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Politically Important

→  June 29, 2009 0

I am sure you’ve heard some Indonesian origin became ministers in Malaysia and Singapore. But, have you heard that some Indonesians also hold important positions in Suriname? It is reported that there are at least four ministers in Surinamese cabinets are Javanese: Minister of Education, Minister of Defense, Minister of Social Affairs, and Minister of [...]

Indonesian Strong Legacy In Latin America

→  June 27, 2009 1

A history of colonial labor and migration has produced a unique community far from Indonesian shores Rosemarijn Hoefte Javanese immigrants arriving in Paramaribo KITLV Special Collections Perhaps few people in Indonesia know that there is a large community of people of Indonesian descent living in the north of the continent of South America. Over 70,000 ‘Javanese’ live [...]