In the news
- ‘In forging a path toward progress and away from extremism, Indonesia must return to its roots and redouble its efforts to strengthen the nation’s resolve behind the unifying ideology of Pancasila,’ says Eva Kusuma Sundari, a member of the House of Representatives and Vice Chair of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights.
- In Asian Correspondent, Max Waldon takes a deep dive into the popularity of fisheries minister Susi Pudjiastuti. Susi won the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in National Stewardship, awarded by Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, last week.
- A Sharia court in Aceh has sentenced two men to be caned in public after being found in bed together by vigilantes in March. Gay sex is not illegal in the rest of Indonesia and this is the first such conviction in Aceh.
- A special issue of Inside Indonesia explores the 2014 Village Law, assessing the intentions and content of the law, the results so far and the possible impact the law may have.
- ‘In Indonesia, it’s like the wild, wild West, looking for the gold rush.’ That’s the take of Ryan Gozali, a California-educated sports executive, focused on building collegiate sports in Indonesia.
- Catch up on AIYA ACT, ANU ASEAN Society and Indonesian Student Association event ‘2017 Jakarta Election: Online and Offline‘ held this week and featuring guest speakers Ross Tapsell and Marcus Mietzner.
AIYA presents Kartini
Join AIYA as we bring 2017’s biggest Indonesian film to cinemas across Australia. Directed by Hanung Bramantyo and starring Ada Apa Dengan Cinta?’s Dian Sastrowardoyo, ‘Kartini’ tells the story of Indonesia’s most famous heroine. Watch the trailer and register for a screening near you.
At the blog
- AIBC Young Professionals caught up with WA Trade and Investment Office Regional Director Chris Barnes.
- Find out about the young Indonesians innovating for impact at the Indonesian Ideas Conference, to be held at UNSW on May 27.
- Darwin, 20 May – Attend the Warisan Budaya Indonesian Festival at Golden Square, Palmerston.
- Adelaide, 26 May – AIYA SA presents the Australia-Indonesia Youth Affairs Forum featuring the Lord Mayor of Adelaide Martin Haese, DFAT SA State Director Dave Gordge, and SA Government’s Director of Southeast Asia, International Engagement, Trade, Immigration and Higher Education Mike Guerin.
- Sydney, 27 May – PPIA UNSW’s incredible opportunity to meet and hear from the brightest Indonesian entrepreneurs and thought leaders for the one night only at the ‘ICON Ideas Conference.‘
- Jakarta, Sydney, Melbourne, 23-31 May – Registrations are now open for CAUSINDY information sessions.
- Melbourne, 30 May – Join Simon Butt and Stewart Fenwick for the launch of the book Blasphemy, Islam and the State: Pluralism and Liberalism in Indonesia.
- Sydney, 31 May – Join AIYA NSW for a night of wit and intellect with the Great Garooda Debate. Check out the wrap up from last year’s event to find out more.
- Applications close July 1 for ACICIS’s professional practicums. Check out their programs in business, law, journalism, creative arts and development.
- Attend the 2017 International Maritime Youth Program in Makassar.
- This is your last week to apply to join us at AIYA! We’re on the lookout for our next Web and IT Officer.