Category Archives: Corruption

Jakarta Expat Monopoly

Mata Pribadi is thrilled to bring you a unique Investment Opportunity which it would entirely carry itself if only the Google Royalty check was not so late arriving every month. Yes, this sort of opportunity is not going to be … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Corruption, December 2011, Expat Foibles | 19 Comments

Red Bullshit – a case for the KPK?

While a little behind the the rest of the world in taking off, Red Bull has recently been going gangbusters in Indonesia, and this  despite being four or five times the cost of not dissimilar drinks made locally – and availability … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Corruption, December 2011, Food and beverage | 3 Comments

Another Spring?

The situation continued for decades following the departure of the former colonial masters; a leadership and an elite ruling and exploiting ruthlessly with the backing of the armed forces. The armed forces given special treatment and allowed monopolies and concessions … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, December 2011, Politics | 2 Comments

A new standard for “low”

There is of course amongst our demographic a significant presence of oil field trash and we are proud to have you, not least because your Editor was oil field trash himself until not very long ago. At least we were … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Corruption, December 2011, Oil & Gas | 4 Comments

Smoke, mirrors and Jim Beam

Your Food & Beverage correspondent’s personal preference is for a whisky without an ‘e’, that is to say the unmatchable stuff made from the pure waters of Scotland’s rivers and springs. Even so, there are niche whiskeys that enjoy considerable support, … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Corruption, Expat Foibles, Food and beverage, October 2011 | 2 Comments

Welcome to the first edition

Welcome to the first edition of Mata Pribadi, the Jakarta and Indonesia based expatriate focused organ of truth and nothing but the truth. That will be the truth as we see it of course and, more likely than not, be at significant variance … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, Reader Dialogue, September 2011 | 5 Comments

BJC in award ceremony controversy shock!!

The Jakarta Inter League (JIL) is in turmoil today as it anguishes over BJC‘s (Bapak Jack Coldcall’s)  award to his own wife, Annie, of one of the country’s highest awards, the Bintang Republik Indoneisa Adipradana – 2nd Class (BRIA2). The award … Continue reading

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