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Lessons learned from the Sydney hostage taking
The fortress that was Lee Kuan Yew
Among the leaders of our region for whom, for different reasons, I have great respect and even admiration, are the late President Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam, President Sukarno of Indonesia, and King No
LKY staying true to his convictions
A visionary leader who saw Singapore rise from a former colonial outpost to a global economic powerhouse, Lee Kuan Yew passed away Monday, leaving behind a legacy that will be hard to emulate.
The future of healthy life
As health has moved to the front page, the discussion is no longer just about the cost of care. It is about health as an investment.
Singapore beyond Lee Kuan Yew
Singapore finally faced its hardest certainty – the death of its founding father. Lee Kuan Yew departed in the 50th year of the foundation of the Republic of Singapore.
Why the economy needs effective political immune system
In navigating current global economic uncertainty, Indonesia needs to be prepared for potential risks that could adversely impact its economic fortune.
Text your say: 16 Indonesians detained in Turkey
Comments on other issues: NU students reject IS
March 22, Online
Comments on other issues: Australia a puzzling hotbed of IS recruiting
March 22, Online/APA nightclub bouncer who reportedly became a terror group leader. A man who tweeted a photo of his young son clutching a severed head.
Comments on other issues: Security problems from new visa-free policy
Issues of the day: Lee Kuan Yew, founder of Singapore, dies
Text your say: Five extremists linked to IS arrested
Your comments on Saturday’s arrest by the Densus 88 counterterrorism squad of five alleged extremists linked to 16 Indonesians apprehended by Turkish authorities, who suspected them o
Decisive year for Ahok
Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s decision to issue a gubernatorial regulation on the 2015 city budget after he failed to secure the City Council’s approval is expected to en
Jokowi woos investors
We don’t expect much from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s visits to Japan and China this week in the way of wooing investors for infrastructure development, which has been one of the top p
Lessons from a neighbor
On Monday Singapore and its neighbors woke to the news that the founding father of the island state, and one of the region’s great statesmen, Lee Kuan Yew, had passed away in the early hours.
The politics of pragmatism
Adivided House of Representatives will plunge into more unnecessary bickering when it begins its session on Monday.
The free and the reckless
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
Commentary: In fight against corruption, #GueAhok. Are you?
A controversial figure with a notorious habit of scolding and cursing in public, Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is not an easy man to support.
Commentary: Corruption damages tax culture, discouraging compliance
We support the demonstrations on Tuesday by an estimated 400 officials of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) who poured out their frustrations over the government’s pathetic attitude tow
Commentary: Calling for national referendum on capital punishment
With the government seemingly determined to execute all the remaining 58 people currently on death row, this would be a good time for the nation to launch a discourse on whether to retain or abolis
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
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: Golkar supports Jokowi, ends use of party for business interests: Agung
Discourse: President assures me he will not interfere: Detective chief
Discourse: Internet broadband to become Jokowi’s legacy
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,
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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