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In the News
- Indonesian authorities have been part of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines 777, which flew with 7 Indonesians on board.
- The Jakarta Post reports on efforts to boost expatriate Indonesians’ voting rate.
- Reports in the media strongly suggest that former President Megawati Soekarnoputri will hand her party’s presidential nomination to Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo.
- The Indonesian Navy announced that China had included part of Indonesian territory as part of its claim to the South China Sea.
- The ANU’s Eve Warburton analyses Indonesia’s trend towards resource nationalism in the Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia.
- On the same topic, @BenjaminBland reports from Balikpapan on the consumer boom in Indonesia’s mining regions.
On the Blog
- AIYA Victoria’s president Luke J. Dawes has a great post looking at the economic and cultural links between Australians and Indonesians before European colonisation.
- Alexandra Hearne wonders if Indonesia’s youth vote could usher in new political leadership in 2014.
- AIYA is pleased to announce that Corrs Chambers Westgarth will be a sponsor of the upcoming Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY) in Jakarta. Sign up here to keep up to date on CAUSINDY 2014!
- For your listening pleasure, some electronic tracks out of Indonesia (thanks to @nakikyoku for this)
- More great retro Indonesian sounds from Irama Nusantara.
Events & Opportunities
- The first round of the Victorian Government’s Hamer Scholarships program for study in Indonesia is now open; check out the details here.