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  • Pemandu acara talk show kondang Wimar Witoelar ikut-ikutan latah mendirikan "partai". Penggagas acara Perspektif itu mendirikan Partai Orang Biasa. Tapi jangan salah tanggap, sebab ini bukanlah partai sungguhan. Soalnya partai yang dimiliki pria berambut kribo ini tak beranggota, tak ikut kampanye juga Pemilu, malah tak akan pernah terdaftar di Depdagri. Mengapa? Sebab itu hanya judul buku "Menuju Partai Orang Biasa" yang diluncurkan tadi malam di Jakarta. Read ›
  • Wimar Witoelar menyelenggarakan hajat, Jumat (4/12) malam, untuk menjelaskan kehebatan "orang-orang biasa" saat ini. Salah satu contoh orang biasa yang jadi sangat luar biasa peranannya, disebutkannya, Koordinator Badan Pekerja Komisi Untuk Orang Hilang Dan Korban Kekerasan (Kontras) Munir. Read ›
  • Perspektif became very popular because it represented a certain something... nothing concrete, just an attitude of scepticism, irreverence maybe, alternative thought. It criticized the government by implication--I never named names. But the government started to get wary. I was called in and warned, and then I had Muchtar Lubis on, a journalist who’s critical of every government. We made some cracks, and ten minutes after the show somebody called the station and said we must stop right now. Read ›
  • In recent months, as political chaos has threatened to engulf Indonesia, several outspoken foes of President Suharto's 32-year-old regime have been mysteriously snatched from the streets, interrogated and tortured. Yet week after week, Mr. Wimar -- 52-year-old avatar of this country's emboldened radical chic -- needles the president from deep within the establishment itself: on national TV, in the press, at university speeches and as a paid speaker at corporate and civic events. Read ›
  • Di Jakarta, mantan demonstran Ir Wimar Witoelar menyatakan, wajar mahasiswa minta langsung bertemu Presiden karena saluran aspirasi lewat lembaga dan institusi politik selama ini memang buntu. Mahasiswa memilih bertemu langsung dengan Presiden yang dianggap paling tahu masalah dan paling menentukan. Read ›

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