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Lebaran and ‘homo comparativus’
Careful Cabinet reform
Vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla (JK) desires to keep the current structure of the cabinet as it is. I agree.
Save the pilgrims, save the world
For those who have waited years to go to Mecca, the wait is almost over. As of Sept. 1, almost 170,000 Indonesians will head to Saudi Arabia to carry out one of their obligations as Muslims.
Why Jokowi must repeal ITE Law
At first, it was just another ludicrous Internet story. A woman vented her resentment on social media and unwittingly infuriated an entire population of a centuries-old sultanate.
Mending RI-Australia relations will help keep terror risk at bay
Last week Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and her counterpart, Indonesia’s Marty Natalegawa, flew to Bali to sign a Code of Conduct between Indonesia and Australia that will bring to
Canal blocking: One solution to stop peat fires
In the major fires that torched Riau in February and March this year, the province lost 21,000 hectares of forest and overlapping peat cover. The effects also overlapped.
Text your say: Fuel subsidy cut
Comments: Bad loans in mining almost triple
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Comments: Rival camp may forge opposition
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Comments: Underage factory worker raped by boss
Aug. 25, p7
Issue of the day: Why Indonesia should legalize abortion
Aug. 24, p4
Text your say: Fuel subsidy cut
Editorial: Siblings in crime
As widely expected, the Jakarta Corruption Court convicted on Monday suspended Banten governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah of graft.
Editorial: Guests of Allah
On Monday the first batch of Indonesia’s aspiring pilgrims leave for the Holy Land for the Muslim duty that is the haj.
The week in review: Past rhetoric, daunting tasks
The hot stories and the main topic of heated debates during the week after the Aug. 21 constitutional confirmation of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as Indonesia’s new president beginning on Oct.
Editorial: Gross neglect of bus safety?
An accident involving a Transjakarta bus catching fire, with the fire then spreading to a nearby bus stop in South Jakarta, has again raised concerns about safety on city-owned public transportatio
Editorial: The (un)caring media
As far as sustainable development is concerned, the world is about to exit one phase and enter another. Of course, not many people know about it, and the media probably does not care.
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.
Commentary: Jokowi’s transition team should prepare crisis-management center
President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo describes the team set up under Rini Mariani Soemarno Soewandi as a transition team because its job is to prepare a smooth transfer of power from the outgoi
Commentary: Hambalang’s Pied Piper leading the marching morons
Rats jump off a sinking ship, while lemmings leap from a cliff. A brooding analogy reminding us that the most dangerous politicians are not those with ambition, but those who are delusional.
Commentary: Voters’ choice on July 9: Mr. Decisive vs. Mr. Humble
The two candidates for this year’s presidential election could not be more different in terms of their personal characters.
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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