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

The Sexes of Busway

ONE complain of sexual harassment that did not result in any lawsuit, or arrest, led to the segregation of sexes in Jakarta’s public transport system, the Busway. The new rule, which by the way, nobody obeys and none of the company’s officers enforce, require women to be separated from the men during queuing, but ONLY … Continue reading