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Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
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By the Way: Has my Indonesia really sunk this low?

  • The Jakarta Post

| Sun, September 21 2008 | 09:49 am

PREMIUM First, rest assured that I'm perfectly aware that Indonesia is far from eradicating poverty. I've lived outside Java and traveled much into the countryside to know that Jakarta's gleaming lights give a misleading portrait of Indonesia as a whole. But I used to think that the term "dirt poor" could only be applied to certain pockets in far-flung provinces. Until this past week. I...