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Lessons learned from the Sydney hostage taking
Ocean energy power-generation facilities — what exactly are they?
Tidal-stream arrays are a bit like offshore wind farms but underwater.
Eliminate violence from our classrooms
To most of us, the belief that our children should have to worry about violence at school is unthinkable.
End harassment, one ‘angkot’ at a time
She might not wear a T-shirt with a Venus symbol, or even understand what feminism is.
Parents must reclaim authority in education
In the third month since his appointment as Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Minister, Anies Baswedan raised the alarm over a serious crisis in our education system, indicated by a si
Improving the lot of on-demand workers
The creeping use of on-demand workers linked to firms via smartphones and laptops might look like an appealing option for Singapore businesses in a labour-tight market.
Heating up diplomacy
Comments on other issues: MA gives heavier sentence to Atut
Comments on other issues: Three provinces to face blackouts
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Issue of the day: Ex-minister aims to repeat Budi’s success
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Topic of the day: KPK sidelines BLBI, focuses on Bank Century
The Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) leaders have said they will focus on investigating the Bank Century case, which occurred during former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s tenure,
Text your say: Diplomatic tensions
Your comments on the heating up of Indonesia’s diplomatic relations with Brazil and Australia because of the execution of a Brazilian drug trafficker and the plan to execute two Australian convic
Hong Kong’s justice
Hong Kong District Court judge Amanda Woodcock sentenced Law Wan-tung on Friday to six years in prison for brutally torturing her Indonesian housemaid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih.
Noisy city politics
Jakartans will be the first to fall victim to the prolonged conflict between Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and the City Council, as the political squabbling will delay or disru
The $60b looting
The United Nations-appointed investigators’ findings that former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh allegedly stockpiled up to US$60 billion in wealth during his 34-year dictatorship was indeed
Deterring money launderers
A recent agreement between the Home Ministry’s population and civil registry bureau and Bank Indonesia that requires bank accounts to be supported by an electronic national identity card (eID) wo
Rosmah’s hair woes
Two intriguing reports came out of Malaysia on Tuesday.
Jokowi’s leadership could do with more compassion
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo completed his first 100 days in office last week with mixed public reviews, but if there is one area where he has disappointed some of his fans the most, it is in
Commentary: Forget Jokowi — this is our fight against the old guard
It’s been more than two years since Joko “Jokowi” Widodo first set foot in Jakarta on his way to becoming the most popular Indonesian politician of all time, yet we still don’t know who the
Commentary: ‘Bapak’ Jokowi, Megawati isn’t our president; you are!
When my father died on Jan. 11, 1991, at the age of 69, he left his six children a strong political message: do not ever abandon the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI)!
Jokowi’s evolution into a ‘Teflon president’
Indonesian politics is characterized by its hugger-mugger nature, filled with distortions, strange associations, devious scheming and inflexible standpoints.
Paris to Jakarta, a war of religious dogma vs theology of freedom
“The fault lines between civilizations will be the battle lines of the future,” wrote the late Samuel P.
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
Returning Islamic State extremists pose risk to RI
The extremist Islamic State (IS) organization, already seizing large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has attracted support from Muslims around the world.
One-stop service to boost competitiveness
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s first impromptu visit as President was to the office of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), which says a lot about his focus on accelerating investment,
All Indonesian political parties are pragmatic: Sarwono
Former president Soeharto once strongly reprimanded Sarwono Kusumaatmadja for being outspoken in expressing his political stances, both in his capacity as Golkar secretary-general
Discourse: RI now has firm foreign policy standpoint, says Retno
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has wrapped up his nine-day overseas trip, attending the APEC Summit in Beijing, the ASEAN and East Asia summits in Naypyitaw and the G20 Summit in Brisbane,
Mental revolution unveiled: Ending ‘priyayi’-minded bureaucrats
Besides tackling poverty, one of the priorities of the new government is streamlining the country’s sprawling bureaucracy.
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: 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
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
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