12:30 am September 19, 2014 | No Comment
While it seems that the public will get what it rightfully wants, all these machinations should not have happened in the first place. Let’s hope the public’s will reflects that in the next elections.
10:45 pm September 17, 2014 | No Comment
Illegal street parking is very clearly one of the main causes of Jakarta’s traffic problem. Yet despite how blatantly it is being carried out, the practice continues without the city administration or police doing anything meaningful to end it.
12:30 am September 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
The ratification thus marks the release of a burden that Indonesia should never have had to bear over the past 12 years — years that were wasted by narrow-minded nationalism that framed the offer of foreign help as outside meddling.
12:05 am September 16, 2014 | No Comment
With 16 ministerial posts allocated for political parties out of a total 34 posts, President-elect Joko Widodo’s planned cabinet will be no different from outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration in term of composition between technocrats and politicians. Previously, we had high hopes that Jokowi would choose fewer political party representatives after such a convincing […]
1:15 am September 15, 2014 | No Comment
It all starts at school. Without radical change in the way Indonesia teaches its students, the nation will fall behind other countries in the mastery of science and technology, and ultimately in economic and cultural progress.
10:35 pm September 11, 2014 | 2 Comments
Indonesia’s police have all the tools and manpower to become the country’s number-one graft buster, not the Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK. They have the chain of command right down to village level with more than 400,000 personnel spreading across the archipelago.
11:35 pm September 10, 2014 | No Comment
While several mass killings occurred later during the New Order regime, the communist massacre is the one event that still exposes us to international humiliation.