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Professor Jimly Asshiddiqie on Corruption in Indonesia

From the Archives of the University of Melbourne’s “Talking Indonesia” Podcast

August 20, 2015

The conflict between Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the National Police has dominated headlines in Indonesia this year. What has been the impact of this conflict on the KPK? How can the commission best tackle corruption? Is the death penalty an appropriate penalty for corruption crimes?

In this Talking Indonesia episode, I put these questions to Professor Jimly Asshiddiqie, who is one of the candidates to become a new KPK commissioner later this year. … (Read more here.)

https://soundcloud.com/talking-indonesia/professor-jimly-asshiddiqie-corruption-in-indonesia-1

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Norman Erikson Pasaribu – On literature and diversity – “Talking Indonesia” podcast on SoundCloud

New from the Talking Indonesia podcast

This year Indonesia was a featured country at the London Book Fair, which followed a similar showcasing of its literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2015. Is this a reflection of an expanding and globalising literary scene in Indonesia? Are more diverse voices being heard inside and outside the country, and what are the challenges for making sure that the stories are not lost in translation? Listen at the Talking Indonesia podcast from the University of Melbourne.

Poetry is

By Amien Kamil

Poetry is…

Ink that pools, like an ocean of love
Where we sail as we dive
Exploring the ocean of love

Poetry is…

Not just merely…  words!
That can be muzzled by those in power
With words, or weapons!

Because

Poetry is…

 

 

Light

 

2004


AKU, JUGA

Oleh Langston Hughes

Aku, juga, menyanyikan Amerika.

Aku saudaranya yang lebih gelap.
Aku disuruh mereka makan di dapur
Ketika tamu datang menjenguk.
Tetapi aku tertawa,
Dan makan dengan lahap,
Dan tumbuh semakin kuat.

Besok,
Aku akan makan di meja
Ketika tamu datang menjenguk.
Maka
Tak akan ada yang berani
Bilang kepadaku
“Makan di dapur.”

Tambah lagi,
Mereka akan melihat betapa tampannya aku
Dan merasa malu –

Aku, juga, Amerika.


Featured image from We Are the American Heartbreak: Langston Hughes on Race in a Rare Recording

1619 Project dari harian The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html