For almost five years, a scheme to mitigate climate change called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) has gained great momentum in Indonesia, particularly afte
About five years ago, my life was altered utterly when my father decided to move to the US, along with my family.
The recent arrival of ecotourism to some aga (ancient) Bali villages presents a unique array of prospects and challenges for locals and for their relationship with nature.
Three months ago, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was elected the seventh president on Indonesia largely on the grounds of hope, as he represented the antithesis to all the presidential contenders to have
After implementing subsidy reforms by adjusting fuel prices several times, the government submitted the draft of the revised 2015 State Budget to the House of Representatives, with immediate approv
In recent speeches, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has stated that he will reject the clemency petitions for all drug traffickers on death row.
The arrest of Bambang Widjojanto, a deputy of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Friday, was not the first time the police have moved against the commission.
The question is like having two huge elephants looking about the same size and weight getting on the bathroom scale to weigh themselves down to the last comparative ounce.
The impending execution of two young Australian men in Indonesia has again given great pause for reflection on the issue of capital punishment.
On the morning of Jan. 23 the National Police arrested Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy Bambang Widjojanto.
The Jakarta government has never stopped looking for breakthroughs in its bid to increase revenues from, among other things, parking fees.
The past week has shown citizens and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo alike the rocky road ahead.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has added two more figures to an independent team he will mandate to conduct a fact-finding mission in connection with the conflict between the Corruption Eradica
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should closely monitor the One-Stop Integrated Services (PTSP) launched on Tuesday by the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM); otherwise, this facility could tur
Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro is understandably feeling under pressure because President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has specifically instructed that tax receipts for the current fiscal year b
The weekend was a prolonged Dog Day Afternoon with even more suspense, characters and twists than the 1975 Al Pacino movie. The endless assault on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)
Following public pressure, the police eventually released Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto early Saturday on the grounds that he was “cooperative”.
We cannot help recounting the one-sided clash between the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) back in 2009 — later dubbed Cicak lawan Buaya (Gecko versus Crocodile)
Our elected representatives can pat themselves on the back after they endorsed a regulation that restores direct election as the method by which leaders of local governments are chosen.
Regardless of the controversy surrounding President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decision on the National Police’s change of guard, the political move should lead to total reform within the law e