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World Cup 2014
Lebaran and ‘homo comparativus’
The hidden Jokowi effect: Redefining politics and power
Sad story of corruption eradication
Recently, at the height of the presidential election, the public was surprised by the House of Representatives’ (DPR) decision to approve the revision of the Legislative Institutions Law (MD3).
Mass murder of innocents
This year’s Eid al-Fitri must surely be one of the saddest experienced in the country so far.
How to remember those with no tombstones
There is a round black plaque cradled by white granite that is dedicated to Flight MH653.
Jokowi and the war on vested interests
A key reason why Indonesia has so far failed to live up to the high expectations of its founding fathers and its undoubted enormous potential is the malign and pervasive power of vested interests a
Text your say: Governor Ahok
Your letters: Electronics industry in Batam
I refer to an article titled “Electronics industry may soon abandon Batam,” (The Jakarta Post, July 22).
Your letters: My life, living with a disability
The disabled are differently abled — anonymous
Comment: Collecting DNA from families of MH17 victims
July 20, p2
Comment: Export taxes paid by small miners
July 19, p20
Comment: FM ‘shocked’ by plane crash
July 18, Online/AFP
Commentary: Hambalang’s Pied Piper leading the marching morons
Rats jump off a sinking ship, while lemmings leap from a cliff. A brooding analogy reminding us that the most dangerous politicians are not those with ambition, but those who are delusional.
Commentary: Voters’ choice on July 9: Mr. Decisive vs. Mr. Humble
The two candidates for this year’s presidential election could not be more different in terms of their personal characters.
Commentary: Let the ghosts of May 1998 riots rest in peace
May is a good month for Indonesia for it commemorates three major national events.
Commentary: Disconnection with voters undermines participatory democracy
As the official count of the April 9 legislative election winds up, Indonesians will soon learn who will represent them at the House of Representatives.
Commentary: General’s watch and his ‘retracted’ apology to Singapore
Reports of Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Gen.
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
News Analysis: Coalitions and transactional politics for a House divided
There were no tangible winners in Wednesday’s election. Ironically, the one that finished at the top should be the most disappointed.
News Analysis: Attacks on police, the truth and conspiracy theories
The series of attacks on police officers in a number of regions in the country over the past three months – by as yet unidentified assailants – has apparently left the force in the dark about n
News Analysis: Australia’s Strategy report: Solutions without problems
There is no question that Australia has recovered from its denial of being part of Asia.
Government asked to settle May 1998 cases
Apart from a military tribunal for police personnel over the fatal shooting of students on May 12, 1998, those responsible for arson, rape and deaths during the May 1998 riots have never been h
Discourse: ‘This change is the most important change of the last century’
China’s rise as a regional power has been frequently debated and discussed.
Discourse: Soldiers pledge loyalty to the country, not individuals: Moeldoko
Discourse: ‘You could choose to spend this money on yourself’
Discourse: Deeper ties needed with S. Korea, but not all eggs in one basket
Indonesia-South Korea bilateral trade continues to grow along with the increasingly popular Hallyu (Korean wave), with more K-pop (Korean pop), Korean artists and K-drama (Korean drama) on Indo
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,
Golkar accuses political opponents of hypocrisy
The Golkar Party’s alleged “pork barrel” program, which proposes that each legislator receive Rp 15 billion per year to be distributed in their electoral districts, has been opposed stron
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
Executive column: Indonesia still attractive: BNY Mellon
The world’s largest banking and financial services company, the Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon, currently has US$27.4 trillion of assets under custody and $1.5 trillion of assets under managem
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