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Netherlands and others are poor advisers for Indonesia

Rotterdam | Fri, May 19, 2017 | 10:31 am
Netherlands and others are poor advisers for Indonesia President Joko Widodo talks to Queen Maxima of the Netherlands on financial technology development at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta on Sept 1. (Courtesy of Presidential Secretariat/Press Bureau)

PREMIUM As a Dutch journalist and historian I believe that Dutch-Indonesian relations are completely damaged by the past, but instead of stepping back, my fellow citizens take every opportunity to teach Indonesia a lesson about human rights. 

The latest incident was when non-active Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama was recently sentenced to two years’ imp...

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