10:35 pm July 23, 2014 | 2 Comments
The 32 years of Suharto’s New Order regime had a deep impact on the lives of most Indonesians, and continue to do so more than a decade and a half since its fall from power as one of the most corrupt and ruthless regimes in modern history.
12:25 am July 23, 2014 | 2 Comments
Now that the General Elections Commission has officially named Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s president-elect, all of Indonesia should unite behind him and fight against any attempts to stir conflict among the people and divide the country.
12:10 am July 22, 2014 | 6 Comments
By Tuesday, the General Elections Commission, will have announced Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s president elect, with his rival Prabowo Subianto, however, still insisting on contesting the result.
10:20 pm July 21, 2014 | 5 Comments
On July 15 the new Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin broke the fast with representatives of minority religious communities, which to date remain legally unrecognized by the state. The gesture was a milestone in terms of efforts to put the religious freedom guaranteed by the Indonesian constitution into practice. It is also a breath of fresh air emanating from a ministry that, despite its name, has been the bane of religious freedom in the country.
9:45 pm July 21, 2014 | 3 Comments
What doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger. If we get through this presidential election relatively unscathed, with the right guy finally installed, then we can say that Indonesia has passed a crucial point in her history and will emerge a better and stronger democracy. Many lessons would have been learned and the majority of the population greatly enlightened by the experience.
10:50 pm July 20, 2014 | 6 Comments
We can confidently proclaim that Joko Widodo will be Indonesia’s next president, now that the results of the vote counting process from all 33 provinces are in, rendering Tuesday’s official announcement by the General Elections Commission, or KPU, a mere formality.
8:05 pm July 20, 2014 | No Comment
Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III is on the warpath again.
7:05 pm July 20, 2014 | No Comment
There’s nothing funny about Malaysia Airlines losing two Boeing 777s and more than 500 lives in the space of four months. That hasn’t kept the humor mills from churning out dark humor and lighting up cyberspace.
12:20 am July 19, 2014 | 5 Comments
The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine on Thursday is a horrific tragedy that could have been averted. What exactly transpired is still unclear, as officials don’t know who fired what is suspected to be a surface-to-air missile at the aircraft. What is clear is that an act of hostility has been committed and action must be taken.
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