10:46 pm March 3, 2015 | No Comment
The fight against corruption is increasingly becoming an uphill battle. But the people should not give up hope.
10:32 pm February 27, 2015 | 13 Comments
Basuki Tjahaha Purnama is a politician like no other â€” brash and abrasive, but always principled.
10:27 pm February 26, 2015 | 30 Comments
Indonesia could lose arguably the only credible and honest governor who has shown enough nerve to challenge the capitalâ€™s web of bureaucratic corruption and nepotism.
1:00 am February 26, 2015 | 6 Comments
Indonesia has again descended into legal uncertainty after the Constitutional Court revoked the 2004 Water Resources Law, leaving hundreds of legitimate businesses in limbo â€” perhaps even operating without any legal basis.
12:11 am February 25, 2015 | 188 Comments
President Joko Widodo should consider how far he wants to pursue this course of action before it gets out of control. Nowâ€™s the time to stop without losing face. Message delivered, Mr. President. We get it, the whole world does: You mean business. Now knock it off.
12:52 am February 24, 2015 | 13 Comments
Fears that graft suspects will use a court ruling that lifted Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan from an indictment by the Corruption Eradication Commissionâ€™s (KPK) became a reality on Monday.
1:34 am February 23, 2015 | 22 Comments
Relations between Indonesia and Australia have reached yet another low point â€” and not so much due to the formerâ€™s stubborn insistence on executing two Australian drug convicts, or the latterâ€™s persistence in pleading for their clemency.
11:01 pm February 20, 2015 | 10 Comments
This weekâ€™s apocalyptic delays at airports around the country, and primarily Soekarno-Hatta, where irate passengers vandalized Lion Airâ€™s office, are a new low even for this airline. What makes the mess particularly egregious is that the airline hasnâ€™t given a satisfactory explanation for the nightmare delays that forced it to cancel all flights on Friday.
11:51 pm February 19, 2015 | 22 Comments
If Megawati Soekarnoputri can claim credit for establishing Indonesiaâ€™s Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, then itâ€™s her hand-picked president, Joko Widodo, who could very well be overseeing its demise.
12:10 am February 18, 2015 | 8 Comments
When it has mattered the most, President Joko Widodo has been afraid of using his considerable presidential power, or is simply unaware of it. Looking back now, it is apparent that Joko either doesnâ€™t fathom or else isnâ€™t ready to wield the power of his office, as evident in the party-stacked cabinet that he drew up, one where the majority of ministers are political appointees and seem to know very little about the portfolios before them.
11:28 pm February 16, 2015 | 7 Comments
Itâ€™s a Black Monday for Indonesia. Corruptors must be celebrating now that Judge Sarpin Rizaldi ruled that all the national antigraft agencyâ€™s charges against Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan were unlawful.
11:20 pm February 15, 2015 | 5 Comments
Even if the court maintains Budi Gunawanâ€™s status as a graft suspect, can President Joko Widodo end this mess?
10:41 pm February 13, 2015 | 14 Comments
President Joko Widodo had still not made his promised announcement on what he planned to do about the nomination of Budi Gunawan, his pick for police chief, who is also a corruption suspect. All signs, though, pointed to Joko dropping Budiâ€™s nomination altogether in light of the controversy it has generated over the past month.
2:31 am February 13, 2015 | 1 Comment
We support Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnamaâ€™s proposals for retailer certification, as well as stiffer penalties against those supplying and selling tainted food. If Jakarta shows it can be successful in the fight against these unscrupulous criminals, the nation will follow suit.