. 85 more words


Fast & Furious 8

Hans David Tampubolon of Jakarta Post: “Beyond Theron, the characters do not offer much. Diesel spends most of his time in the film utilizing his badass straight face persona as he tries to outsmart Cipher and rescue his family despite the fact that most of them see him as a bad guy.” 92 more words


Indonesia: Jakarta elections, Anies-Sandiaga take the lead over Ahok-Djarot ticket, quick counts say

The Straits Times

By Francis Chan

Indonesia Bureau Chief

Mr Anies Baswedan (right) has secured between 55 and 57 per cent of the votes so far, while incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (left) has recorded between 43 and 45 per cent. 612 more words

The White Veil

Ibrahim woke up at 9 a.m. The old man had been lying across the floor, surrounded by people groaning and wailing in pain. The room was practically bursting with earpiercing cries. 1,277 more words

Anton Kurnia

A Pipe Dream

I had never thought of coming back to this city and finding out that everything was the same and everything was different at the same time, like your mother had walked into your bedroom and started tidying up everything inside it. 1,072 more words

Short Story

The Tour Guide

Putu parks his white van on the curbside across from a hotel in Kuta. He has been a tourist guide-cum-driver for more than five years. He knows most of the roads to many tourist spots and hotels in Bali. 1,852 more words

Short Story

Tembok Apartemen

(Edisi bahasa Inggris, dimuat di The Jakarta Post, 6 Februari 2017. Tautannya ada di mari These Walls Will Talk)

Dari lantai delapan belas, kendaraan di bawah sana tampak seperti permainan lego berhias manik-manik kaca berkedipan. 1,397 more words