+62 21 7030 0990
Body & Soul
Art & Design
The new government and irresponsible House
Elect leaders based on competence, not religion
There are two reasons why some Muslims in Jakarta reject a non-Muslim governor, like Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama. The first is the literal interpretation of the scriptures.
Jakartans’ pluralism put to the test
Jakartans’ sense of pluralism will be put to the test as the inauguration of a non-Muslim Jakarta governor draws near. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is a Christian and also comes from a
International engagement to kill our forest fires
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has never been a foreign minister or diplomat, but he has a keen sense of the world and the reciprocal interests it has with the national needs of Indonesia.
Community-based watershed rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of critical watersheds in Indonesia was started at the end of the 1960s, following the big flood of the Bengawan Solo River in Central Java.
Health protection for Indonesians abroad
During his presidential campaign, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo repeatedly raised concerns about health protection for Indonesians.
Citizen journalism: ‘I hope Jokowi remains truthful’
Comments: Jokowi should ‘stand up’ to pressure
Oct. 23, p1
Comments: Valentino Rossi wins MotoGP race in Australia
Oct. 19, Online
Issue of the day: Youngest driver
Oct. 22, p2
Text your say: The party of the people
Your comments on the hundreds of thousands of people who took part in an unprecedented street celebration on Monday to welcome President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President
Your letters: The illegal use of TV frequency
For two days in a row, for more than 10 hours each day, Trans TV broadcast Raffi Ahmad’s wedding ceremony, live.
Editorial: A gift of trust
On his second day in office, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo received a “gift” from the UN, said Desra Percaya, Indonesia’s permanent representative to the UN.
Your letters: The economic team in waiting
It is the economic team within the Cabinet that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is to announce tomorrow or Friday that will certainly attract the most attention from the public because it is eco
Editorial: Integrity key for Jokowi
We apparently must wait another day before learning who will form the working team that will assist President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in implementing his vision and the mission of his government d
Editorial: A strong mandate
Millions of Indonesians in Jakarta and across the country held a merry festival to welcome their new President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla.
Editorial: Seventh president
And now the hard part begins.
Commentary: A Cabinet of strange bedfellows
After the party the hangover sets in. Following the evening of euphoria, discord and wariness sets in with the gray dawn light.
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.
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
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.
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
Text your say
Send your reports, letters or comments on our articles and other issues
+62 811 187 2772
Election body gears up for concurrent regional polls
Kids say poverty pushes them to drive public buses
4 months in jail sought for French journos
From Our Networks