Nov 28, 2020 Last Updated 3:39 AM, Nov 25, 2020

Language

Why so serious?

Netizens’ responses to the banning of a popular slang word raise questions about the moral character of public communication
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Art for Allah’s sake

Art for Allah’s sake

A unique pesantren, founded and led by an internationally recognised Indonesian calligrapher, attracts men and women from all over the archipelago

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A Love of Language

Unable to pay for formal lessons, many poor Indonesians have mastered English through radio, TV and film. Like Rizza of Surabaya.

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Lecture me not

Helping to boost English teaching seemed a splendid idea, but then Indonesian realities intervened

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