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  • ross1948 10:10 am on December 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , jakarta Post, Kompas Gramedia, , Trump border defence 'dehumanising',   

    Jakarta Post Trumpophobes? Give ‘Em Mirrors For Xmas! 

    Dehumanization still prevails, as evident, for example, in United States President Donald Trump’s warning about using violence to keep immigrants from the country’s poor neighbors at bay…   https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2018/12/22/a-silenced-night.html





    Skip the telling omission of the key adjective ‘ILLEGAL’ that should always be lodged securely in front of the word ‘immigrants’ in discussion of the Honduras Horde.



    Elaborately Planned” Caravan Brings Human Traffickers & Violent Gangbangers to Guatemala                                                 https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/10/elaborately-planned-caravan-brings-human-traffickers-violent-gangbangers-to-guatemala/

    Skip the omission of the fact that even Mexican citizens on that border have demanded that those crimmigrants be sent back to where they belong.

    Migrant caravan: Mexico deports group that stormed US border

    There’s nothing at all ‘dehumanising‘ about any head of state taking responsible steps to defend his country’s sovereign frontiers.

    America has more than enough undesirable aliens without importing more.


    I’m sure the American Ambassador in Jakarta will have been advised of this insulting JP rant and one hopes he will compose a corrective letter to whichever of that coy clique, the ‘editorial board’ of the Jakarta Post, he can put a name to.

    It’s VERY telling that whoever wrote their offensive tripe felt it prudent not to sign it, preferring to hide behind the anonymity of the ‘board.’

    What it tells us is that the Jakarta Post’s ruling clique is no more courageous today than it was when it held its collective tongue on its pay-masters’…

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    …the business empire, Kompas Gramedia, of which the JP is part  –

    …collusion with sectarian zealot book-burning, an outrageous Nazi-style assault on freedom of expression.


    Any newspaper purporting to be concerned with ‘dehumanisation’ would have erupted in editorial thunder when that took place.

    But not a peep of condemnation from the Jakarta Post ‘editorial board!’

    Whether their sickening silence was because they approved of the bigots who aped the followers of Adolf Hitler…


    German Nazi book-burning, 1930s


    …or because they cowered from upsetting the collaborators in the parent company, who knows?

    But it certainly disqualifies that sad section of the Indonesian media from pontificating on what is ‘dehumanising.’




    Perhaps somebody should run down to the shops tomorrow and buy a bunch of mirrors, so that every member of the JP board can make good use of them on Christmas morning.

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    Or else use the above JP link to their ‘editorial’ and ask the anonymous clique, via the comment column, why their ‘Christmas Message’ includes not only a rant against Trump, but a one-side witter about ‘Palestine’ – with no mention of Hamas terrorism?.





    • Jim in Jakarta 1:00 pm on December 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Ross, we all know and have known for years that the Jakarta Post crawls if the Islamist fanatics come calling.
      I remember another time the jihadists were demanding censorship,something about the ISIS flag, and the management had them in for coffee.
      Of course the JP hates Trump and cheers on the illegals.
      But I bet none of that board have invited any of those Rohingya that landed up in Aceh to come stay in their expensive apartments or houses.

  • ross1948 10:35 am on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Endy Wahyuni, , jakarta Post,   

    British Council Embraces Hacks Long-Silent On Book-Burning? 

    As you may know, the British Council is funded by UK tax-payers. It calls itself a ‘charity’ but is very much part of the Foreign Office apparatus.

    “There is a widespread assumption that The British Council is a wing of our Secret Intelligence Services, however minor. Officially it is no such thing but there are connections……..”   Feuds and turf wars put Fresh Talent flagship plan in jeopardy

    Unfortunately, UK tax-payers don’t get to know much about that sort of thing, nor do they get much say in what the BC does “Speaker Michael Martin in secrecy row over British Council trips”The Daily Telegraph

    And THEN there are such activities as….

    Collaboration with Red China’s communist censors…

    Ma Jian protest paints the London Book Fair red.

    Bringing Censors to the Book Fair.

    …and promotion of ‘gay’ propaganda…

    In 2015, the British Council launcheda free, online, 10-day LGBT film festival…the first global online LGBT film festival  .https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Council

    If you are a Brit tax-payer, maybe you think that’s an outrageous abuse of your money.

    Or maybe you are okay with that sort of nonsense.

    However, today, a look at the British Council’s open collaboration with a newspaper infamous here for its failure to condemn IslamoNazi book-burning!


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    “Writing on Diversity”, an event hosted by The Jakarta Post and The Jakarta Post Writing Center in partnership with Raffles Hotel Jakarta and British Council Indonesia.

    The report adds that those present included former chief editor of The Jakarta Post Endy Bayuni…the discussion focused on how writers can employ diversity to help counter rising intolerance.    http://www.thejakartapost.com/multimedia/2018/04/02/writing-on-diversity-taking-up-stories-against-intolerance.html

    I don’t know about the ‘writers’ present, but I do know about Endy Bahyuni, who, as noted, for some years held a senior editorial position at the Jakarta Post.

    Endy has more than once presented himself as a fan of free expression and religious tolerance.


    “Don’t give any room to the hard-liners,” said Endy…“Please cover them when they’re violating the law, but don’t give space to small group of people when they rally against something absurd. They used the media effectively and deceive the media to suit their own means. ”http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/indonesian-media-needs-to-cover-religion-not-radicals-iarj/ 

    That was a year after Gramedia collaborated with the bigots, and we duly took note!

    Bayuni’s Bravado, Gramedia’s Grovel, Jakarta Post’s Double Standards 

    That occasion, a couple of years ago, would have been a golden opportunity for Endy to redeem his newspaper’s good name with a spirited public denunciation of the Gramedia company, of whose business empire the JP is part.



    Alas, he did not take that opportunity, nor, so far as news reports tell us, did he do so at the Raffles Hotel this month.

    Nor, to the best of my knowledge, has any member of the editorial clique ever done so. 

    Despite its frequent blathering about the virtues of pluralism, I have yet to see any JP editorial condemnation of Gramedia’s disgusting grovel to sectarian censorship, which occurred five years ago…

    ….an episode which culminated in an action replay, jointly supervised by Gramedia and Islamist ‘scholars,’ of the sort of conflagration – book-burning- which characterised Hitler’s Germany. 


    Germany, 1930s (above)

    Indonesia 2012 (below)


    I would suggest the British Council be instructed by the UK Embassy here in Jakarta to cut all ties with this pathetic rag until the editors thereof grow a set and disown their parent company’s blazing appeasement of Islamist bigotry 

    • Mike Grattan 8:11 pm on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I used to use the British Council’s library till they gave it away. to the Indonesian government.
      I never knew anything about their bad record, the Communist China story or the spy story either.
      If they are a respectable organization, they would have nothing to do with the Jakarta Post.

    • Jim in Jakarta 9:35 pm on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Good, Ross, keep after the hacks!
      Thanks for that about the British COuncil, no idea they were like that.

    • Petra Malley 10:06 pm on April 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      This is very interesting. It’s sad that the media there are so keen to work with Islamists, because if Islamists come to power, press freedom disappears.
      From what you have been writing in the past 12 months, there’s every chance the Islamists will come to power in Indonesia, so some journalists are hedging their bets.
      So much for integrity, but Western journalists are a pretty foul lot too.. .

    • Fiona Fenton 1:13 am on April 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      And who did you say funds this British Council?
      Us mugs, the British tax-payers, who never gave them permission to cover-up the way they spend our money.
      That story of how the Speaker of the House of Commons slapped a ban on revealing junkets by MPs at British Council (i.e. OUR) expense is outrageous. Same goes for them being so hand in glove with the communist censors in Beijing.
      Iwonder how many MPs would vote to clean up this ‘British’ Council?
      How would their junketing MP guests vote?
      We should start a petition to either wind this so-called ‘charity’ up altogether or kick them off the gravy train.
      Slash their salaries, stop them spending our money on queer film fests and make them work for British interests!

    • JazPen 12:22 pm on April 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I see the British Council is keeping its head down.
      They must think nobody cares how low they can sink and thats probably true.
      Not my taxes anyway so I leave it to the British tax-paying public.

  • ross1948 12:11 am on December 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Well Said, Jakarta Globe! But Will Gramedia Repent? 

    Thankfully in the modern era, no one in their right mind would burn books but censorship is still widely practiced. 


    The editorial in the Jakarta Globe concerns a local issue, about bookstores removing books from their shelves that might, so it’s said, embarrass local political notables with “unverifiable information.”  If you’re interested please use the link.

    But the point about book-burning is something that will resonate with many around the world…


    Nazis in the Thirties, burning books


    ….who learned at school about such conflagrations in Nazi Germany.

    Many will applaud the JG editor’s condemnation of such intolerant, anti-democratic activity.



    But not their rivals in the Jakarta Post, methinks, whose owners, the vast Gramedia business empire, committed such a crime against reason only a few years ago, and has NEVER repented of the book-burning that shamed Jakarta.


    Gramedia’s outrageous literary arson was all the more reprehensible in that it was perpetrated at the behest of arrant Islamist bigots.

    We keep asking when the Jakarta Post editors will have the guts and/or decency to deplore the Gramedia book-burning.

    But few others on the local scene have been prepared to swell our protests into what should be a nationwide chorus.

    Perhaps now that the Jakarta Globe has, albeit obliquely, dragged book-burning into the spotlight, others may now join in and shame the culprits.


    • Jim in Jakarta 12:21 am on December 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I saw that JG editorial and immediately thought about Gramedia’s Nazi tactics.
      I have never used Gramedia stores or bought a Jakarta Post since those morons burned those books and it bothers me that so few people have joined in your protest.

      The very least respectable that companies should do is STOP advertising in any Gramedia publication,
      I admit I have left it to you, Ross, but not any more.
      I am going to write to any company that advertises in the Jakarta Post and tell them what kind of company Gramedia is – Book-burners PLC.

    • Heru Damai 5:10 pm on December 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Repenting has the meaning as to understand that your sinful act was wrong and to promise to sin no more.

      I do not think the rich Gramedia men have ability to understand right and wrong.They did not care about right or wrong when they did the book arson.
      They only want business to run smooth and keep making money..
      Love of money is root of all evil.

  • ross1948 3:30 pm on October 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Berlin Wall Jakarta -Kenapa Kalijodo? Lebih Baik Lubang Buaya! 

    I’m not sure that putting part of the Berlin Wall at Kalijodo is entirely appropriate.


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    A former red-light zone, now a youngsters’ recreation area, KJ seems an odd site, but since the Indonesian artist was desperate to find a location for his work, why not?

    Interesting, though, to note that nowhere in the Jakarta Post report –  http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/10/05/teguh-ostenriks-berlin-wall-in-jakarta-art-to-overcome-divisive-powers.html–  does the moral blight of communism get a mention, despite communism being the raison d’etre of the Wall of Shame.



    The JP talks about the Cold War, but fails to name the evil ideology which that war was waged to resist – and which came close to devouring the Indonesian archipelago.


    Red border guards in Berlin retrieve the corpse of young Peter Fechter, whom they’d shot down while he tried to flee Communism


    It penned in Germans who wanted to be free of marxist misrule.

    I suppose the Jakarta Post’s omission is down to their relentless compassion for the red vermin of the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party…


    Jakarta Post – Never Miss a Chance to Re-Hab Reds! 

    …which would, if given the chance, have subjected this lovely country to the same horrors that their comrades in Europe inflicted on countless victims in Eastern Europe.



    Worse, maybe, since the unlamented Aidit, PKI fuhrer, is on record as regarding North Korea as his fave totalitarian model.

    For my part, I’d have thought the Lubang Buaya, on the east side of town, would be more suitable.



    That’s where the grand memorial to the officers murdered in the attempted Red take-over of 1965 stands, a perennial reminder of the evil of communism.

  • ross1948 12:17 pm on September 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blood-sucking creatures, Chupacabra, jakarta Post, , , , Puerto Rico, Purwodadi,   

    Pity Purwodadi – Vampirical Beasts Prowl In Java? 

     In the backwoods of Java, something strange is happening.

    Something wicked this way comes?

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    A most alarming story in the ever-amazing Jakarta Post, about the residents of the hitherto obscure township of Purwodadi, who have been coming across goats fallen prey to an alleged attack by an unknown predator, which many suspected to be a blood-sucking herd of wild animals.


    Scary stuff – and one feels sorry for the villagers, whose livestock  has been turning up  with bite marks on their neck and legs and … no blood left in the animals’ body.

    But while the JP headline tells us where Purwodadi is…

    Yogyakarta village shocked by Chupacabra-like attack

    …its reference to Chupacabra is absolutely baffling.

    I have read and re-read the entire report, and NOWHERE can I discern any definition of what Chupacabra actually is!

    Indeed, whoever wrote and edited the report must be an afficionado of Latin American folklore…



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    …and must assume all readers share his or her expertise, because, despairing of any explanation within the odd newspaper’s website, I turned to wikipedia, and lo…

    The chupacabra or chupacabras is a legendary creature in the folklore of parts of the Americas, with its first purported sightings reported in Puerto Rico.

    Immigration Ministry please investigate!


  • ross1948 11:40 am on July 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Jakarta Blackout? Top Cop Wants NO News Of ISIS ‘Pranks!’ 

    National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian has called on the public not to overreact to this week’s incident involving an Islamic State flag tied to a fence at the Kebayoran Lama Police station in South Jakarta.http://jakartaglobe.id/news/national-police-chief-calls-for-calm-after-s-jakarta-islamic-state-flag-incident/

    But while there’s a mention of a message attached to the flag, for details of that we need to look elsewhere.

    …the letter also threatened to turn Jakarta into a warzone like Marawi in the Philippines…


    Not exactly the first time such warnings from the ISIS rape-gang have been heard here, as we reported quite some time ago.


    Scumbags in Jakarta with ISIS flags -in 2014!


    “You don’t come to us, we will come to you. We will come back to Indonesia … to implement the Shariah of God.  The implementation of the Shariah of God starts with waging a war on you — with slaughtering you one by one….”    http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/indonesian-fighter-warns-tni-chief-soldiers-god-waiting/


    Satanic ISIS Threaten Indonesia Blood-Bath! 

    General Tito says what’s just happened may be a ‘prank’ and maybe so.

    But he has not so long ago displayed a laid-back attitude to fanatic gangs…

    Video Viral, Tito KarnavianFPIOrmas Islam yang Sangat Toleran

    It was so depressing when we read those words of his, regarding the notorious vigilante gang as a –


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    National Police Chief Tito Karnavian


    Tito Karnavian declared that FPI is a community organization that is tolerant.

    According to Tito, their activities like that he attended will get rid of the ugly stigma of the FPI as “radical and militant synonymous with violence and intolerance.”

    Karnavian added that this stigma is maybe applied as a label by the mass media and then influences the public….

    In the light of those comments we reported a couple of months ago, his concerns about public reaction to media telling it like it is about the “TOLERANT” FPI…



    …what are we to make of his plan to conceal sectarian incidents, like this week’s, from the people of Jakarta, indeed from all Indonesians?

     The police’s public relations unit has orders not to report similar incidents to prevent a public outcry.

    Would a public outcry against the Islamist danger be such a bad thing?

    Jakarta’s Governor seems readier to trust the people to show sense. Jakarta Governor urges public to be vigiliant (vigilant, actually, but skip the spelling error! )

    Yet a shutdown on news is precisely what Tito appears to have in mind. “I have also instructed my personnel, not to reveal such incidents to the media….” Tito said.

    Maybe he has worries about how much of the media here behaves.

    Indonesian Media – Islamist Bias Still Shining Through! 

  • ross1948 8:19 am on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: biker bans, jakarta Post, poor English   

    What’s Worse? Jakarta Bike Ban Or Jakarta Post Bad English! 

    The Jakarta administration and city police are decided on barring motorcycles from entering the city’s main thoroughfares – Jl. Sudirman, Jl. Gatot Subroto and Jl. Rasuna Said…


    Bad Jakarta bikers- I’m not fussed if they get banned from main roads, but I would be delighted if they were banned from sidewalks!


    ….in an attempt to reduce traffic congestion in the capital.

    One assumes the Jakarta Post hack means they have decided to bar the bikes. The clumsy English gets no better.

    A meeting between city officials on June 7 concluded about the need to ban motorcycles from the three main streets..

    Does this poor scribbler mean they concluded there is a need?

    And on it goes…

    “…We are going to hold another meeting to discuss further about it,” Budiyanto said on Monday, declining provide details on the plan.


    Even my slothful teen students, back when I was an English teacher at one of Jakarta’s many language schools knew that you don’t discuss about things.



    You can talk about things, think about things, but you don’t discuss about things. The preposition is redundant, incorrect! The Jakarta Post editorial staff should call a meeting of their hacks to discuss the problem –

    NB –  NOT discuss ABOUT it.

    • JazPen 1:45 pm on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      No wonder nobody takes the JP seriously.
      I know my written English isnt up to much but I dont get paid to write!
      Their owners still Gramedia the book burners?
      They must make pots of of money from their big stores in malls so why cant they pay good enough wages to get people who can write good English?

  • ross1948 1:35 pm on June 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bekasi Police, , , , jakarta Post   

    What Vexes Most – Sectarian Bullies, Jakarta Post or Bekasi Cops? 

    Bekasi Police brought in a 15-year-old identified only as BBS from his home in Kaliabang, North Bekasi, on Monday, after receiving a formal complaint from a group who claimed the boy had posted a comment on his Facebook page that offended their religion. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/06/06/police-question-teenager-for-facebook-comment.html

    One’s first reaction is why didn’t the Bekasi Police tell the arrogant fanatics to sod off?

    Who cares if they’re offended?

    Grow up, dingbats!

    But then one recalls we are in Indonesia, where a distinguished city governor can be put in prison for the bizarre ‘offence’ of ‘blasphemy,’ merely for quoting and commenting inoffensively on an Islamic verse.

    But the report gets more fascinating the more we read.

    The group reportedly surrounded BBS’s house after discovering the social media post.

    The HELL with that!

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    If a bunch of bigot bums ‘surrounded‘ my little house (a more or less impossible feat, because it’s part of a long block of houses!) because of something I said, then I would regard THAT action as offensive…


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    …and, if their objective were to stop me saying the same kind of thing again, a clear attempt at mob intimidation.

    Gun laws here prevent me keeping a shot-gun on the premises, but if I had one, I’d take it out front and tell them to ‘F-Off!’

    Gangs of sectarian bullies deserve no less.

    However, my definition of ‘intimidation’ does not, it seems, match that of Bekasi Police Chief Hero Bahtiar.


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    “This is not considered an act of persecution because there were no signs of intimidation from the group…We came directly to [BBS’s home] and brought him to the police station.”  

    Bekasi Jihadist Jerks Amok – Police Tear-Gas Hate-Gang! 

    The boy’s home is surrounded by a hostile gang, and the cops take the boy to the police station? Why didn’t they order the sectarians to disperse, or take THEM to the cop-shop?

    Indeed, were it NOT an exercise in mob intimidation, why did the mob not themselves just go to the police station to report the alleged ‘offence.’

    Having once, to my eternal regret, lived in Bekasi, I was not greatly surprised by that report. It’s basically a satellite city, located in West Java (bad start!) but merges seamlessly into Jakarta. But it has a bad reputation for Islamist intolerance. 

    Bekasi’s Islamist Regime – ‘We Won’t Allow Religious Liberty If Bigot Thugs Object!’ 

    Christ’s Ascension Day – Islamist Savages Pelt Congregation With Sewage, Urine and Rocks 

    Head-Scarfed Harpies Hurl Dung and Urine at Christians 

    And while the Bekasi Police have sometimes done the right thing, as recently when they used tear-gas on a vile bigot mob trying to prevent the building of a church…


    Bekasi Jihadist Jerks Amok – Police Tear-Gas Hate-Gang! 

     …despite the congregation having applied for and obtained all necessary legal requirements, there have been many examples reported here, in the not very distant past, of behaviour by police personnel which was to say the least disturbing, leaving a load of questions to answer about things they’ve done – or not done!

    • …like here – Christians Abused by Islamist Mob, Cops Fail to Enforce the Law 

      …and, most shockingly, here – ‘Off With His Head!’ – Jakarta Cops – No Sweat on Murder Threat! 

    • And in case you prefer a direct quote from a newspaper that is in no way sympathetic to any views I have ever expressed, get this, from only last year!

    • Bekasi Police reportedly issued a circular on Dec. 15 while Kulonprogo Police released a circular on Dec. 17, in which both instructed owners and management of businesses not to force their employees to wear Christmas attributes.  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/12/19/police-to-revoke-circulars-on-mui-ban-on-christmas-attributes.html
    • That arrogant intrusion was happily slapped down by less intolerant senior police, but the sectarian mentality exposed seems not to have resulted in any dismissals.

    • But finally, let’s consider the reporting of this incident by the Jakarta Post.

    • Why is the ‘group’ that caused the trouble not identified?

    • It”s surely a matter of public interest if such a ‘group’ can enlist the police to act as enforcers for their enmity?

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    • Did the JP even ask the police  who the ‘group’ was?

    • Did the police refuse to tell? Did the JP ask the boy? Or his family?

    • Or the neighbours?

    • Trust me, here in Indonesia, neighbours are not backward in taking an interest if ANYTHING out of the ordinary happens along their street.

    • That’s what journalists are supposed to do, after all – ask questions!

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    • Did nobody own up to knowing the identity of the intimidators?

    • Or does the Jakarta Post actually know who these anti-social fanatics are? Are they deliberately keeping everyone else in the dark?

    • And if so why?

    • One is inured to their approach, stories about ‘certain organisations,’ or even a ‘certain religion.’

    • Failure to do basic research, basic reporting.

    • Timorous as mice, the exact opposite of the ‘always bold, always independent’ slogan they blazon on their website.

    • .But just because we’re used to it, that doesn’t mean we should stop despising it.

  • ross1948 6:43 pm on May 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , jakarta Post, Manado, , , ,   

    Manado Mayhem! Jakarta Post Flouts Its Own ‘Bold’ Motto? 

    If ever I feel in need of a wry smile, I check out the Jakarta Post website and look at its motto. 


    Always Bold. Always Independent

    It is so untrue.

    I could refer yet again to their ‘pluralist’ editors, who thunder away on all sorts of issues yet have never uttered a word to condemn the Nazi-style book-burning…

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    Germany, 1930s


    …which their parent company, Gramedia, undertook at the behest of the most intolerant Islamist fanatics in Indonesia.


    • burning books   Grovelling Gramedia’s BookBurning Bonanza – Appeasing Fanatics 

    • =======
    • But today I noticed their dramatic report on the scenes of massive disorder in Manado, where hundreds of righteously angry citizens turned out to protest at the visit to their province of the Deputy Speaker of Indonesia’s House of Representatives.

    • In the face of the teargas, the protesters fought back throwing stones at police officers, several of whom were injured.

    • Facing strong resistance, the police deployed a water cannon to disperse the crowd. Protesters managed to break through the entrance gate of the governor’s office compound before hundreds of police pushed them back.  


    • Right!

    • A powerful display of strong  emotions on a subject clearly of great significance. So all readers here and overseas are curious as to exactly what the issue may be, that has provoked such an outbreak of public anger.

    • Naturally, the bold JP tells all, very clearly?

    • Uh, NOT!

    • The protesters said they rejected Fahri’s visit because of controversial remarks he is reported to have made that could heighten sectarian tensions in the country.

    WHAT ‘controversial remarks?’

    HOW could Fahri’s mysterious words have provoked ‘sectarian tensions?’

    Useful information, surely, which any newspaper worthy of the name might think readers ought to know, so they can understand the story that made this JP headline?

    Angry mob protests deputy House speaker’s visit to Manado

    Tough! The JP doesn’t divulge the Deputy Speaker’s ‘remarks.’

    The JP doesn’t even mention which party he belongs to!


    We’ve covered Fahri before.


    A leading member of the fanatical Islamist PKS party has urged the Indonesian Government to take in the hordes of Rohingya swarming the seas around the archipelago.


    • fahri hamzah


    Fahri Hamzah, Deputy Secretary General of the Prosperous Justice Party, is quoted appealing to President Jokowi to create a special regulation on the issue. “Their suffering is evident. Do we, as a nation that believes in humanity, have the heart to see them suffer?”   http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/pks-calls-immediate-response-growing-rohingya-refugee-crisis/


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    •  ====================

    Noble sentiments, but his invocation of humanity as a guiding principle hardly sits well with the shameful record of his party leader, Anis Matta, whose humanitarian instincts were made manifest when he wrote that infamous ode of adulation after 9/11, singing the praises of mass-murderer Osama Bin Laden..

    Holy Bludger-Boats! Bin Laden Fan’s Party Calls for ‘Humanity?’ 


    Perhaps there’s a clue in that report, not to Fahri’s latest ‘remarks’ which have upset the good people of Manado, but to why almost anything Fahri says might be controversial!

    Or you can try to look through those parts of the Indonesian media which really are BOLD and INDEPENDENT!

    Fahri Hamzah Buka Pintu DPR untuk Aksi 55
    Indopos4 Mei 2017

    • JazPen 7:07 pm on May 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      My God,
      Ross you may be pessimistic about the future here, same as I am, but you are not giving up without a fight.

      All thats happened in Indonesia recently is the fault of people who never stood up to the fanatics and Gramedia is guilty as anybody after what they did, burning those books.

      I may be wrong but wasnt Fahri Hamzah the one who wanted to open the doors of the parliament to the anti-Ahok mobs.
      Yes, I just went to the link at the end of your post there and he was.

      It used to be so nice living here but now we really have to watch the news every day and see what the bad people are planning, Although I read that Reuters exclusive and it sounds like they will go after the Chinese minority before they come for us!
      No consolation in my opinion.
      Keep fighting the rearguard action,

  • ross1948 10:24 pm on May 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , jakarta Post, radical   

    Oxymoronic Jakarta Post Reporting – Conservatism = Radicalism? 

    While it was heartening to read that lots of good Jakarta citizens have appealed to the security forces to crack down on the Islamist menace…



    … it is baffling to read through the Jakarta Post’s report on the situation, replete with contradictory descriptions of the problem of Islamist intolerance as at once ‘conservatism’  – a growing wave of religious conservatism…


    …and ‘radicalism’ – the headquarters of the National Police, the Jakarta Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI), were adorned with dozens of flower boards bearing messages calling on the government to curb radicalism. 

    Can’t have it both ways!

    And if the JP journos can’t make up their minds, why not just tell it like it is – Arabisation of Indonesia, or Islamist fanaticism ( I admit that’s slightly unfair on Middle Eastern people, especially Middle Eastern women, who also suffer Islamist injustice The Glory That Was Egypt – When Women Were Unashamed To Be Women!  )

    In making up their minds, Indonesian media people must be aware that Indonesia was founded on the pluralist principles embedded in the state ideology of Pancasila. It had to be, because the archipelago is home to various religions and multiple cultures.

    So a genuinely conservative Indonesian will be proud of his country’s heritage of traditional tolerance and seek to preserve it.

    Any movement or ideology which seeks to undermine that heritage is by definition radical.

    Whether that subversion be an alien import called marxism, bent on fuelling class hatred, or the equally alien import – from the Arab World – called Islamism, it needs to be recognised and struck down.

    Indonesians did a good job in 1965, excising the communist cancer called PKI (the Indonesian Communist Party) from the body politic.

    Nowadays, the threat is also an ideology which proclaims its internationalism, aspiring to force people to acknowledge a global sectarian allegiance.

    If the decent citizens who toted all those flowers into town seriously seek to preserve a civilised way of life from evil, they should appeal to President Jokowi to match his words –  – with deeds…


    …and stick to his plan to impose a ban, similar to that on the PKI, on Hizbut Tahrir and all other like-minded fanatic gangs who would place Indonesia under an international caliphate based on iniquitous shariah.

    At the moment, Jokowi is facing an uncannily similar situation to that which besets President Trump, whose good intentions are being thwarted by politically motivated people using specious court manoeuvres.

    Jokowi too is being urged to spend time pushing the ban through courts, and after the Ahok verdict, God only knows what Indonesian judges might do if faced with predictably raucous fanatic demos.

    All civilised countries should welcome any action against radical Islamists.

    Especially Australia, where timorous Turnsteer, like his predecessor, cowers from that sensible step – Grubbing for Sectarian Votes – Labor Vies With Mufti’s Mate Malcolm!  – which would be welcomed by millions of patriots!


    • JazPen 11:36 pm on May 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You know Ross that the Jakarta Post wont ever be straight about the Islamists. They are under the thumb as long as theyre owned by the book burners Gramedia.
      I dont know if this radical/conservative is just bad journalism or if they want to confuse people but I will never trust anything they say.

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