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Betawi or not Betawi?

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, August 26 2010 | 10:07 am

PREMIUM Debates over native Jakartans or Betawi cultural identity are still ongoing with Betawi marginalized communities asking for official recognition as a part of Betawi.

The issue has come to surface following the city administration’s plan to open a Betawi arts center, which will facilitate only Muslim Betawi culture, known as Central Betawi.

The administration plans to refurbish a f...