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Condoms: A false sense of security
To commemorate World AIDS Day, the Health Ministry, in cooperation with the National Commission on HIV/AIDS Prevention and a condom producer, organized a Condom Week, amid protests from religious g
Political crisis shows Thailand badly needs reforms
Though the political situation appears to have eased somewhat, the actual conflict remains unsettled. Fortunately, the point where confrontation could lead to violence has passed.
With an ally like this, who needs troublemakers?
A spat between Indonesia and Australia is not receiving proper attention in our media.
Irony behind ‘jilbab’ regulation suspension
The National Police are reconsidering a policy allowing Muslim policewomen to wear headscarves, or jilbab, while on duty. Following a statement by the force’s new chief, Gen.
PISA 2013: Lessons for Indonesia
The state of global education standards was revealed on Dec.
Issue of the day: Ibas dragged into SKKMigas scandal
Comment: High hopes of keeping WTO afloat
Dec. 3, p1
Comments: Islam and Thomas Jefferson
Dec. 1, p6Did reading the Koran influence Thomas Jefferson? That is a difficult question to answer.
Comments: Nationalist sentiment thwarts FDI plan
Dec. 2, p1
Comments: In matters of life and death, we need heroes
Dec. 3, p1
Issue of the day: Religious intolerance officially goes up a notch
Dec. 2, p2
Commentary: Beyond 2014, stop passing on all this evil
We recklessly trample on each other’s rights as wantonly as we litter, or speed into the busway lane.
Commentary: Religious intolerance in Indonesia officially goes up a notch
Brace yourself to see more discrimination and persecution of religious minorities in Indonesia, after the House of Representatives formally re-endorsed a law limiting the number of religions recogn
Commentary: Being happy for Muslim Polwan, with a caveat
A traffic policewoman, non-commissioned officer Novi, looked enthusiastic in her white veil as she directed traffic, helped the elderly cross the road and fixed motorcyclists’ helmets.
Commentary: Culture of impunity thrives in ‘democratic’ Indonesia
Today is International Day to End Impunity, an issue relevant to Indonesia but sadly one the nation appears to be ignoring, at its peril.
Commentary: Haj pilgrimage: More than a religious trip
I may say that it was a privilege for me (as I, along with my wife, were among the 168,000 Indonesians chosen) to join and perform the haj pilgrimage to Mecca this year after three years of waiting
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
News Analysis: Australia’s Strategy report: Solutions without problems
There is no question that Australia has recovered from its denial of being part of Asia.
News Analysis: Joko Widodo: A man to watch?
Joko Widodo, known popularly by his nickname as Jokowi, has had no political education. He graduated from the forestry school at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta.
News Analysis: TNI reshuffle: More than reorganization of military leadership
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono swore in the new chiefs of the Navy and the Air Force in a ceremony at the State Palace on Monday. Adm.
News Analysis: Indonesia’s ‘sudden shift to the left’ and other fallacies
Several weeks ago, the captains of Indonesian industry gathered for a private party in Central Jakarta to celebrate the birthday of one of their fellow masters of the universe.
Discourse: EU pushes for trade facilitations
Discourse: Trade body may lose its charm if Bali meeting fails
The ninth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Meeting is taking place in Bali with the goal of reaching a bundled outcome despite skepticism.
Discourse: Six percent plus growth could return in 2015
As the global economy continues its sluggish recuperation, the Indonesian economy is expected to take a “breather” after a period of aggressive growth. But what then?
Discourse: ‘My job is to meet with the people in the field’
Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his deputy Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama were sworn in on Oct. 15 last year.
Discourse: China committed to prosperity, resilience in Asia Pacific
Chinese President Xi Jinping said that he hoped Asia Pacific, one of the most dynamic and promising regions in the world, would continue to play a leading role toward
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: 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
Executive Column: Honeywell sets sights on oil and gas, transportation technology
When this country sees a rise in middle class demand for air travel or encounters a boom in the mining industry, the United States-based company Honeywell experiences business growth.
Executive column: We can have the best of both worlds: Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank AG Indonesia has seen the ups and downs of the country’s economy since it began operating here in 1969, with the bank’s lines of business covering corporate banking, securitie
Executive column: RI could be a global automobile manufacturing powerhouse
Nissan Motor Co.
Executive column: Bank Mandiri boss optimistic on RI banking sector
With Rp 672.17 trillion (US$59.21 billion) in resources as of June 2013, state-owned lender Bank Mandiri is today the biggest bank by assets in the country.
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Last-ditch attempts to get India on board
BI needs to further raise rate to attract foreign funds
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