The situation of teachers can be likened to drivers and driving instructors; driving instructors are all drivers but not all drivers are or could be driving instructors.
The latest cyclical warming of Pacific Ocean waters, first observed centuries ago and formally tracked since 1950, began earlier this year and already has been felt across Asia, Africa and Latin Am
The recent graft issue between a local pharmaceutical company and physicians has led to discussions on how companies influence health care.
After a few quiet months, the Film Censorship Board (LSF) is back in the news.
The COP 21 climate conference, to be held in Paris in the aftermath of the recent barbarian acts of terrorism, is a fresh opportunity for the international community to come together and show its c
At the UN’s Sustainable Development Summit in New York in September, ASEAN leaders were among those who unanimously adopted the bold and ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the
There is no doubt that just as more Australians visit Indonesia, especially Bali, an increasing number of Indonesians choose Australia as their holiday destination.
For at least the past 10 years, there has been many examples of interreligious or interfaith dialogue carried out by peace activists or activists of faith-based organizations in Indonesia.
Throughout high school and college, I was amused by complaints made by some of my born-again Christian peers with regard to “Imagine.” According to them, John Lennon was such a blasphemous pers
Despite the dominance of security issues and geopolitics in the media, on the business side of things Indonesia and Australia are long-standing economic partners.
An alleged rape incident on a footbridge in front of a hypermarket in Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta last week has revived old concerns about the safety of pedestrians, especially women, in Jakarta.
The Financial Services Authority (OJK), in cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has succeeded in getting five of Indonesia’s largest banks to commit to not lending to companies found g
Across Southeast Asia some 600 million people are now a “community”, following the official kickoff of the ASEAN Economic Community at the latest regional summit.
To imagine Indonesia without the Association of Islamic Students (HMI) is next to impossible, given the numerous national figures the country’s largest student group has helped groom, many of the
In desperate moments we discover our true friends in those who stand up for us, and House Speaker Setya Novanto may feel assured he does have a few of them around.
The signing on Sunday by the leaders of the 10 Southeast Asian countries of the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the formation of the ASEAN Community by Dec.
For the elite, democracy enables them to cling on and profit from power.
Amid ugly displays of hatred we need sources of sanity and safety.
What makes Jakarta different today from the way it was last year?