Living In Cloud Cuckoo LandPlayboy Editor in Indonesia Found Guilty .... Protesters Call for Death Sentence.
Eh? The Indonesian edition of the magazine .... did not feature nudity and was not as risqué as other magazines on sale in Indonesia.More than 150 members of the Indonesian People Forum
(FPI) said Erwin Arnada, the editor of Playboy Indonesia, should die for his crimes, chanting
"hang him, hang him."
So what would they shout if Playboy did have tit pictures? "Hang, draw and quarter him
"? "Boil him in oil
It's surely time these FPI lot grew up and, at the very least, learnt how to masturbate. They are just a bunch of wankers after all.
Aren't there more important things to focus their energies on? Such as ....Risk Free Locations
The National Coordinating Agency for Land Survey and Mapping (Bakosurtanal
) thinks it has come up with a wonderful wheeze to earn a few rupiah. Using geo-spatial technology and data in a business plan "can guarantee that all aspects that could hamper the continuation of a project in a region will be included and considered
". At least, that is what the Bakosurtanal head, Rudolph Matindas, is reported, in the Post, to have said on Wednesday.
The use of such technology has apparently been useful in disaster mitigation in Aceh and Nias, for the mapping of borders, and a survey of evacuation routes around Mt. Merapi in Central Java. However, other bureaucrats criticise the agency for not co-ordinating enough with their institutions.
The idea of siting your business in a risk-free location is obviously a good one, so let's hope that Bakosurtanal does get its act together. Meanwhile, as a public service Jakartass is pleased to offer investors the following map based on nearly twenty years of experiencing life, risks and all, in Indonesia.
Somewhere in this beautiful country, possibly hidden in the haze, is Sumatra where, amidst the frequent earthquakes, landslides, floods and the occasional volcanic eruption, some good news
has emerged.The call of a Sumatran Ground-cuckoo
Carpococcyx viridis has been recorded for the first time, giving conservationists further encouragement in efforts to save the elusive bird from extinction. The recording was made from a lone ground-cuckoo, brought to conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) after being trapped by local hunters.
“We were extremely lucky to have recorded the bird’s unique call,” said Firdaus Rahman, of WCS’s Indonesia Program. “Our team will use the recording to hopefully locate other Sumatran Ground-cuckoos, and to eventually secure their protection.”
You can help, too. Listen to its call
and try and locate it on the map above.