Over a year ago, in February 2012, we were moved by the willingness of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to engage in dialogue with Papuans.
Housing remains a burning national issue and in Jakarta, optimizing Marunda public housing will play an important part in solving the city’s environmental and social problems.
Just a year ago, Pamela Cox, the World Bank’s vice president for East Asia and the Pacific, stated that in this time of continuing global recession, Indonesia was considered one of the investment
As a result of all these developments, and many more, the Indonesia of today has become even more highly diverse than it already was.
Amid rising military tensions caused by regional territorial conflicts and the unpredictable nuclear arms development in North Korea, the East Asia region this year is marked with the emergence of
March 8 will see the world celebrating International Women’s Day. There are many reasons to celebrate women and girls’ achievements.
As we commemorate International Women’s Day, we must look back on a year of shocking crimes of violence against women and girls and ask ourselves how to usher in a better future.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Charter came into force in December 2008; 30 days after Thailand deposited its instrument of ratification with the ASEAN secretary-general, at the
When, in 2005, I received the exciting news about my transfer from Berlin as Dutch ambassador to Jakarta, the first thing I did was to go to the well-known Berlin bookshop of Dussmann in the Friedr
Seeking a likely replacement for ousted Democratic Party chairman Anas Urbaningrum, who stepped down after being charged in the Hambalang graft case, is a top priority for the party.
The past week has shown citizens and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo alike the rocky road ahead.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has added two more figures to an independent team he will mandate to conduct a fact-finding mission in connection with the conflict between the Corruption Eradica
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should closely monitor the One-Stop Integrated Services (PTSP) launched on Tuesday by the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM); otherwise, this facility could tur
Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro is understandably feeling under pressure because President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has specifically instructed that tax receipts for the current fiscal year b
The weekend was a prolonged Dog Day Afternoon with even more suspense, characters and twists than the 1975 Al Pacino movie. The endless assault on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)
Following public pressure, the police eventually released Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto early Saturday on the grounds that he was “cooperative”.
We cannot help recounting the one-sided clash between the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) back in 2009 — later dubbed Cicak lawan Buaya (Gecko versus Crocodile)
Our elected representatives can pat themselves on the back after they endorsed a regulation that restores direct election as the method by which leaders of local governments are chosen.
Regardless of the controversy surrounding President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decision on the National Police’s change of guard, the political move should lead to total reform within the law e
The government should be commended for quickly seizing the opportunity that has been provided by the plunge in global oil prices to get rid of the distorting and exorbitantly wasteful fuel subsidie