Last year we noticed greater attention being paid, both by the government and the public, to issues related to cultural heritage.
The inauguration was beautiful. Beyonce sang the national anthem and Michelle Obama showed off her new bangs.
Is there a single Jakartan who hasn’t been complaining about the unending rain that has plagued us for weeks? Our city is besieged by floods that have left more than 18,000 people homeless.
Jakarta, with its booming population, is facing a challenge from anthropogenic climate change.
The euphoria of the Christmas and New Year period has settled in Timor Leste as the country enters a new era.
Last week’s floods and the loss of lives prove that something must be done about the disaster and traffic congestion the urban populace of Jakarta face daily.
Over the last few days, there has been a debate over the National Commission on Human Rights’ (Komnas HAM’s) plenary council decision to rotate the chairmanship annually throughout the 2012-201
At the end of 2012, the media provided its outlook for the New Year.
Jakarta urgently needs to improve its public transportation facilities to avoid predicted total gridlock in 2014.
A family friend, most likely to stress what a precocious brat I had been, related this to me. Many years ago as a child growing up in Jakarta, I asked my father what “rape” meant.
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.
There is enough time to smooth the rough edges.
Malala Yousafzai, 17, from Pakistan and 18-year-old Joshua Wong from Hong Kong shocked the world with their bravery in fighting for education and democracy.
The World Bank estimates that Indonesia’s economic growth will continue to be moderate next year at 5.2 percent under the weight of a weak global economy, the slower-than-expected pace of domesti