3:40 pm May 26, 2015 | No Comment
This will be a test case for Asean. If it fails to persuade Myanmar to accept ownership of the Rohingya issue, how can Asean hope to force China to agree to a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea?
3:34 pm May 25, 2015 | No Comment
In order for Indonesia to capitalize on its demographic dividend, investments must be made in empowering, educating and employing young people.
3:11 pm May 25, 2015 | No Comment
Energy efficiency policies and a shift towards both low-carbon and climate-resilient economies will ultimately bring many benefits to our populations, in particular to the most vulnerable.
9:44 am May 25, 2015 | No Comment
The arrest of a Banceuy penitentiary guard caught red-handed with more than 16 kilograms of methamphetamine and several hundred ecstasy pills in Bandung has highlighted once again the core problem of Indonesia’s war against drugs. It’s the corrupt officials, rotten penitentiary system and of course the judiciary system as a whole rather than just foreigners smuggling drugs into the country.
10:41 pm May 22, 2015 | 6 Comments
Why should the army-backed militiamen who slaughtered up to half a million alleged communist sympathizers in the 1965-66 purge not be subject to the same unrelenting course of justice as Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran?
10:26 pm May 21, 2015 | 12 Comments
The president has come under harsh criticism, and rightfully so, for allowing the graft-tainted police force to severely undermine the KPK. He now has a chance to make amends by picking the people who will be responsible for deciding who leads the KPK once the current commissioners’ terms end this December.
8:54 am May 21, 2015 | No Comment
If fully realized, the ports, roads, power plants and various other much-needed infrastructure facilities should propel Indonesia into an era of strong economic growth and turn it into the world power it has always strived to be: one that punches above its weight.
3:53 pm May 20, 2015 | No Comment
trying to talk to local people in Borneo about orangutans sends them to sleep or makes them change the subject within a few minutes. Start talking about pigs, though, and three days later they will still be telling new stories.
3:32 pm May 20, 2015 | 16 Comments
Both the lack of public trust in the legislature, and the stunted regeneration of political leadership reflect the country’s parochial political culture, essentially unchanged from Suharto’s reign.
9:21 am May 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
SBY’s administration may have been flawed, but he never looked the other way when it came to cracking down on graft — something we never saw during the administration of Joko’s patron, Megawati, despite the allegations of “legendary corruption” swirling around her presidency.
3:10 pm May 19, 2015 | No Comment
To move forward and make sure future generations of Indonesians can compete in an integrated Southeast Asia, we need to focus on our teachers, and to that, we need to take a closer look at the Ministry for Education and Culture.