“If you think that a producer is someone with money, you’re wrong. Producers don’t always have money — they strive to provide a support system for their film directors,” Meiske Taurisia, better known as Dede, said, when talking about how she got into the business.
While it may have more limb tearing and bloodier carnage than its predecessor, 300: Rise of an Empire barely succeeds in following the original’s footsteps.
In just a few weeks, the 9th Indonesian Film Festival in Australia’s will get underway with the international premiere of the latest film from one of the Indonesia’s most prominent directors.
To know batik better, especially why premium batik cloth can cost millions of rupiah for a cloth measuring around 1 by 1.5 meters, the first thing is to recognize the definition of batik.
Although she has taken on roles for the big screen, presenter and actress Marissa Nasution says she prefers hosting. “I like hosting more because it’s my comfort zone. It’s also how I started my career,” she said as quoted by kapanlagi.com.
The hard work of singer Agnes Monica, better known as Agnez Mo on the international stage, has paid off as her latest single, “Coke Bottle”, has topped the chart of a radio show in the United States.
Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by US President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its forces, Western governments had few options to counter Russia’s military moves.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he was convinced that the Gunung Padang Megalithic Site was the world’s oldest prehistoric monument.
Your comments on a report saying that Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, may consider force majeure on concentrate sales, which could lead to the company missing deliveries due to new regulations on mineral exports:
I, also, was deeply moved reading the article titled “Euro’s greatest need: Profound spirituality”, (The Jakarta Post, March 1). And when I read the two letters in reply on March 6, I decided to take up my pen as well. In a way, spirituality is an abstract idea that can be discussed forever.
A friend of mine recently sent me a WhatsApp message that contained within it two so-called “true” stories on racism. One of them was the much-hyped Tommy Hilfiger’s comment on his not intending to build his empire only to find that Asians, Hispanics and African-Americans bought his products.
The two comments refer to a letter “Who are Indonesia’s friends?” (The Jakarta Post, Feb. 28, p.8) By Deii Udi C, Jakarta
When Tesco severed its £50 million (around US$83 million) account with advertising giant, Interpublic to follow former Interpublic executive and veteran ad man, Sir Frank Lowe to his new start-up, there was always going to be fallout. The multinational took legal action, accusing the original “Mad Man” of breaching a non-compete clause. Lowe responded by threatening to sue the group for defamation.
When tapping into larger markets, complexity and change are often unavoidable. Yet, these challenges can become the potential means for a company to move forward.
There’s no questioning the fact that companies today are faced with growing complexity. Environmental, political and competitive changes conspire to create a challenging and complex operating environment.
The government said contract renegotiations with big mining companies were progressing well and that parts of an amendment would be signed early next week, following the signing of 25 memorandums of agreement on Friday.
Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa has refuted views that the government has been facing pressure from foreign investors to show further leniency in implementing its new policy regarding mineral exports.
Indonesia’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves rose by US$2 billion by the end of February, as the strong foreign inflows during the month offered an opportunity for the central bank to absorb dollars from the market.
National Police chief Gen. Sutarman has appointed Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Putut Eko Bayuseno as the new head of the National Police’s security maintenance division, replacing Comr. Gen. Badrodin Haiti who has been appointed the new deputy National Police chief.
Vietnamese media reported that authorities have detected signals from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight off the southwestern coast of Vietnam on Saturday, hours after the flight went missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
The veteran stage, film and TV performer best known for playing Alice Kramden in the 1960s re-creation of "The Honeymooners" has died. Sheila MacRae was 92.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact with air traffic control early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later.
State-owned telecommunications operator PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) will put more emphasis on expanding its broadband networks this year to keep its 2014 growth at least within the industry average.
State-owned electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) plans to spend Rp 60 trillion (US$5.24 billion) building power-transmission facilities in Sumatra to improve the company’s electricity network on the country’s largest island.
State-run drug makers put in a sickly financial performance in 2013, brought low by a combination of a weaker rupiah and surging costs.
Publicly listed PT Pan Brothers, one of Indonesia’s major garment manufacturers, managed a substantial boost in profits on the back of surging domestic sales and Asian exports.
Iran is calling for dialogue rather than suppression and intimidation to solve global issues, visiting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a public lecture in Jakarta on Friday.
Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama rode a bicycle from his home in Pantai Mutiara, Pluit, North Jakarta, to his office at City Hall in Central Jakarta on this month’s no-car Friday.
Councilors have expressed their skepticism about the monorail project, saying Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should not let his enthusiasm for the project blind him to the potential problems.
Fiesta Fatahillah, a cultural festival, will be held on March 13 to mark the planned renovation of the historic Kota Tua (Old Town), West Jakarta.
“It is natural for a man to respond to a nagging female partner with violence. Women’s demands for equal pay with men for equal skills are not justified, because women are likely to stop working to have children. A man who kills his wife may receive a more lenient sentence if she was unfaithful.”
Admit it. Most of us have done it. We see a nice picture, snippet of text or link to a video and share it because it relates in some way to our tastes, opinions or rebellious side.
The Indonesian government started 2014 with the much-hailed rollout of its national health insurance (JKN) and the promise that by 2019, all the country’s 250 million people will be covered by universal health care (UHC).
It is indeed heartening that during his two-day visit here, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced his country’s concerns over the fate of Shiites here who face constant persecution and violence from their Sunni compatriots, and even from the state itself.
The recent explosion of an ammunition depot belonging to the Navy in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, should renew calls for strict obedience to safety rules. Negligence or the failure to follow safety standards will result in fatal accidents, as Wednesday’s accident revealed.
The regional administration of Bantul, Yogyakarta, has temporarily suspended activities at Darussunnah Islamic kindergarten and elementary school in Nitipuran following a clash allegedly involving students’ parents and locals.
Ngurah Rai International Airport immigration office deported two Australians on Friday afternoon for visa violations. Both were accused of carrying out journalistic work in Bali without a proper visa.
Villagers in Supiori regency, Papua, now enjoy power, clean water as well as free education and healthcare, as 38 villages across the regency receive special autonomy funds amounting Rp 1.2 billion (US$104,895) per village.
The National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) called on the government to better protect women, arguing that gender-based violence had become all too prevalent.
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has decided to extend the detention of former Democratic Party (PD) chairman and graft suspect Anas Urbaningrum until election day on April 9.
The Army (TNI AD) has denied allegations that two of its members were involved in the slaying of a family of four in Langkat, North Sumatra.
In the post-reformasi era, the involvement of women in politics has seen a significant increase. In 1999, woman made up 9 percent of the House of Representatives, 45 of its overall 500 members. In 2004, this increased to 10.7 percent, 62 of 550 members. And in 2009, women made up 17.6 percent of the House, 99 members of a total 560.
The East Manggarai General Elections Commission (KPUD) has recruited residents to sort the ballot papers for the upcoming April 9 legislative election.
Election Supervisory Committee (Bawaslu) chairman Muhammad said he was once threatened by an Army general for endorsing the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI) as an eligible candidate in the 2014 general election.
The General Elections Commission (KPU) said on Friday logistical preparation for the polls was almost complete. KPU commissioner Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah said the commission was expecting logistics to be fully delivered to regions across Indonesia by next Monday.
Although some observers fear he could become “the next Hugo Chavez from Indonesia”, Prabowo Subianto, the chief patron of the Gerindra Party and one of the country’s strongest presidential contenders, says that he and his party are friendlier to foreign investors than many think.
The Regional Representatives Council (DPD) is the second legislative chamber after the House of Representatives (DPR). However, since its inception in 2004, the DPD has been less dominant than the House in determining national policies and legislation. Many deem its existence meaningless due to its limited authority over budgeting, legislation and monitoring. DPD Speaker Irman Gusman recently talked with The Jakarta Post’s Hans David Tampubolon about his institution’s authority and role.
Cabinet members and elected officials in Guam's territorial government won't get pay raises under a new law allowed to take effect this week.
Malaysia Airlines said Saturday it lost contact with a plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
After offering free haj pilgrimage packages, motorcycles and Kijang vans to civil servants regularly attending afternoon mass prayers at the municipal mosque, Bengkulu Mayor Helmi Hasan is adding a hatchback car to the list of prizes for the devout.
Subdistrict heads across Riau have been told to issue less registered-land certificates (SKT) to companies in an effort to increase alertness and prevent land and forest fires from reoccurring.
Elisabeth Diana was deeply shocked to learn that the brutal murder of her only child, Ade Sara Angelina Suroto, may have been committed by her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, who she once regarded as her own son. The mourning woman, however, said she fully forgave the alleged killer, as well as his new lover who is suspected of assisting her boyfriend in the murder of 19-year-old Sara.
Former Bank Indonesia (BI) governor, Vice President Boediono, has claimed that he did not validate the data and changes made by his officials when making the crucial decision to bail out Bank Century in 2008, documents reveal.
The Supreme Court (MA) said on Friday that the recent Constitutional Court (MK) ruling that a convict can now file a case review an unlimited number of times would only create legal uncertainty and could easily be abused by convicted criminals.
Indonesian professionals, more so than their peers in Southeast Asia, prefer to focus on their careers rather than stay at home even if money is not an issue, a recent survey shows.
A General Elections Commission (KPU) official briefs traders at Brebes Wholesale Market, Central Java, on Friday on the voting procedure to follow when they are in the polling booth next month. Eligible voters will go to the polls in the legislative election on April 9. (Antara/Oky Lukmansyah)
A wildfire engulfs a large swathe of Giam Siak Kecil-Bukit Batu forest, a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve, on Friday. Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said the fire was started by people encroaching on the land. (Antara/FB Anggoro)
Anti-graft activists stage a demonstration outside the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) premises on Friday demanding a thorough investigation into the Rp 6.7-trillion Bank Century bailout fraud. They claimed much was yet to be revealed about the case, which involves senior government officials.(Antara/Yudhi Mahatma)