Niasers speak a kind of language related to Malagasy, a very similar to languages & custom with Batak on Sumatra. It is possible that the Niasers have derived from Batak
Highlight on Economy During the Transformational Leader: What is to come? The first few months of any new government’s term can often be decisive in setting the foundation for its success or failure. How should we evaluate the first few months of the Jokowi government and what do they tell us about prospects for the future?
James Castle believes that Bapak Joko Widodo is off to a good start. Indonesia’s seventh President should be able to reverse the steady economic slow down of the past several years and has the potential to become a truly “transformational leader”.
When: Tuesday February 24. 7:00pm
Venue: Erasmus Huis
To find out why, join us for what promises to be a lively and informative evening. A long-time resident of Jakarta, founder and president of CastleAsia (1980) and former AmCham president, James Castle’s interest in Asia was first triggered by the Vietnam War.
In 1977 he arrived at the University of Padjadjaran in Bandung on a Fulbright fellowship with a one-year commitment, but he has lived in Indonesia ever since. “I found I liked Indonesia more than I liked history, so I decided to drop out and stay here. I became a freelance journalist to support myself”.
The evening lectures are open for public and are organized on six consecutive Tuesdays in the auditorium of Erasmus Huis, Rasuna Said (within the Dutch Embassy compound). Erasmus Huis, behind the Dutch Embassy, Off Jl Rasuna Said, Kuningan Nearest Transjakarta bus stop is Kuningan Barat/Timur. Open to the Public. No RSVP (p2/feb15).