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Why the Fed is not worried by emerging market moves
(Don’t) Kill foreign lawyers
It is hard to believe that to this day no clear rules have been put in place with regards to the practice of foreign lawyers in Indonesia.
Universities crippled by database obsession
For some time, Indonesian universities and their lecturers have faced a problem.
From the ashes of war, seeds of peace
What was once the biggest United Nations peacekeeping operation in the world winds down this month, and the most extraordinary part of this historic development is that international troops are not
Decentralization in mining sector
London-listed Churchill Mining Plc Corp.
Supporting Singapore’s haze cause
Singapore is moving toward uncharted territory by mulling a draft bill on transboundary haze pollution. The bill is a response to the haze problem allegedly caused by Indonesia’s forest fires.
Issue of the day: Confounding mystery of the missing flight
Comments: Mothers donate breast milk to those in need
Feb. 24, p2
Your letters: CNN to launch a news channel in RI soon
March 1, Online
Comments: S’pore most expensive city in the world: Study
March 5, Online/ANN
Comments: RI upbeat despite trade loss
March 4, p1
Comments: Mayor offers car for mosque attendance
March 8, p2
Commentary: Election ‘witness fund’: Dilemma of distrusted governance
What has idealistically — and perhaps genuinely — been promoted for the sake of the “common interest” may not always receive a welcoming response, as too often it is understood or viewed to
We can’t afford to let graft and politics hijack MK
The Constitutional Court (MK) is a powerful institution in post-reform Indonesia, so powerful it could change the course of Indonesian history.
Commentary: ‘Malari’ and the Indonesian student movement
There have been no major political events — specifically, those marked by a power transfer or a consolidation — in Indonesia that have lacked the participation of the young generation, particul
Commentary: Moeldoko’s boatpeople clinker: Recalcitrant, nescient or a ploy?
Indonesians have been uniformly scratching their heads. The closer the end of this government, it seems, the greater the disarray. One inept debacle after another.
Commentary: Preparing a post-SBY foreign policy
Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa presents this week his annual foreign policy speech.
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.
News Analysis: Joko Widodo: A man to watch?
Joko Widodo, known popularly by his nickname as Jokowi, has had no political education. He graduated from the forestry school at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta.
News Analysis: TNI reshuffle: More than reorganization of military leadership
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono swore in the new chiefs of the Navy and the Air Force in a ceremony at the State Palace on Monday. Adm.
News Analysis: Indonesia’s ‘sudden shift to the left’ and other fallacies
Several weeks ago, the captains of Indonesian industry gathered for a private party in Central Jakarta to celebrate the birthday of one of their fellow masters of the universe.
Discourse: We’re not ready to handle failed banks: LPS
The Deposit Insurance Corporation (LPS) — which was established in 2005 — currently oversees more than Rp 3.62 quadrillion (US$297.67 billion) in deposits, generated from more than 140.5 mi
Discourse: Election year projects RI’s strengthening democracy, says Marty
This year is an election year for Indonesia.
Discourse: ‘Give and take’ the key to sealing historic WTO deal: Gita
The 160 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) finally approved its first major trade deal in nearly two decades in a meeting concluded in the small hours of Saturday morning in Bali.
Discourse: EU pushes for trade facilitations
Discourse: Trade body may lose its charm if Bali meeting fails
The ninth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Meeting is taking place in Bali with the goal of reaching a bundled outcome despite skepticism.
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: 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
Executive Column: Honeywell sets sights on oil and gas, transportation technology
When this country sees a rise in middle class demand for air travel or encounters a boom in the mining industry, the United States-based company Honeywell experiences business growth.
Executive column: We can have the best of both worlds: Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank AG Indonesia has seen the ups and downs of the country’s economy since it began operating here in 1969, with the bank’s lines of business covering corporate banking, securitie
Executive column: RI could be a global automobile manufacturing powerhouse
Nissan Motor Co.
Executive column: Bank Mandiri boss optimistic on RI banking sector
With Rp 672.17 trillion (US$59.21 billion) in resources as of June 2013, state-owned lender Bank Mandiri is today the biggest bank by assets in the country.
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