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Common sense of the death penalty
Disclosing the ‘international’ to Indonesian minds
Almost a year ago, international relations (IR) academics from various universities across the country gathered at the University of Indonesia campus in Depok, West Java, to discuss the standard le
Immunization: Going above and beyond
Last month Indonesia observed pekan imunisasi nasional (national immunization week).
Ending disguised discrimination in health care
Sir William Osler, one of the fathers of modern medicine, said that medicine is “a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head”.
Is moratorium answer to migrant worker problems?
Only hours after the government proclaimed a ban on sending domestic workers to 21 countries in the Middle East, a group of migrant workers on social media began questioning their futures.
Insurance supports infrastructure funds, bond market
What value does life insurance bring to society?
Text your say: Justice for May 1998 riot casualties
Comments on other issues: US jury orders death for marathon bomber
May 16, Online/AP
Issues of the day: RI consulate receives threatening letter
May 19, Online
Text your say: Rohingya migrants
Your comments on the arrivals of more than 1,000 Rohingya in Aceh after being at sea for three months and what indonesia and other ASEAN countries should do to resolve the issue ,th
Your letters: Helping the Rohingya
Reports on the hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants trying to enter Indonesian territory have headlined in several prominent national newspapers.
Your letters: Why is only Indonesia bullied?
Needless to say, Indonesia’s decision to give drug smugglers the death sentence elicited protests, especially among countries whose citizens were involved in the smuggling.
Editorial: Poison on our plates
People have long known about the circulation of food adulterated with dangerous substances in the market, but the reported sale of synthetic or “plastic” rice constitutes a serious crime commit
Editorial: KPK banks on women
On Thursday morning President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo made a surprise announcement on the screening team for the new leaders of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
Editorial: The World Bank chief is here
It was simply a coincidence that less than one month after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo called for a new global economic order that is widely open to emerging countries and a reform of multil
Editorial: Mourning the loss of an envoy
The nation is saddened by the death of Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan Burhan Muhammad.
Editorial: Whither Golkar?
It seems Aburizal Bakrie and not his adversary Agung Laksono, may have had the last laugh after the Jakarta Administrative Court decided on Monday to invalidate a ministerial decree that recognized
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: ‘These laws are so wide they can mean anything’
Discourse: Women’s access to family planning reduces maternal mortality
Discourse: Where there is a compromise, there is a way: VP Kalla
Discourse: ‘It is important to strengthen partnerships in Asia and Africa’
Discourse: Asia, Africa need political will to move forward
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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