11:47 pm April 27, 2015 | 4 Comments
With the Constitutional Court agreeing to consider a last-ditch legal challenge brought by two Australian death row convicts, the Indonesian government must delay their execution at least after the court issues its verdict.
9:51 pm April 27, 2015 | No Comment
Ancient ritual still rules on Bali — daily good deeds, incense, offerings and prayer to appease spirits and balance karma — but for the convicted in Bali’s prisons constrained by an often contrasting correctional system, prisoners are reinventing good karma by weaving tradition with innovative rehabilitation programs designed to heal souls.
4:16 pm April 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
“In order to be an effective president ... when you say something you have to mean it,” he said. “You gotta kill em.”
10:57 pm April 26, 2015 | 2 Comments
A courageous leader is not afraid to lose face if it is for the betterment of humanity — is there no better reason in the world?
8:54 pm April 26, 2015 | 15 Comments
Forget the human rights argument for now — what about Indonesia’s national interest and the people’s aspirations?
6:21 pm April 26, 2015 | No Comment
When we commemorate the birth of R.A. Kartini, we will be reminded of the persistence of a woman who lived more than a century ago in obtaining freedom, autonomy and equality in law for women.
4:52 pm April 26, 2015 | No Comment
The ballot is the most uncertain for at least two decades, with five parties in England (six in Scotland) polling more than 5 percent of the vote for the first time in modern UK political history.
3:43 pm April 26, 2015 | No Comment
China’s own record on aid realization and the use of aid as a means of coercion should have a sobering impact. At the very least, it may be too early to write off the “obsolete” forces Jokowi spoke of.
1:56 pm April 26, 2015 | No Comment
One of the policy implications is that countries need to nourish their natural social fabric rather than seek to impose contrived rules that may have worked elsewhere
1:45 pm April 26, 2015 | 9 Comments
Quite simply, rigorous analysis of the available data does not support the claims made for the need to retain the death penalty to reduce social harms.
10:23 pm April 24, 2015 | 70 Comments
A day that no rational, compassionate human being could ever wish for appears to be at hand: the day that 10 fellow human beings, nine of them foreign nationals, are gunned down in a hail of bullets because the Indonesian government wants to make a barbarous point.
10:57 pm April 23, 2015 | 3 Comments
Just 10 years after its independence from colonial rule, Indonesia held the Asian-African Conference in Bandung, one of the most impactful events in the post-war era
9:59 pm April 23, 2015 | 6 Comments
Charges remind us of the colonial time, when our founding fathers were persecuted for expressing their political positions.
7:03 pm April 23, 2015 | No Comment
When Saudi Arabia announced the end of Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen on Tuesday evening, the Barack Obama administration breathed a sigh of relief.