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mas fred posted on the thread Fred went a wandering. on the Indonesia forum

Today I risked life and limb, all in the cause of free bananas.
OK, I lied, the banana plant could be reached from the upstairs window, but there were free.

Pushbikes - Push bikes

If you look at the little kid's foot, the one in the red shirt, driving the motorbike, you'll notice he's pushing the long bike.

Another kid pushing a bike.
Working from a young age, probably until he's too old to carry on, then he will have to hope family look after him.

mas fred posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

Gosh, Prabowo is telling world leaders not to congratulate Jokowi. … ts-jokowi/

Jakarta. The campaign team of Prabowo Subianto has called on the international community to withhold congratulatory statements to president-elect Joko Widodo until the losing presidential candidate has resolved accusations of electoral fraud in the Constitutional Court.

They've now confirmed they're going to challenge the vote. … nal-court/

Jakarta. The ex-general who lost Indonesias closely-fought presidential election will challenge the results in the Constitutional Court, a spokesman said Wednesday, after his team alleged the winner, Joko Widodo, engaged in massive vote fraud.

As I understand it, the majority of the fraud was in Prabowo's favour and, even if all the disputed votes were given to him, he's still short of a win.

Seems a lot pointless.

mas fred posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

HaileyinHongKong wrote:

At least if a civil war breaks out, there won't be as much tourist trash on Bali.

Trash or otherwise, Indonesia's tourist industry is gone for a very long time.
As with all coups, it's cash and power for the elite, and stuff the rest.

Other things are afoot. … al-Budiman

Head of Information for the Indonesian National Army (TNI) Headquarter, Major General Fuad Basya, denies the rumor about the removal of Army Chief of Staff General Budiman by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY).  Mr. Budiman is not removed, Fuad told reporters

Confusion at the top of the army isn't something Indonesia needs at the moment.

More on our HK expert's line. … -Statement

Rupiah is facing a major turnout following Prabowo Subianto's statement on rejecting the result of the presidential election. The increasing political tension has driven investors to give up their Rupiah denominated assets. … -Statement

Prabowo Subiantos statement rejecting the presidential election process has resulted in profit-taking actions among market makers. As a consequence, the Indonesian Composite Index (IHSG) slumped by 1.5 percent.

Prabowo needs to end this now, if he cares about Indonesia.

mas fred posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

I am now seriously concerned at the possibility of a coup attempt.
We have very dangerous people, courting a very dangerous force (closely associated with terrorist groups), refusing to accept the results of an election.

mas fred posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum … ote-count/

Jakarta. Presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto upstaged Tuesday nights announcement confirming his defeat in the election earlier this month by declaring his rejection of the official outcome on the basis of alleged fraud, in a move that poses an unusual precedent for constitutional law.

Conspicuously absent were his running mate, Hatta Rajasa, and campaign manager, Mahfud M.D., the former Constitutional Court chief justice.

Mahfuds replacement is Yunus Yosfiah, a former Army Special Forces (Kopassus) officer who was previously accused of involvement in the militarys killing of five Australian-based journalists in the East Timor town of Balibo

To see it from the scientific and rational view, with the gap of eight million votes  or six percentage points  even if the case were taken to the Constitutional Court, and even if the court just blindly decided to give [Prabowo] the votes of all unregistered voters, he would not be able to pass the total votes gained by Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla, Haryadi, a political expert from Surabayas Airlangga University, told the Globe.

Apologies for the long quote, just to save clicking the lilnk.

The upshot is - even if Prabowo wins a court case, he still can't get enough votes.
The next bit is more of a worry.

There were also calls from members of his team for Yudhoyono to remain in office for an extra year to allow a new election to be called.

Nut jobs are demanding SBY remain in office illegally, and a new election held in a year.
It's not the legally impossible request that worries me, it's the display of stupidity and desperation.

mas fred posted on the thread picture on your profile on the Indonesia forum

lukereg wrote:

Then Hailey get this in to action and have the members in the Indonesian forum trial it.

I see you did.
I'll follow ....... if I can find a bouncing sheep in a dress.

Of course, if I do, I won't find much time to post.

mas fred posted on the thread ISIS Presence in Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

I try to keep things as simple as possible.

If a groups attacks civilians, they're probably terrorists.
If they stick to attacking foreign military in their own country, they're probably freedom fighters.
The latter doesn't mean I have to support their politics or ambitions.

mas fred posted on the thread The winnee is Jokowi-JK on the Jakarta forum

tambunandesy wrote:

I am sure Mr. Joko Widodo n Mr. Jusuf Kalla will bring my Indonesia to be a great country.

At the moment, it isn't my Indonesia, but it feels like it is.
That in mind, I'm giving serious consideration to going WNI.

Political stability is an important part of the decision process.

Joko, be a great president, and bring greatness to Indonesia.

mas fred posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

HaileyinHongKong wrote:

Is this guy just a sore loser or is trouble in the works?  CNN recently implied that the coup is imminent.

One hopes not, but some would want it.
One especially prominent politician has been hanging around with militant Islamic groups, known for violent attacks against whoever, either for religious reasons, or cold, hard cash.
I suspect that person may be trying to build an army.
The extreme groups concerned have been very closely associated with terrorist attacks.
This still has the chance to turn messy.

mas fred posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

Ubudian wrote:

Certainly not the most dignified way to finally close the book on the Sukarno/Suharto era.

Indonesia has spoken, it's time to move on.

Ones hopes it has ended.
Some of his more radical pals may decide not to throw the towel in just yet.

mas fred posted on the thread Indian Cook on the Jakarta forum

raj_ilu wrote:

Can I get an Indian cook in Jakarta??
If someboby knows, please write to me at raj_ilu[at]


I can't help you with that, but if you're a restaurant, please post the name and address of your place on this thread.
I love Indian food and am keen on finding places to eat.

mas fred posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

Indonesian presidential election candidate Prabowo Subianto has said he is withdrawing from the election process, alleging massive fraud.

At this point, I intend to be brutally honest - he's acting like a big kid, telling the world he's taking his ball home because his mates wouldn't let him win.
Frankly, he's disgusting.
I'm glad he's lost, Indonesia is a wonderful country, and they don't deserve an twit in charge.
I've come to love this country, so want the best for it, and Jokowi is by far the best choice.

Top quality post.
Thanks for the information.

It strikes me, the cleaners must have been an organised gang, deliberately targeting the school.
If I were to walk up to someone and suggest sex with a kid, I'd fully expect a smack in the mouth.
That being the case, there's a better than average chance these people were already active, and were looking for a base.
As for the new arrests, I just don't believe it. As you said, a glass fronted office, in a busy area of the school - it's Enid Blyton.
One hopes, if these claims are false, the parents concerned will be immediately arrested.

mas fred posted on the thread ISIS Presence in Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

Ubudian wrote:

Thank God Indonesia know how to tell the difference, and thank God they also know how to deal with terrorists.  It's called the firing squad.  :top:

I see firing squads this way, from behind them.
More seriously, the trash wagon comes round a couple of times a week to get rid of the rubbish in my bin.
Firing squads do a similar job.
The world is a far safer and generally better place when extremists are no longer living in it.

mas fred posted on the thread picture on your profile on the Indonesia forum

wjwoodward wrote:

Do you have any idea how many of our female members would disagree totally with you on this? Perhaps you should browse through some of our other national forums and see just how many times female members are subjected to all kinds of unsolicited and persistent propositions from some of the other members simply because they've posted their profile photo

A thought.
If I wanted such contact with horny men, could I create a new forum ID, posting my new photo?

On a more serious note, you are correct - this isn't a dating site, so posting photos would be a less than good idea.