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Governor revives colonial racism despite reforms

Utrecht, The Netherlands | Fri, November 3, 2017 | 10:39 am
Governor revives colonial racism despite reforms Congregation members of Tri Dharma Temple burn prayer papers as a symbol of gratitude in a ritual called “pao oen” at Tien Kok Sie Temple in Pasar Gede, Surakarta, Central Java, on Jan. 15. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)

PREMIUM Governor Anies Baswedan triggered controversy with his inaugural speech by using the term pribumi (indigenous Indonesians). The term, together with non-pribumi, is explicitly prohibited in government activities and policy in a 1998 presidential instruction issued by then-president BJ Habibie, following the deadly May 1998 riots, which included the rape and murder of Chinese-Indonesians and burning...

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