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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Golkar Party leader Airlangga Hartarto sit down for a cup of tea after a jog at Bogor Palace in West Java.
Golkar most democratic party: Chairman Airlangga 
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Golkar most democratic party: Chairman Airlangga 

Golkar won 12.31 percent of the vote in the 2019 legislative election and is projected to win the second-most seats at the House of Representatives.

1 year ago
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We must not be defeated by corrupt people: KPK leader

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif talks to The Jakarta Post about current investigations and addresses criticisms against the antigraft body 

1 year ago
Interview

Universal health coverage urgent to end tuberculosis

Although treatable and curable, why is tuberculosis still a daunting global public health problem?

2 years ago

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Golkar most democratic party: Chairman Airlangga 

Golkar won 12.31 percent of the vote in the 2019 legislative election and is projected to win the second-most seats at the House of Representatives.

1 year ago
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Strengthened KONI vital to national sports development: Chief

"My priority is of course [finding] a solution to the problem facing our employees, who have been unpaid for the last seven months. It is embarrassing for the sports council to have this problem."

1 year ago
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NU, Muhammadiyah for Nobel, guardians of pluralism

"Although I don’t always agree with the NU and Muhammadiyah 100 percent, I can say that they play an important role in protecting our pluralism. Therefore, I’m fighting for their nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize."

1 year ago
Interview

We must not be defeated by corrupt people: KPK leader

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif talks to The Jakarta Post about current investigations and addresses criticisms against the antigraft body 

1 year ago
Interview

Universal health coverage urgent to end tuberculosis

Although treatable and curable, why is tuberculosis still a daunting global public health problem?

2 years ago
Interview

UGM regulation on sexual violence will be first in nation: Drafter

Muhadjir Darwin, chairperson of the drafting team for the UGM Rector’s Regulation on the Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence, spoke about sexual violence on campus.

2 years ago
Interview

EXCLUSIVE: ‘We are not a liberal country’, says head KUHP drafter

For the more liberal-leaning Indonesians, the upcoming revision to the Criminal Code (KUHP), currently being finalized by the House of Representatives and the President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo administration, is a threat to freedom. 

3 years ago
Interview

Five questions for 'metal professor' Jeremy Wallach

Ethnomusicologist Jeremy Wallach of Bowling Green University considered himself lucky to be in Indonesia in the late 1990s, when the country was undergoing political transformation following the resignation of president Soeharto in 1998. At the time, Wallach was doing fieldwork for his book Modern Noise, Fluid Genres: Popular Music in Indonesia, 1997-2001, which enabled him to witness a direct relationship between the underground music and the burgeoning opposition movement that sought to challenge Soeharto’s authoritarian regime. Returning home to the United States, Wallach wrote extensively on metal and made a name for himself as one of proponents in the rising academic movement focusing on the genre. Earlier this month, Wallach was in town to promote the Indonesian edition of Modern Noise by having a discussion at the American cultural center @america, where he spent time reminiscing about attending a punk makeshift gig on a banana farm in West Jakarta. He spoke with The Jakarta Post’s Ester Christine Natalia about the current state of the scene. Below are excerpts:  

3 years ago
Interview

Discourse: Sri Mulyani all about fair growth, reforms

After spending six years in Washington, DC, as World Bank managing director, Sri Mulyani Indrawati took the helm of the Finance Ministry again starting this July after being appointed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. As finance minister from 2005 to 2010, she helped Indonesia transition from the 1997/1998 Asian financial crisis and sail through the US-led 2008/2009 global financial crisis, but this time the challenges are different, she said. The Jakarta Post’s Endy M. Bayuni, Vincent Lingga, Esther Samboh and Prima Wirayani explored the thoughts of Sri Mulyani about leading a ministry that is responsible for billions of dollars of state assets and budgets and that is largely centered on the goal of creating equitable growth using state assets and fiscal tools, while at the same time reforming the ministry to better execute policies. The following are edited excerpts of the interview.

4 years ago
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Indonesia needs to increase cooperation with China, ASEAN against drugs

Indonesia needs to increase cooperation with China and other neighbors in combating illicit drugs, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Jeremy Douglas. He was in Jakarta to attend the UN ASEAN cooperation meeting on March 30-31. The following are excerpts from his interview with The Jakarta Post’s Sepsha D. Restiananingsih.

5 years ago
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Discourse: Pakistan, Indonesia represent biggest voices in Muslim world

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain says the voices of Pakistan and Indonesia, by the sheer size of their populations, can make a difference in the Muslim world, including in the search for a just solution for the people of Palestine and in fighting against the rise of religious extremism and terrorism

5 years ago
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Discourse: My way of bureaucratic reform is like playing soccer: Ahok

Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama celebrates on Nov

5 years ago
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Discourse: Good understanding, friendship strong base for RI-Denmark ties

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Consort Henrik, are highlighting the long-standing relations between Indonesia and Denmark, which have had diplomatic ties for 65 years, with the state visit on Oct

5 years ago