AIYA wishes everybody a safe and happy Easter celebration. Here’s our pick of the week’s best reading on Indonesia and the Australia-Indonesia relationship for your long weekend.
- ‘Wasted Talent’: At Inside Indonesia, Ellen Prusinski looks at challenges Indonesian migrant workers face in the job market when they get back home.
- This week, the Financial Times has focused on the ‘fragile middle’—those 2.8 billion people who aren’t poor, but aren’t financially secure. A huge economics challenge for Indonesia, which gets a look in here.
- At @WJournal, here’s Fedina Sundaryani (@MonkeeNoodles) on what public transport is like for an Indonesian woman.
- Over at the ANU’s New Mandala blog, Eduardo Ramirez has some great photos from election day last week.
- For politics buffs: Dan Slater (@SlaterPolitics) has an interesting new article on political blocs in Indonesia (institutional sub required).
On the blog
- #GueNyoblos: AIYA contributor Jaime Berril spoke to some young Indonesians on polling day in Jakarta last week—check out the video here.
- AIYA contributor Clarissa Tanurahardja sat down with Kirby Taylor, an intern at the UN in Jakarta, to talk to her about her experience of living in Indonesia as a young Australian. Great read!
- We’ve also got some great videos from AIYA NSW’s Indonesian election showdown held recently.
Events and opportunities
- Favourite tweep @DanielZiv‘s new doco Jalanan has landed in cinemas in Jakarta. Get out there and support this terrific little film about a side of Indonesian life many foreigners don’t see!
- On the AIYA Job Board: Navitas, a global education provider, is looking for a Jakarta-based Marketing Officer.
- Interested in researching Indonesia at uni? The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre will host its inaugural Honours Bootcamp in Sydney on 15-18 June.