Tangled: Indonesia’s Twisted Tale of Religion

The Alis are making headlines this year.   After Marzuki Ali’s recent commotion on Indonesian housemaids, Suryadharma Ali, Indonesia’s very own Religious Affairs Minister, proved to the world that he is indeed an incompetent like what most people think. Among the plethora of questions in the stories of Indonesia’s religious freedom under the rule of … Continue reading

We have bigger problems than Peterporn

From a national pop sensation, to a porn superstar in just over a night; Not quite your conventional career transition. You see, most career changes involving Indonesian celebrities usually end up in the House of Representatives, or as your next mayor, or district heads. Ariel Peterpan, however, took a slightly different path. His private sex … Continue reading

Silent Indonesians

We have allowed churches to be destroyed. We have allowed FPI to beat, harass, and literally do whatever they want. We have allowed a bunch of mob beat the hell out of a person to death in public. The list goes on. I love this country, but I can’t help to wonder, what is wrong … Continue reading