We have to thank Allah the Almighty that our country has been free from any acts of terrorism and that none of our youths have ever been involved in such acts of violence.
Recently, Indonesia’s fashion industry and batik makers were appalled with the widely circulated photo of a mega mendung cloud-patterned blouse, sold online and offline by a leading European depa
The Palestinian government recently pursued diplomatic efforts to bring peace to its territory by, through the good offices of Jordan, presenting a draft resolution to the UN Security Council (UNSC
In the classic Il Principe (The Prince), Machiavelli describes that they who arrive at the princedom with the aid of others and by good fortune will have much trouble maintaining their position, as
Unless better sense prevails and all stakeholders choose the route of dialogue to address their differences, the impoverished state of Yemen could well plunge into anarchy.
I was intrigued when I first read Pope Francis’ statement that “Catholics shouldn’t be like rabbits.” I’ve been following him since he was elected Pope, reading his homilies at Casa Santa
It's a small step but the Sabah and Sarawak governments must be commended for their efforts to scrap the term “dan lain lain” or “others” in the race column in government forms.
The more than 55 percent plunge in oil prices since July has resolved several potentially explosive political and economic problems for the new government of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
Last December the Foreign Ministry stated that “South America and the Caribbean region would be a business target for Indonesian entrepreneurs in 2015”. How feasible is that?
This writer was asked to give inspirational words of wisdom to newly married woman. I said: “Now you can eat anything you like.
The weekend was a prolonged Dog Day Afternoon with even more suspense, characters and twists than the 1975 Al Pacino movie. The endless assault on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)
Following public pressure, the police eventually released Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto early Saturday on the grounds that he was “cooperative”.
We cannot help recounting the one-sided clash between the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) back in 2009 — later dubbed Cicak lawan Buaya (Gecko versus Crocodile)
Our elected representatives can pat themselves on the back after they endorsed a regulation that restores direct election as the method by which leaders of local governments are chosen.
Regardless of the controversy surrounding President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decision on the National Police’s change of guard, the political move should lead to total reform within the law e
The government should be commended for quickly seizing the opportunity that has been provided by the plunge in global oil prices to get rid of the distorting and exorbitantly wasteful fuel subsidie
There is no such thing as a free lunch, so goes the maxim that politicians well understand and, hence, to which they adhere.
As a net oil importer since 2004, Indonesia enjoys a state budget windfall “saving” every time international oil prices fall steeply and allow for a massive cut or the abolishment of fuel subsi
National Development Planning Minister Andrinof Chaniago apparently did not realize how sensitive the timing was when he shared his feelings on his Facebook account about his meeting with Japanese
The supporting poles of the monorail project along Jl. HR Rasuna Said in South Jakarta and Jl. Asia Afrika in Central Jakarta have stood tall since 2004, tarnishing these prominent roads.