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Jakarta Post

We’re all migrants

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, October 19 2019   /  12:52 am

Compared to the movie Joker, an event that has garnered much less buzz is an ongoing exhibition at the National Museum on Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat in Central Jakarta. Visitors to the display entitled Asal Usul Orang Indonesia (Origins of Indonesians), which runs until Nov. 10, will get a better grasp of our roots — and lots of roots there are too, it turns out. We’re Indonesian and Asian, obviously, besides identifying with one or more of the hundreds of ethnicities in the country. But scientific findings have confirmed that we are much more than that. The display at the museum, organized by the Historia.id history magazine and the Education and Culture Ministry is based on their collaborative study of DNA samples from 16 respondents from across the country, including public figures. It was researchers of the Eijkman Institute of Molecular Biology under Herawati Supolo Sudoyo, its dep...