Category Archives: December 2011

But were afraid to ask …..

The mobile phone market in Indonesia is a very rare example of a market working relatively well and largely in the consumer’s interests. There are three major national players, Telkomsel, Indosat and XL, all competing vigorously against each other – … Continue reading

Posted in Business, December 2011, Reader Dialogue | 2 Comments

Mata Pribadi Xmas Classifieds

Looking For: an honest Indonesian national with analytical background and negotiating skills for very senior management position. Previous applicants should not re-apply, Apply: KPK Jakarta Seaking native English language speeker,  prefareably a gradguate  – to chekk speling/ spunctuation grammar and … Continue reading

Posted in December 2011, Small Adds | 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

Aburizal for President – but which country??

We have had some fun recently at the expense of Aburizal Bakrie, however, it occurred to us that maybe we should measure him up against the Republican party’s current front runner in the US’s seemingly interminable process to decide who will occupy … Continue reading

Posted in Business, December 2011, Politics | 1 Comment

Mata Pribadi’s “Fill in the Bubble” Competition #3

First of all thanks to the many who participated in November’s record breaking Fill in the Bubble competition and from which it became clear that there is a politically aware niche to our demographic. Once again the three man panel … Continue reading

Posted in December 2011, Fill in the Bubble Competition | 17 Comments

Inbound golf tourism – Mata Pribadi says no!!

You may have seen in today’s Jakarta Post, Golf Promo Indonesia’s Mr. Dennis G. Kloeth’s open letter to the newly appointed Minister  of Tourism, Lampposts and Things that go Bump in the Night. Mr Kloeth is lobbying the Minister, Mari … Continue reading

Posted in Business, December 2011, Sport | 13 Comments