Readers Forum

  • Text your say: Amnesty for financial crimes

    Your comments on the government’s plan to draft a bill to exempt financial crimes, ranging from corruption and money laundering to tax evasion, from all criminal and financial charges:

  • Your letters: Poor law enforcement

    This is a comment on a The Jakarta Post Online article entitled “US report highlights Indonesia’s poor law enforcement” on June 27.

  • Your letters: No-dollar rule

    This is a comment on an article on page 13 of the The Jakarta Post’s June 28 edition entitled “Bank Indonesia’s no-dollar rule may create no distortion: Govt”.

  • Your letters: Ban on purchasing foreign boats

    This letter refers to an article titled “President to ban purchase of foreign boats,, (The Jakarta Post, June 21).

  • Your letters: Constituency funds an insult

    The House of Representatives’ decision to award each member a constituency fund will enable corruption to a degree that is insulting to the Indonesian public.

  • Comments on other issues: Headmaster reported for molesting 12 kids

    Parents of students at state elementary school in SD 3 Pabuaran Tumpeng, Tangerang, Banten, reported the school’s headmaster to the Tangerang Police for allegedly sexually abusing their children. One of the parents, Hasanudin, said on Friday that the number of victims — students from third to sixth grade — who were reported to have been victims of the alleged crime had reached 12.

  • Comments on other issues: Sixth mass extinction is here: US study

    The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction, with animals disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to, scientists warned Friday, and humans could be among the first victims. Not since the age of the dinosaurs ended 66 million years ago has the planet been losing species at this rapid a rate, said a study led by experts at Stanford University, Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Your letters: EU has to help Greece

    I refer to an article “Greece slams creditors as hopes dim for debt deal,, (The Jakarta Post Online/AFP, June 24).

  • Your letters: Ban on purchasing foreign boats

    The letter refers to an article titled “President to ban purchase of foreign boats, (The Jakarta Post, June 21).

  • Citizen journalism: Be a public eye!

    With your cell phone camera, you can take photographs of anything that you think is interesting. You may also send reports on any events or other topics of interest.

  • Your letters: Women entitled to same rights as men

    I would like to comment on the latest development in Aceh regarding the curfew imposed on women. We Acehnese women strongly abhor Rizki Ananda’s view (‘‘Let Aceh be with its sharia”, The Jakarta Post, June 18) that Acehnese women should not be allowed to go out at night and visit coffee shops.

  • Comments on other issues: City to employ Jakarta’s beggars

    The Jakarta administration plans to employ beggars with Jakarta IDs at its sub-district offices, an official says.

  • Comments on other issues: Middle class avoid public transportation

    The majority of workers with a monthly salary above Rp 5 million (US$376) in Jakarta are reluctant to use public transportation, a survey shows. A recent survey carried out by Paramadina University’s discussion group showed that Jakarta’s middle upper class preferred to use their private vehicles to go to offices.

  • Comments on other issues: Greece slams creditors as hopes dim

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras lashed out at his country’s creditors ahead of critical talks Wednesday, denting hopes of a final debt deal to prevent Athens from defaulting and leaving the euro.

  • Issue of the day: Interest lacking in KPK jobs

    The government-sanctioned committee tasked with selecting candidates for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leadership positions has extended the deadline for candidates to apply for the jobs until July 3 amid concern that no credible candidates have registered themselves for the process.

  • Your letters: Handgun for self defense

    This refers to an article titled “Suspect caught in US Afro-American church ‘hate crime’ rampage,” (The Jakarta Post Online/Agence France-Presse, June 19).

  • Your letters: Three significant sources of energy

    First is geothermal energy from the Earth’s molten core and decaying radioactive minerals in the Earth’s crust. This energy moves continents, powers volcanoes and its heat migrates toward the crust, warming the lithosphere and the deep oceans. It can be harvested successfully in favorable locations, and radioactive minerals can be extracted to provide large amounts of reliable heat for power generation.

  • Comments on other issues: Condemning China’s Ramadhan restrictions

    The leading Sunni Muslim seat of learning, Al-Azhar, condemned China on Friday for imposing restrictions on fasting in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region during the holy month of Ramadhan.

  • Comments on other issues: Capital’s notorious motorcyclists

    Umar Ghofur, 34, learned the cost of recklessness of riding a motorcycle in Greater Jakarta after his teenage son, Teddy, was involved in a traffic accident while riding a motorcycle with a classmate in Depok, West Java, last year.

  • Text your say: KPK to be rendered toothless

    Your comments on the plan by the government and the House of Representatives to revise the Corruption Eradication (KPK) Law, which will scrap the KPK’s prosecution rights and restrict its ability to wiretap:

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