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Can we reconcile Dutch and Indonesian history?

  • Calvin Sidjaya

Jakarta | Fri, April 1 2016 | 09:23 am

PREMIUM In December 2015, the Netherlands recognized rijstaffel as part of Dutch cultural heritage. Unfortunately, this story slipped under the radar of mainstream news in Indonesia and Netherlands, thus the public in both nations dismissed it as unimportant although Indonesia and Netherlands have established a common cultural heritage.

The lack of a sense of belonging between both nations can be ...