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#67665 - 07 Jan 08 10:26 norSanur
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Did you know that Sanur now has it's own village idiot. His name is Graham James who is also the "honorary" consul for the Czech Republic which is itself idiotic. He got the award when he bribed officers of Immigration in Jakarta to deport a person he considered a threat to him but didn't realise that person had already left the country. What an idiot!!!

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#67667 - 07 Jan 08 10:40 Re: norSanur [Re: maccaf]
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Pray tell more. This has the makings of an interesting yarn....
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#67669 - 07 Jan 08 10:42 Re: norSanur [Re: Dilli]
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Mr. Graham James? If it's the same one (and I suspect it is) I used to work at his English School in Jakarta before he upped sticks for Bali. He's a piece of work alright.
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#67670 - 07 Jan 08 10:48 Re: norSanur [Re: Roy's Hair]
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is he the one who's involved in the cosmetic surgery business in bali??
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#67672 - 07 Jan 08 11:03 Re: norSanur [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Jaysus! I don't know about that but he's a bit of a G. Glitter if you catch my drift
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#67674 - 07 Jan 08 11:36 Re: norSanur [Re: Roy's Hair]
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looks like a can of worms is being opened. Were you the person he reported?
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#67679 - 07 Jan 08 12:05 Re: norSanur [Re: chewwyUK]
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you mean me?

the only person who has ever "reported" me to the immigration office was the former head of the investment co-ordination board. he's now in gaol.
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#67681 - 07 Jan 08 12:26 Re: norSanur [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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no i meant mccaf
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#67682 - 07 Jan 08 12:35 Re: norSanur [Re: chewwyUK]
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is this the same person??

Quoting: Indonesian Observer, November 2000
Despite its intriguing history, few tourists stop over in Jakarta and Batavia is largely ignored by locals. “It has enormous potential. But first let’s get rid of the traffic,” said Graham James, an Australian who converted a centuries-old mansion into a fashionable restaurant, Cafe Batavia. It is one of the few viable businesses in the area.

“Almost every city in the world has an old quarter,” James said. “It could become a big attraction.”


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#67700 - 07 Jan 08 20:48 Re: norSanur [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Yes that's the fellow. Mr. Batavia and EEC English course
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#67701 - 07 Jan 08 20:50 Re: norSanur [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Quoting: KuKuKaChu
you mean me?

the only person who has ever "reported" me to the immigration office was the former head of the investment co-ordination board. he's now in gaol.


Was that that Theo guy who punched out a kid at a JIS school basketball game?
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#67705 - 07 Jan 08 21:05 Re: norSanur [Re: Roy's Hair]
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Was that that Theo guy who punched out a kid at a JIS school basketball game?


Indeed it was. Here's Purba from JP, on 29 April 2005, in an editorial that i personally spent a lot of time sharpening up wink


Is our investment promoter aspiring to be a boxer?

Kornelius Purba,The Jakarta Post

When they had the chance to meet up with him during his visit
to Copenhagen this week, his former mentors at the National Bank
of Denmark may well have asked Investment Coordinating Board
(BKPM) chairman Theo Toemion about his new career, as a boxer.

According to his official curriculum vitae, Theo, who
previously also worked at Bank Indonesia, attended a course at
the National Bank of Denmark bank several years ago.

Theo, whose full name is Theodorus Fransisco Toemion, need not
worry too much. He will not become jobless when President Susilo
Bambang Yudhoyono eventually kicks him out of his current
position. Apart from being able to return to his previous career
as foreign currency dealer, he could also be a great boxer.

Mind you, so far he's only been able to knock out a 14-year-
old basketball referee, a woman, and several other less than
pugnacious contenders. But as a beginner and for a 49-year-old
man, it was a great start. And don't forget: All his opponents
have been white-skinned, who he says are all racists anyway.

He could perhaps contact a flamboyant boxing promoter, like
Don King, to act as his new promoter.

Theo was a currency trader and legislator for the Indonesian
Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) before being appointed BKPM
chairman by then president Megawati Soekarnoputri in June 2001.
He often complains about foreign investors leaving Indonesia --
who cite bad things about the country as their pretext for
abandoning us -- in spite his tireless self-sacrifice in trying
to create a much more conducive investment climate over the past
four years.

It was mere chance, however, that the world came to know of
his new-found talent. According to the Thursday edition of Koran
Tempo and The International Herald Tribune, Theo went on a wild
rampage at the Jakarta International School (JIS) on April 17
during a basketball match for elementary students.

He decided to use his fists, after a 14-year-old Australian
boy ejected his 7-year-old son from the game after he's committed
a series of fouls. Match officials supported the referee's
decision. Theo then ran amok, assaulting the boy, a match
organizer, and also some other parents at the match -- who all
happened to be foreigners -- under the pretext of defending his
youngest son, who he claimed was a victim of "discrimination".

"My sense of nationalism and Indonesian pride overwhelmed me
and I had to defend myself against all the foreigners who were
accosting me," Theo said in his letter to the JIS headmaster and
members of the community, in a pathetic attempt to explain the
incident.

It is worth asking whether he would have acted so thugishly if
he was still not in a position of political power. During the
fracas, according to witnesses, he threatened to have people
sacked and deported, boasting of his impunity.

As a state official, his sole mission is -- or at least, was
-- to persuade foreigners to come here and invest their capital,
and thus contribute to the economic development of our nation.
But what he did on April 17 had precisely the opposite effect. He
scared many investors away with his crude display of arrogance.

Did he commit an act of arrogance? Undoubtedly. Can it be
tolerated? Absolutely not.

The President must punish him. And, if there are grounds, he
should face legal action.

Unfortunately for Indonesia, Pak Theo does not hold a monopoly
over such arrogant behavior.

Many state officials -- politicians, bureaucrats, military and
police personnel -- continue to exhibit 'high-and-mighty'
attitudes, particularly in front of a restrained and ignorant
public, and daily commit gross abuses of privilege out of sheer,
unadulterated arrogance.

Every day we see instances of this. Of how traffic is brought
to a complete halt causing massive jams, just to make way for
some self-important petty commander or minister who think
themselves too superior to be bothered with heavy traffic.

Such arrogance has already cost human lives, such as the
accident that occurred in November when police suddenly forced
cars to stop in the middle of the Jagorawi toll road because a
presidential motorcade was about to pass.

At the airport, we frequently see jumped-up, middle-ranking
officials taking "fast track" exits and demanding special
treatment.

Many politicians, state officials, even their adjutants wear
special pins on their chests while they are in public places,
just to make sure people know exactly who they are. They then
abuse their power to enrich themselves because they know that
nothing will happen to them, even if they pillage state coffers.

The President should immediately sack Theo from his position.
He's a disgrace. Such violent, arrogant behavior should never be
tolerated, no matter how "patriotic" the reason may be, much less
a children's basketball match!. And he must properly apologize,
not only to his victims, but to the Indonesian nation.

We can but lament, will other high officials and those in
positions of privilege learn from this incident?
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#67706 - 07 Jan 08 21:09 Re: norSanur [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Ha ha . Yes I remember, an absolutely classic RI story.
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#67707 - 07 Jan 08 21:15 Re: norSanur [Re: Roy's Hair]
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So you had a run in with him too Ku? Did he punch you?
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#67715 - 08 Jan 08 03:05 check out utube also for Graham James
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Watch this site. More to come .....and pictures of him being a complete and utter idiot on utube

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#67716 - 08 Jan 08 05:35 Re: norSanur [Re: Roy's Hair]
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So you had a run in with him too Ku? Did he punch you?

in a way, yes. but i don't want to say too much about it here. people may get the impression that i'm dancing on his grave. yay

sufficient to say that there are a number of extremely senior indonesian bureaucrats from several years ago who rue the day they ever met me.
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#67717 - 08 Jan 08 05:42 Re: check out utube also for Graham James [Re: maccaf]
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keep it coming ...
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#67722 - 08 Jan 08 05:54 Re: check out utube also for Graham James [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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That is an absolute classic ... gives me an Idea for a project. I am sure a good book that people would buy would be a collection of newspaper articles such as the above and more colourful by nature.

I am guessing we have the resources on this site to get it done. Anybody interested in putting something together??
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#67723 - 08 Jan 08 06:01 Re: check out utube also for Graham James [Re: chewwyUK]
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#67724 - 08 Jan 08 07:18 Re: check out utube also for Graham James [Re: Dilli]
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what?
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#67727 - 08 Jan 08 07:34 Re: check out utube also for Graham James [Re: chewwyUK]
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Another project, submit a photograph and 100-150 words on how you see yourself. Limit it to 500 entries

Estimate the cost of a nice Coffee Table Hardback (Who's Not Who - Jakarta 2008) divide by 250 and thats what you charge per entry.

Balance = Profit
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#67730 - 08 Jan 08 09:34 Re: check out utube also for Graham James [Re: Dilli]
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The Theo basketball story was probably the best ever . However, everyday in the Post there'll be some utterly ludicrous non-sequitur springing from the lips of some jumped up little shit. A quotes book perhaps?


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#67731 - 08 Jan 08 09:37 Re: norSanur [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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So you had a run in with him too Ku? Did he punch you?

in a way, yes. but i don't want to say too much about it here. people may get the impression that i'm dancing on his grave. yay

sufficient to say that there are a number of extremely senior indonesian bureaucrats from several years ago who rue the day they ever met me.


The Enforcer! Maybe Dilli can Photoshop Ku with a Rambo head band and machine gun.
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#67732 - 08 Jan 08 09:41 Re: norSanur [Re: Roy's Hair]
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The Theo basketball story was probably the best ever . However, everyday in the Post there'll be some utterly ludicrous non-sequitur springing from the lips of some jumped up little shit. A quotes book perhaps?

i personally had to virtually force the JP national desk editor to cover the story. it was already 4 days old by the time JP started to publish stories! fucking amazing.
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#67733 - 08 Jan 08 09:44 Re: check out utube also for Graham James [Re: Dilli]
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Who's Not Who?


Who's an Utter Shite-Hawk
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