Manneke Budiman

Manneke Budiman is a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne with the Indonesia Initiative program. He teaches literature and cultural studies in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Indonesia.

Vicky Prasetyo became a national laughing stock in 2013 when he introduced a unique vocabulary of buzzwords into Bahasa Indonesia. Dr Manneke Budiman writes that his ungrammatical and meaningless expressions are representative of a style of speech that has become more common in the 18 years since Soeharto fell.