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Indonesia’s New Merapi Gate-keeper

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Download Indonesia is in the ring of fire, with a string of active volcanoes across the country.

The most active is Merapi, above the ancient Javanese city of Yogyakarta.

Two years ago it had it’s most deadly eruption to date killing more than 150 people including the 83-year-old gate keeper of volcano Pak Marijan.

His son, Pak Asih, has been appointed by the Sultan to replace him — to mediate with the spirits of the mountain.

Rebecca Henschke was one of the last foreign journalists to met Pak Marijan before he was killed and two years later she returns to met his son.

آخری تازہ کاری ( ہفتہ, 17 نومبر 2012 13:45 )
 

Indonesian Poverty Levels Greatly Underestimated, Says Key Advisor

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Download A special representative of the Indonesian President says the country's poverty problem is far bigger than is claimed , and he says the elite don't really care.

Dr HS Dillon is the President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's special envoy for alleviating poverty.

He's told a Food Security Forum in Jakarta that there are about 120 million poor people in the country … not 30 million as the government officially claims.

He's also publicly doubted Indonesia can achieve a plan to end its reliance on Australian beef imports by 2014.

George Roberts from Radio Australia has more.

آخری تازہ کاری ( پیر, 05 نومبر 2012 14:31 )
 

Indonesia’s No-Smoking Village

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Download A recent survey reveals that Indonesian men smoke more than anyone else in the world.

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey in 2011 shows that 60 million Indonesians of total adults are active smokers.

But not in Bulaksari 7 village in Surabaya, on the eastern part of Java Island.

It’s a no smoking village and locals will not hesitate to ask guests to stop smoking.

Rio Rizalino travelled to the village.

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'Indonesian Government Needs to Tell the Truth’ Pilger on 1965 Killings

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Download Indonesian government haven’t offer any apology for the killings of up to 2 million suspect communists after the failed coup attempt in 1965.

The coup was blamed on the Indonesian communist party or PKI—the largest political party at the time.

For the government, people who carried out the killings acted to protect Indonesia from communism and therfore securing the country.

But award-winning British journalist John Pilger says the Indonesia government must apologies for the brutal 1965 killings and compensate the victims.

Rebecca Henschke spoke with him on the sidelines of the Ubud International Writers festival.

آخری تازہ کاری ( پیر, 15 اکتوبر 2012 11:45 )
 

No Apologies yet for Victims of Indonesia’s 1965 Gross Human Rights Violation

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Download Indonesians this week mark the anniversary of a failed coup attempt in 1965.

The coup was blamed on the Indonesian communist party or PKI—the largest political party at the time.

What followed was one of latest century’s bloodiest atrocities —500,000 up to 2 million suspect communists were killed or jailed without trial.

For nearly 50 years the killings were not talked about but now the state top human right commission has declared the killings, mass rapes and detentions as gross human rights violations.

They are calling on the government to make an official apology and compensate the victims and their families.

But as Novri Lifinus reports it’s unlikely that will happen.

آخری تازہ کاری ( ہفتہ, 06 اکتوبر 2012 12:53 )
 
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