- Karena dia, sama Baby Margaretha, Sherly Himawan dan Dewanti Tirta mungkin bisa diliat segera di dalam gedung terkenal di Jakarta!
Went to the new mall the other day, Lippo Mall at Puri Indah.
It was always the habit of my undergraduate pals, when one of us arrived in the bar wearing a new shirt or jacket of which he was clearly inordinately proud, to observe that ‘it’ll be nice when it’s finished.’
I could say the same for the new mall at Puri Indah, pictured above, as the management wish to present it, and below, a more realist pose snapped by yours truly last weekend.
However, within that part already finished, the stores and eateries are all very nice.
Captain Scott might well have felt better off in his Antarctic hut, had he gone for a spot of shopping in that spacious store called HYPERMARKET.
The frozen chickens on sale ( by that I mean being sold – there were precious few discounted meat, poultry or veg to be seen, and the eggs were outrageously priced) hardly needed their ice-box.
Normally I remove my baseball cap indoors, having been brought up to be mannered, but without it, I fear the dread Jakarta Flu would have got me again. Weird, because their nearby sotre, now I assume empty since this new one’s open, was okay, comfortably cool but never chilly like this place.
Just be warned- unless you’re a brass monkey, wrap up for an Ontario December if you shop at Hypermarket Puri!
It’s a measure of how skewed journos can make a story that this report presents the Abbott government’s sensible bid to return those queue-jumpers to whence they came as somehow responsible for the $12,000,000 costs involved.
It itemises the total like some kind of shopping list..
Also included are accommodation costs at Cocos Island for 14 immigration officials plus $600,000 in chartered flights to take the asylum seekers from there to the Curtin detention centre.
How topsy-turvily can you tell a storyt!
If the rancid left-libs and their lawyers (call them the q-jump lawyers if you like, but I reckon the legal representation was arranged by pro-crimmigrant agitprop outfits) had done their decent Aussie duty and let Morrison get on with it, those undesirable aliens would by now be safely back in India or Sri Lanka or wherever.
It might have cost a bit, but money well spent if it meant 150 less snouts in the trough on Christmas Island.
Now get this, from the pinko whingers!
And the Green Gargoyle, Hanson Young, taking a welcome break from weeping, rants that the cost could have been entirely avoided if the asylum seekers had been taken straight to Christmas Island.
These freakos and their posh pals in the legal profession have tangled up the elected government in court cases time and time again, desperate to flood Australia with unwanted unwelcome wasters.
The cost THEY’VE imposed on the public purse must run to millions. And she has the brass neck to say if the people’s representatives would only knuckle under to her sell-out schemes then this cost could have been avoided?
If she and all the other appeasement monkeys would abide by the will of the overwhelming majority of decent Australians, then most of those crimmigrants would be back where they belong, and the public purse would not have been repeatedly depleted.
And again I ask, for I honestly don’t know, has any of those bloated lawyers taken any of the bludgers into their own homes? Has Hanson Young?
I ask and await an answer.
Two sentences from the Sixties which sprang to mind when I read about this!
…Brown spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California and nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter whether they had permission to be in the United States.
Those words, overtly inciting illegal aliens to colonise California, came from not some Chavez-style anti-American agitator, or some cultural marxist college creep, but from the GOVERNOR of California, the man elected to defend the interests and welfare of citizens of his state, a duty which ipso facto includes preventing alien parasite snouts grubbing into the public purse.
What went wrong?
After yesterday’s post on Florence, the Jogjakarta student held in police custody because she ‘harassed’ an entire city -quite a feat for a little woman – I see a lot of readers are tuning into that post
I refer to this -
-which you can read for yourselves.
The blogging Bulgar’s choice of words was arguably much more insulting to Bandung, where 90% of the people are Muslim and thus not keen on pigs, than Florence’s words were to Jogja.
Poor, stupid and uncultured is NOT an accurate description of Jogja, but big bloody deal! Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words shall never hurt us- unless we are tantrum-prone brats!
But Bandung spokesmen showed far greater maturity than those clowns in Jogja. Nobody threw tantrums, and she was CERTAINLY not locked up in a police cell.
As I have said (three times now, over the past 24 hours!) I have always lked Jogjakarta, not least because of its tolerant traditions, and I have often excoriated West Java, of which Bandung is the provincial capital, for the religious intolerance which erupts there all too frequently.
I don’t mean all or even most of the people in Jogja, but it is the height of nonsense that a loud-mouthed minority can have a girl clapped in jail for an intemperate outburst on social media.
Media bias is one thing, and if you live in Western countries, the suffocating left-lib slant of most media is as familiar a phenomenon as the bacon and eggs for breakfast I’m about to enjoy this sunny Jakarta morning..
But in Canada this month, there seems to have been a huge black-out on Toronto’s attempt to shut-down a Christian event on contrived grounds.
…when the bureaucrats realized their construction excuse wasn’t being bought, they then claimed there was too much garbage that needed cleaning up after last year’s event. Of course there has to be a cleanup after every demonstration or parade so that excuse seems to be a last ditch effort to justify pulling the permit simply because the participants are Christians.
The infamously offensive ‘Pride Parade,’ in which queers cavort obscenely on the backs of trucks or as they mince along the city’s streets, logically must generate vast amounts of garbage ( quite apart from the human garbage which participates)
The same goes for the Al Quds event, at which pro-terrorist speeches are made calling for the destruction of Israel.
As Canada Free Press notes many main streets are closed down every weekend during the summer for various ethnic festivals. These closures, coupled with construction, make it extremely difficult to get around the city during these weekends. But all this is perfectly acceptable as long as the participants are not Christians.
Not surprisingly, Sun News was the only mainstream media to cover the cancellation of the permit for the Jesus parade
I suppose in countries that make no pretence of tolerating free speech, one might expect a young lady who criticises some aspect of society, or of its citizens, to be jailed in response to the wounded bleating of uptight jerks.
In Red China, for instance, I note today that journos are being coerced into studying how best to report the lies that communism thrives on, a compulsory test on marxist ideology! In ghastly tyrannies like the Islamic Republic of Iran, questioning the theocratic state will land you in the slammer tout suite too.
But here in Indonesia?
And of all places Jogjakarta, a city I have always really liked, a university town par excellence, with a benevolent sultan the likes of whom most other parts of the archipelago would envy?
But believe it or not, a girl named Florence Sihombing has been consigned to a cell for ‘insulting the community!’ And she’s been neither tried nor convicted for this deranged ‘offence.’
Florence is a student who posted angrily on a part of the social media called Path, with which I’m not familiar. She had had an annoying experience with a gas-station queueand responded by lambasting the community in which it occurred.
“Gimana Indonesia bisa maju? Mau aja lo semua diperbudak keadaan. TOLOL sampai 7 generasi. Dan mau-maunya Jogja diperbudak monopoli Pertamina. Pantesan MISKIN“. http://lipsus.kompas.com/topikpilihanlist/3214/1/kisah.florence.dan.warga.yogya
You can use Google Translate or any similar device to get her message.
Probably over the top, but compared to many sites I’ve seen, fairly mild. Many Western commenters seem reluctant to debate politely, whereas Indonesians usually are.
Anyway, it hardly matters.
Whatever short-comings in Jogjakarta society Florence may have pointed out, they could, if they were unjustified, have been refuted by Jogja people on the same or other social media.,
YA GOTTA BE KIDDING!
Instead a so-called NGO had a tantrum, which they took to the cop-shop!!
Adults, like little kids, the infamous ‘hurt feelings’ syndrome yet again, unwilling or unable to argue effectively, go bleating to Jogja Police.
Of course the constabulary told them to stop wasting police time, dry their eyes and act like grown-ups.
YA GOTTA BE KIDDING!
Florence has been DETAINED! Seems she may face charges under the internet laws.
How utterly shaming for any country that would allow such a thing to happen.
At least the Jakarta Post has reported the disgraceful case, but doesn’t give any details of what Florence actually said, so I had a look at Kompas.com which has shown more journalistic professionalism.
On Thursday (28/08/2014) afternoon, the non-governmental organization (NGO) Do Not Betray the Voice of the People (Sura Jati) came to Yogyakarta police headquarters to report the actions of the Path account owner who has tainted the good name of Yogyakarta.
Fajar Rianto, Chairman of Sura Jati, explained his outfit’s determination to teach critics of Jogja a lesson.
Florence has been insulting and harassing the people of Yogyakarta. As per the Law of Information and Electronic Transactions (ITE), when there is someone writing elements of humiliation, harassment, or morality, then she can be criminally liable.
This outraged little chap actually uses the words ‘teach a lesson.’
Has he also stamped his little foot?
As if he represents anyone. He’s not the sultan, he’s not described as an elected member of Jogja’s provincial assembly or a city councillor. He’s merely ‘chairman’ of an un-elected NGO, which means he speaks only for his Sura Jati think-alikes.
There has been no news videos of Jogja folk taking to the streets to assuage their grief at the harassment or humiliation by Florence, likely because, like normal people everywhere, they are far too busy getting on with their lives to bother about what a student says on Path!
I feel sorry for Fajar.
But sorrier still for an harmless girl held in a police cell.
PS She’s just been on the evening news, saying how sorry she is. Guess she wants to go home. I can understand why, but if I were her, I’d be tempted to tell her tormentors to go Fajar themselves.
As I said above, I have always liked Jogjakarta, but tonight I like it a little less.