1:39 pm December 17, 2013 | No Comment
Last week’s train crash in Bintaro, South Jakarta, evoked horrific memories of another train collision, on Oct. 19, 1987, that killed 156 people and severely injured more than 250 others, with scores left disabled for life.
4:44 pm October 29, 2013 | No Comment
Encouraging schoolchildren to study hard is good, but imposing a curfew on them during weekday evenings to do their homework or review their lessons is not. This would deprive the children of their right to a refreshing change after hours of compulsory classroom attendance. The Jakarta administration is promoting a two-hour study program for students […]
12:30 pm October 22, 2013 | No Comment
Marking the first anniversary of their administration, Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo and his deputy Basuki Tjahaja Purnama invited hundreds of residents from the capital city’s five mayoralties to gather at the Monas Square last Friday evening to lend an ear to public criticisms of their leadership and performance. The event was broadcast live by at […]
8:26 pm September 24, 2013 | No Comment
Our football team finally won this year’s Asean Football Federation U-19 championship cup after beating the Vietnamese team 7-6 in a hard-fought penalty shootout last Sunday, bringing joy to millions of Indonesians who watched the match on their television screens. At a time when the country has been facing a spate of problems; rampant corruption, […]
9:35 am September 10, 2013 | No Comment
Although implicitly expressed, it was nevertheless a clear message that the general chair of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Megawati Sukarnoputri, threw her strong support behind Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo as the party’s most likely candidate for next year’s presidential election . Prior to the opening of the party’s national meeting last Friday, […]
10:55 am September 3, 2013 | No Comment
The 60th Teflin International Conference held last week revealed that the proficiency of English teachers and students in several countries, including Indonesia, was far from satisfying due to what it called “the unchanging adoption of conventional methods” of teaching and learning the language. The conference, held jointly by University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Humanities and […]
8:57 am August 27, 2013 | No Comment
In August 1993, then Environment Minister Emil Salim wrote in a foreword to a book: “From a lump of clay weighing 10 kilograms and few buckets of water he made loro blonyo [Javanese bridal couple] statues that were all sold out in no time. From a lump of earth that cost only Rp 1,000, he […]
10:40 am August 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
What used to be a very expensive gadget and owned only by the rich or used by people with important positions in government offices or business corporations, the cellular phone has now become a popular tool of communication for every man and woman on the street. Rapid development of telecommunication technology and industry has made […]
11:35 am July 30, 2013 | 1 Comment
Comic books have been a beloved pastime for generations. More than just entertainment, comic books cultivate positive reading habits from a young age, attracting children with their densely illustrated pages. Reading comic books broadens a child’s knowledge, fires their imagination and enhances their creativity, not to mention prompts admiration for the heroes in the stories. […]
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