What 19 November has to say to the world

News about Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaya Purnama being named suspect by police over blasphemy allegation in a politically-ridden circumstances has garnered international media attention recently. The double minority status of his Christian religion and Chinese ethnicity in a majority Muslim population plays well with the foreign sentiment towards the country with the biggest Muslim population in the world, questioning the spirit of equality and harmony in diversity it brags so much about. Continue reading What 19 November has to say to the world

Telaah kebakaran pencakar langit

Tak banyak yang bisa diperbuat untuk memadamkan api di ketinggian gedung baru Neo SOHO hingga puncaknya di lantai 42. Meski pemadam senantiasa memadamkan api, namun semprotan air tak mampu mencapai ketinggian di atas 20 lantai. Asa dan keberanian para pemadam harus berhenti di batas ketinggian tangga otomatis. Jauh di atas sana, api merambat semakin tinggi, dan sesaat setelah terlihat sudah padam, panas yang belum pupus membuat api kembali menyala. Continue reading Telaah kebakaran pencakar langit