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ACEHNESE IN SUMATRAN HISTORY

ACEHNESE IN SUMATRAN HISTORY A British researcher and explorer William Marsden began observing the island of Sumatra in 1771. He succeeded in revealing things that had not been revealed before, his book, The History of Sumatra was a major work … Continue reading

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ISLAMIC POLITICS BY SNOUCK HURGRONJE AS ADVICE TO DUTCH INDIES GOVERNMENT TO REDUCE ISLAM POWER IN INDONESIA

ISLAMIC POLITICS BY SNOUCK HURGRONJE AS ADVICE TO DUTCH INDIES GOVERNMENT TO REDUCE ISLAM POWER IN INDONESIA Background of Islamic Politics by Snouck Hurgronje At the end of the nineteenth century, the Dutch who had established their power in the … Continue reading

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MARSOSE CORPS, THE DUTCH SPECIAL ARMY DURING ACEH WAR

MARSOSE CORPS, THE DUTCH SPECIAL ARMY DURING ACEH WAR The Marechaussee te Voet Corps, known in Indonesia as Marsose corps, was a military unit established during the colonial period of the Dutch East Indies by the KNIL (colonial army) as … Continue reading

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ADIOS ANDALUCIA

ADIOS ANDALUCIA. I am ashamed of my foolishness, I have embarrassed the ancestors. Indeed I have put the effort of Thariq ibn Ziad to conquer the Iberian Peninsula, seven hundred years ago. And I surrender to fate, if I later, Abdurrahman is remembered as the worst Muslim fighter and leader, all the time. Adios Andalusia that I love and will never see again. Continue reading

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THE BEAUTY OF THE MOON

THE BEAUTY OF THE MOON. “Do you think the moon is beautiful? Please tell me the beauty of the moon until you look at it while lying down.” Continue reading

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PEUCUT

PEUCUT. Pekuburan “Peucut”, adalah nama sebuah tempat dimana serdadu-serdadu Belanda selama Perang Aceh-Belanda dikuburkan di Banda Aceh. (The “Peucut” cemetery, is the name of a place where Dutch soldiers during the Aceh-Dutch War were buried in Banda Aceh.) Continue reading

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TUANKU ABDUL HAMID

TUANKU ABDUL HAMID. Duta besar pertama kerajaan di Asia Tenggara kepada bangsa-bangsa Eropa. (The first ambassador of the kingdom in Southeast Asia to the Europeans). Continue reading

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HARLEQUIN AND THE TREE OF HOPE

HARLEQUIN AND THE TREE OF HOPE. I look at the face in front of me. Not too foreign. Akh, I know now! That’s my face before life makes me prosper. Eager, adventurous. The face of a young man, the face of a lover who is kept away from his lover, by circumstance. Continue reading

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PEUCUT KHERKOFF, ACEH-DUTCH WAR MONUMENT

PEUCUT KHERKOFF, ACEH-DUTCH WAR MONUMENT. Witness of the Aceh-Dutch War. Peucut explains, not only how great the resistance of the Acehnese people against the Dutch colonialism, but has shown that the Dutch pay a high price for their presence in Aceh. We must honor and preserve these historical monuments in order to remain a great deal and a warning for posterity that our ancestors have sacrificed much for freedom. Continue reading

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EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR ACEH

EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR ACEH. The massive exploitation of nature has never been profitable for nature and the surrounding community, which has greatly benefited big investors and government officials who earn fast money. Deforestation of the Nature Reserve area of Kuala Tripa by coal mining companies not only destroys the population but also destroys the area of ancient Sumatran tigers to eat crabs from the Leuser forest through mangrove forests on the coast. Continue reading

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