Category Archives: Politics

Jakarta in Gaddafi shock!!!

The world’s media has been speculating for more than a month regarding the whereabouts of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi following the violent ejection of his despotic Libyan regime and its replacement by the democratically inclined National Transitional Council. Mata Pribadi therefore has enormous pride … Continue reading

Posted in Expat Foibles, October 2011, Politics | 4 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

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

Jakarta in Gaddafi shock!!!

The world’s media has been speculating for more than a month regarding the whereabouts of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi following the violent ejection of his despotic Libyan regime and its replacement by the democratically inclined National Transitional Council. Mata Pribadi therefore has enormous pride … Continue reading

Posted in Expat Foibles, November 2011, Politics | 2 Comments

A public embarrassment

In a remarkable and seemingly otherwise unreported incident last week, long time Jakarta based US Expat and former Schlumberger wireline hand “Jumpin” Jim Le Fevre, whose wedding we reported earlier in the year, was arrested and interrogated for unintentionally breaching the “invisible” security … Continue reading

Posted in Expat Characters, Expat Foibles, November 2011, Politics | Leave a comment

Half a million impoverished Indonesians for a day

Indonesia’s past sporting achievements are relatively meager for a country of its size of population and success, where it has occurred, has largely been in badmington and sad to relate, even in the field of the shuttlecock the Golden Days of Susi Susanto … Continue reading

Posted in October 2011, Politics, Roads and Traffic | 4 Comments

Hitler for services to world peace

Following the University of Indonesia’s (UI) award of an honorary doctorate to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz for contributions to the fields of peace and humanity – and this shortly after ordering the topping of a  number of … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, September 2011 | Leave a comment