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  • ross1948 12:07 on August 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Jakarta Post book-burning, , Kompas TV, , ,   

    Kompas TV Talk-Show Exalts PKI Collabo Pramoedya! 


    To please my guest yesterday, I tuned into Kompas TV for the news in Indonesian, catching up on local activities, and left that channel on, once my guest was gone.

    About 3pm, there began a talk show about a film being made about one of the works of a villainous old leftist, infamous here among those acquainted with the PKI, the Communist Party of Indonesia, for his shameless collaboration with that evil movement.

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    Pramoedya was the king-pin of LEKRA, a typical red front gang, and we can only wonder at Kompas TV for its failure to include any critics of a man who can at best be described as a fellow-traveller.

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    There were tons of photos of the old red brute smiling genially. There were also a variety of people taking part, none of them familiar to me, except One, who I believe to be a well-known film producer.

    Nobody was there to denounce him as he was denounced 25 years ago.

    Tempo, issue May 16-22, 2006 – an extract which explains why some 25 “prominent literary figures and cultural observers” put their distinguished names to a formal submission to the Magsaysay Award Committee in 1995, protesting at that body’s decision to give Pramoedya an award.

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    Their reasons were simply stated, viz his unethical role during one of the darkest periods for creativity during the Guided Democracy era, when he led the persecution of artists and literary figures who disagreed with him.

     (this protest is air-brushed out of most Western references nowadays, though a brief mention is to be found in an otherwise slavishly pro-Pram article in the Economist  http://www.economist.com/node/168819 )

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    As a veteran anti-communist, I have written about this subject often enough…

    ….so will not go on and on about the PKI…

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    Don't burn booksa 1965 demo by the totalitarian hypocrites of the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party, in the heart of Jakarta.

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    …nor about Gramedia…

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    ….nor about the Jakarta Post…

    Jakarta Post Against Book-Burning – If The Books Are Leftist? 

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

    …..all of which are commercially linked.

    I only wish to remind readers, that, while some people here get excessively worked up about the unlikely event of a Communist revival….

    Inconsistent Agitation? Woe To Jakarta Commuters! 

    …other people seem determined to rehabilitate reds who don’t deserve rehabilitation.

    PS I read one of Pramoedya’s books once and it was a depressing experience!

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    • Jim Ex Jakarta 15:02 on August 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      It’s always been bad, since we used to call the Jakarta Post the Havana Post.
      There is a kind of clique that deep down is still a bit broken up about the PKI not taking power.

      It’s not just an Indonesian thing. We have the same in our country, ‘intellectuals’ who think they are smarter than the rest of us.

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    • Kezia 15:17 on August 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I do not understand why any Indonesian would want to exalt a mean supporter of the communists like this Pramoedya.
      We have many problems but we are not trampled under the boots of communist police like Hong Kong is.
      Good point you make about the religious extremism. They use communism just as a stick to beat President Jokowi unfairly.
      Even so, we better never to forget the crimes of the PKI and their friends like Pramoedya.
      PS I also try once to read a Pramodeya book, but I was not able to finish reading, so boring and depressing.

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    • Lukas 17:06 on August 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      He was not a good man. Kompas should know better.

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    • Arjuna 19:55 on August 31, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      PKI very dangerous to Indonesia and Pramoedya did help them.

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  • ross1948 06:57 on December 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Jakarta Post book-burning, , Jakarta Post PKI, Mexicans rapists   

    Ill-Informed Jakarta Post Leftists Snarl At Trump 


    Skulking behind the ‘Editorial’ mask, the leftists who run the Jakarta Post have launched a vicious attack on President Trump.

    The JP’s record of double-standards…

    Jakarta Post Against Book-Burning – If The Books Are Leftist? 

    ….notably their resolute faulure to condemn their Gramedia overlords’ Nazi-style book-burning and their frequent simperings of sympathy with the poor persecuted communists here in Indonesia…

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

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    ‘We Don’t Want Communism?’ But if You Did, It’s Time To Apologise!! 

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    …disqualifies anyone among its editorial cadre from criticising others for allegedly amoral conduct.

    In fact it’s hard even to take these lily-livered Lugenpresse creeps as in any sense journalists, when they wrap their vituperation in dissimulation.

    The clowns repeat the hoary old Big Lie – that Trump – “had made numerous statements (e.g. Mexicans are drug dealers and rapists)”

     

    Hasil gambar untuk goebbels lies

    I suppose the JP is following the Dr. Goebbels strategy.

    If they are not deliberately lying, they must be pig-ignorant, because even most non-journo-jerk citizens in the USA are aware of the truth.

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    We pointed out that truth a while ago, but the JP editors plainly only read stuff that reinforces their left prejudices.

    Had they looked in here, they’d have been reminded that-

    One of the most oft-repeated canards that the Media-Democrat Party likes to spew up  when they run out of fresh spittle-flaked spite is the bare-faced lie that President Trump called ‘Mexicans’ (or sometimes ‘Mexican migrants’ ) either ‘rapists’ and/or ‘criminals.’

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    Anyone with access to the internet can easily find the actual speech, which clearly shows the GOP candidate was talking about crimmigrants, illegals…

    …saying that ‘some’ matched his description while ‘some were good people..’ The Good Mexicans Trump Talked About! 

    …but the JP penchant for distortion goes on…

    They dredge up the Charlottesville story again, how Trump ‘failed to condemn what was a blatant case of racism and white nationalism.’

    In fact Trump did condemn the violence, but was sensibly even-handed about it…

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    …which was more than fair of him, since the violence was provoked by, hence entirely the fault of, the Red Nazi Antifa rabble who went to the scene with the declared intention of obstructing a legal march by those to whom they were determined to deny free expression,

    The rancid bias of these JP hacks comes across ever so strongly when they whine that there’s been ‘no stopping his aversion to political correctness and bad behavior.’

    Their clumsy English needs to be interpreted.

    While his aversion to political correctness is one reason why Trump has huge support in the USA and throughout the wider world too, we are not sure why the JP comrades would dislike his aversion to ‘bad behaviour!’

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    I think they meant to insert ‘his’ before ‘bad,’ but obviously they never attended any of my lower-intermediate English lessons!

    Never mind!

    The JP’s pinko scribblers list Trump’s shortcomings –

    ‘ He has regularly attacked women, people of color and even some of the most respected figures in American politics.’

    https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2019/12/20/checking-the-donald.html

    So are the JP hit-squad telling us that NO ‘women’ are to be ‘attacked’ i.e. criticised…

    Best Flaunt That Cleavage, Alyssa, Not Your Foul Mouth! 

    Gargoyle Leftist Griffin – Too Grotesque Even For CNN – Blames Trump! 

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    Ugly O’Donnell- The Warthog Wallows Ever Deeper! 

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    ..even when they  launch obscene, vile attacks on Trump and other patriots and conservatives?

    Are the JP hacks seriously telling us that NO ‘people of colour’ ( by which presumably they mean coloured people) are ever to be attacked, i.e. criticised, even when they openly incite racial hatred and violence?

    Black KNIVES Matter? Hideous Hate-Freak Helm Exposed! 

     Black Lives Matter co-founder tweets about killing “men and white folks”

    And who else has Trump shockingly attacked?

    Oh yeah, ‘some of the most respected figures in American politics!’

    Like this pair?

    The Truth About Hillary Clinton and Verizon |.

    And if you need to be reminded of just what sort of  things we’re talking about here, go back and watch…

     


    Clinton-Cash-Poster.

    CLINTON CASH OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY MOVIE ( FULL ) – YouTube

    A ghastly newspaper, the Jakarta Post.

    Of course Trump is not perfect, but he’s a far better man than Obama the racist, or either of the sleazy Clintons.

     

     
    • JazPen 09:34 on December 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Good, Ross.
      After they said nothing about the Gramedia book-burning, I gave up on reading the rag.

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    • Jim Ex Jakarta 11:37 on December 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I miss a lot about Jakarta but one thing I never miss is the Havana Posr

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    • Mel Henderson 15:50 on December 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Funny sort of newspaper, that Jakarta Post, tearful about Commies getting what they deserve, and also unwilling to condemn their own parent company’s involvement in Islamist book-burning?
      I would say both of those behaviours are bad stands for newspapers to take.
      They still want to moan about Trump’s behaviour?
      Glass houses, throwing stones.
      Not a happy mix.

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  • ross1948 08:04 on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Prabowo Faces Jakarta Post Quadrennial Gibbering! 


    And off we go again, an outstanding display of double-standards by the Jakarta Post, which re-hashed its long-winded explanation from four years ago on why it is anti-Prabowo and pro-Jokowi!

    We are encouraged that one candidate [Jokowi] has displayed a factual record of rejecting faith-based politics. At the same time we are horrified that the other [Prabowo] affiliates himself with hard-line Islamic groups who would tear the secular nature of the country apart…    https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2019/04/09/we-may-ruin-our-incredible-democratic-achievements-since-1999.html

    The Jakarta Post unequivocally deplores religious thugs who forward an intolerant agenda.  

    Oh yeah?

    How often does it get thus HORRIFIED at involvement with such unspeakable people?

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    Has the JP a consistent record of being ‘HORRIFIED’ by people who collaborate with religious thugs who forward an intolerant agenda?

    Regular readers here at RRA will remember the infamous Nazi-style book-burning in Jakarta, sponsored not only by the most backward Islamist fanatics…

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    …but by Indonesia’s largest publishing empire, Gramedia, of which, last I heard, the Jakarta Post is part.

    That was a Hitlerite atrocity against free expression.

    If the Jakarta Post, even so late as this election eve, now condemns its Gramedia overlords, then perhaps they may be forgiven the sin of selective indignation.

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    • Euis 08:40 on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I remember that day. I never use Gramedia store any more.

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    • Wulan 09:16 on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      So many media, do how we say, not do how we do.
      Jakarta Posts scared to condemn big boss!

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    • JazPen 11:26 on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      You never miss an opportunity to remind us how bad the Jellyfish Post is.
      Good for you.
      I still try to shop anywhere but Gramedia.

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      • Rawel 15:56 on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I never read Jakarta Post because my english very bad.
        Now I know again I do not want ever read Jakarta Post.
        I am not clever girl with big education but I understand what you say.
        Gramedia are big friend with fanatic. No good, same like Jakarta Post.

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    • Triwanto 12:02 on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Why do Jakarta Post editors only get horror of pro-fanatics policy when somebody not their boss company is the culprit?
      Everybody in every islands know that Gramedia is guilty of helping fanatic burn books.
      Jakarta Post horror goes quiet!
      Hypocrites.

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    • Jim Ex Jakarta 09:15 on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Keep trying, Ross.
      You got it right but they are not going to do the right thing.

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  • ross1948 11:08 on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Islamist arson, , Jakarta Post book-burning, Myanmar Embassy Jakarta   

    Typical? Jakarta Mob Orator Talks Embassy Arson! 


    “If they don’t get out of this place in three days, we’ll expel them ourselves. We’ll burn this embassy,” another protest leader told the crowd as he stood on top of a truck, vowing to stage further rallies.

    http://jakartaglobe.id/news/protesting-islamists-threaten-burn-myanmar-embassy-jakarta/

    Playing with fire? There’s something of an obsession with burning among certain elements in Jakarta.

    We all read about sectarian savages demanding that former Governor Ahok be burned.

    The protesters, most of whom were men dressed in white Muslim attire, were heard yelling, “We want a Muslim governor,” “Burn Ahok!” and “Kafir!”   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/10/14/thousands-hard-liners-march-against-ahok.htm

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    Ahok only burned in effigy!

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    Those blasted bigots didn’t get their way, but poor Ahok is now in jail thanks to  the country’s ‘blasphemy’ law.

    And of course there’s the infamous Gramedia book-burning incident, when the Jakarta Post’s publishers emulated Adolf Hitler by building a bonfire of books that upset Islamist fanatics.

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    A pity the Jakarta Globe didn’t give us the name of the ranter who was heard shrilling about burning the embassy.

    But at least they told us of the irresponsible threat to go lawless.

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    The Jakarta Post, in contrast – http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/09/06/-thousands-of-muslims-protest-outside-myanmar-embassy.html

    –  made no mention of it.

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    But given their Gramedia publisher’s enthusiasm for setting fire to harmless books, perhaps they prefer not to mention that sort of incendiary outburst.

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    • JazPen 12:50 on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You always take every chance to refer to the Gramedia book burning.
      Quite right.
      Traffic was light last night so I think many Jakartans stayed out of the way because of the demo.
      Its an ill wind.

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    • Deden 14:11 on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Why do they think the embassy must go just because they say so?
      I do not especially like Myanmar but it is not for mobs in streets to say what may be in Jakarta.
      Why do we have elections and a government? We see so many mobs in Jakarta but most people stay away from them.so they do not speak for most people..
      Why do the police not arrest this man who talks about burning buildings?

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    • Santi 22:23 on September 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      It is late for me but I want to write about this before I sleep tonight and say it is not good for people to speak like this.
      We do not want any embassy or mall or anything burning in Jakarta. We saw this hate in 1998 and never want to see like it again.

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  • ross1948 12:50 on August 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , Jakarta Post book-burning, Nia Danata,   

    Ma’af, Nia Danata! Jakarta Needs More Than New Censor Rules 


    Interesting to read in the ever-astonishing Jakarta Post, whose parent company Gramedia perpetrated the most glaring example of sectarian censorship not that long ago, a Nazi-style book-burning to placate Islamist bigots, that somebody’s claiming…

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    Indonesian movie industry still not entirely free from censorship:

    Since the Jakarta Post has never condemned Gramedia’s infamous grovel to jihadist fanatics, it’s not surprising that this complaint comes not from JP editors but from a lady named Nia Dinata.

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    She’s a real wee cutie, as you can see, but she’s also a film director, who says, quite rightly, that the Indonesian movie industry is still in shackles as judgmental groups are reluctant to accept the freedom of expression by artists which are often out of the box.

    But Nia is surely guilty of understatement!

    It’s not only ‘out of the box‘ movies that get hammered, and the hammers are not only wielded by sectarian nutjobs (which I imagine is what she means by judgmental groups)

    It wasn’t just silly little censor cuts imposed on the film ‘Noah!’

    I usually enjoy Russel Crowe films but found ‘Noah’ stupid and boring to watch. Yet why on earth was the entire movie outlawed throughout Indonesia?

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    Russel Crowe dalam Noah (Foto: Ist)

    Noah’ Banned – Who’s Next? State Censors or Sectarian Enforcers? 

    Why?

    Because it upset violent bigot gangs and the non-violent bigot cliques, much the same sorts as the book burned by Gramedia also did!

    And we’ve had to report other examples of the most extreme elements in Indonesia doing their dirty worst to tell Indonesian people what they may or may not watch.

    ‘Cinta Tapi Beda!’ – First Blood to IslamoNazis! 

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    Cinta Tapi Beda was about love between a guy and gal of different religions, and had the foul fanatics frothing, as they often do here.

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    Clearly a film for young people, teens especially, coming up to the age when they think of marriage!

    So Nia’s suggestion this week, that  instead of censoring, “Age classification must be clear. Every line of industry, be it movie theaters or TV, must be required to include age classification,” does not make that much sense.

    There are other films we’ve looked at, such as this –Soekarno’ Film – IslamoNazis Threaten Cinema Raids!  – and I’m too busy today to wax indignant about the clouded cleavage crisis on our tv screens, or the general tv censorship issue, covered in previous posts like this…

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    Dimana Bokong2nya? – Where Are Our Buttocks? 

    … but while vigilante hoodlums should be truncheoned by stern law enforcement officers out of their pretensions to any role in censorship…

    Gambar terkait

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    …even official censorship here needs a lot more reforming than Nia suggests, to drag it into the 20th, never mind the 21st Century!

    Never mind, her heart’s in the right place.

     
    • JazPen 14:26 on August 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I cant dispute anything said above and that includes your praise of Nia as a cutie.
      I am always glad when you write about Indonesia and even more when you attack the Gramedia book-burners.
      I am sending you a few links you might want to use for other local stories.
      Have a nice weekend

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    • Kezia 15:04 on August 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      This is what I like from your blog, Ross, that you respect Indonesian people and say they do not need to be told like little kids what television and films they can go to enjoy.
      Our government listens to many bad voices for censoring. Better they censor the bad advice they listen to from MUI and FPI and let us choose like adult people.

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  • ross1948 00:36 on July 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , Jakarta Post book-burning, , shape up or ship out   

    Jakarta’s Djarot Talks Sense – ‘Shape Up Or Ship Out!’ 


    Ii’s a great shame that Ahok is no longer Jakarta’s Governor…

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    …but since he’s been imprisoned under Indonesia’s mind-blowing ‘blasphemy law.’ he can’t be.

    However his deputy, Djarot, is now in charge, if only till Anies Baswedan, elected with the enthusiastic support of the most fanatical Islamists in the land, becomes big boss of the capital in a month or two.

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    Djarot is a much more low-profile politician than his predecessor, but this week he talked a lot of sense about the unwholesome elements, telling his employees to resign from office if they feel the state ideology Pancasila is irrelevant to the country.

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    New readers overseas should read up on Pancasila, but basically it’s the philosophical basis of how the founding fathers wanted Indonesia to develop, as a tolerant country – it needs to be, with its many ethnic groups and religious creeds!

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    The rise of rabid jihadist gangs is a clear and present danger to that, so – somewhat belatedly – steps are being proposed, like the central government’s putative ban on the calipho-fascist movement Hizbut Tahrir, to curb the sectarian threat.

    Thus Djarot reminded staff that all civil servants had sworn to protect and abide by the ideology. 

    “If any civil servant thinks Pancasila is not appropriate, just be nice and send a resignation letter!”

    Better still, he suggested those opposed to Pancasila should even leave the country and find other nations that accommodated their ideology.  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/07/24/djarot-tells-anti-pancasila-civil-servants-to-leave-office.html

    All this, one must assume, is a mildly delphic reference to jihadists, whose allegiance is not to Indonesia but to Islamist supranationalism, the fundamentally treasonous belief that solidarity with co-religionists overseas should trump patriotic duty.

    It is an offensive notion and not just to Indonesian nationalists.

    Western countries too should echo Djarot.

    • Of course those addicted to unpleasant alien ideologies should be encouraged, if not obliged, to sod off to where their retard mind-sets will be more at home.

    Djarot can’t be faulted.

    Mama Stasi Merkel, however, CAN be faulted!

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    • The Demented Fuhrerin‘s not only announced there is NO limit to the number of aliens she is prepared to welcome into Germany… …but Mama is apparently all set to bring BACK to Germany a foul ISIS rape-gang collaborateuse…

    ISIS Slags Were ‘Jealous’ Of Sex-Slaves?!? Hell Mend ‘Em! 

    … instead of letting her Iraqi captors finish her off as she deserves.

    As for public servants here in Jakarta, or elsewhere in the archipelago, why should there not be a ban on Enemy Within jihad-addicts drawing teacher salaries from the Indonesian public purse?

    In American schools, in healthier times, communities did all they could to exclude marxists from teaching posts, concerned that subversives bound by their own twisted codes would poison young minds with red toxins.

    Jihadists too will stop at nothing to inject their vile dogmas into the class-room.

    SO…?

    Fire them!

    I’m amazed, though, that the Jakarta Post editorial hacks have not begun whining at Djarot’s sensible views.

    The JP is forever babbling about how unfair Indonesia is to the red vermin of the PKI…

    ‘We Don’t Want Communism?’ But if You Did, It’s Time To Apologise!! 

    …and the JP’s parent company has a shameful record of collaboration with Islamist intolerance.

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

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    • Never forget that company, Gramedia’s Nazi-style book-burning!

    • It seems to be in that media camp that they parody Will Rogers, who famously said he never met a man he didn’t like.

    • With the JP and Gramedia, the impression one gets is that there’s never been a nasty subversive for whom they didn’t feel sympathy!

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    • Tolerance, as in Pancasila, is all well and good, but only suicidal societies tolerate the proximity of an asp to their bosom.

    Hasil gambar untuk cleopatra asp

    Look what happened to Cleopatra!

    There are plenty of decent young Indonesians eager to find work, and if undesirables were sacked, there’d be a lot of capable candidates to fill the vacancies.

     
    • Dini 02:04 on July 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      We do not want HTI or FPI to tell us how to live in Indonesia.

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    • Siti Hasana 08:53 on July 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Djarot is good man and he has good idea to make the bad thinking men leave and live in Arab country

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    • JazPen 17:58 on July 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good to see you aiming to please your audience by mixing in Jakarta news with the Western stuff.
      I think it will be interesting for both kind of readers.
      AND you get another good kick at the Jakarta Post!
      Well done,
      Nice Cleo picture too.

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  • ross1948 10:15 on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Jakarta Post’s True Colours – ‘Hands off Islamists!’ 


    Most of us understand the clear difference between Muslims and Islamists.

    One of the former had a modest meal in my home last night. Another will likely drop by for a pleasant visit over the weekend. The folks I met up with in town yesterday were Muslims.

    They are fasting, most of them, this Ramadhan. They don’t eat pork. Most of them don’t share my enthusiasm for beer.

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    They are normal people who follow their religious customs and respect the fact that a lot of people have either different religious practices or no religious affiliation at all.

    Islamists are something else entirely.

    They are bigoted fanatics who are essentially intolerant and believe that their ways should dictate our ways. They hold power in Indonesia’s Aceh Province, where women of ANY creed are coerced into head-shrouding under the oppressive shariah code.

    Islamist rule in Aceh is an endless nightmare…

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    ‘Immoral Activities – Sitting in Coffee Shops Laughing and Talking…’ 

    Islamist Inquisition in Aceh – ” Minority Religious Creed ‘Worse Than Tsunami!’ “

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    Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 

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    The most notable Islamist spokesmen here in Jakarta are the self-styled ‘scholars’ of the MUI, and the thug gangs like the FPI…

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    …whose ‘high priest’ – currently keenly sought by the police – told us that Governor Ahok deserved death for the ridiculous ‘offence’ of ‘blasphemy,’ which in Ahok’s case merely comprised quoting a Koranic verse and questioning its meaning.

    Slouching Towards Shariah, Indonesia Jails Ahok

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    The MUI are also blood-thirsty, demanding stoning and flogging, not for criminals who seriously merit such punishment, like the savage mob who murdered the three Ahmadi martyrs at Cikeusik…

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    Cikeusik, Banten Province, February 6th, 2011. Watch the pigs at their bloody work on this link..   http://www.liveleak.com/view.

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    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 

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    …but for  – WAIT FOR IT – sleeping around.

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    Syamsul Maarif,  General Secretary of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Jakarta

    “If the act of adultery is by a married person, then stoning is the sentence, while if unmarried, then it’s whipping,” he said.
     http://www.suarapembaruan.com/home/mui-dukung-pelaku-kumpul-kebo-dipidanakan/32705

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    That’s who Islamists are, and what they do.

    BUT…says the anonymous editorial  in the Jakarta Post…

    …celebrations beyond this “Pancasila Week” must avoid worsening the mistake of suppressing Islamists.

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2017/05/31/editorial-a-pancasila-holiday.html

     Okay, we know that the Jakarta Post’s parent company, Gramedia, has a shameful record of collaboration with the Islamists, to the extent of overseeing a Hitlerian book-burning bonanza in support of the MUI’s vendetta against freedom of thought and expression.


    Jakarta Post – A Nelson’s Eye View Of ‘Pluralism!’ 

    But so far, while editorial cowardice has prevented any condemnation of that Nazi-style arson, they have never openly endorsed it either.

    Does this latest outbreak of Islamist empathy now signal that the JP is going belatedly to its support for Gramedia’s grisly intolerance?

    A question all the more important as we celebrate this, Pancasila Day!

     
    • JazPen 17:24 on June 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good one again Ross and I hope that newspaper will make it clear too.
      Did you read that terrible woman Julia Suryathing writing in the Jakarta Post about she thinks it was real progress to allow men to have four wives but nothing at all about how women dont get to have four husbands or three or two, only allowed one and that is her idea of progressive..

      She also totally dodged saying if child marriage is right or wrong, She just mentioned it the once and made no judgment.call. I think the old girl must be scared she will upset the fanatics.
      What a coward but thats the Jakarta Post for you.
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      • ross1948 23:40 on June 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for that, JazPen.
        I did see her woefully inadequate ‘thoughts’ on child marriage and polygamy, but decided she wasn’t worth a comment.
        However, you sum her up quite successfully.
        Thanks.

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  • ross1948 10:22 on May 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , Jakarta Post book-burning   

    Jakarta Post – A Nelson’s Eye View Of ‘Pluralism!’ 


    And off we go again, the Jakarta Post’s ever-anonymous editorial staff purporting to be concerned about pluralism.

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    Quite rightly, they recognise that, with three police officers having been murdered by Islamist swine at Kampung Melayu this week…

    …all law enforcement efforts against jihadist evil deserve our whole-hearted support.

    But what are we to make of this, that the sectarian terrorists have sent a stark warning not only to the security authorities, but also to religiously pluralistic Indonesia.

    WHEN will the Jakarta Post editors come out and tell the truth about Gramedia, the company that owns the JP, and that itself declared war on religiously pluralistic Indonesia…

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2017/05/26/editorial-clear-and-present-danger.html

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    when it collaborated with the most bigoted sectarians in the archipelago in a Nazi-style book-burning, which has yet to merit a JP editorial condemnation.

    If a business engaged in canning vegetables or the manufacture of make-up had committed this sin against freedom, bad enough!

    But a publisher?

    Shameful!

    Until Gramedia offers a public apology and puts that book back on their shelves, for sale to all, we need constantly to remind the world of the evil that was done that day.

    The Jakarta Post should be at the forefront of demands for this repentance.

    We await, ever hopeful..well, not very, to be frank!

     
    • JazPen 14:12 on May 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good on you, Ross.
      One of these days maybe Gramedia will grow a conscience, and the Jakarta Post grow a set .big enough to criticise their bosses.

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  • ross1948 11:05 on May 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , foreign journalists gathering, , Islamist broadcasting bias, Jakarta Post book-burning, , Polish media, Press freedom day,   

    ‘World Press Freedom Day’ In Jakarta – A Jolly Journo Junket? 


    “A free and democratic press should be accompanied by responsibility,” says Minister of Communications Rudiantara.

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    Fair comment, Pak!

    Meanwhile, we read the press release, which carries an explanatory note to let us know that WPFD is an annual event initiated by UNESCO.

    Not very reassuring, that.

    We know that UNESCO is not a respectable organisation.

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    The UN’s Heritage Heist | Observer

    But never mind.

    There’s more!

    WPFD 2017 focuses on strengthening the freedom and quality of journalism, to make the media more effective in contributing positively to all areas. Especially on the relationship between freedom of expression, justice for all, peace, and inclusiveness.

    http://rilis.id/ratusan-jurnalis-dunia-rayakan-world-press-freedom-di-indonesia.html

    Freedom , justice and peace, very nice too, but ‘inclusiveness?’

    What the heck does that mean?

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    So at whom should we look this special day, when it seems some 500 foreign journos are in town, a jolly shindig till Thursday, most of them presumably booked into fancy hotels, which all have bars, ideal places for research and networking, of course.

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    It is tempting to have another go at the rancid bias of the Western media, CNN, BBC, France24, ABC, etc.

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    But we here in Jakarta don’t need to look that far to see how shackled some parts of the media can be.

    We expect nothing more than what we get in terms of bias from media like TVOne, where the journalists purported to give objective news on the Middle East…

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    .Hamas Pigs Gloat Over Baby’s Death! Will TVOne in Jakarta Highlight Their Sin? 

    .. …while we were subjected to the miserable droning of that pro-Palestinian dirge and the ridiculous pictorial prejudice, that damned flag, with which they graced our screens.

    But at least that wasn’t as bad as the Jakarta Post’s craven editorial silence on book-burning, simply because the JP is owned by Gramedia.

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

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    • How free were, are, the JP’s editors to condemn such Nazi-style antics, when their big bosses were the unrepentant culprits?

    • And speaking of repentance, who forces TV staff to feed sectarian hogwash into their news-scripts, using the word for ‘repentance’ instead of ‘conversion,’ when talking about dissenters bullied into accepting other people’s dogmas?

    • Or is it still the case that a large percentage of local journos are Islamist bigots?

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    • more than 50 percent of Indonesian journalists agreed that the religious sect Ahmadiyah and Playboy magazine should be banned, while sharia and anti-pornography laws should be enacted.’   quoted in –
    • Very ‘inclusive!’

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    • But those are privately owned media, doing what their pay-masters demand. We know that and just have to laugh at their pretensions. The state broadcaster, TVRI, is not something I watch at all, not for years.

    • The threat to freedom of expression here is thus quite different from that back West, where it’s largely from the cultural marxist in-crowd who have infiltrated and now largely control state media in many countries, notably Britain, Germany, Canada and Australia.

    • Just insert BBC, DW, ZDF, France24, CBC, ABC into that little search box over to the LEFT -which is where they all belong!

    • ZDF unfamiliar?

    • Shouldn’t be…

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      • The editor-in-chief defended her decision to suppress the rape story on public TV broadcaster ZDF: “We don’t want to inflame the situation and spread the bad mood.”   http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6501/migration-crisis-germany
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    • …and you can remind yourselves of the way freedom of expression is perhaps not always formally outlawed…

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    • ….but certainly restricted in the publicly financed media, so that one side’s prejudices are reflected to the other side’s detriment. One very simple example is how those guilty of arrogant contempt for civilised countries’ sovereign borders, illegals…

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    • …have been deliberately misrepresented in one news report after another, as ‘undocumented migrants’ or some similar contrived euphemism, conjured up by fake-news specialists to play down their lawless arrogance.

    • That’s NOT press freedom.

    • That’s subversive propaganda, and its purveyors’ near monopoly of state media must be broken before those media can seriously be counted as free.

    • If the people pay the piper, it’s the people, not self-regarding elitists, who should call the tune.

    • Only Poland has actively moved to redress the balance….

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    • …with the left-wing clique’s wings clipped by a patriotic government…

    • …the changes in the legislation were necessary, because for eight years under the previous pro-EU government, state broadcasters were “deeply one-party media” with “not a penny’s worth of pluralism,” but “not a single EU commissioner or EU lawmaker expressed any concern over the fact.”
    • Poland defends its new media law as fair amid EU concerns –

    • …to the chagrin of the Euro-Commissars in Brussels.

    • So Poland took a step towards true press freedom.

    • Today, we should hope that British, French and German patriots, as well as those further away in Canada, the USA and Australia, will step up their efforts to clear out the rats’ nests in their countries.

     
    • Davy Jones Lockhart 18:42 on May 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You cover a lot of ground in this Ross and I won’t even try to comment on all of it, but I just watched the news on Metro .
      You maybe did too, all the ‘press freedom delegates at a fancy ‘gala dinner’ on one of our five-star Jakarta hotels.

      Then they’ll head home tomorrow, hung over and a few kilos heavier, to write even more about the plight of the world’s underprivileged.
      I know you dont like lawyers, but in my book, journalists are as bad as lawyers any day of the week.

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    • Finn 19:23 on May 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Of our two enemies, I almost prefer the Islamists, because they (except for apostates in our countries) are not part of us and therefore not traitors.
      The liberal media and politicians in our countries who work to undermine our defenses are the ones I would like to see pay for their treachery.

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    • Inez 20:11 on May 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      To tell readers that ‘conversion’ is ‘repentance’ is fake news. Very unpleasant faking too, to make innocents seem guilty, because repentance means giving up evil and they did no evil. It is no crime or sin not to be Muslim.
      The Indonesian media you let us know about are purveyors of fake news and the journalists in Jakarta for this World Press Freedom ‘junket’ should be exposing them.

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