In the news
- Jakarta has criticised the Australian government’s refusal to help resettle Rohingya asylum seekers.
- Bloomberg reports on how Indonesia is seeking a balance between China and other lenders funding infrastructure.
- Economists are sceptical of the Indonesian government’s macroeconomic projections.
- William Maley and Bambang Nugroho argue that a return to quiet diplomacy can repair the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
- ‘Storytelling can break down cultural barriers and stereotypes’: Elena Williams reviews Tiger Stone, a new young adult novel set in Java.
- ‘What’s happening to the Jokowi presidency?’—experts discuss the latest from Indonesian politics at the University of Melbourne.
- ‘Why is the Australia-Indonesia relationship so difficult?’—Prof Tim Lindsey’s lecture at the Griffith Asia Institute.
Events and opportunities
- TONIGHT, Jakarta: susah move on from your uni days in Australia? Come mix with fellow Australia alumni at AIYA Jakarta’s drinks at Fitzroy Bar, Kebayoran Baru.
- Sydney, 25 May: don’t miss the Asia Society’s panel event to launch telkomtelstra–the milestone joint venture between Telstra and Telkom.
- Melbourne, 26 May: celebrated Indonesian novelist Ayu Utami will speak at Monash University on ‘Critical spiritualism’.
- At the AIYA Job Board: Jakarta Post looking for a copy editor, and a position teaching ESL at APBIP Bali.