In the news
- Indonesia’s foreign ministry has condemned the terrorist attacks in Paris, saying ‘no act of violence can be justified’.
- The transportation ministry’s response to the QZ8501 air disaster has drawn criticism from industry experts.
- Petrol subsidies were officially abolished on New Year’s Day, a significant economic reform milestone says The Economist.
- The Financial Times meet’s Indonesia’s new superstar fisheries minister, Susi Pudjiastuti.
- Stars of the Indonesian hit The Raid 2 are reported to have roles in the new Star Wars.
- Check out Irama Nusantara‘s newly-launched online library of Indonesian classic pop for some retro charm this weekend.
- See how the Instagram project warteggourmet turns Indonesian cheap eats into posh nosh.
- At the AIYA Blog: Kirrilly McKenzie and Alex Murphett share their experiences of the long-running Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program.
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Jobs & opportunities
- AIYA is seeking volunteer blog contributors to write for us in both Bahasa Indonesia and English. See the AIYA Job Board for more.
- The 2015 round of the Indonesian government’s Darmasiswa Scholarship Program, offering one-year scholarships for foreign students to study the language, arts and culture of Indonesia, is now open. Check out the details at the AIYA Job Board.