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  • ross1948 12:01 am on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Family Film Festival – 30th July – in Jakarta! 


    Family Film Festival – The Parent Trap

    Wednesday 30 July 2014 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM @america Pacific Place, Jakarta


    Jakarta will soon turn into something like a ghost-town, as thousands, millions maybe, of citizens return to their far-off kampungs to enjoy Idul Fitri with their kin.

    I always like living here, but the tail-end of Ramadhan is a special joy, because the traffic diminishes to a trickle, and pavements (or what pass for sidewalks here) become much more navigable –




    - not just fewer pedestrians, but fewer demented motor-cyclists who daily invade territory reserved for those of us who like walking.

    Strangely, many foreign residents leave town too, but not for me!

    There’s always plenty to do in Jakarta – though I think I’ll give The Parent Trap a miss!


  • ross1948 9:07 pm on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Fanatic Tifatul Warns Media On Party Bias – How About the Sectarian Sort? 

    While Prabowo has sustained a political defeat, he got plenty of votes and his campaign team shouldn’t feel shamed by the result – it was clear but close.


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    But shame is surely an understatement for the feelings appropriate to the editorial management of TV(Prabow)One, which fed us one shovel-load of statistical hogwash after another on election day.





    All those ridiculous quick-count figures showing results exactly the opposite of the poll-booth realities will not quickly be forgotten. It’s one thing to say that some TV channels are biased, or that Metro TV favoured Jokowi as much as TVOne favoured Prabowo.


    But at least Metro’s quick-counts had a relationship to the truth.

    Their stats actually reflected what we learned today are the true results. TVOne’s were a joke. As is TVOne itself, unless and until it removes itself from the editorial control of Bakrie’s puppets.

    Which it won’t.

    Having said all that, I am not impressed by Tifatul Sembiring’s threat to go after both those stations for bias.



    He’s the Minister of Communications, and, as it happens, a leading light in the Prosperous Justice Party, thus a faithful follower of Bin Laden fan Anis Matta, who leads the fanatic PKS.  

    Given that affiliation, I doubt there’s any likelihood of action by the Ministry on endless failure by just about all the media here to make even a pretence of even-handed coverage of the Mid-East.

    Even as I was typing this, TVOne was rabbiting mindlessly about Israeli ‘aggression’ and Israel’s ‘brutal action.’

    They just had a Palestinian ‘scholar’ on, nobody to balance his obviously one-sided input.

    This bare-faced bias goes on all day, that whining ‘Gaza Song’ repeated over and over, not a single note of distress heard for those Israeli civilians targetted by Hamas, and those three Jewish hitch-hikers brutally slain are already forgotten. 


    • devil destroyed  ISIS
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    • And much more significant in my view, extraordinarily disproportionate concern for casualties among Arabs in Palestine than Arabs in Iraq (both Muslim and Christian) who are under ferocious attack by ISIS, the jihadists perpetrating an orgy of murder and rape on innocent people.

    It’s hard not to conclude that much of the media here is motivated by crude Jew-hatred.


    jakisis Downtown Jakarta demo – no hour-long TVOne yap-fest on this evil outfit


    Otherwise why the obsession with Israeli ‘misdeeds’ whilst ISIS runs bloodily amok and their atrocities merit only a TINY percentage of the coverage Gaza gets?

    However, that’s an international issue.


    What about the much more locally offensive bias shown by numerous tv and print media (including Metro TV) whereby they use the word ‘tobat’ (repent) when referring to ‘conversion’ by persecuted minorities.





    An alternative would be ‘apostasise’ but that has as many negative connotations as ‘repent!’.

    Indonesian Media – Islamist Bias Still Shining Through! 

    To ‘repent’ means they have done something wrong and are righting that wrong.

    That is gross sectarian misrepresentation.

    They are simply changing their form of worshipping God, from one perfectly respectable way to another.

    One hopes that when Tifatul is replaced with somebody less peculiar (recall he’s the bloke who would/wouldn’t shake hands with Michelle Obama on sectarian sexist grounds) the new Minister may remedy this rubbish reporting. .  

  • ross1948 6:09 pm on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Obama’s Terrorist Release Program – As Bad As Britain’s? 

    The disgraceful deliverance from just punishment granted by the Un-American in the White House to all those dirty savages in Guantanamo is a matter of intense debate, with patriots protesting vigorously against a policy that allows enemy fighters to go back to warring down civilisation.


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    But while many people know that Obama’s political career was launched in collaboration with terror-bomber William Ayers, and that his inner circle is increasingly infested with CAIR subversives, a recent article in AIM sheds shocking light on the less well-known on-going plans to unleash convicted killers and other marxist scum on the American public.

    One of Ayers’ associates released during the Clinton years, Weather Underground terrorist Linda Evans, recently spoke at a function hosted by the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C., where she called on the assembled activists to urge Obama to release not only identified Cuban intelligence operatives in prison—members of the so-called “Cuban Five”—but also Puerto Rican terrorists like Oscar Lopez Rivera.

    “We have some opportunities coming up for our federal prisoners, I believe, because of Obama and the fact that it’s going to be his second and last term,” she has said. “And we need to create campaigns and participate in existing campaigns that can really take advantage of that. Some of our political prisoners are in federal custody.”

    But those of us who are NOT Americans can’t get too self-righteous about this monstrous betrayal of terror victims which Obama is preparing.

    Just look who’s not in jail in the UK.


    pe_00032038            sinn



    Kelly, McGuinness and Adams, Sinn Fein/IRA murder-gang leaders, not only strut about freely but hold high political office, a testimony to the moral bankruptcy of the British political establishment, as Obama and Eric Holder exemplify the sickness in American society.

  • ross1948 5:31 pm on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Jakarta Post Journalism – As Biased As It Gets? 

    It must have been fairly obvious throughout my attentions to the Presidential Election here in Indonesia where my basic sympathies lay. But I commented even-handedly on the candidate debates.

    Debat Pilpres No.3, June 22nd – Jokowi Is No Obama! 

    I deliberately avoided expressing any wish to see either candidate come out on top, for the very simple reason that I believed it would be counter-productive.

    That’s why I found the abrasive intervention of foreigners like the American Nairn and that other ranter who insulted every Indonesian (except the PKI traitors) so annoying.

    ‘Proudly Nazi’ Indonesia? Red Rant Slurs BOTH Candidates AND Their Country! 

    What I said among my numerous Indonesian friends was less circumspect.

    The prospect of having somebody like that Bin Laden fan, Anis Matta of the PKS, getting a ministerial job under a Prabowo Presidency was nauseating.


    • gerindra1 Prabowo – Anis Matta anis-matta
    • ——————————————————————————————-
    • But I did  express strong opinions here, which as a blogger is both my habit and my prerogative.
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    Today, however, having offered my congratulations to Jokowi and my hopes for a peaceful transition and a prosperous future for all Indonesians, I am frankly shocked to read the ridiculous anti-Prabowo bias in the Jakarta Post. 

    Prabowo’s intransigence
    leads to self-humiliation

    What the hell kind of headline is that for a newspaper?




    The JP endorsed Jokowi in an editorial, and that was absolutely their right.

    That’s what editorial space is for. NEWS headlines, news stories,which the above purports to be, are SUPPOSED to be objective, not slanted.

    Has Prabowo declared himself ‘self-humiliated?  Of course he hasn’t. It’s simply a personal opinion – personal animus should NOT appear in a news story.


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    • That headline is so slanted you could slide down it like a fair-ground chute!

    As it happens, I think that Prabowo is making a big mistake, and I’m not alone.


    hattarajasaarisaputra7 Hatta


    His speech yesterday sounded bad-tempered more than anything else, and the absence of his running-mate Hatta Rajasa was telling.

    Nor did Prabowo improve his image by having the unspeakable fanatic Suryadharma Ali at his side.


    • Ali1 Ali
    • —————
    • Ali was recently obliged to resign from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, due to the KPK’s investigation of corruption therein. Why on earth would Prabowo want him within a country mile of his announcement?

    Mahfud MD, Prabowo’s campaign manager, has quit and said he’s had enough, and Prabowo’s Golkar Party allies are coming to terms with reality too.


    • Mahfud-Md- Mahfoud    Agung Laksono agung-laksono
    • ————————-
    • Golkar deputy chairman Agung Laksono, also coordinating minister for people’s welfare, recommended against Prabowo further contesting the election result.  “It’d be better not to take it [to the court]. The process has been objective and transparent. Let’s just accept the result.” Prabowo’s intransigence leads to self-humiliation | The Jakarta Post.

    Fair comment.

    Why then could the Jakarta Post not be content to fill its news pages with objective and transparent news, instead of what must sound to many people like a bad-tempered reaction to Prabowo’s refusal to answer their reporter’s question last week?’

    Jakarta Post ‘Brengsek!’ – Kata Pak Prabowo! 

    For once, I tend to agree with Prabowo! 




  • ross1948 2:07 pm on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Indonesians Petition for Fanatic-Free Coalition! 

    Just back from my late morning stroll, still sunny, but will the weather hold for my intended journey into town?

    However, time enough with the laptop to applaud some 5000 sensible Indonesians who have put their names to a petition!



    Launched by a resident of Depok (that shows West Java’s not entirely infested with rabid sectarians!) it’s calling on the new Jokowi Government to freeze out the fanatic party, the PKS.

    As I’ve mentioned more than once, and the Jakarta Post and Jakarta Globe seem never to have mentioned, the Prosperous Justice Party’s current leader, Anis Matta, is a big fan of the unlamented scumbag Osama Bin Laden.



    anis-matta-    PKS’s Anis Matta     Bin Laden osama_bin_satan


    Disregarding the corruption cases which hit the headlines recently…  

    “Who’s That At My Door?” A Bin Laden Fan!?! 

    …the party is widely seen as a local version of the Muslim Brotherhood (remember, whose Egyptian leader Morsi told the world that Jews are descended from pigs and apes! )


    • morsi-camp-e1341800861654 Morsi
    • ———
    • The petition notes that President-Elect Jokowi has sensibly declared himself open to cooperation with opposition political parties.
    • But it points out that the PKS is better left alone and isolated in opposition in parliament…there is no benefit whatsoever in contact with PKS, because they have a hidden agenda…dangerous to the homeland..don’t ever give PKS any opportunities, because it often bites and spreads its dangerous virus…they spread sectarian issues that could jeopardize the unity and integrity of the Indonesian republic we love!
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    Who could disagree with that?

    Well, maybe that PKS guy who used to comment on my posts…we must wait and see!

    Here’s the link to the petition, which of course should only be signed by Indonesian citizens.


    • SueOZz 3:00 pm on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Well done good people, Indonesian people are hard working, honest ppl.
      I wish you all the very best & God Bless you

  • ross1948 12:13 am on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Cameron’s Clitoral Clipping Crack-Down? Deport the Savages! 


    ‘Parents will be prosecuted if they allow their daughters to be subjected to female genital mutilation, David Cameron will announce today. A new law will be introduced by the Government as part of efforts to stamp out the barbaric practice. Police who fail to prosecute cases …


    Silhouette weeping


    Good enough as far as it goes, but it’ll be no use at all if all these primitives get is a slap-on-the-wrist. Even a prison-term will only see them back out, quickly (given the ludicrous sentencing sytem in the UK) ready to re-impose their ignoramus thinking on the children under their control.

    Certainly they could be deprived of custody, but we need to ask the key question – does Britain, or Canada, or Australia, derive any benefit from having such filthy brutes within its territory?

     The sort of people who engage in this disgusting practice are usually not real Brits but imported savages, further proof of the pernicious effect of multiculturalism.




    Deportation is the answer.

    • judy w. miller (@judywmiller) 1:11 am on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting Cameron in a snit over genital mutilation but can’t say have heard his response to Islamization of schools. Let alone country in general.

  • ross1948 7:54 pm on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Hatta Rajasa Takes Cooler Path? 

    Just going out for a walk around, after several messages saying streets across Jakarta are quieter than usual, so I want to see what my neighbourhood is like.

    Besides, I’m outa smokes.


    •   Hatta – bye-bye, love?
    • ————
    • Interesting to note that Hatta Rajasa wasn’t present at the Prabowo rant I posted on earlier. According to, he’s distancing himself from the rejectionist front.

    I’ve often criticised his party, PAN, but merely disagreeing with somebody doesn’t mean you have to underestimate their brains.

    Quite the opposite, if you’re smart.




    While the infamous Bin Laden fan, Anis Matta, has pledged his PKS party’s total support for Prabowo, Hatta seems to have enjoyed being in government, and it could be that, apart from anything simple like respecting election results, Hatta would like to negotiate his way into a Jokowi Government once the dust settles.

    We have aleady mentioned several PAN notables doing the gracious thing and congratulating Jokowi on his as yet unconfirmed win (should be confirmed by the time I get back with my cigarettes) so what Kompas tells us, quoting Bogor Mayor Bimo Arya (also of PAN) is almost certainly correct.

    PAN is jumping ship..


  • ross1948 6:56 pm on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Indonesia’s Illegals – Fine Photos, Far-Fetched Narratives! 

    If you  want a good example of what’s most tiresome about left-lib ‘journalism,’ why not take a look at the Guardian’s latest tear-jerk trip into Java’s backwoods?


    It’s a compilation of fairly good photographs attached to far-fetched tales of woe told by undesirable aliens, with not a shred of corroboration, no independent confirmation whatsoever, to back up the bludgers’ bleating.


    • ======================
    • The only external source mentioned, interestingly, is the UNHCR, hardly a body ill-disposed to illegal immigrants, yet even UNHCR is more than once mentioned as having TURNED DOWN some of these crimmigrants’ applications for ‘refugee’ status. 
    • ———–
    • ===========
    • The author, apparently Canadian-born but based in Oz, has been prowling around Cisarua, not many miles from here in Jakarta, an area infested with bludgers from all over the Third World.
    • He might have impressed us more had he asked the UNHCR the key question – WHY they had rejected certain (NON) ‘refugees’  he chose to include in his rogues’ gallery.
    • After all, he is a man of the media and must be well aware that after the disgusting smear campaign against Oz sailors, facilitated by the ABC etc, no rational person in Australia is likely to believe any old queue-jumper’s cr#p.
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    • abc treachery
    • He has evidently done very well by moving to Australia.  Presumably he went through proper channels, unlike the wannabe queue-jumpers you can examine via the Guardian link!
  • ross1948 3:19 pm on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Prabowo Taking Fight To Constitutional Court? A Safe Pair of Hands? 

    Just heard Prabowo in ferocious form, rejecting today’s outcome of the national vote, despite the KPU (Election Commission)’s clear stance that the result is in order.

    • gerindra1 Prabowo
    • ——–
    • So off we go to the Constitutional Court?

    An opinion poll in the Jakarta Post shows that a minority of respondents don’t feel confident of an impartial decision from that august body. What we need to ask is why?

    And that requires us to look at who serves on it.


    • Mahkamah-KonstitusiConstitutional Court, Jakarta
    • ========
    • One of the most recent appointments  is Patrialis Akbar.

    He used to enliven our pages with his absurd and offensive outburts, the absurd exemplified by a rant against ‘half-naked tourists’ roaming Jakarta’s markets…

    Patrialis’ Problems! Half-Naked Tourists, Runaway Prisoners! And He Wants to Bomb Israel? 

    …the most offensive when he urged that the threat to Indonesia from jihadist terror gangs could be tackled by sending all those scumbags off to the Middle East, where they could occupy themselves by bombing Jews.


    • He was not fired, after he weaseled around those shameful words for a while, but how come he was ever elevated to ministerial rank?
    • Don’t forget his conduct prior to becoming a Cabinet Minister, back when he was a rank-and-file legislator for the PAN party (which of course is the party of Prabowo’s running-mate.

    Back in 2005, Patrialis was one of a mob of fanatic law-makers who ran amok, storming Police HQ.


    Because he wanted a detained man named Abu Jibril turned loose.

    And who’s Jibril? The US State Department said in 2003 that Abu Jibril was Jamaah Islamiyah’s (JI) primary recruiter and second-in-command after firebrand cleric Abubakar Ba’asyir…

    … he was arrested by the Malaysian government, which held him from 2001 and 2004 under the country’s Internal Security Act for promoting radicalism…a small explosion in front of Jibril’s house in another part of Pamulang in mid-2005 that recalled much of Jibril’s past. The police claimed the device was similar to those used in sectarian conflicts in Poso between 1998 and 2000. They raided his house but laid no charges.


    •  Jibril
    • —————–
    • It was later revealed the police were hesitant to file the charges after pressure from politicians from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and the National Mandate Party (PAN). PAN lawmaker Patrialis Akbar, now the justice and human rights minister, was among the lawmakers who stormed National Police headquarters demanding they drop all charges against Jibril.

    Indonesia’s President Rushes to the Rescue of ‘Bomb the Jews’ Patrialis 

    And now Akbar is a Constitutional Court Justice, whose appointment received eager support from President SBY.

    We must all look forward to his intelligent input into this new challenge. At least he’s only one of the judges who will decide this issue if it goes to court. 

    • Vojo 10:51 am on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Prabowo is like a cry baby school kid who picks up his ball and goes home when he doesn’t like how the game goes. Is this challenge really going to make it to the Constitutional Court? The results of the election seem clear enough.

  • ross1948 9:24 am on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Oh-Oh, Kamu Kemaluan, Omong Kosong Dhani! 


    I thought I heard thunder last night, but perhaps it was thunderous indifference echoing around the archipelago, when the inimitable Ahmad Dhani denied that he’d vowed to cut off his genitals if Prabowo lost the election.

    Dhani, whose interventions in the campaign have made him something of a laughing stock anyway…

    Marah Besar! Ahmad Dhani Targets Jokowi, Disses My Cat. 


    Indonesian Elections – Hitler Bad, But Bin Laden Okay? 

     claims that some no-goods had falsified Twitter to spread this awful tale.

    “My private parts are very dear to me, he told the media indignantly.


    Oya, the headline at the top? For overseas readers, it’s a play on words, relating to the name of a popular song.



    Just to brighten up your day, I add a link to a dangdut video with the yummy Mella Berby singing her little heart out.

    • Uncle Oz 12:18 pm on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Now I see why you like Indonesia!
      I enjoyed the link to Mella and the rest. Have a nice day!

    • romini 12:10 pm on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      You like Mella very much. My friends like her too.
      Where are concert we can go see her?

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