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Keeping IS threat at bay
The horrific images on our TV screens were shocking and stomach-churning, yet there was a certain familiarity about them.
The Jokowi administration and the Palestinian cause
We have recently heard that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has expressed his interest in visiting Gaza.
Bureaucratic compliance vs initiative
In recent weeks a former minister for state owned enterprises (SOE), Dahlan Iskan, has been involved in a number of investigations relating to government owned companies during his tenure as presid
Toward an open world economy
Against all odds, President Barack Obama has secured the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) with Republican support in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Economic, political wins give Najib breathing space
Text your say: Foreigners can own apartments
Comments on other issues: Oz-RI ties sink and Abbott is to blame
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Comments on other issues: Rice output soars, policy successful: BPS
Issue of the day: A new bid to hush loud speakers
June 25, Online/AFP
Text your say: Foreigners can own apartments
Your letters: Questioning policy on drug crimes
This letter refers to “Jokowi renews call for tough action on drug abuse, trafficking,” (The Jakarta Post, June 27).
Editorial: Social benefits for workers
The government fully enforced the 2004 National Social Security System (NSSS) Law wednesday, when President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo launched NSSS Employment for salaried and non-salaried workers ,
Editorial: A Herculean task
Beyond our deep sympathy to those who perished in the Hercules C-130 military plane crash in the North Sumatra capital of Medan on Tuesday, the accident has again reminded us of the pressing need t
Editorial: Much left to achieve
The National Police celebrates its 69th anniversary today. As an armed force, the National Police inherited a culture and a system from the Dutch colonial government.
Editorial: Defending rupiah sovereignty
The mandatory use of rupiah for domestic cash and non-cash transactions, scheduled for fully-fledged enforcement on Wednesday, is a sensible policy that will help curb onshore demand for dollars an
Editorial: Rise of regional independents
Amid reports of some local leaders wishing to build their political dynasties, the acceptance of 174 independent candidates to contest the simultaneous regional elections scheduled for Dec.
Commentary: Happy Police Day: Build on precious trust of the young in Polri
Dirman Suhuddin is one of many young Indonesians who wanted to join the National Police (Polri) .
Commentary: Who wants their kids to wed at 16?
My aunt would have continued to enjoy school and games if the 1974 Marriage Law was around in her days.
Commentary: Govt needs to maximize benefits from Freeport
History is often forgotten when people discuss the fate of US-based Freeport McMoran’s copper, gold and silver mining operation in Papua.
Commentary: Sutiyoso’s nomination: Questions on capacity, historical burden
The country’s president constitutionally has the prerogative and the liberty to nominate and appoint candidates for top posts in the government and the military, including for the post of the chi
Commentary: Tripwires in Indonesia’s ‘One China’ policy
Since the memorandum on the resumption of diplomatic relations in 1990, bilateral ties between Indonesia and China have been on the up and up.
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: Putting an end to capital flight by forgiving financial crimes
‘Unified efforts of different faiths will lead to peace and happiness’
His Holiness Sakya Trizin, a preeminent master of Tibetan Buddhism and only second to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, arrived in Jakarta on Tuesday for a five-day visit at the inv
Social business created to alleviate poverty
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus was in Jakarta on June 10 for the New Cities Summit 2015, delivering a keynote speech, “Redesign Economics
Discourse: ‘These laws are so wide they can mean anything’
Discourse: Women’s access to family planning reduces maternal mortality
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: Aviva CEO bullish on Indonesia’s economy
Executive column: Energy giant Pertamina cannot lose, says CEO
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
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