The ocean is the highway of international trade.
The Home Ministry recently published a circular reminding all provincial, regional and municipal governments of the penalties for regional heads and councilors who fail to meet the deadline for the
As we approach the inception of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), it is wise to take a step back, observe and listen to various opinions that try to make sense of what the AEC will look like and
The world has come a long way since 227,000 people from scores of countries lost their lives in the Indian Ocean tsunami on Dec. 26, 2004.
For the umpteenth time the death penalty has sparked controversy in Indonesia.
It has been almost two months since Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla were inaugurated as President and Vice President, on whom many place hope for justice and welfare.
I spend so much time on the Internet that Amazon.com has replaced its “You May Also Like” recommendations list with a pop-up note saying: “Turn this off and go for a walk, you fat lazy slob.
Entrepreneurs push economic growth. But today, business owners account for less than 2 percent of the Indonesian population.
As a rising global power, and being the largest and most important economy and military power in Asia, China has had the luxury of being able to do more or less whatever it wants in challenging its
Starting Jan. 1, 2015, the government will officially raise tobacco excise from 56 percent to 65 percent as part of moves to discourage smoking.
The revelation last week that the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has been examining the bank accounts of eight incumbent and former governors and regents implicated in suspicious financial trans
Indonesians with disposable income flocked to money changers this week, hoping to reap the windfall of the dollar’s rise against the rupiah.
The ban on motorcycles along thoroughfares Jl. MH Thamrin and Jl.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should not fall victim to the political temptation, as then president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono did in December, 2008, to cut the prices of subsidized fuels becaus
No single sane person in the world could understand or tolerate the barbaric acts of the Taliban in Pakistan who butchered at least 141 innocent people, mostly schoolchildren, on Tuesday.
The Indonesian government’s recent decision to join the China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will increase the sources of financing for the US$100 billion investment needed for it
The landslide that buried dozens of people in Sampang village, Karangkobar district in Banjarnegara regency, Central Java, on Friday evening should give us a reason to mourn, not only because of th
The latest World Bank quarterly report on Indonesia’s economy estimates that 50 percent of tax potential in the country remains untapped, causing the tax ratio — tax receipts as a percentage of
Since the New Order era, the maxim “new minister, new curriculum” has characterized the ministry tasked with dealing with educational affairs.
The result of a two-week-operation conducted by traffic police across Greater Jakarta vindicates the public’s complaints about rampant reckless driving in the capital and its surrounding cities.