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Save the earth, save mankind
If the earth had a birthday, it might be Earth Day, a moment when everyone is reminded that she is getting older, yet cradling more humans than ever.
ASEAN will be poorer without elephants
From Sumatra’s rain forests to the mountain forests of Indochina, the natural habitats of Southeast Asia are in trouble.
Profiling Islamic economy and its potential
According to the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life in 2010, the world’s Muslim population is expected to increase from 1.6 billion in 2012 (23.4 percent of the global po
Revamp checks and balances on National Police
Sixteen years ago, civil society groups struggled and succeeded in separating the police from the military command and structure, so that the role of internal security would be police responsibilit
View point: Indonesians must have their maids
Text your say: Deputy chief Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan
Comments on other issues: Govt to prioritize seven rights abuse cases
April 21, OnlineThe government has said that seven cases will take priority in its resolution of human rights abuses that have been left unresolved.
Comments on other issues: Corrupt couple
Issues of the day: Don’t buy used jets: Air chief
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Text your say: Deputy chief Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan
Your letters: Bali aims for 30 million tourists?
This refers to an article titled “Bali aims for 30 million foreign tourists,” (The Jakarta Post Online, April 22).
Editorial: Polri’s power struggle
Speculation about a power struggle within the National Police (Polri) has always marked, if not dogged, any change of guard in the force, although once the President decides on his or her choice fo
The week in review: Executions and Tommy Soeharto
Editorial: Smoking ban
Despite having been in place for a decade, the city’s ban on smoking in public places is still widely ignored by residents, partly because of the absence of deterrents for violators.
Editorial: Asian-African Business Council
Judging from the public’s interest, the decision to establish an Asian-African Business Council (AABC) could be one of the best results of the series of political and business conferences held in
Editorial: Don’t just blame the rich
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo intelligently and correctly utilized the opportunity of his debut as the host of an international conference on Wednesday to send a very clear message about his g
Commentary: PDI-P congress and struggle for party solidity
“Are any of you going to Bali to cover the national congress of the PDI-P in early April?” I texted a journalist group mailing list late last month, referring to the Indonesian Democratic Party
Commentary: Infrastructure the real question over Indonesia’s health problems
We are what we eat: the old saying may always ring true.
Commentary: Censorship won’t defeat extremist ideology - common sense will
The government made the right decision in unblocking Islamist websites, but not because blocking them was undemocratic.
Commentary: Fight the IS threat, but protect free speech
Yes, you can have it both ways. You can stop the spread of the violent ideology espoused by the Islamic State (IS) movement and keep free speech.
Commentary: Can Japan, China and S. Korea end their war past in Jakarta?
Although there has been no formal announcement whatsoever, there are clear signs that Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye may h
Challenging the President, consolidating Jokowi’s power base
The political crunch this past week was a crisis waiting to happen.
News Analysis: Jokowi’s fresh take on an erstwhile foreign policy
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has repeatedly proven his detractors wrong in his rise to power. With an unimposing style, too many had written him off as a simpleton.
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
Discourse: ‘It is important to strengthen partnerships in Asia and Africa’
Discourse: Asia, Africa need political will to move forward
Discourse: RI voices development concerns in Doha talks
Discourse: ‘Don’t encourage TNI to get involved in politics’
Discourse: Investment in film industry needs to be opened up: Triawan
Greece: Loan extension request will satisfy Europe, Greece
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis sounded cautiously optimistic Wednesday of achieving a last-minute deal with Greece's European creditors that would keep the country solvent and within the euro cu
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,
Executive column: Indonesia, the jewel in Southeast Asia: Barclays
Executive Column: Affect of QZ8501 incident on sales only minor: Fernandes
Executive Column: BlackBerry to renew focus on enterprise market
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has been struggling to turn its cash flow to neutral or positive and aims to regain its market share, which has been eroded by rivals iOS and Android-based
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
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