Thang Nguyen, a member of the Hobart Class of 1998, had an editorial titled “The Two Faces of Indonesia” published in the Nov. 30 Wall Street Journal.
“Together, Ms. Jones's expulsion, Mr. Harymurti's imprisonment, and Munir's murder reflect also the reality of today's Indonesia — as much as the free elections and the freer press does. It is to be hoped that democracy will solve these problems in time,” he wrote.
He is a Jakarta-based columnist. His new book is “The Indonesian Dream: Unity, Diversity, and Democracy in Times of Distrust” (Marshall Cavendish Academic).