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By the way… Language rules from overseas

  • Prapti Widinugraheni

| Sat, August 12 2017 | 01:57 am

PREMIUM Are you a patriot? Why do you feel you need to defend the uniqueness of Indonesia and the way of life of its people?

Any Indonesian who has lived overseas will have been asked these questions — sometimes explicitly, but more often subtly — by curious compatriots at home, who might wonder how one could possibly be devoted to a place so far away.

There are so many answers to thes...