“Punk problems” in Indonesia…


November 23rd, 2010 by

Courtesy of Thomas Craven:

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And MRR reader Austin sent in this comment…

Pulled from another article in the Jakarta Post:

Jakarta street punks not as scary as they look
Marco, from a street punk community in Cilandak, South Jakarta, said he would like to do something other than performing on the street, but he did not have enough money yet to start a business. “I never steal though. I do feel that I am much better than those people with neat appearances who are corrupt,” Marco said. He added he wondered why Public Order officers often arrested them even though they never violated the law. Street punks are targets of raids because the administration categorizes them as people with social problems who disturb public order.

It’s always going to be difficult to live the way you want to. Incredible respect for people that are so dedicated to their passions that they pursue them despite all reprisals.

5 responses to ““Punk problems” in Indonesia…”

24 11 2010
Alex (02:25:47) :

Any link to get more infos about this?

26 11 2010
Bak (04:12:07) :

Does anyone have more info one this?
It seems very interesting!

27 11 2010
Austin (18:39:24) :

Pulled from another article in the Jakarta Post:
“Marco, from a street punk community in Cilandak, South Jakarta, said he would like to do something other than performing on the street, but he did not have enough money yet to start a business.
“I never steal though. I do feel that I am much better than those people with neat appearances who are corrupt,” Marco said.
He added he wondered why Public Order officers often arrested them even though they never violated the law.
Street punks are targets of raids because the administration categorizes them as people with social problems who disturb public order.”
(“Jakarta street punks not as scary as they look”)

It’s always going to be difficult to live the way you want to. Incredible respect for people that are so dedicated to their passions that they pursue them despite all reprisals.

30 11 2010
Wok The Rock (02:44:51) :

check out the website for indonesian visual archive project..

30 11 2010
MRR Web Coordinator (13:13:00) :

Some cool photos on there (http://untukmugenerasiku.tumblr.com/) but what’s up with the sieg heil-ing Nazi punks??

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