3:22 pm July 25, 2014 | 4 Comments
So, why is it that my friends who do not happen to observe the Words of Islam do not receive the respect they deserve as they choose to nourish their body during this month of tolerance? Why are they not tolerated for the choices they make?
6:55 pm July 10, 2014 | 1 Comment
Each Indonesian has his/her own set of privileges; these privileges will make us appreciate different things. An Indonesian who grew up in Sengkang, South Sulawesi, might appreciate the Bugis culture’s recognition of five genders.
3:26 pm July 4, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesia needs pro-growth fiscal and monetary policies, but economic growth does not necessarily equate to an increase in the standard of living of Indonesia’s poor families.
12:47 pm June 30, 2014 | No Comment
Ramadhan is the fasting month for those who observe it among the muslim communities. The word fasting in Arabic is “sawm”, which means “to refrain.” According to Al Ghazali, ordinary fasting is observed as abstaining from food, drinks and sex from sunrise to sunset. Special fasting is observed as abstaining — the ears, eyes, tongue, […]
10:30 am June 30, 2014 | No Comment
In 2012, the Education and Culture Ministry, Finance Ministry and the Religious Affairs Ministry joined forces and established what is called the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP), an institution aimed at shaping leaders and professionals as the locomotive of Indonesia’s progress.
6:08 pm June 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo once said: “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” In Sunday night’s presidential debate, held at the Hotel Gran Melia in Kuningan, Central Jakarta, presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo were challenged to translate their incredibly poetic campaigns thus far into substantive policy measures in two of […]
6:47 pm June 10, 2014 | No Comment
The deals have been finalized, the documents verified, health conditions checked upon, ballot numbers drawn and the talking heads on most television channels determined to indulge Indonesians with nauseating doses of the country’s favourite pastime: analyzing politics.
1:45 pm May 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
It is about time for Jakarta to start caring for its people, especially pedestrians. Walking in Jakarta’s sidewalks can be dangerous. It requires bravery to fight against motorcyclists who drive guilt-free as well as street vendors making a living on the street sides, not to mention stretches of it that are unevenly constructed and dotted […]
2:51 pm May 6, 2014 | No Comment
In the fast pace of this digital era, information technology business is a promising land where everyone has a shot to be successful. NXT CON, a new annual tech event, is coming to town bring together entrepreneurs, investors, corporations and media in Jakarta on May 7-8, 2014. The two-day conference will hold panel discussions from […]