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Ahok for Indonesia: A trajectory beyond 2017
Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is one of Indonesia’s rising political stars.
Indonesia-Turkey ties: Toward cooperation for shared growth, stability
Over the past few weeks and months the headlines grabbing our attention on Indonesia-Turkey relations have centered on the many Indonesians arrested and deported for trying to illegally cross over
Bosses and their impact on staff
In the Hollywood comedy Horrible Bosses, three friends are so harassed by their abusive bosses that they hatch a plot to murder them.
Revise law to include penalties for child marriage
A number of NGOs in the Indonesian Women’s Coalition have expressed disappointment over the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court, which refused to increase the minimum marriageable age for f
Crisis of leadership plaguing Muhammadiyah
Muhammadiyah, one of the oldest and the biggest Muslim organizations in Indonesia, will hold its congress in Makassar this weekend.
Text your say: Ethical development in schools
Your letters: Do we have something to offer?
I refer to an article titled “Foreign policy vs. Indonesia Inc.: Time to reap diplomatic dividends“, (The Jakarta Post, July 27) by Tantowi Yahya, Jakarta.
Your letters: RIP, APJ Abdul Kalam
Two days ago, India lost an eminent scientist in APJ Abdul Kalam, our “Missile Man”.
Your letters: State profligacy
Is there any reason why some executives of state-owned enterprises and high-ranking government officials have to travel with someone to carry their bag?
Your letters: Import tax hike
I refer to an article titled “Import tax hike applauded”, (The Jakarta Post, July 24, p1).
Text your say: Ethical development in schools
Your comments on the issuance of a ministerial decree by Culture and Primary and Secondary Education Minister Anies Baswedan, underlining the importance of the ethical (budi pekerti) develo
Editorial: Jakarta drying out
People in Jakarta, like those in other parts of the country, have begun to feel the effect of the ongoing drought.
Editorial: More than congresses of Islam
The nation’s largest Muslim organizations, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, will soon hold their national congresses, with both slated to be opened by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
Editorial: The fight must go on
The naming on Tuesday by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of North Sumatra Governor Gatot Pujo Nugroho and his wife Evi Susanti as suspects in a bribery case involving two Medan State Ad
Editorial: Haze exporter
With the dry season returning, Indonesia is again doing the routine job of putting out forest and land fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan and defending itself from a barrage of complaints from the peo
Editorial: Examining candidates’ integrity
Even though asset declaration is by law compulsory for all candidates who will contest the direct elections for nine provincial governors, 224 regents and 36 mayors on Dec.
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) .
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
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: 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
Discourse: ‘These laws are so wide they can mean anything’
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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