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Making government work
The coordination of government is a difficult problem in every country, but in Indonesia today it is especially fraught.
Thanks to ‘Pak’ SBY, democracy remains intact
When Joko “Jokowi” Widodo takes his oath of office as Indonesia’s seventh president on Monday Oct.
The next Indonesian government should focus on reducing stunting
With the imminent change in the national leadership, 2014 is in many ways a watershed year for Indonesia, the world’s fourth-largest nation and its third largest democracy.
View Point: Why temperamental Ahok needs a deputy
Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama will rise to governor replacing Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who will be inaugurated as the republic’s seventh president, on Monday.
Prevention the best medicine for Jokowi
Shortly after his inauguration on Oct.
Text your say: Expecting a professional Cabinet
Comments: Most corrupt country title
Oct. 16, Online
Comments: Jokowi, Ahok show off bromance at event
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Text your say: Burning issue
Your comments on the failure of the government in handling the forest and peat fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan, while smoke and haze continue to prevent students from attending scho
Your letters: Reviving the traditional market
Traditional markets have for the most part been part of my life.
Your letters: Jokowi and socialism
The word socialism is often heavily affiliated with communism, but is socialism really a bad thing for Indonesia?
Editorial: Seventh president
And now the hard part begins.
The week in review: The guessing game
While a lot of people have been enthusiastically waiting for the so-called people’s party to celebrate the inauguration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as Indonesia’s new president
Editorial: Goodbye Jokowi, welcome Ahok
Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said goodbye to the people of the city on Thursday, one day after his resignation was approved by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Editorial: Equity for sustainable growth
Outgoing Deputy Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro has suggested that the incoming government of president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla prioritize policy m
Editorial: The Jokowi way
For sure there will be no hindrance to the inauguration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as the president and vice president for 2014-2019 during the People’s Consultative Assembly (MP
Commentary: For Jokowi to survive Prabowo’s bullying, he must bully back
After five consecutive losses on the legislative front to the Red-and-White Coalition of defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, concerns mount over the ability of president-elect Joko
Commentary: Lightning strikes twice: Strengthening Jokowi’s minority govt
Have no fear Mr. President-elect, it is all just politics as usual.
Commentary: A dangerous path ahead for divided Indonesia
It is ironic that at a time when it has been hailed as politically mature, reformasi is facing its own death at the hands of the man who was midwife at its birth.
Commentary: Thanks SBY, for the common enemy
Amid the uproar following Friday’s early morning vote results at the House of Representatives, all seemed bleak.
Commentary: SBY the bigger loser in the vote over Regional Elections Law
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono could not have picked a worst final act in leaving the political stage after 10 years at the helm. Forget all other legacies he may have built for himself.
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
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
Discourse: Time for RI to shift growth away from natural resources: Stiglitz
Nobel laureate and former World Bank chief economist Joseph Eugene Stiglitz may come from America, a country known for its free market and liberal economic system, but
Discourse: Ahok: I’m the new Godfather!
Having groomed himself to assume the capital’s top job, Deputy Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is more than ready to lead the city — home to 10
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
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: 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
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
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