Melani Budianta: Indonesia comes into existence in everyday life
Ida Indawati Khouw
The Jakarta Post
PREMIUM Melani Budianta: JP/Ida Indawati Khouw The words "Milik Pribumi" (belonging to "indigenous Indonesians") scrawled on private properties were a common sight in cities affected by the May 1998 riots -- a sort of talisman against rioters targeting ethnic Chinese-owned properties, labeled non-pribumi (not indigenous). For Professor Melani Budianta, from the University of ...