Lance Corp. Sheminderpal Singh stood at the window of Ladakh mountain lookout point 4715 and peered into the darkening sky. There it was again!
Protection of civil and political rights and the progressive nature of economic, social and cultural rights fulfillment in this country should be set in the context of the state’s legal obligatio
Cities are always changing. They are shaped by their histories, the people who move through them, the people who remain in them, the people who claim the city as their home.
A total of 13 museums in Jakarta showcased their collections in an event titled “The Museum Week 2013” at Senayan City mall recently.
The notorious fact that Indonesian intellectuals lack writing skills has long been known. In retrospect, try to remember how many of your college lecturers used textbooks written by themselves.
We live in an era when the rapid integration of the global economy causes great stresses in the lives of many people.
I need to state it upfront that this piece is not coming from a historian, but an Indonesian layperson.
China and ASEAN are close neighbors that share affinitive cultures, blood and common interests.
Is Taiwan falling into the same predicament as Hong Kong, in the sense that it is also being threatened by some of the major problems that the former British colony has faced since returning to Chi
We who are concerned about the state of religious freedom in the country are likely enduring what the character Gil Pender suffers from in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris: a mental disorder calle
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo consulted 11 economists this week, seeking their opinions on the nation’s economic challenges and prospects as public pressure mounts for sweeping changes withi
The Jakarta Police chief position is always regarded as one of the last major steps for a rising-star general to reach the highest position at the National Police headquarters. For Insp. Gen.
The government fully enforced the 2004 National Social Security System (NSSS) Law wednesday, when President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo launched NSSS Employment for salaried and non-salaried workers ,
Beyond our deep sympathy to those who perished in the Hercules C-130 military plane crash in the North Sumatra capital of Medan on Tuesday, the accident has again reminded us of the pressing need t
The National Police celebrates its 69th anniversary today. As an armed force, the National Police inherited a culture and a system from the Dutch colonial government.
The mandatory use of rupiah for domestic cash and non-cash transactions, scheduled for fully-fledged enforcement on Wednesday, is a sensible policy that will help curb onshore demand for dollars an
Amid reports of some local leaders wishing to build their political dynasties, the acceptance of 174 independent candidates to contest the simultaneous regional elections scheduled for Dec.
A statement by Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro earlier this week was a shock to many. The government’s intention to deliberate a tax amnesty bill sounds absurd, if not impossible.
Jakarta’s road users have long complained of the reckless and dangerous driving of city buses and other forms of public transportation.
The government has rightly decided that state oil company Pertamina will own 70 percent of the Mahakam oil and gas block in East Kalimantan after the current contract expires in 2017 and Total E&am