’s reign in May 1998. However, in the long run-up to the presidential elections of 2014, he has initiated a campaign of reconciliation (referred to by the originally Chinese term kongkow , ‘talk or chat’), which at least some Chinese Indonesians seem to accept and even appreciate. This is possible, Purdey
reconciliation between French ‘scientific’ methods and local farming practices and cosmologies.
Kathryn Sweet offers a historical explanation for poor women’s health conditions in present-day Laos. As she convincingly argues, various rulers attempted to modernize Laos’ nursing and midwifery systems during
and glaringly kleptocratic features of the prime minister Najib Razak’s administration. Second were the intertwined developments of the return to politics of the ninety-two-year-old Mahathir (motivated by his disgust of Razak’s egregious corruption), the 2016 public reconciliation between Mahathir and
today, of reconciliation.
M.B. Hooker (1984), Islamic Law in South-East Asia , Singapore: Oxford University Press.
Moshe Yegar (1972), The Muslims of Burma; A Study of a Minority Group , Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz.
:654–8). The result was the introduction of Law No. 1/1974 on Marriage, which for the first time required, among other things, the civil registration of marriages, divorces, and reconciliation (meaning the reuniting of a husband and wife after an initial declaration of divorce by the husband); regulation of
, however, was and still is almost ostracised since the Orde Baru . In reality, unity is played out against diversity. Despite this, the general expectation or hope was that a devolution of power would generally promote local patterns, diversity, plurality, and thus probably allow for more reconciliation
reconciliation. Since then, twenty conferences have been organized—and to mark this milestone, this book, giving an overview of the history and activities of Dialoog (Dialogue), was published. Apart from the conferences, Dialoog organized trips to Japan, published books, including in Japanese, erected memorials
-sponsored reconciliation initiatives sought to bring religious leaders from different faiths together. The effectiveness of these reconciliation initiatives is questionable, in my view. More significantly, state officials have kept the memory of the rioting alive by being quick to remind citizens of the need to avoid
are included. Deibert’s story is a personal one, characterized by a search for reconciliation and healing. After a long quest he finds these in the writings of A.H. Almaar, the founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization, a contemporary teaching method that developed within the context of both
narratives of 1965 can appear through silence. 4 Revisiting Memories of the 1965 Violence More than 50 years have passed since the tragedies of 1965. In Indonesia, the movement towards justice and reconciliation is facing many challenges. Yet, memorialization initiatives have gradually become more inclusive