Of Indomaret Banyumas and Rumah Bahasa

Over the past few weeks there have been occasional news reports about a clash between Indomaret (a local chain of mini-mart) and the administration of Banyumas, a regency in Central Java. While the fate of 19 condemned Indomaret stores in Banyumas might not appear to be of great interest in and of itself, the case…

Rumah Bahasa School Closures: A Social Media Victory

impunity NOUN [MASS NOUN] Exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action: “the impunity enjoyed by military officers implicated in civilian killings” “protesters burned flags on the streets with impunity” There are many good things about Indonesia: spicy food; friendly people who take an interest in others; volcanoes, jungles, reefs and other…