12:44 am December 22, 2014 | No Comment
According to a projection by the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, there will be $250 billion — double Indonesia’s total reserves — parked overseas by rich Indonesians in 2016. Of this, $200 billion will be in Singapore. Now with the rupiah under pressure and the country in need of fresh funds more than ever, many are turning their attention to that money.
12:15 am December 20, 2014 | No Comment
Monitoring Indonesian stakeholders is just as important as making sure that receiving countries hold up their part of the bargain.
12:48 am December 19, 2014 | No Comment
President Joko Widodo should annul the permit for the reclamation project in Benoa, Bali. It’s his predecessor’s controversial legacy, not his.
12:08 am December 18, 2014 | 2 Comments
Calling the Indonesian capital chaotic would even be an understatement. It’s actually a neglected and lawless city where everyone, especially on the streets, thinks they can do whatever they want.
12:05 am December 17, 2014 | 3 Comments
The decision by the Justice and Human Rights Ministry to leave the two conflicting groups within the Golkar Party to settle their own dispute is the right decision that will have a lasting impact on Indonesia’s politics.
12:04 am December 16, 2014 | No Comment
The impact of climate change and environmental destruction are very real in Indonesia. By now, we should stop doubting it and instead work together to conserve our forests, seas and lands.
12:10 am December 15, 2014 | No Comment
We offer our condolences to victims’ families, and urge the government to take the necessary steps to ease their misery. But while helping victims cope with the tragedy, the government’s first priority now is to find a new way to deal with the thousands of landslide-prone areas across the archipelago.
12:23 am December 13, 2014 | 3 Comments
When it comes to human rights, hopefully developments in the past week are no sign of things to come.
12:17 am December 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
Indonesians today compete for jobs with foreign peers as much as local ones. The 2013 curriculum’s insularity creates an enormous liability. President Joko Widodo’s administration made the right call by suspending the curriculum and reverting to its previous incarnation. But the fact remains that more than 6,000 schools have already been using it for a year and a half; they will have to continue down that path.
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