President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has sent a clear message that he intends to create a business-friendly bureaucracy by eliminating costly red tape for entrepreneurs and investors.
The new leadership of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has brought much talk of hope, including discussions on foreign policy, in particular diplomacy in the Muslim world.
As a starry-eyed student in the early 2000s, I looked forward to a post-racial, post-religious Indonesia formed by the reformasi.
Singapore has won praises the world over as a success story: the city-state has good administrators, world-class education, well planned industrial policy and a well-oiled efficiency that few can m
Even looking back on the revolutionary changes the Internet has brought to our lives, the future its development will create for us is still probably beyond imagination.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decision to raise subsidized fuel prices for gasoline and automotive diesel by 30 percent and 36 percent, respectively, was a signal that he is serious about
Twenty-five years ago, on Nov.
When then presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ushered in the term tol laut as one of his visions to tackle transportation complications, during a televised debate in the presidential ca
One of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) committed to by the international community in 2000 was halving the proportion of people lacking sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sa
Widespread praise for the appointment of the highest ever number of women ministers in the Cabinet of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla may have obscured the dire re
The latest surprise this week is the long-awaited choice of the attorney general.
Welcome on board, officially, Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, who was beaming and smiling while greeting well-wishers at the State Palace after his inauguration on Wednesday.
Japan is back!” Associated Press writer Elaine Kurtenbach quoted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as declaring two years ago, after he was elected.
Finally, we have a leader willing to take the plunge and increase fuel prices, even if it means risking his political popularity.
Condemnation came swift and fast when news broke this weekend that a law professor at one of the nation’s top universities had been caught red-handed doing drugs.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo started his medium-term program to deliver on his election campaign promise to achieve food self-sufficiency by embarking on the rehabilitation of irrigation syst
For a new kid on the world’s largest trade bloc of APEC, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo deserves applause for his representation of Indonesia at international forums.
Acting Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has proven himself to be a fearless figure when it comes to defending his principles.
The political noise and controversy over the bailout of Bank Century (renamed Bank Mutiara) in November 2008 will hopefully come to an end once and for all as the bank now has a new owner through p
Indonesia under my administration is open to business.