Today, thousands of students have taken to the streets in Jakarta and other cities demonstrating against the Criminal Code. Traffic in Jakarta was clogged up and as the day progressed, water cannons and tear gas were used on them, but it could not dampen their spirit. A couple of days ago, after widespread protests, President... Continue Reading →
What the Fatwa?
We all can understand Islam forbidding rioting, causing disturbance and damaging public property. But what about corruption, Gerrymeandering, arrogance and utter disrespect for the intelligence and integrity of citizens? How do these clerics sleep at night and face their children? Do the children have a hard time in school because they have to live up... Continue Reading →
A rupiah for Superman’s thoughts
What Unspun loves about the bloggersphere is that no matter how crazy the world gets and no matter what bandwagon everyone else gets on there is someone out there skeptical enough, prescient enough and with enough cojone to call things as they see them. Such a bloggers are gems because they validate those of us... Continue Reading →
Jakarta rallies a sign of desperation in the KPK-Police struggle?
Does anyone else smell the same whiff of desperation in the air as Unspun? One would think that there are people in Indonesia who still think that rent-a-crowds would convince the public that public opinion is behind them. Such people live in a world of their own divorced from reality. Technology has rendered much of... Continue Reading →