Lane on how not to get lost in translating Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Globe May 18, 2018
For a long time, before
the mini-boom in Indonesian literature in translation started by the buzz
over Eka Kurniawan's "Beauty Is a Wound," the only Indonesian novels in
English translation you would see on the shelf when you go into a bookstore
overseas were more than likely to be Pramoedya Ananta Toer's "Buru Quartet"
grim new challenge: children carrying bombs
Morning Herald May 18, 2018
On her mother's Facebook
account, now deleted, a cherub-cheeked Famela Rizqita is leaning on a bench
overlooking a lake.
hug on social media to tackle homophobia
Post May 18, 2018
Netizens showed their support
for Indonesia's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community in
a "hugging" campaign to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia,
Transphobia and Biphobia, which falls on Thursday, by sharing pictures
with encouraging messages through social media.
yet to bring justice for some
Post May 18, 2018
Twelve years have passed
since Maria Catarina Sumarsih, 66, initiated the first Kamisan rally following
the death of her son, Benardinus Realino Norma Irawan, also known as Wawan.
cuts ties with Indonesian paper firm linked to deforestation
May 18, 2018
One of Indonesia's biggest
businesses rejected criticism on Thursday (17/05) from Greenpeace, which
pulled out of a landmark conservation pact this week after linking the
conglomerate's subsidiaries to deforestation.
homophobia forces LGBT community to lay low
Post May 17, 2018
As the world is commemorating
International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, Indonesian lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have been laying low in response
to actions and statements from government officials over the past two years
that could be perceived as state homophobia.
President Joko Widodo urged to speed up outlawing of child marriages
News May 17, 2018
Indonesian President Joko
Widodo is facing calls to speed up an end to child marriages as experts
warn the situation has reached "emergency" point. The push comes amid reports
that Indonesian girls as young as 14 are still getting married in the country.
Military expected to play greater role in counterterrorism
Post May 17, 2018
Presidential Chief of Staff
Moeldoko claimed that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had expressed his
consent to bringing back to life the suspended military Joint Special Operations
Command (Koopsusgab) tasked with countering terrorism.
forgotten female rebels
Diplomat May 16, 2018
Timor Leste headed to the
polls on May 12 in its second general election in as many years, with the
opposition coalition of parties led by the National Congress for Timorese
Reconstruction (CNRT) claiming victory.
hit by another attack after deadly suicide bombings
France Presse May 16, 2018
Four men were shot and killed
as they staged an attack on a police headquarters that left one officer
dead and two wounded, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, after a wave
of deadly suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group.
walks free from prison and into political limelight
Morning Herald May 16, 2018
Anwar Ibrahim, the man who
has been a symbol of hope for Malaysian anti-corruption and democracy campaigners
for 20 years, walked free from custody on Wednesday and vowed to support
newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
Indonesia's Widodo soft on security?
Times May 15, 2018
As answers slowly come to
light about the families behind the terror attacks in Indonesia's second
city of Surabaya and nearby Sidoarjo, questions are already being raised
about President Joko Widodo's government's ability to prevent and protect
against a new burst of Islamic terrorism to a degree not seen since the
attacks: Parents using their own children a worrying new trend, analysts
Radio Australia May 15, 2018
If there is one thing that
stands out about the attacks in Indonesia on Sunday and Monday it is that
they were carried out by two families two sets of parents, who together
with their own children undertook suicide attacks on four targets.
under pressure to pass anti-terror law after attacks
May 14, 2018
A wave of deadly bombings
in Indonesia has put the spotlight on lawmakers and anti-terrorism laws
that give police enhanced powers to take preemptive action but which have
languished in the parliament since 2016.
Timor-Leste, a vote for certainty
Story May 14, 2018
After nearly ten months
of political uncertainty, Saturday's parliamentary elections in Timor-Leste
delivered a decisive result.
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