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I do not believe in war. I do not want to be burried under any flag. I want to be remembered for my dreams. When i died, i want Nelson Mandela's words on my tombstone "A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. Raditya Putranti Darningtyas. A WINNER"

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Memo to President : Addressing the Rise of Religious Intolerance in Indonesia

International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Strategy Final Assignment
TO                  : Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia
FROM            : Raditya Putranti Darningtyas, Analyst
DATE             : 22 December 2016
SUBJECT      : Addressing the Rise of Religious Intolerance in Indonesia
Situation regarding the growing number of violent confrontation against religious minorities in Indonesia is at a crisis stage.  Violent attacks have been directed at various religious groups such as Ahmadis, Shiites, Christian, and Buddhist by Muslim vigilante and extremist groups.  On the other hand, Muslims have also been the victims of intolerant acts in provinces where they are not the majority like what happened in Tolikara, Papua when Christian mob attacked several mosques last year. I propose two major reforms to alleviate the problem of religious intolerance. First, we need to reevaluate several proposals from Government such as the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs’ Religious Harmony Bill (RUU Kerukunan Beragama), and cancel any local perda that promote religious discrimination. Second, we need to create contending narratives against intolerance and encourage more interfaith interaction especially among local community representatives and youth through campaigns and education.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Clear : Letter No. 1

So i wrote this in 2013. This was heavily inspired by The Perks of Being a Wallflower, my most favourite novel at the time. Still have no idea what i wanna do with this one. Enjoy!

3rd of February 2013     

Dear Friends,

                My name is Clear. Yes Clear, not Claire. Like the adjective that goes with water or air. I hope you won’t be angry if i dont tell you my last name. I just cant do that. It is hard for me to tell you the reason. Since i am not very good with the words. Seemingly I just cant find the right one to explain my complicated reasons to you.
                I know My Mom, Pam, would say that i have issues with my fear of being known. Like she used to say when i shouted wrathfully to her ‘Why did you tell those girls what my name is? “ during my first day in kindergarten. “Coz They want to be your friends and you dont even liift your eyes to look at them. For Godsake Clear! Finding new friends is what a first day at school should be about!” Then i just walked away and left her behind. Looked for some spot to sit and scratch my nails on the ground.
                I also won’t tell you the real name of the people i am writing here. I will name them they way i want them to be named. But some of them will be called just the way they really are. Provided it has already been the right one for them.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

You Should Have Told Me

by : Raditya Darningtyas

You should have told me
What you meant by crazy.
Is it the tears you shed regularly?
Or the sobs you always cough uncontrollably?
You should have told me.
What you meant when you said that you were wearied.
Are you tired of the phony?
Or sick of this forgery?

Wild, Reckless Youth

By: Raditya Darningtyas

If you are breathing fine, then you are the lucky ones coz most of us are breathing through corrupted lungs
If you are still bleeding then you are the lucky ones, coz most of us are feeling dead
O Lord how I wish that;
I am the wild youth,
O Lord how I wish that;
I am the excited who is eager to rip apart,

I let You Down

By : Raditya Darningtyas

I am sorry mother. I am sorry I let you down.
I am a trash that needs cleaning,
I am a junk that needs tossing,
I am a chicken that needs flying.. (No, chicken do not fly you idiot!)
I am sorry father. I am sorry I let you down.
I am a glum, who needs cheering,

You are just a habit I am trying to get rid of

By : Raditya Darningtyas
Semarang, December 1st 2014
8.43        pm

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You are just a habit I am trying to get rid of
You are just a routine I am trying to stop doing
You are the picture I am wishing to stop seeing
You are the noise I am wishing to stop hearing
You are the words I am struggling to stop reading

Merahitam, Cinta, dan Surga

Oleh : Raditya Darningtyas
Girls Dorm, Semesta Bilingual Boarding School
Thursday, 6th of November 2014
14.44 PM

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