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Selamat tinggal Jakarta

By

Malcolm Cook

3 April 2009 12:43

A few weeks ago, the Lowy Institute was involved in a major conference on the future of Australia-Indonesia relations that focused on the growing gap between government-to-government ties and broader people-to-people ties.

With this theme still fresh in my mind, I was saddened to hear that the Australian Financial Review may soon close its Jakarta office. I hope this does not come to pass, especially given the important role the media plays in informing the public about the outside world and in Canberra’s ambitious aspiration to make Australia 'the most Asia-literate Western country'.