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What is so great about saying “Merry Christmas”?

December 27, 2008

Qusthan Abqary It is interesting enough to read one article whose title is "Can Muslims say "Merry Christmas"?" written by Mahmudi Asyari and Muizzudin in The Jakarta Post, December 24th, 2008. They wrote: "Since every December Indonesian Muslims face this issue, it is better that all religious leaders have a mutual understanding and an open dialog and so contribute to a conducive atmosphere for harmony and tolerance among the followers of different religions. In the matter of wishing "Merry Christmas", Muslims should ...

Of Popular, Populist, and the Oil's Price Declination

December 18, 2008

Qusthan Abqary There was one dialogue between ex-military general who become president with professor of economics from reputable university at their home country. Those two important men got debate on whether the government should or should not boost the oil's price in their country according to its price which has been increased in the global market. The professor asked, "Mr. President, are you populist?" And then Mr. President arbitrarily answered, "Of course, I am popular!" What the professor means is about the individual ...

The City of Parking

December 13, 2008

Qusthan Abqary If you have ever visit Yogyakarta, there must be one thing that you always see but probably never been realized that it contains some problematic issues. The crowded in Malioboro as such, never been completed without rows of motorcycles be parked on the road. Some cars get parked on some alleys linked to Malioboro. Tukang parkir, special call for the parking men, can earn money 30,000 up to 50,000 rupiahs per day. They are not poor enough based on the ...