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  • ross1948 9:15 am on April 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , jakarta,   

    Jakarta – Fanatic Arrested – No Tears Here! 

    A little whiff of irony, maybe, to read the story of Munarman…



    ..till recently a senior figiure in the now-outlawed sectarian vigilante gang that oddly styled itself the ‘Islam Defenders Front…’



    …in The Diplomat, of all publications!

    Far from diplomacy, the characteristic that springs to mind when I think of the lawyer closely associated with  Rizieq the Fanatic is tantrum-throwing.

    Munarman’s deplorable behaviour, live on tv, a few years ago, when I dubbed him Munarman the Lout…



    ….one of various incidents which we have mentioned more than once, and which did not result in jail-time…



    But he’s locked up now, and it seems possible that his latest difficulties with law enforcement this week…

    Indonesia Arrests Firebrand Cleric’s Lawyer Over Attacks
    Munarman, left, with Rizieq the Fanatic

    …after being investigated by the admirable officers of Densus88, may be more than a minor headache.


    The anti-terror specials allegedly arrested him for not only ‘inciting people to commit terrorist acts,’ but also for ‘pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group…

    Of course we must await judgement as the majesty of rhe law unfolds, but the media report makes for an enjoyable read.

    The arrest took place in Tangerang, just a few miles from where I live in Jakarta, after police interrogated ‘scores of suspected militants detained after an attack outside a Roman Catholic cathedral during Palm Sunday Mass last month.’

    We covered that shocking incident….

    Makassar – One Less Foul Fiend In The World? 

    …and it’s interesting that the police also cobducted a no doubt diligent search of the vigilante gang’s former HQ and turned up ‘chemicals for use in explosives.

    Very interesting!

    Jakarta Fury –Merkel Flunkey Prowling Fanatic HQ!

    We wrote quite a lot about their HQ, when Mama Stasi Merkel’s agents were prowling about there a few months ago!

    Now what?

    He is accused of an evil conspiracy to carry out acts of terror,” National Police spokesperson Argo Yuwono said in a statement….

    Patience is our watchword!

    But no sympathy!

    it’s hard not to think about all the people harassed and hurt by cowardly FPI thugs.


    • JazPen 10:16 am on April 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I couldn’t agree with you more.
      His TV One performance was just like a spoilt brat throwing its toys around.
      Somebody should have given him a good hard slap that day.
      I hope he stays behind bars as long as they can keep him there.
      I read what you said recently about the death penalty for terrorist offences
      I agreed with that and even more so now. .


      • Putri Duyung 1:31 pm on April 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, JazPen. We all know what Munarman is like and hope he is made to answer in the court.
        It is time many other fanatics were prosecuted also.
        Almost everyone in Indonesia must want to see punishments given for all the brutal FPI has done.


    • Jim Ex Jakarta 10:59 am on April 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      That made my day!


    • Kezia 11:07 am on April 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, boohoohoo, as you often say.
      I have my fingers crossing.


  • ross1948 1:15 pm on April 6, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Duchess Nut-Megh, jakarta, Kesurupan,   

    Kesurupan? Nut-Megh Coming To Jakarta? 

    In the deranged duchess’s search for amelioration…

    A Great Comment On HM And Mental-Health-Meghan!

    …of her self-declared ‘mental health’ problems, may we…



    …who dwell in Indonesia’s lovely capital city expect an ex-royal visit soon?

    I am moved to ask because today I woke at 6.30 am, to hear shrill screams…


    …echoing from beyond the little park across the street from my home.

    Rarely if ever surprised by anything that happens in Jakarta…

     … I nevertheless arose and went outside.

    Passers-by were strolling along, seemingly oblivious to the far from merry din…

    …which continued for over an hour!

    I asked the neighbour’s driver if some brat was throwing a prolonged tantrum.

    ‘No, Pak,’ he answered. ‘It’s an adult. She’s kusurupan.’

    This word means ‘POSSESSED! ‘

    Not possessed of a noisy disposition…



    …but possessed by a demon!

    Such cases get into the news frequently here.


    Try Google Search!

    I append an extract from a Central Java newspaper, from last year, when a cleric was interviewed about the problem.

    One of the reasons Satan enters the human body or causes a trance is because the human is far from worshipful. Ustaz Khalid Basalamah said, demons dominate humans with the aim of misleading.. 


    There we are!

    XHRH should listen to Ustaz Khaild’s wholesome counsel!

    Worship more often!

    A possibly more convincing explanation for Nut-Megh’s affliction than pathetic fake-trauma over a family member asking which side of the family a baby might look like.

    All she has to do is get her swanky fat ass off Oprah’s sofa and go to church!

    BTW, we have a fine old English Church here.

    Alas, it’s closed for the time being, but for Nut-Megh, it might re-open!

    Much more seriously, the poor lady across the park is an example of REAL mental health problems.

    SO unlike the garbage-grumblers we hear on tv all the time, who put boredom, fatigue and frustration in that category, like the fool who said he didn’t feel like getting out of bed in the morning.

    Many people, royal and/or commoner, need to GROW UP!

    • Kemangeroo 1:51 pm on April 6, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      She would have fitted in well with some of those noisy American girls that used to hang around Memories on Jalan Jaksa.
      They were always stressed out because Western men paid them no attention.


    • Jim Ex Jakarta 2:11 pm on April 6, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      No doubt about it, she is a nut but the possessed lady has my sympathies.
      If you have other real problems, this virus lockdown with nowhere to go can tip you over the top. But that’s when somebody has pre-existing conditions, not the retards who say studying at home is affecting their mental health.


  • ross1948 5:18 am on February 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , jakarta, , , mob threat, mystery illness   

    Pseudonymic Soni’s Death? Jakarta Cops Unforthcoming! 

    We recently wrote quite a lot about Maaher, the fanatical cleric whose real name was Soni Ernata.


    Ustaz Maaher At-Thuwailibi Maaher At-Thuwailibi aka Soni Ernata

    Pseudonymic Soni Jailed – 800 Thugs M.I.A. 

    He died in police custody on Monday but there’s no blame attached to the cops.

    They are in fact showing consideration and  uncommon sensitivity as regards the malady which brought about the extremist’s death.

    According to vivanews, the cops’ PR man, Inspector General Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono, speaking at National Police HQ in Jakarta…


    National Police HQ, Jakarta

    ….was tight-lipped about ‘the illness suffered by Ustaz Maaher At-Thuwailibi or Soni Eranata…


    “The malady is sensitive, which could make the family name tarnished if we mention it here, said Argo on Tuesday.

    Now there will be nothing but speculation until somebody spills the beans.

    There’s already been a bit of a commotion on ‘social media,’ since somebody decided to scold the police for detaining Maaher.


    One can imagine how the police would have been scolded had they NOT taken Maaher into custody, after his menacing rants aimed at a brave young lady here. .


    Bravo Nikita! Sexy Star Faces Fanatic Mob Threat!

    But I’m not going to get into that all over again.

    All very curious.  


  • ross1948 5:58 am on January 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , jakarta, , telkomsel grapari   

    Kenapa Telkomsel Grapari Ga Punya Manajer2? Hati2, Ya? 

    This past weekend, Saturday, I went to Telkomsel’s ‘customer service’ centre in Jakarta’s Central Park.



    Like many foreigners here, I have two handphones, one for daily use, and another, my old Nokia, which I keep at home as a back-up, in case the newer one is lost or stolen.

    Being able to contact those overseas who matter is very important.



    Even more so in the current situation, with Indonesia beset by the Chinese Virus.


    China is Lying, Coronavirus started in Wuhan

    It occurred to me last Thursday or Friday to ensure that my back-up was fully re-charged. I re-charged it and sent an sms to somebody important.

    Or rather I didn’t.

    I tried, but ‘message not sent.’

    Twice more I tried, for I knew there was enough pulsa, having loaded it up at the ATM and not used it much at all.

    No go!



    Hence my trip to Telkomsel’s Grapari, where I waited only five minutes before being called, at about 11.30am, to Counter 6, where a rather dour young woman asked my purpose.


    Not at Grapari, it seems!


    I explained the problem, she looked at the phone, then told me that Telkomsel had annulled my number because of infrequent use!

    Why, I asked, had they not called or smsed me to warn of such an arrogant cut-off?



    Nor had any repayment been made of the money I had spent on the pulsa which Telkomsel’s high-handed action prevented me using to make calls.

    Number 6 merely repeated her previous response, like a robot.


    I was not impressed, and pointed out that what had been done by her company was impolite, indeed unprofessional, plus2!

    Since she was obviously programmed to offer the same weasel words over and over…

    …..I asked to speak to her manager, to make a formal complaint.

    ’There is no manager!’

    At first I thought she’d misunderstood, though my Indonesian is adequate for such a basic conversation.

    So I rephrased my statement – 

    ‘No boss, no superviser?’


    Frankly, I find this hard to believe.

    I intend to go to Telkomsel HQ this week to pursue the issue.

    But let this be a warning to everybody, foreigners or Indonesians.


    • JazPen 6:48 am on January 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Good luck if you go to Telkomsel.
      Grapari Central Park has no superviser, with 20 people working there?
      How can any office function with nobody in charge?


    • Kezia 7:05 am on January 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I also find it hard to believe a big business like Telkomsel has no manager in its customer service office.
      Very hard.
      I. hope you can meet some staff who care about customers at Telkomsel head office.


    • Tulus 9:01 am on January 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Ross, I think you will waste your time to go to Telkomsel. The staffs at their office on Gatot Suproto in Kuningan will in my humble opinion that if you have complaiint about customer service then you must complain to customer service.
      It is not logical but I predict that will be so.
      And if you go to the customer service there they will only defend the strange story told to you in Central Park.
      Even so I hope you get success.



    • Harry Pontin 1:42 pm on January 25, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      There was a case like this in the news here, Vodaphone, I think, scrubbed a senior citizen’s number because she wasn’t using it enough!
      The company refused to admit it was in the wrong but paid her back after the shaming publicity.
      But they never claimed a lack of management as an excuse for dodging complaints!


    • JazPen 7:32 am on January 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Cmon, Ross Did you go to Telkomsel HQ?
      What happened?
      We are waiting for the next thrilling instalment!


    • Jim Ex Jakarta 10:59 am on January 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Good morning, or is it afternoon there, Ross?
      Did you really go all the way into the heart of Jakarta to confront Telkomsel?
      We are waiting with bated breath to hear about this case’s outcone.


    • Kezia 12:30 pm on January 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Ross, please tell us about Telkomsel. Do they really have nobody in charge of Grapari?
      I am confused how rhe customer service cab work without any supervision?
      Many of us are talking about this.


      • ross1948 3:12 pm on January 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply

        Hi, Kezia.
        Apa kabar?
        I will soon give you a full report on my trek yesterday.
        Tonight or tomorrow!


  • ross1948 12:35 am on December 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: BND, bundesnachrichtendienst, German Embassy, German spies, , jakarta, M Fahran, , , SuzanHol, Suzanne Hall   

    Achtung, German Journos! Wer Ist Suzanhol? 

    Surely there are some competent investigative German journos in Indonesia?

    On Monday, 28th December 28, the story we’ve been trying to unravel…


    Jakarta – German Envoy Has No Idea What His Staff Do?

    ….got splashed all over all manner of Indonesian media….


    …and in quite a sensational manner, the above example leading us to a dramatic headline…


     The German embassy people who visited the FPI headquarters turned out to be spies

    …with a statement by a leading Indonesian legislator, a Mr. M. Fahran…


    Muhammad Farhan

    …..who belongs to the National Democrat Party, which is NOT extremist, that – 

    ….based on the data he obtained, it was known that Suzanhol’s name was recorded at the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), a German intelligence agency…She is not a government employee registered at the German Foreign Ministry. She is registered as an employee at the BND. BND is the German Intelligence Agency,” Farhan said..

    .BND Logo.svg


    However, apart from one French source…

    Commission de la Chambre des représentants J’appelle les étrangers visitant les employés du renseignement allemand du FPI Page all

    …the Western media seem to be ignoring it!



    Okay, maybe British and American hacks here don’t feel like it’s worth following up on the rather shocking revelations, about this woman, named variously as Suzanne Hall or Suzanhol…



    But I have had a look in news search engines and there seems to be nothing in DW, or any other German tv channel or newspaper. 

    From that now-notorious photo we showed you..


    Uncovered!  The German embassy people who visited the FPI headquarters turned out to be spiesThe German Embassy

    ….of a blonde figure entering the HQ of the fanatic sectarian outfit that likes to call itself the ‘Islam Defenders Front,’ or FPI, I’d have said it was a man, not a woman, but in the twilight zone of ‘intel,’ who knows?

    Frankly, this case is getting fishier and fishier.

    In fact it stinks.

    And exactly who do the German media think they’re helping by not covering the story?

    Or was my own research not thorough enough – it’s still the holidays for some of us!

    So will one of my readers in Germany find at least a mention of Frau S.H.?

    All info gratefully received!



  • ross1948 1:00 pm on December 17, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aksi 1812, , , , jakarta, ,   

    Fanatic’s Fans To Cause Jakarta Traffic Hell Again? 

    And once again, deliberately staging their demo ‘action’ on a working day rather than a Sunday, the followers of Rizieq the Fanatic are likely to cause major disruption to decent citizens of all creeds trying to go about their lawful business.

    Jakarta Facing Another Fanatic Friday – and Thursday…and Besok? 


    Not for the first time!

    Even in the current situation, caused by the Chinese Virus, traffic can get bad in Jakarta.

    It seems those notorious sectarians, the ‘Alumni,’ aka PA 212, are going to hold their demo outside President Jokowi’s State Palace tomorrow….



    …demanding the release from detention of Rizieq the Fanatic, the ‘grand imam’ of the infamous self-styled  ‘Islam Defenders Front……’



    ….after Friday prayers!’

    That’s 1pm tomorrow!

    0000000PA 212 will have a large demonstration at the Presidential Palace, Friday (18/12/2020).


    On the poster there’s a cheery message from Rizieq.

    If I am imprisoned or killed, continue the struggle.”


    Curiously, the malcontents are saying the main organisers are not the so-called ‘alumni’ but a relatively new outfit on the sectarian scene, ‘Anak NKRI’ – ‘the Children of the Republic of Indonesia!”

    I suspect ( and hope!) these ‘children’ will not turn out to be actual little kids but merely a mob of extremists, similar to those who shuffled past the palace a number of years past.

    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    

    However, having said that, my thoughts strayed to those repulsive chanting brats I wrote about



    ….when the fanatics’ witch-hunt against the Christian Governor of Jakarta was under way a few years ago.

    • Euis 9:22 pm on December 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ross.
      Good what you say but although it is true that anak means child in Indonesian this ANAK meaning by the fanatic gangs is different ‘Anti-Communist National Alliance (ANAK)’


  • ross1948 5:57 am on December 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: fpi h.q., , jakarta, ,   

    Jakarta Police ‘Ask’ Fanatic Not To Bring Mob? 


    I see the Indonesian Police have summoned Rizieq the Fanatic to appear on Monday.

    A Million-Strong Fanatic Mob In Jakarta Today?


    After he failed to appear last week, because he wasn’t feeling up to it – but could not provide his lawyer with a medical note to back up his excuse…

    Fanatics Fail To Show Up. So What Next? 

    ….this is interesting, and not only to honest citizens worried about disorder and traffic madness, congestion which anti-social extremists have often inflicted on the blameless decent folk here.

    Beware! Very Short Fanatic ‘Long March,’ Jakarta, This Friday! 

    Strangely, the police are reportedly ‘requesting’ him to come along with his lawyer but without a mob.

    A ‘request?’

    Might be better to call it a warning, rather than a request, and to have water-cannon on standby to hose down any obstreperous rabble who tag along.



    They could use some of the disinfectant trucks who regularly spray our komplek’s streets!

    Alternatively, they could just go to that alley in Jakarta’s Pertamburan area, where the Fanatic has his lair and drag him out.

    Last week we saw a pack of oafs in paramilitary outfits saying who could and could not enter the alley!


    That arrogant goon-squad could do with being put in their place!

    • Jim Ex Jakarta 11:59 am on December 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Oh no!
      All my old friends and neighbors will be reluctant to set out for the city center tomorrow until they know if Rizieq’s mob accompanies him to Polda Netro.
      That’s if he arrivea at all.
      Your idea is very civic minded.
      No more fooling around, just bring him in!


  • ross1948 12:00 pm on November 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , jakarta, Meaning of Habib,   

    Never, EVER, Needlessly Antagonise Smart Sexy Nikita! 

    If you have been following the saga of Nikita Marzini, Indonesia’s sexiest star ( and that’s saying something, because Indonesia has MANY outstandingly appealing ladies!) you will have noted the foul abuse directed at her by sectarian fanatics.

    Bravo Nikita! Sexy Star Faces Fanatic Mob Threat!

    Nifty Nikita, Foe Of Fanatics – And Has Good English,

    Up to readers to decide, but so far, I’d say, she’s winning the war of words that has raged since she upset Mr. Rizieq….



    …the ‘high priest’ of the FPI, the self-styled ‘Islam Defenders Front.’

    He is often referred to as Habib Rizieq, and for those who don’t know, Habib is a name reserved for those descended from Prophet Mohammed!

    It’s no doubt the case that his admittedly large following arises not only from his lineage but from his distinguished good looks and sharp, impressive intellect, but certainly the title he uses is important….


    …to his many fans, who are noted for their dedication to tolerance,

    But Nikita’s latest revelation is downright devastating…

    ….though in the spirit of fair play, I’ll be more than willing to publish any denials that come from Rizieq. 

    It’s all in this linked story, which you may use Google Translate to see in its entirety, but basically, Nikita claims that when she used to live in Jakarta’s Petamburan neighbourhood, she would often pass Rizieq’s home.

    I quote.

    In the 90s Mohammad Rizieq Shihab was only a seller of Arabic perfume and peci,” read the information, as in Nikita Mirzani’s Instagram upload Tuesday (11/17/2020).

    He lived in his parents’ house on Jalan Petamburan III and every day I always passed in front of his parents’ house, because I lived on Jalan Petamburan IV, Central Jakarta. MRS was nothing, he was just a child of Arab descent who lived around Petamburan quite a lot…

    “….17 August 1998 a few months after Suharto stepped down (21 Mel 1998) he founded the FPI mass organization.”


    There’s more, but you can access the rest all by yourselves. 

    • Pamela 3:55 pm on November 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      She is very pretty!
      Also brave, as you say, and if enough Indonesians show the same courage, that Rizieq will be seen off soon enough.
      Good luck as you continue to enjoy your life there.


    • Endang 12:49 am on November 20, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Nikita for next President?


    • M. Hutag 11:55 am on November 20, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I think Nikita Mirzani has life style not very liked by many people here but she is more than usual in the way she speaks up.
      More people in the general society must also say no to fanatics.


    • Dewi P 1:16 pm on November 20, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      You must also ask why the rudest ustad Maaher, uses false name?


  • ross1948 4:18 am on July 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , jakarta, No daning, no discos, no pool, ,   

    Making Jakarta Even Duller – Here We Go Again! 

    Jakarta is a resilient city, or at least its people are.

    I was out among them again yesterday, a vital shopping trip (as all such shopping trips are meant to be these days!) on the TransJakarta Busway, changing at Harmoni…


    A fave old photo of Jakarta’s Harmoni junction, decades ago!


    …then all the way to Mangga Besar.

    I suppose it’s the same buzz we all get, as good as it gets in this hideous ‘New Abnormal,’ a morale-boost just from being among other human beings, albeit you can’t shake a guy’s hand or hug a girl.

    But then I came home…



    …my bag full of necessities, including a supply of my hard-to-get favourite cigarette brand, and tuned into the news.

    And there we go again!

    This weekend is Idul Adha, when Muslims slaughter loads of animals, mostly goats …



    and not a few cows too!

    …and since it’s perfectly legal to do so, I have no intention of offering adverse comment thereon.

    Certainly not of interfering in their activities!

    But WHY must the City Government of Jakarta interfere with mine, or other non-participants?



    The Jakarta Post link below provides a long list of shut-down fun…

    …..entertainment establishments, such as saunas, nightclubs, massage parlors, discotheques, spas, karaoke bars, pubs, pool halls and other tourist attractions…

    …which must be closed one day prior to and on the day of Idul Adha.

    The Jakarta Tourism Agency spokesman, a Mr. Cucu (pronounced choo-choo, not cuckoo) is quoted as saying that discos in fancy hotels (four-starred [or above) are ‘exempt from this policy…’




    …..which prompts my perennial question why the richer folk are allowed to enjoy themselves, but the poorer folk aren’t.

    But really, it’s the sheer irrationality of such sectarian banning that needs to be examined.

    Why should those of us who are not into killing animals not be free to dance or play pool.

    Not that much of that harmless fun is available anyway at the moment in Jakarta, thanks to the Chinese Virus!

    But EVERYBODY knows that dancing…


    …other such harmless pastimes do not disturb those outside the dance-hall or pool-hall – unless they desperately want to be disturbed.

    I don’t expect an answer. I have been asking for yesrs and never had one.

    Except high-handed retorts about ‘respect.’



    Obedience to coercive rules does not equate to respect.

    In fact, coercion has a tendency to diminish respect.

    The agency will enforce strict punishments on business owners caught violating the regulations during the Idul Adha celebrations, he added. 

    • Kezia 2:43 pm on July 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      It is very sad that the killjoy cannot be happy without taking other peoples happiness away.
      It is childish and intolerant and I wish they may grow up someday.


    • Wulan 3:14 pm on July 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      My friend just now tells me you write again about this Jakarta killjoy problem.
      Good you say this again.
      No reason why they must stop you or me to have fun and it is very bad they do diskriminasi to let rich hotel guest have fun but other people not.
      Jakarta government gets it all wrong.


    • JazPen 12:17 pm on July 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      All part of a cunning strategy to make us stay at home?
      That would be nice but no, you are right, it is just more intolerance of other people’s rights.


    • Euis 1:05 pm on July 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      The Jakarta Government would be better doing something to stop all the people who leave Jakarta for Java home town and take virus with them.


  • ross1948 11:37 am on May 22, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , jakarta, , , Ministry of Law and Human Rights Kuningan   

    Indonesia’s Islamists Threaten Mob Mayhem! 

    As previously noted, not least by my commenters, that blonde fanatic Bahar Bin Smith, after his release under the Virus Amnesty…

    Virus Amnesty – Indonesian Fanatic Released! 

    Bahar bin Smith.


    …,had to be promptly rearrested, after a mob of his acolytes showed up for one of his ‘lectures’ and distance rules were flouted.

    Some might think it sensible of the authorities to deposit him not in a local jail but in the high security prison far away at Nusa Kambangan….



    …which would require serious trekking for wannabe protesters!

    undeterred, the extremists are threatening not just a demo, once next week’s Idul Fitri holiday is over, but absolute mayhem, an invasion of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, here in Jakarta, if the ranter is not turned loose.

    Smith’s attorney, Aziz Yanuar, was quoted as saying-

    It is also possible that we will occupy the ministry for an audience with the Directorate General of Corrections and the Minister, accompanied by a crowd of hundreds or even thousands…”


    Indonesian Islamist fanatics in the past wore masks, not for health reasons but from fear of identification and well-deserved arrest…or maybe they were just shy!


    While this suggestion of mob intimidation is concerning, I had to laugh at his ridiculous use of the hackneyed and entirely inaccurate deployment of the term ‘Long March!’

    If the plan was to march from Jakarta to the prison in the Javanese hinterland, that would be a long way to go.

    But no way!

    “We will long march to the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights,” Aziz said.

    Oh, yeah!

    The soft-shoe shuffle routine, again!

    We’ve been here before!

    Beware! Very Short Fanatic ‘Long March,’ Jakarta, This Friday! 

    Not a fan in any sense of Red China’s Mass-Murderer Mao, I am aware nevertheless that his famous ‘Long March’ across that vast country was indeed long.

    Like English, Indonesian is ever-ready to borrow foreign words and phrases, and as you can see, if you read the link, even detik.com has done so.

    Here’s their headline from a previous Jakarta time of troubles.

    Rencana Aksi 313, Salat Jumat di Istiqlal Kemudian Long March ke Istana


    ‘Long March?’

    My Ass!

    Like other such manifestations…

    Jakarta Mosque – Yellow-Bellies Bash, Spit On, Journos! 

    …the actual shuffle (‘march’) back then went from the big Istiqlal Mosque down to President Jokowi’s palace.


    Hasil gambar untuk istana negara istiqlal map

    I could do that in about twenty minutes, max!

    And I used to enjoy a Sunday stroll, from quite near the ministry mentioned above, up to the Monas park area, right by Jokowi’s palace!

    Again I scoff at the notion that it’s a ‘Long March!’


    But, again as I said before, the shufflers, sorry, marchers, have to proceed slowly, to accommodate ranting.

    It must take your breath away when you repeatedly indulge in sectarian hollering, as heard when the shufflers were out to get Jakarta’s good Governor Ahok.

    Ahok, later imprisoned for ‘blasphemy’  – seriously, in the 21st century!

    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


    Just for good measure, there’s a demand that President Jokowi fire both the Minister of Law and Human Rights, Yasonna Laoly and the Corrections Director, Reinhard Silitonga.

    Never to be outdone, that notorious Alumni 212 gang are gearing up to join in.

    For more about that lot, read this –

    Islamist Fanatics Rage At India – ‘Diskriminasi?’ Oya?’ 


    One can only hope President Jokowi will stand firm against any such attempt at mob rule.


    But after what happened to Ahok, who knows?


    • Sinta I. 2:37 pm on May 22, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      No they never march for long distance but so many extremist people on the road make long traffic jam because they always pick working day not weekend.
      They like to make life hard for us honest work people.
      Not now! Hahaha!b
      In virus time we are all WFH so we will dissappoint them!


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