‘They’re just like us’: Indonesia’s white-skin obsession in the spotlight as Jokowi calls for end to ‘inlander mentality’

Diana Fitriani was only 17 when she left her sleepy hometown of Purwokerto on Indonesia’s most populous island of Java to further her studies in Yogyakarta, a bustling city about four hours away by car.Boasting a number of internationally renowned tourist destinations such as Prambanan Temple – the largest Hindu temple of ancient Java – Yogyakarta is also home to universities and Indonesian language schools that attract thousands of international students every year. Borobudur, the world’s…


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