There are two reasons why some Muslims in Jakarta reject a non-Muslim governor, like Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama. The first is the literal interpretation of the scriptures.
Jakartans’ sense of pluralism will be put to the test as the inauguration of a non-Muslim Jakarta governor draws near. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is a Christian and also comes from a
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has never been a foreign minister or diplomat, but he has a keen sense of the world and the reciprocal interests it has with the national needs of Indonesia.
Rehabilitation of critical watersheds in Indonesia was started at the end of the 1960s, following the big flood of the Bengawan Solo River in Central Java.
During his presidential campaign, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo repeatedly raised concerns about health protection for Indonesians.
I recently had the opportunity to join my colleagues, the US ambassadors to Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia, on a tour organized by the US-ASEAN Business Council to Washington DC, Houston, Los Ang
Pardon me for borrowing Harry Potter’s movie title for this article. I just cannot help myself.
The World Federation for Mental Health picked an interesting topic, “Living with Schizophrenia”, to commemorate World Mental Health on Oct. 10.
Indonesia is blessed with a President who calls for a new mindset. Two words that are searching for a new mindset are province and governor.
Modern Indonesians are generally bent on quick-fix remedies, preferring revolution to evolution, overhaul rather than maintenance and repair.
On his second day in office, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo received a “gift” from the UN, said Desra Percaya, Indonesia’s permanent representative to the UN.
It is the economic team within the Cabinet that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is to announce tomorrow or Friday that will certainly attract the most attention from the public because it is eco
We apparently must wait another day before learning who will form the working team that will assist President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in implementing his vision and the mission of his government d
Millions of Indonesians in Jakarta and across the country held a merry festival to welcome their new President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla.
And now the hard part begins.
While a lot of people have been enthusiastically waiting for the so-called people’s party to celebrate the inauguration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as Indonesia’s new president
Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said goodbye to the people of the city on Thursday, one day after his resignation was approved by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Outgoing Deputy Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro has suggested that the incoming government of president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla prioritize policy m
For sure there will be no hindrance to the inauguration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as the president and vice president for 2014-2019 during the People’s Consultative Assembly (MP
Given the fairly adequate time that president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla have had to prepare their core governance team, we presume that Jokowi will be able