Governor revives colonial racism despite reforms
PhD candidate at School of Law, Utrecht University
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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