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Indonesia: The land of liars, criminals and frauds?

  • Jennie S. Bev

Jakarta | Tue, January 15 2013 | 09:11 am

PREMIUM Who should I respect in Indonesia? The longer I stay in this beautiful tropical country, the harder it is for me to respect anyone. Also, why don’t I feel safe?

Oh, there are no registries or available public records disclosing people’s backgrounds. We don’t know exactly who we are dealing with as there is no way to check up on their past records.

Sure, a new acquaintance mig...