This country is clearly passing through a crisis of political legitimacy. People in increasing numbers do not trust their government or the political parties.
An important milestone was reached last year, on Oct. 31, 2011. On that day, the United Nations confirmed that the world’s population had reached 7 billion.
When Widjojo Nitisastro entered the classroom, he asked us, the students, to put our homework on statistics on our desks.
The shambles of Indonesia’s domestic soccer scene is destroying what little prestige the national team has left, if indeed it had any left at all following a disastrous World Cup qualifying campa
Now and then, Indonesian politicians, journalists, academics and members of the public are drawn to the issue of mobnas — the national car.
The Chinese government has just announced its plan to boost defense spending by 11.2 percent this year (The Jakarta Post, March 4).
Six Indonesian fishermen were to recently stand trial in Timor Leste “for breaching the neighboring country’s maritime territory” (The Jakarta Post, Jan. 13).
As Robert Zoellick retires, speculation on who is going to be in the hot seat of World Bank president is getting louder.
Fasting has always been an integral element of the spirituality of religions, including Christianity.
In January, the Directorate General of Higher Education (Ditjen Dikti) decided, through a circular, that academic publication is a compulsory requirement for graduation for undergraduate, as well a
The trauma experienced by an abused child is unimaginable.
A senior official at the Education Ministry revealed on Friday that Education and Culture Minister Mohammad Nuh would sign a decree on the temporary closure of the Jakarta International School’s
The National Police (Polri) have deployed tens of thousands of well-equipped personnel across the country to safeguard the celebration of Easter from Thursday through Sunday.
Ridiculous,” or “It would never happen here,” would be the reaction of many Indonesians, if not most, when they read Reuters’ report about the decision of the premier of Australia’s New S
It is just a basic instinct that parents will protect their children, even when they have grown up and left home. Sociologists have found the protection mechanism even extends to relatives.
The global financial crash of 2008 not only diminished the savings of workers nearing retirement, but it also altered mindsets about the work cycle.
Boredom, frustration and distrust are among the main reasons why India’s 814 million voters will likely punish the Congress Party and give a strong mandate to the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Jana
On Monday, the three-day national exams for high school students commenced.
The Indonesian parliamentary election did not produce the decisive result observers believe is required for a hugely disparate country poised for take-off.
Today it is the shamans and the shrinks (in that order) who are reaping the benefits of the post-election period, following the brief boom in the economy whipped up by orders for banners, billboard