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Readers Forum

  • Comments: Indonesia speaks out on boat people

    Jakarta called on governments Monday to stop “shifting responsibility” for asylum seekers, in veiled criticism of Australia’s hardline policy of towing boatloads of would-be refugees back to Indonesia.

  • Comments: KPK seizes Jaguar from Airin

    South Tangerang Mayor Airin Rachmi Diany is once again in the spotlight after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) confiscated a Jaguar registered under her name, which is believed to be tied to money laundering activities.

  • Comments: PPP conflict risks Prabowo’s bid

    Suspended United Development Party (PPP) chairman Suryadharma Ali exacerbated resentment within his party on Sunday after he toured Central Java with the Gerindra Party’s presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto.

  • Issue of the day: Shark hunting continues

    Shark hunting by local fishermen in Aceh waters continues to occur although the activity has sparked strong criticism from environmentalists. Shark fins have a high economic value, with prices around Rp 2 million (US$172) per kilogram.

  • Text your say: High-profile politicians lose seats

    Your comments on the possible loss of seats in the House of Representatives by a number of big-name politicians following quick-count results from the April 9 legislative election:

  • Your letters: Weather vs climate

    The weather in any spot is usually defined by temperature, humidity, precipitation and wind strength/direction. Weather varies hourly, daily, season-to-season and place-to-place.

  • Your letters: Develop more green energy

    The following two letters refer to an article titled “CBM [coal bed methane] could redraft Indonesia’s energy charts,” (The Jakarta Post, April 21) by Rohmad Hadiwijoyo.

  • Comments: PPP conflict turns ugly

    Suspended United Development Party (PPP) chairman Suryadharma Ali exacerbated resentment within his party on Sunday after he toured Central Java with the Gerindra Party’s presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto.

  • Comments: Smuggled dogs ‘put to sleep’ in Bali

    April 16, p5

    Bali Agricultural Quarantine spokesperson Ida Bagus Eka Ludra said 31 dogs of various breeds — including a Siberian husky, Pomeranian, miniature Pomeranian and a Lacy — were part of a smuggling attempt and were found on a bus traveling from Java to Bali that was apprehended on Friday.

    Your comments:

    Enough with the rabies and all the street dogs! Too many people died! Kill all the street dogs! All dogs must be leashed!

    Balistars

    I used to think Balinese people were very much into Hinduism and very kind to animals.

    Nani Miller

    What about adoption? It sounds to me like these swines simply wanted to kill them and be done with it.

    Maxie

    If you want to help make a difference to the lives of the animals in Bali, donate to not for profit animal shelters in Bali, who lead the way in Bali for vaccinations and sterilization of street dogs.

    Jody Bennett

    These were house dogs not strays and even if they were they could be vaccinated and there is no threat to anyone with rabies. It was not the dogs fault.

    Kim

    The owner tried to negotiate to free the dogs, but she had to watch her dogs die. She did film everything though. The truth isn’t like what the paper stated.

    Bull

  • Comment: KPK names former BPK chief suspect

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named former Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) chief Hadi Purnomo a suspect over the allegation of granting a tax objection worth Rp 5.7 trillion (US$495 million) when he served as taxation director general during 2002-2004.