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Letter to the editor: Clarification from BII
We refer to The Jakarta Post’s news article titled “Pefindo downgrades BII bond rating”, published on Sept.
Indonesia-Australia: The lame-duck gambit
Taking the one-page code of conduct between Jakarta and Canberra at face value as a signal of restored ties poses a real danger to the future of bilateral relations between the two neighbors.
Specialized industry groups needed to pursue ASEAN economic integration
To make further and meaningful progress in its community-building agenda, ASEAN must fashion a bottom-up approach in its engagement in the lead up to ASEAN integration next year.
Some reflections on investor-state arbitration post-Newmont
Some two weeks ago PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara and Nusa Tenggara Partnership BV withdrew their arbitration suit against the Indonesian government concerning the export restriction of copper concentrat
Other opinions: Expansion or demise?
In the latest step for Bank Mutiara it is to be taken over by an investment firm, J Trust Co Ltd.
Text your say: Fuel subsidy cut
Your letters: Why can’t we pay market price for fuel?
For years, I have been following the endless discussions in Indonesia about the price of fuel. I think it is time now for us to face facts.
Your letters: More funds for research
This refers to “Researchers complain about lack of funds,” (The Jakarta Post, Sept. 6).
Text your say: Justice for Lapindo victims
Your comments on the fate of the people in Sidoarjo, East Java, who are still seeking justice as many have not received compensation from PT Lapindo Brantas, the company deemed responsible for
Issue of the day: 34 policemen to enter rehabilitation center
Sept. 12, Online
Comments on other issues: Car Free Day more popular, commercial
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Editorial: Overdue haze treaty
The House of Representatives untypically changed its role from villain to hero on Tuesday when it ratified the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution.
Editorial: Ensuring insurance growth
The outgoing House of Representatives has come out with another surprise piece of legislation, which will further stimulate the growth of the insurance industry.
Editorial: The power of modesty
Modesty had characterized president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo since he took the helm of the sultanate city of Surakarta back in 2005, but then he became a powerful brand image that captivated
Editorial: Discouraging scholarships
A recent report on higher education found that among 5,000 parents questioned in 15 countries, Indonesians were keenest on having their children study overseas compared to the citizens of Mal
The week in review: The Ahok effect
Public opposition to the House of Representatives’ move to pass a bill on regional elections — which if successful will seize the right to elect regional leaders from the people — has taken a
Commentary: Managing coalition true test of Jokowi’s presidency
Whatever coalition government president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo cobbles together by the time of his inauguration on Oct.
Commentary: The girl under fire is just a prodigal daughter
Now I know why I should take pride in Gadjah Mada University (UGM), where I obtained my bachelor’s degree quite a long time ago.
Short-term pragmatism in Bali
Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop have signed a long awaited document entitled, “Code of Conduct on Espionage”.
Commentary: Remembering Cak Nur, our last great Muslim intellectual?
Just by his sheer appearance, you could tell that Nurcholish Madjid, widely known as Cak Nur, was a learned man. When he passed away on Aug.
Commentary: Saving face, RI-Oz mend rift to face new challenges
In the end someone got what they needed, even though it wasn’t what they fully wanted. While the other got everything they wanted without compromising on what they really needed.
News Analysis: The politics of transitions and transactions in the new govt
As losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s Constitutional Court case becomes a national sideshow, and with president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo refocusing himself on gubernatorial du
News Analysis: Wanton rhetoric heating up East Asia rivalry
News Analysis: The peacock and the squid in a week of mating rituals
With the General Elections Commission (KPU) confirming on Friday the results of the April 9 legislative election, and the deadline for the presidential/vice presidential nominations just a week awa
News Analysis: Coalitions and transactional politics for a House divided
There were no tangible winners in Wednesday’s election. Ironically, the one that finished at the top should be the most disappointed.
News Analysis: Attacks on police, the truth and conspiracy theories
The series of attacks on police officers in a number of regions in the country over the past three months – by as yet unidentified assailants – has apparently left the force in the dark about n
Discourse: Ahok: I’m the new Godfather!
Having groomed himself to assume the capital’s top job, Deputy Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is more than ready to lead the city — home to 10
Government asked to settle May 1998 cases
Apart from a military tribunal for police personnel over the fatal shooting of students on May 12, 1998, those responsible for arson, rape and deaths during the May 1998 riots have never been h
Discourse: ‘This change is the most important change of the last century’
China’s rise as a regional power has been frequently debated and discussed.
Discourse: Soldiers pledge loyalty to the country, not individuals: Moeldoko
Discourse: ‘You could choose to spend this money on yourself’
RI urgently needs tobacco control
Despite international pressure, Indonesia is among the few countries in the world that have neither signed nor ratified the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored Framework Convention on Tob
To bolster rule of law, pay RI judges decent salaries
As the reform era enters its 12th year, government institutions are increasingly expected to carry out extensive changes needed to advance Indonesia’s progress towards democracy.
Integrate biodiversity values into 2015 development goals
Endang Sukara, deputy chairman for life and sciences at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), spoke to The Jakarta Post recently on the state o
Extraordinary measures to stop poll offenses
The current local elections have been marred with power abuse by incumbent candidates, money politics, negative campaigns and “cheap tricks”, which are against the spirit of democracy,
Golkar accuses political opponents of hypocrisy
The Golkar Party’s alleged “pork barrel” program, which proposes that each legislator receive Rp 15 billion per year to be distributed in their electoral districts, has been opposed stron
Executive column: ‘Govt should lead by example’
It is projected that consumers worldwide would have to spend US$22 billion on identifying, repairing and recovering from the impact of malicious software (malware) and global enterprises spend
Executive Column: Better pricing structure needed for geothermal development: Chevron
Executive Column: Discretionary spending to drive insurance purchase: Manulife
Indonesia continues to lag behind its Southeast-Asian peers in terms of insurance coverage, with gross domestic product (GDP) penetration of only 1.77 percent being markedly lower than Malaysia
Executive Column: ICDX to enhance trade system
Established in 2010, the Indonesia Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (ICDX) has increasingly gained a reputation in commodity trading in Southeast Asia, particularly with its contracts of palm
Executive column: Indonesia still attractive: BNY Mellon
The world’s largest banking and financial services company, the Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon, currently has US$27.4 trillion of assets under custody and $1.5 trillion of assets under managem
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