This site is just being put together, so please bear with any problems.
These are dispatches from Jakarta about the preparations for and result of June 7 Indonesian general election. They began, on June 1, as short daily emails to friends.
I am a resident of Jakarta, speak Indonesian relatively well, and have been involved with many aspects of Indonesia, including arts and culture, business, and various kinds of consulting. I am currently a consultant. This personal communication represents my own opinions and experiences as a volunteer and does not have any connection with my employment or employer, nor does this in any way represent the opinion of the observer team of which I was a part.
I hope you enjoy and benefit from this narrative.
Marc Hoffman, Jakartasatu@glue.umd.edu
The narrative is 22 pages printed out and I was more comfortable reading
it on paper than on the screen.
Download a text file of the complete narrative (no picture), including the above letter
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June 1-2, Ballot
Ballot DetailsJune 3 PDI-P Campaign
June 4 PDR Campaign
June 5 Team Meeting—Site Selection
June 6 Scouting A—The Day Before
More Scouting Pictures 1June 6—Midnight Melek
More Scouting Pictures 2
More Scouting Pictures 3
More Melek PictureJune 7 Voting
June 7 Vote Counting
More Vote Counting PicturesJune 7-9 Post Election
June 10 Voting Delay
Text Only Narrative
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Last Updated: June 17, 1999
Launched: June 10,1999