A century after the implementation of the WvSNI (the Netherland Indies criminal code), the Indonesian parliament wants to replace Dutch colonial inheritance in the criminal code with a new code, which recognises so-called Indonesian “values”.
Imagine yourself driving home and suddenly you come across a human being in direct need of help in terms of shelter, food, clothes, etc. Would you expect to be arrested and punished by your government for helping this individual?
With the Black Pete discussion in the Netherlands in mind, I asked my international students, out of curiosity, what they thought of the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition. Turns out that international students have strong opinions on this.