It is a common view among businesspeople in Indonesia that the relatively high economic growth rate of 6.5 percent in Indonesia has been achieved “without the government”.
A 12-year jail term for graft and an ongoing trial on five counts of criminal charges have failed to convince the government to dismiss junior tax official Gayus Tambunan from his position as a civ
After organizing a campaign for Golkar in the first general election held under president Soeharto in mid-1971, I was wondering with Harry Tjan, my closest friend and compatriot in politics, what m
More than 60 years after its birth, the People’s Republic of China ranks easily among the biggest news phenomena of the 21st century.
Ten years have passed since the events of 9/11 struck the United States, taking some 3,000 lives. The so-called terrorist attacks have had enormous global impacts since then.
The catch line is short: 24 presenters, 24 time zones, 13 languages, one message. The message is that the climate crisis is real; everybody get real.
History is in the making. Ministers Responsible for Forestry from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum’s 21 member economies met for the first time in Beijing on Sept. 6-8, 2011.
The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington changed the United States and the world forever.
Sunday was the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy in New York. Shortly after the tragedy, the world was polarized and fragmented dramatically.
There are many things I remember about Sept. 11, 2001. Like almost all New Yorkers on that day, I remember the crisp fresh air and the blue sky unbroken by clouds.
The rejection by the House of Representatives to amend the 2009 Mining
Law so as to allow a longer transition period for the implementation of
the ban on the export of unprocessed minerals, sch
Whatever may have triggered Monday’s accident, which involved a commuter train and a gasoline tanker in Pondok Betung, South Jakarta, the incident serves as a reminder that negligence can result
One of the most important developments in Indonesian democracy has been that of direct election, although many have criticized its negative results, including corruption, poor leadership, high cost
Set against the pessimistic mood caused by the miserable failure of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) after several weeks of negotiations in Geneva last month, the package o
Former vice president Mohammad Hatta once expressed his concern about rampant corruption cases in the country: “Corruption runs riot throughout our society; corruption has infected a great many o
Indonesia has not made much progress in its fight against rampant corruption as evinced in the latest annual Corruption Perception Index released by Berlin-based Transparency International (TI) on
The plan to relocate some commercial flights from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Jakarta’s inner-city airport of Halim Perdanakusuma in East Jakarta is an immediate way of easing the bur
The recommendation by the President’s think tank, the National Economic Commission (KEN), that a special government-linked business task force be set up to serve as a crisis management center to
One case of a relationship gone awry between a lecturer and his student seems too trivial for the attention of the National Commission for Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan).
The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 159 members, who start their ninth ministerial meeting in Bali today, must agree on a package of measures to liberalize trade, however small it would be, or t