6:54 pm July 28, 2015 | 19 Comments
As President Joko Widodo gradually comes to realize the importance of the role foreign factors play in Indonesia's economy, he needs to work harder than ever to convince investors from abroad to sink their money into the archipelago.
8:02 pm July 27, 2015 | 7 Comments
While Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is known for being outspoken, occasionally emotional and with a temper but the man is a reasonable and pragmatic governor with a lot of wisdom. He always looks beyond the mere formalities of law, focusing instead on justice and the values which matter the most to the public, a rare trait […]
7:18 pm July 23, 2015 | 3 Comments
In his provocative new book, “Great Divide” — a series of previously published articles about inequality in the United States — Joseph Sitglitz, a Nobel laureate and former chief economist at the World Bank, paints a gloomy picture of the growing gap between rich and poor in the world’s biggest economy.
3:37 pm July 21, 2015 | 1 Comment
The history of sectarian conflict in Indonesia is a story of local elites and those in Jakarta playing roles in minor clashes and seeking escalation when they can benefit.
7:28 pm July 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
On the backdrop of the seemingly successful attempt by corruptors to weaken the Corruption Eradication Commission, known as the KPK, the detention of lawyer Otto Cornelis Kaligis by the antigraft body is like an oasis in the middle of a desert in the nation’s fight against corruption. Still badly damaged after its apparently losing battle against corrupt […]
7:33 pm July 13, 2015 | 4 Comments
Indonesian voters — with the exception of corrupt elites who provoke conflict — can maintain a peaceful electoral democracy. For its part, the police have played a very good role in fighting terrorism and checking radicalism. So, why do we need the BIN?
10:23 am July 13, 2015 | 18 Comments
We believe Sarpin is a humiliation to the whole judiciary and has tarnished the court's already troubled reputation. What the Judicial Commission recommended was too soft. We believe he must be investigated for allegedly taking bribes and abuse of power.
8:44 pm July 9, 2015 | 12 Comments
Joko Widodo is the first Indonesian president — and probably the only leader in the world — that doesn’t have a spokesperson.