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Are Jokowi and his Cabinet ready for the impending crisis?
View Point: As ‘Superman is dead’, no use silencing the young
The coral, fish and food
Though it has fresh coastal air, it is a bit daunting to walk through the conference halls in Nusa Dua, Bali, let alone share the stage with thoughtful leaders at the Coral Triangle Initiative conf
Arrest me, I have bad drawings in my pocket
Me: “This is not a gun.
Meeting needs for justice: Overcoming graft, identity
In the 2014-2015 My World poll, of almost eight million citizens from around the world, “an honest and responsive government” rated as the fourth highest priority of the 16 most common response
Transforming the known unknowns into the known knowns
Although he said it more than a decade ago, Donald Rumsfeld was right. “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns.
Text your say: Worries about a looming economic crisis
Your letters: Find concrete solutions to the haze
This haze problem is a perennial issue affecting Malaysia and Singapore, and leaders of both countries have been sending letters year in, year out to their Indonesian counterparts expressing frustr
Your letters: Exporters told to release US dollars
It’s saddening that so many people here want Indonesia to have another crisis, to the point of actually hoping it will happen and then laughing when their wishes come true!! Why?
Your letters: Preparing for the impending crisis
There are big differences between now and 1998. Different problems and a different world.
Text your say: Fears of a looming economic crisis
Your comments on the weakening rupiah, soaring prices of commodities and the government’s efforts to regain investors’ trust in the rupiah:
Issue of the day: Foreigners cleared for owning homes in KEKs
Aug. 27, p18
The week in review: The rupiah in trouble
Editorial: Great green hopes
There is hope for Indonesia’s environment, at least according to the President’s special envoy on climate change, Rachmat Witoelar, who revealed this week the government’s bid to set a higher
Editorial: Jokowi and the foreign press
Back in May both national and international media greeted President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decision to lift decades-long restrictions on foreign media access in Papua, calling the move a step
Editorial: Poor haj management
The annual haj pilgrimage began last Friday with the departure of the first group of flights (known in local terms as kloter) of Indonesian pilgrims to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Editorial: The trade minister’s tasks
To be blunt, we should say the new trade minister, Thomas Trikasih Lembong, like his predecessors, cannot contribute much directly to boosting exports because most of the factors that influence the
Commentary: No, ‘Bu’ Mega, the KPK exists because we distrust the police
So the ruling party has accused a number of media outlets of distorting Megawati Soekarnoputri’s statements.
Commentary: Making presidential democracy work
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo may have started a new tradition last week when he delivered three speeches, rather than the usual two, in commemorating Indonesia’s 70th Independence Day.
Commentary: Hailing ASEAN’s united stance against China in SCS disputes
China crossed the Assocation of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) line on Monday when one of its senior diplomats was perceived as having tried to dictate to the regional grouping about discussing
Commentary: Can Indonesian Islamists resist the allure of IS?
The Islamic world is in turmoil, and the Islamic State (IS) group couldn’t be happier.
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) .
News Analysis: Understanding Jokowi’s two-step shuffle
Politics is an inimitable dance. Swayed to a tune of uncorresponding keys and off-beat rhythms. Those involved must find their own panache, or move to the beat of a different drummer.
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
Discourse: Muhammadiyah and modernizing Islam
Discourse: Nationalizing Freeport could be disastrous for the economy
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
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: Boeing sees solid market in RI despite depreciation of rupiah
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
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