Our parents taught us early on that we needed to go to school so we could get a good job and live a decent life.
I was born intelligent but education ruined me.” This quotation by Mark Twain highlights the failure of schools to truly become centers of excellence.
“It’s Jokowi, stupid, not Prabowo!” one friend replied, paraphrasing Bill Clinton’s famous slogan, to a colleague who had argued that it was the Prabowo factor — the supposedly leading ca
By the logic of geography, the continent of Australia should have been populated with Asians. Instead, by an accident of history, Australia has been predominantly populated with Westerners.
While the benefits of e-governance have been observed in many high-income developed economies, there is still much skepticism about its applicability in the global South.
Thoughts on how to create a more efficient electoral procedure such as organizing simultaneous national and local elections are high on the agenda.
After the raid on two “kingpins” of Malaysian-born terrorist operations in Indonesia, namely “The Demolisher” Dr.
The cloud of gross human rights violations against the Rohingya Muslims during the last few weeks that have darkened Myanmar’s sky will hinder the transformation of ASEAN into a single community
Since 1945, even though all Indonesians recognized they were part of Indonesia, they still retained many of their ethnic traits, faiths, languages, customs and so forth.
Unlike Jacob Black in the movie Twilight, Lawrence Talbot (played by Benicio del Toro) and John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins) have to wait for a full moon to transform into werewolves in The Wolfman (20
Soldiers enforcing curfews in West Africa seem to spring out of old films and novels about intimidated populations and citizens being stigmatized as suspected carriers of lethal, fast spreading dis
Virtually all analysts foresee formidable economic challenges for the new government of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as they must immediately grapple with big deficits in international
The prolonged democratic process marking the presidential election, which concluded when the Constitutional Court upheld the electoral victory of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla, has moved
It was funny but also saddening to see The Jakarta Post’s front-page picture on Friday.
The humane approach of Mampang Prapatan district chief Fidiyah Rokhim in resettling squatters living along the Mampang River will hopefully be seen as one of the best-preserved legacies of presiden
It will likely be just a matter of days before most of Prabowo Subianto’s supporters completely abandon him after his failure to embarrass Indonesia in front of the international community with h
There are at least two pieces of good news from the proposed Rp 2.02 quadrillion (US$172 billion) state budget for the 2015 fiscal year beginning in January.
Fed up with undue government intervention and pressure from corrupt politicians and a politically well-connected oil import and export cabal, Karen Agustiawan, chief executive officer of state-owne
At the end of their terms, a number of House of Representatives lawmakers have had to face the music at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) over allegation of fraud in the organization of t
The annual Aug.