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Equalize bachelor's degree with diploma's degree

At this time many Indonesian students continue to the higher education in various universities in Australia to obtain academic degrees such as Bachelor, Master or Doctorate. My three cousin and several other relatives also continue the higher education in Australia after finished Senior High School in Indonesia. But I was startled after knowing the news from Antara News entitled "Pemerintah Tidak Adil Terhadap Lulusan Australia" (English : The government is unfair to Australian graduates). The policy of Directorate General of Higher Education (Department of National Education) is to equalize Bachelor degree from several universities in Australia only equal to Diploma-3 degree (D-3) in Indonesia. This policy was determined on 01 July 2009 within the Peraturan Direktur Jendral Pendidikan Tinggi (English : Regulation of Directorate General of Higher Education) Nomor:82/DIKTI/Kep/2009 concerning the assessment guideline for college certificate graduates from overseas. This regu

Glimpse the spirit of 1945

On 17 August 2009, Indonesia celebrates its 64th Independence Day . I will not write more about the spirit of this proclamation, because I think the videos below can represent it well. I am proud to be Indonesian, Happy Independence Day my country.

Aware or just a dream

Dear readers, if you are a regular visitor of this blog, perhaps you still remember my post titled " If One Why Different " (posted on 1 September 2008). In that post, I wrote about how I heard badly debate of religions among my friends when we gathered together, that is, each person seeks to maintain his own opinion namely his religion is the most relevant in this century. Within that post you may also read my thoughts as the response to them, as well as readers comment, and I would like to rewrite my thoughts as below: Humans have existed far before any religions emerge on this earth. The universe has existed far before the humans and religions. And... God, only one God, has existed far before the universe, humans, and any religions. Who is the owner of my soul, your soul and the soul of all creatures in this world? Only one or many? If only one, then why must we be different. Please readers do not feel confused with the question "why we must different" because

Noordin M Top is still mysterious

Previously, various media has published the death of Noordin M Top (the most wanted terrorist) in a raid conducted by anti-terror forces Densus 88 in a house in the Beji village, Kedu sub-district, Temanggung district. As promised by the Indonesian police to announce the identity (DNA test result) of the killed terrorist suspect body on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 (mean today), the result revealed that the suspect was not Noordin Mohammad Top (also known as Noordin M Top). It's mean that the existence of Noordin M Top is still mysterious. Inspector General Nanan Soekarna, head of public relations division of National Police Headquarters, stated in Jakarta today that the body of the suspected terrorist who was killed in in Temanggung, was Ibrohim. Who is Ibrohim? Ibrohim (known as Boim at work) is an employee who worked as a gardener (florist) at Hotel Ritz Carlton and who were immediately disappear after the bombing happened. According to Nanan Soekarna, Ibrohim has played a dominan

Good wish

Brother Dasanrangarajan has very kind sharing a good contemplation through our discussion on Blogcatalog. I feel good after read it many times. I think, it's good if I share it here. I do not intend to bring you referring to a particular religion / belief, but only want to share the good things. Hopefully you will also feel good with the contemplation below: I asked Lord Krishna to do away with my vices. Krishna said: They are not there for me to take them away. They are there for you to resist them. I asked Lord Krishna to complete my body. Krishna said: Your spirit is complete, your body is only temporary. I asked Lord Krishna to give me patience. Krishna said: Patience is a byproduct (side products) of difficulties. It is not given but learned. I asked Lord Krishna to give me happiness. Krishna said: I give blessings. Happiness depends upon you. I asked Lord Krishna to free me of pain. Krishna said: Suffering makes you go far away from this world and brings you nearer to me. I