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Melani Budianta: Indonesia comes into existence in everyday life

  • Ida Indawati Khouw

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, August 24 2008 | 10:52 am
Melani Budianta: Indonesia comes into existence in everyday life

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 ...

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