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Discovery Channel Melukai Hati Rakyat Indonesia

Dalam artikel Kasus Tari Pendet Kesalahan Discovery Channel tertulis kalimat sbb: Yang sebenarnya terjadi, Kru Studios Production menjual enam film dokumenter kepada Discovery Channel yang ditayangkan ke 23 negara. Film-film itu dibuat dalam rangka memperingati ulang tahun kemerdekaan Malaysia pada akhir bulan ini. Dua dari film itu berjudul " Keris the Myth and the Magic" dan " Batik ". "Dalam narasinya disebutkan, keris dan batik berasal dari Jawa, Indonesia . Tidak ada klaim sama sekali," kata Widyarka. Kalau mereka berkilah bahwa tidak ada klaim sama sekali, kenapa mereka mempopulerkan Keris, Batik, Wayang Kulit dan Pendet untuk acara kemerdekaan Malaysia? Kenapa harus pakai budaya Indonesia? Kenapa tidak mempopulerkan budaya Indonesia untuk event Indonesia? Kalau boleh dibilang, jelas-jelas Discovery Channel pilih kasih. Dan ini saya rasakan amat sangat melukai hati rakyat Indonesia sebagai pemilik budaya yang dipopulerkan Discovery Channel untu

Microsoft can not sell Word?

Judge: Microsoft Banned from Selling Word in the US August 12th, 2009 | by Pete Cashmore Welcome to the world of surprising patent lawsuits. A Texas judge ruled Tuesday that Microsoft cannot sell Word – yes, Microsoft Word, the cornerstone of Microsoft Office – in the United States. Toronto-based i4i Inc won an injunction against Microsoft regarding the company's XML patents. In the words of i4i, the injunction "prohibits Microsoft from selling or importing to the United States any Microsoft Word products that have the capability of opening .XML, .DOCX or DOCM files (XML files) containing custom XML". Microsoft has been given 60 days to comply, reports Seattle PI . The injunction reads: Microsoft Corporation is hereby permanently enjoined from performing the following actions with Microsoft Word 2003, Microsoft Word 2007, and Microsoft Word products not more than colorably different from Microsoft Word

Luxury Hotel Bomb Mastermind 'Shot Dead'

4:19am UK, Saturday August 08, 2009 The mastermind behind two deadly suicide bombs attacks on luxury tourist hotels in Jakarta has been shot dead, police sources say. Anti-terror police outside the house in Temanggung district Indonesian police say they have killed the country's most wanted man - leading Islamic militant Noordin Mohammad Top. The death claims - which have not been confirmed - follow ongoing raids in Central Java. Police have surrounded a remote house in rice fields in Temanggung where three to four suspected militants were thought to be holed up. After an overnight standoff and sporadic exchanges of gunfire, shots and explosions could be heard. TV footage showed heavily armed black-clad police from the anti-terrorism unit creeping towards the house, some sheltering behind shields. Suspect Noordin Top Local TV network TVOne quoted an unn

Indonesian cops storm suspected militant hide-out

Indonesian cops storm suspected militant hide-out By IRWAN FIRDAUS (AP) – 1 hour ago BEJI, Indonesia — Indonesian police stormed a house Saturday where the regional militant leader suspected in last month's attacks on hotels in the capital was believed hiding out with several followers, witnesses and police said. The raid broke a 16-hour siege of the house in central Java province that had officers trading automatic weapons fire with the militants. At least five loud explosions have rocked the building since dawn. Police spokesman Nanan Sukarna said officers believed alleged Malaysian militant leader Noordin Mohammad Top and two or three of his followers were inside, but could not immediately confirm their fate. Minutes after the raid, witnesses said officers outside the house took off their helmets and were shaking hands with each other, suggesting all those inside had either been killed or captured. The firing ceased. A police officer at the scene said a body was found in the bat

R.I.P. WS Rendra

KOMPAS/JULIAN SIHOMBING Ekspresi WS Rendra dengan "seribu wajahnya" dalam acara pembacaan sajak-sajak "Penabur Benih" di Teater Terbuka TIM, 25-26 Juli 1992.

Selamat Jalan WS Rendra...

Hidup tidaklah untuk mengeluh dan mengaduh Hidup adalah untuk mengolah hidup bekerja membalik tanah memasuki rahasia langit dan samodra serta mencipta dan mengukir dunia Kita menyandang tugas kerna tugas adalah tugas Bukannya demi sorga atau neraka Tetapi demi kehormatan seorang manusia Kerna sesungguhnyalah kita bukan debu meski kita telah reyot, tua renta dan kelabu Kita dalah kepribadian dan harga kita adalah kehormatan kita Tolehlah lagi ke belakang ke masa silam yang tak seorang pun kuasa menghapusnya.... WS Rendra

RIP: Mbah Surip

Goodbye Mbah Surip! We love you full!

Mbah Surip died at 46, Leaves Success as Legacy Mbah Surip (1963-2009), a very popular singer and entertainment, died at 10.50am today at age 46. His first single, "Tak Gendong", was highly successful and earned him 4.5 billion rupiahs from Ring Back Tone (RBT) royalties alone. A few months ago, he was virtually unknown in Indonesia. His life dramatically changed when his song, "Tak Gendong", was released and immediately became a major success. He already has schedules to perform on many upcoming events. The news of Mbah Surip's death is shocking, yet what I admire from him is that he's done something that everybody would be proud of before he left. Many people live and die without leaving anything behind, only difficult life for the family. Very few, like Mbah Surip, managed to do a brilliant feat… that is, I think, ensuring the well being of his family, even if someday he dies. We can be pretty sure it was not his plan