AIYA Links: 6 March
Above: Australian parliamentarians at a dawn vigil appealing for clemency for two death row inmates in Indonesia (AAP photo)
In the news
- Experts are warning of grave risks for Indonesia’s reputation and foreign relations if it goes ahead with planned executions.
- Fairfax correspondent @JewelTopsfield reflects on why Indonesians see drug crime differently to Australians.
- Prof Tim Lindsey tells Radio National that allowing anger to dominate lobbying for clemency is a ‘big mistake’.
- Context: Pip Nicholson of the Asian Law Centre looks at capital punishment in Southeast Asia, and Murdoch Uni’s Jacqui Baker (@indobaker) reviews a new book on drug law reform in the region.
- WSJ: Key to Indonesia’s infrastructure strategy is to allow SOEs to leverage new capital injections. Will investors pile in?
- Bloomberg looks at Indonesia’s ban on imports of beef offal, which industry says will lead to shortages, monopolies, and higher prices.
At the AIYA Blog
- Living your research: Ros Hewett on learning her own background during PhD research on the history of Indonesia’s Eurasian community.
Events & opportunities
- 12 March, Perth: AIYA WA will host a ‘Picnic at the Pendopo’ at Murdoch Uni to welcome new members.
- 17 March, Sydney: Grab your tickets for AIYA NSW’s evening screening of @DanielZiv‘s acclaimed documentary Jalanan via Eventbrite.