Entrepreneurs push economic growth. But today, business owners account for less than 2 percent of the Indonesian population.
As a rising global power, and being the largest and most important economy and military power in Asia, China has had the luxury of being able to do more or less whatever it wants in challenging its
Starting Jan. 1, 2015, the government will officially raise tobacco excise from 56 percent to 65 percent as part of moves to discourage smoking.
In the follow-up to the maritime doctrine of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, problems of transborder fishing have immediately emerged at the center of public discourse.
As stated in his nine-point Nawacita agenda, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is introducing the idea of development starting from villages and peripheries — the areas that have been left far b
Import cargo dwelling times are widely accepted as the main indicator of a port’s handling efficiency and have long been a central issue in debates on the high cost of logistics in Indonesia.
With Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as new President, Indonesia might try a third road to welfare and democracy. But watch out!
The Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Ministry has announced that schools that have applied the latest 2013 curriculum (known as K13) for the last three semesters since it was introduc
Landslides occur often in the rainy season. Mountainous areas across Indonesia are vulnerable to the disaster, as evinced in the Central Java town of Banjarnegara last week.
The ban on motorcycles along thoroughfares Jl. MH Thamrin and Jl.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should not fall victim to the political temptation, as then president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono did in December, 2008, to cut the prices of subsidized fuels becaus
No single sane person in the world could understand or tolerate the barbaric acts of the Taliban in Pakistan who butchered at least 141 innocent people, mostly schoolchildren, on Tuesday.
The Indonesian government’s recent decision to join the China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will increase the sources of financing for the US$100 billion investment needed for it
The landslide that buried dozens of people in Sampang village, Karangkobar district in Banjarnegara regency, Central Java, on Friday evening should give us a reason to mourn, not only because of th
The latest World Bank quarterly report on Indonesia’s economy estimates that 50 percent of tax potential in the country remains untapped, causing the tax ratio — tax receipts as a percentage of
Since the New Order era, the maxim “new minister, new curriculum” has characterized the ministry tasked with dealing with educational affairs.
The result of a two-week-operation conducted by traffic police across Greater Jakarta vindicates the public’s complaints about rampant reckless driving in the capital and its surrounding cities.
There is enough time to smooth the rough edges.
Malala Yousafzai, 17, from Pakistan and 18-year-old Joshua Wong from Hong Kong shocked the world with their bravery in fighting for education and democracy.