10:31 pm November 21, 2014 | No Comment
The ongoing spate of seemingly tit-for-tat violence — deadly at times — involving members of the nation’s security forces is increasingly difficult to understand.
12:25 am November 21, 2014 | 2 Comments
While there is nothing illegal in President Joko Widodo’s appointment of National Democratic Party politician H.M. Prasetyo as the country’s attorney general, we have several valid questions to ask.
12:10 am November 20, 2014 | 4 Comments
Jakarta desperately needs a tough, strong and no-nonsense leader, and Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is the answer to this need. He is the kind of leader that Jakarta needs right now, considering the kind of problems the capital is facing.
11:42 pm November 18, 2014 | 3 Comments
While we have to wait and see the long-term response, the first day after the price increase generally tells us that President Joko Widodo has passed his biggest test yet with flying colors.
12:35 am November 18, 2014 | 2 Comments
In less than a month since starting his five-year term and just back from his overseas trips, President Joko Widodo wasted no time in enacting a much-needed measure to trim fuel subsidies — saving money that could be used for other programs in helping to stimulate the economy.
11:25 pm November 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
The insanity must stop now. Raising subsidized fuel prices is the only option and no Indonesian president, including Joko Widodo, can run away from that. It’s the only way to end this institutionalized injustice.
10:29 pm November 14, 2014 | 3 Comments
If some 12,000 police and even military personnel have to be mobilized for the inauguration of a new Jakarta governor, clearly something is not right.
11:55 pm November 13, 2014 | No Comment
President Joko Widodo must admit the state’s complicity in a crime against its own citizens and apologize on its behalf to victims and their families.
11:41 pm November 12, 2014 | No Comment
American companies are prepared to invest as much as $61 billion in Indonesia in the next five years, according to a recent survey. That’s a huge vote of confidence for the new government led by President Joko Widodo, and if realized such a huge investment will spur economic activities, creating jobs and income for millions of people.
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