• Raid against a café

    Some 100 people ransacked a café in South Jakarta, even though the police have previously warned that they would crack down against those who carry out illegal raids during Ramadhan. What do you think? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook.
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  • History that refuses to go away

    The National Commission on Human Rights has declared that the 1965 massacre of members of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) was a gross human rights violation. What should be the government’s follow-up? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.

  • Military budget soars

    Military budget soars
    The government plans to allocate Rp 76.54 trillion (US$8.11 billion) for the Defense Ministry next year, more than double the Rp 30.92 trillion allocated for the Health Ministry. What do you think?
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    The government plans to allocate Rp 76.54 trillion (US$8.11 billion) for the Defense Ministry next year, more than double the Rp 30.92 trillion allocated for the Health Ministry. What do you think? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.

  • Jokowi vs Fauzi?

    Jokowi vs Fauzi?
    After failing to win an outright majority, Joko Widodo and Fauzi Bowo will likely square off in a runoff election after quick counts named the candidates the top finishers in the Jakarta gubernatorial election. What do you think? 
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    After failing to win an outright majority, Joko Widodo and Fauzi Bowo will likely square off in a runoff election after quick counts named the candidates the top finishers in the Jakarta gubernatorial election. What do you think? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.

  • Confused voters

    The latest survey shows that 60 percent of voters have not yet decided the future president of the country with Prabowo, Megawati, Bakrie and Kalla being the four most popular candidates. What do you think? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.

     

  • Gubernatorial campaign pledges

    Six pairs of gubernatorial candidates showered Jakartans with promises as the campaign period kicked off on Sunday. What kind of leader does this city need? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.

     

  • Cultural dispute

    Indonesia’s composure has once again been tested by a Malaysian plan to recognize the tortor dance and the gondang sambilan instrument from North Sumatra as part of its national heritage. What do you think?

     

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  • Golkar up, Dems down

    Golkar up, Dems down
    A survey by the Indonesian Survey Circle reveals that the Golkar Party will benefit at the expense of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democratic Party in the 2014 general election and possibly win. What do you think? 
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    A survey by the Indonesian Survey Circle reveals that the Golkar Party will benefit at the expense of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democratic Party in the 2014 general election and possibly win. What do you think? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.

  • Papua turmoil

    The National Intelligence Agency (BIN) has blamed Free Papua Organization (OPM) rebels and foreign agents for a string of deadly incidents plaguing the natural resource-rich province. What do you think? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.

  • Budget cut

    The government has decided to cut the budget for the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) by 27 percent this year to Rp 92 billion (US$9.7 million). The agency chief has hinted of its impacts on antiterrorism operations. What is your opinion?  
     
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    The government has decided to cut the budget for the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) by 27 percent this year to Rp 92 billion (US$9.7 million). The agency chief has hinted of its impacts on antiterrorism operations. What is your opinion?  Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.

  • Lessons from Euro 2012

    Indonesians and millions of other soccer fans around the world are looking forward to the UEFA European Championship 2012 tournament, which begins on Friday. What can Indonesian soccer teams learn from this competition?  
     
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    Indonesians and millions of other soccer fans around the world are looking forward to the UEFA European Championship 2012 tournament, which begins on Friday. What can Indonesian soccer teams learn from this competition? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.

     

  • Police brutality

    A human rights group said in a recent report that the National Police had used widespread torture in detention centers to extract information from detainees. What do you think?
     
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    A human rights group said in a recent report that the National Police had used widespread torture in detention centers to extract information from detainees. What do you think? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.

  • Why is Papua the site of so much violence?

    Nineteen people died when the supporters of rival candidates for a regent in the Puncak regency, Papua, clashed this weekend.
    Why is Papua the site of so much violence?
     
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    Nineteen people died when the supporters of rival candidates for a regent in the Puncak regency, Papua, clashed this weekend. Why is Papua the site of so much violence? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.

  • Presidential indie candidates

    Experts have called on lawmakers to discuss the possibility for the participation of independent candidates in the 2014 presidential election. What do you think? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.

     

  • Corby’s sentence cut

    The presidential office has confirmed that President Yudhoyono has granted convicted Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby’s appeal to have her prison term cut by five years. What is your opinion? Send your thoughts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. Include your name and city.