Category: Indonesia

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia: What’s In a Name?

Mahathir Mohamad roared back into Malaysian politics in 2016 as part of a movement against former Prime Minister Najib Razak. Together with other disgruntled former members of the United Malays National Organisation, Mahathir launched the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia [= Malaysian United Indigenous Party], known in short form as Bersatu [= United]. One issue that […]

Jakarta’s Chinatown Twenty Years after 1998

Via Twitter, Christina Tjhin shared a remarkable video of a dragon dance in Glodok, an area long known as Jakarta’s Chinatown. Lion dance & Dragon dance performances by Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) at Jakarta's China Town (Petak Sembilan, Glodok) during the end of Chinese New Year's Festival #CapGomehGlodok2018 ❤️🇮🇩 Video courtesy of @ezkisuyanto pic.twitter.com/xM7fBqgm6e […]