Readers Forum

  • Comments on other issues: Export taxes paid by small miners

    Amid the prolonged battle between the government and big miners over a policy to ban the export of raw mineral ore, two smaller miners have agreed to ship their raw ore overseas despite having to pay hefty export taxes.

  • Comments on other issues: ERP fails to detect local license numbers

    The trial electronic road pricing (ERP) system on Jl. Sudirman in Central Jakarta, which has been going on for several days, has shown certain weaknesses in its gantry or physical framework, especially in detecting cars’ license numbers.

  • Text your say: Giant seawall on reclaimed islands

    Your comments on the plan by the Jakarta administration, in cooperation with the central government, to build a seawall and carry out reclamation work to build 17 new islets in the sea north of the capital:

  • Your letters: Response from PT Sony Indonesia

    This is in relation to an article titled “Sony’s Service”, published in the Readers’ Forum section of The Jakarta Post on July 19. On behalf of Sony Indonesia, I would like to express our apology for the unfortunate situation experienced by Mr. Alexander Valle Burkert.

  • Your letters: Shooting down of flight MH17

    Neither Russia nor the pro-Russian rebels had anything to gain by shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 but in their efforts to demonize Russia and those who do not want to be under the control of the cruel Ukrainian government in Kiev, the US and NATO have much to gain.

  • Text your say: President-elect Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo

    Your comments on the declaration by the General Elections Commission (KPU) that the ticket of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Jusuf Kalla won the July 9 presidential election, despite protests from rival ticket, Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa:

  • Your letters: Indonesia’s new president

    The two candidates campaigned hard to win the hearts of Indonesia’s vast population in order to win the presidency, and the election passed without violence. This is called true democracy. Prabowo Subianto should take his defeat like a man. Hurling ridiculous accusations at the winner is a waste of time and energy. In Asia we say belum hoki pak, loosely translated as, “it’s not cricket, sir”.

  • 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.

  • Comments on other issues: Bali powerless for three hours

    Bali experienced a three-hour total blackout on Saturday evening following a technical issue on one of the extra-high voltage power lines (SUTT) in the Banyuwangi grid in East Java.

  • Comments on other issues : ‘FEUI gang’ pondering career after SBY out

    A collection of graduates from the University of Indonesia’s School of Economics (FEUI) is currently contemplating its future after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono leaves office.