Commentary

Indonesia - the beauty of diversity

In Indonesia, the term "Pribumi" generally means indigenous, aboriginal, and native. But in a country that is home to nearly 300 different cultures, one should ask "who are the native citizens when diversity is an identity?"

31 October 2017
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Bhumibol Adulyadej - The king and I

After a whole year of mourning, it is finally time for Thai citizens to bid farewell to the revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The late king is regarded as an important father figure to a nation of over 68 million people.

26 October 2017
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Where is the social justice for all?

A year ago today, Jakarta’s incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, gave a speech when he made his rounds educating the citizens on their voting rights in the Thousand Islands region of North Jakarta.

27 September 2017
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Killers in Manila: The Philippine drug war

On the night of August 18, 2017 in Caloocan – the fourth most populous city in the Philippines – nineteen-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz appeared to have been kneeling on the ground before being mercilessly shot – four times in the chest and once in his r

20 September 2017
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