10:46 pm March 4, 2015 | No Comment
The government needs to explain clearly and honestly why it wants to allow miners to renew contracts more than two years before they expire. Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said’s recent suggestion that contracts ought to be extended up to 10 years before their expiry makes little sense.
12:33 pm March 4, 2015 | No Comment
As Indonesia’s own young democracy shows, the values and habits of democracy remain elusive.
10:37 pm March 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
This show of political maturity and democracy is seldom seen in the election of party leaders in Indonesia.
7:45 pm March 2, 2015 | No Comment
Apple likes to say that it's on the cutting edge of the fight against climate change.
7:45 pm March 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
To say that the United States is universally resented by everyone in the region is a massive understatement.
4:50 pm March 2, 2015 | 3 Comments
Language is alive, in that it constantly evolves as humans use it to communicate. Hence it is highly social.
10:00 pm March 1, 2015 | 2 Comments
Without serious attention — and funding — Indonesia runs the risk of forever lagging behind in scientific discovery and technological advancement.
9:21 pm March 1, 2015 | No Comment
After the fall of Marcos, Almonte, now a brigadier general, together with allies in the banking world, tried to recover some $213 million of the Marcos wealth stashed in a Swiss bank.
6:55 pm March 1, 2015 | No Comment
The stink from Brazil's multi-billion dollar Petrobras scandal is worsening by the week, dragging down the economy and with it, President Dilma Rousseff's political fortunes.
10:32 pm February 27, 2015 | 13 Comments
Basuki Tjahaha Purnama is a politician like no other — brash and abrasive, but always principled.
6:00 pm February 27, 2015 | No Comment
Drawing lessons for the South China Sea, if an international court was called on to resolve the disputes, it might award sovereignty over the different islands to different countries
3:47 pm February 27, 2015 | 51 Comments
Australian interests are intimately tied with those of Indonesia, and yet Australia continues to grapple with how to meet its needs for advanced level literacy in this relationship.