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  • Comments on other issues: Govt to prioritize seven rights abuse cases

    The government has said that seven cases will take priority in its resolution of human rights abuses that have been left unresolved.

  • Issues of the day: Don’t buy used jets: Air chief

    An F-16 jet fighter belonging to the Indonesian Air Force burst into flames before takeoff on Thursday at an event held to honor President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta. The pilot of the jet fighter, Lt. Col. Firman Dwi Cahyono, suffered only minor injuries after jumping to safety as flames engulfed the plane.

  • Your letters: Bali aims for 30 million tourists?

    This refers to an article titled “Bali aims for 30 million foreign tourists,” (The Jakarta Post Online, April 22).

  • Your letters: Stop criminalizing children

    Indonesia’s wish to banish every person who does a heavy criminal act is stepping too far as it would not only be for adults, but also for underage citizens.

  • Citizen journalism: Be a public eye!

    With your cell phone camera, you can take photographs of anything that you think is interesting. You may also send reports on any events or other topics of interest.

  • Your letters: Indonesia challenges the West?

    The two letters below refer to an article titled “Jokowi’s execution plan won’t jeopardize migrants” (The Jakarta Post, April 19).

  • Your letters: Where is the MH370 plane?

    I refer to an article titled “MH370 search moves into new phase” (The Jakarta Post online/ANN, April 14).

  • Text your say: PSSI suspended

    Your comments on the Youth and Sports Ministry’s decision to suspend the Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) for disregarding its recommendations to ban two troubled soccer clubs, with the PSSI vowing to fight the government’s move:

  • Issue of the day: Ahok says prostitution inevitable

    Amid public shock over reports of prostitution taking place in boarding houses, Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has argued that prostitution, although “sinful” and a “rejection of society”, is inevitable.

  • Comments on other issues: US couple sentenced for murder in Bali

    The Denpasar District Court sentenced on Tuesday US citizens Tommy Schaefer and his partner, Heather Lois Mack, to 18 years and 10 years in prison, respectively, for killing Mack’s mother.

  • Comments on other issues: Adriansyah admits accepting bribes

    Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) legislator Adriansyah, who was caught red-handed accepting a Rp 500 million bribe from a businessman in Bali recently, admitted that it was not the first time he had accepted money from the company.

  • Comments on other issues: Quality of officers main focus of police reform

    National Police chief Badrotin Haiti has said there are many things that need to be worked on at the police, including recruitment: “So far, the recruitment of police officers has been largely passive, which means that we just wait for people to apply and then we start selecting from that crowd.

    “Those who fulfill the requirements will then be given a proper education. It’s time that we became more proactive in our recruitment. For example, we need to visit schools and encourage students to enter the police force,” he said.

  • Comments on other issues: MH370 search moves into new phase

    Search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is to move to the next stage, Malaysian Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said.

  • Comments on other issues: Train passenger beats up guard over cigarette

    A passenger identified as Fajar Arief reportedly beat up train station guard Muhammad Iqbal at Pondok Jati Station in East Jakarta on Monday after being asked to put out his cigarette.

  • Text your say: Police chief Badrodin Haiti

    Your comments on the inauguration of Gen. Badrodin Haiti as the National Police chief after the nomination of Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan sparked public opposition because of his suspicious bank accounts:

  • Comments on other issues: Visa on arrival often misused: Minister

    Manpower Minister Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri stressed on Monday the need to review the planned visa on arrival policy as it was often used to hire illegal foreign workers.

  • Your letters: Sharing responsibility for our nature

    I refer to an article entitled, “Norway’s PM calls for Orang Rimba support” (The Jakarta Post, April 17).

  • Your letters: Searching for MH370

    This refers to “MH370 search moves into new phase” (The Jakarta Post Online/ANN, April 14).

  • Comments on other issues: PDI-P confirms reshuffling call

    The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) confirmed a plan to recommend a shake-up in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s Cabinet during its recent national congress.

  • Comments on other issues: European asylum rules must change: EU official

    The EU’s top immigration official on Tuesday said the bloc was “concerned” by its existing asylum regulations and was looking at ways to amend them with large numbers of migrants fleeing conflict crossing the Mediterranean.

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