In the news
- Anies Baswedan will become the new Governor of Jakarta after defeating Basuki Tjahaja Purnama on Wednesday’s runoff election.
- International observers are interpreting the win as a defeat for tolerance of minorities, and a boost to Jokowi’s opposition ahead of the 2019 national elections.
- Ian Wilson argues that framing distracts from serious issues of economic inequality in Jakarta, however.
- Bloomberg interviews Anies’ running mate, the business figure Sandiago Uno.
At the AIYA Blog
- Diyanti Koroh introduces us to the special traditions of celebrating Easter in Kupang, Timor.
- We chat with historian of Indonesia, David Reeve, about an offbeat but fascinating new project on Minangkabau public transport.
- To celebrate and honour Kartini Day, check out these AIYA opinion pieces from the archive.
- KARTINI Film screenings! AIYA is proud to announce that from mid May, in association with Legacy Pictures, Screenplay Films and All in Pixel, we will be hosting screenings across Australia of the new biopic film about Indonesia’s feminist heroine. Watch this space for further details about the screenings. The film is now showing in cinemas across Indonesia.
- Check out two new videos from NAILA participants, as well as a very entertaining song by one contestant celebrating the legacy of Kartini.
- Brisbane, 22 April: Celebrate Kartini Day with AIYA QLD and PIQ.
- Melbourne, 26 April: Join AIYA VIC’s weekly language do change program at RMIT.
- Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, 27 April to 2 May: Asialink and AIBC present their State of the Nation: Indonesia event. AIYA Members receive the discounted rate.
- Sydney, 29 April: Javanese gamelan, music and dance in Newtown feat. Suara Indonesia Dance Group.
- Sydney, 4 May: An evening of Balinese art and dance at the Australian Museum.
- Canberra, 9 May: Join AIYA ACT’s Networking Night.
- The Australian Consulate in Makassar is seeking applicants for a position as Consular & Passport/Administration Assistant.
Photo above via Media Indonesia.