SINGAPORE: PM LEE ON THE SUMMIT, SINO-U.S. RELATIONS, TRUMP AND TARIFFS, INDONESIA – AND CATHOLIC EDUCATION

TOM PLATE WRITES – Next week, it now seems, the American President will be in Singapore, along with the North Korean leader. Both are famously quirky. Is Lee worried? We pay a call on the city-state’s prime minister, host of a monster summit that – on the off-chance all goes…

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ASIAN FASHION: INDONESIAN DESIGNER’S ‘BACKPACK’ FASHION GAINS ATTENTION WORLD-WIDE

TIARA SALVABILLA WRITES – Dian Erra Kumalasari is a fashion designer from Indonesia. Her line, Oerip Batik, features traditional Indonesian woven fabric and is targeted towards backpackers worldwide. The designs are ready-to-wear, conventional pieces which are different from the luxury, high fashion lines that Indonesian designers have been trying to…

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INDONESIA: GOVERNMENT BLOCKAGE TO END ALL LGBT AND PORNOGRAPHY ON INTERNET TUMBLES INTO IRRATIONALITY AND OVERKILL

ELIZABETH SOELISTIO WRITES FROM INDONESIA – This sprawling country, the world’s fourth most populous, is no stranger to internet censorship. However, the consequences of Indonesia’s recent censorship tactics are not only felt by the individual users but also by the community around them. First, there is the censorship of homosexuality…

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