Lovers of the Sunday print version of the Jakarta Post, will be pleased to know that the Metro Mad column by Simon Pitchforth is finally online.
How do I know? Easy, he told me thus:Dear Mr. J,Alright chief, just to let you know that I'm currently uploading all of my stultifyingly ill informed Metro Mad stuff to the Metro Mad Blog. Keep up the good work and even more Cheney bashing please.
Love from Mr. Simon
Have I really had a go at Cheney? Bakrie, yes, but then he's 'ours'. No, I think Mr. Simon may be confusing me with another new expat blogger in town who goes by the name of Penton Arc
(hipelago) and writes on every subject under the tropical sun
Indeed he does as the following headings show:Drugs and Corporate Responsibility Ain't What They Used To Be ....
A tale of how General Motors, who were sponsoring a Rolling Stones tour, ensured that the group were kept very happy.The Filthy Rich and The Fury These days the Soehartos are treated like celebrities, with cozy, fawning interviews and glamorous profiles in the pop media.
......... it's only been eight years since the old man went, the economic crisis continues (for most) and since 1998, that family have committed serious crimes and have been exposed in international bribery scandals, not to mention the alleged ill-gotten $15 billion, that a mere slice of would have gone a long way to help the recent victims of the tsunami, earthquake and current Sidoarjo mess, but where is the public disgrace that most ordinary Indonesians apparently seem to fear so much?
Welcome to the Blogosphere both of you. Now if you could just describe your Indonesian partners, then your initiation will be complete.
Oh, and for those of us with short attention spans, could I ask for more paragraphs, please?