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Readers Forum

  • Your letters: Challenge to regional integration

    The spate of attacks that ripped through Paris sent shockwaves around the world. After attacks using similar methods were unleashed in Mumbai in 2008 and Nairobi in 2013, but there was something that was different in Paris as compared with the other attacks.

  • Your letters: Rulings on freedom of speech

    I refer to an article titled “Free speech is not absolute,” (The Jakarta Post Online/The Star/ANN).

  • Your letters: Praying for the hostages

    This January, Muslims in Japan are in deep sorrow about two Japanese citizens who are being held hostage by the Islamic State (IS) movement. Japan welcomes any Muslim from around the world.

  • Text your say: Condemning the executions

    Your comments on the condemnation by foreign countries and international organizations of the recent execution of six convicted drug traffickers, calling on the Indonesian government to end such punishment:

  • Issue of the day: PDI-P launches attack on KPK boss

    In a move perceived by many as a cavalier counterattack against the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has accused the antigraft body’s chairman, Abraham Samad, of abusing his power in retaliation for the failure of his bid to become vice president.

  • Comments on other issues: KPK commissioner arrested

    The National Police’s detective division arrested Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner Bambang Widjojanto on Friday morning in Depok, West Java.

  • Comments on other issues: Bali eyes 4 million foreign tourists

    The Bali provincial administration is expecting to attract 4 million foreign tourists this year and anticipates considerable growth in the number of foreign visitors following the government’s policy to waive visa requirements for visitors from Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia.

  • Comments on other issues: Concerted campaigns to weaken KPK on horizon

    The nearly unanimous endorsement given by the House of Representatives to National Police chief candidate Budi Gunawan on Thursday was a strong warning for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) that it may suffer escalating de-legitimation campaigns from the graft-ridden House and the police.

  • Comments on other issues: UI to prohibit motor vehicles on campus

    The University of Indonesia (UI), located in Depok, West Java, will build three parking arcades on the outskirts of its campus in order to free the campus from motor vehicles, both motorcycles and cars.

  • Citizen journalism: Street painters in Kota Tua

    Two men sat facing each other as they focused on the chess board in front of them on a sidewalk corner in the capital city.

  • Your letters: Food production in ASEAN, Australia

    The following two letters refer to the article, “Get ready for future crisis in food production in Southeast Asia” (The Jakarta Post, Jan. 17) by Goh Tian and Jonatan A. Lassa.

  • Text your say: Condemning the executions

    Your comments on the condemnation by foreign countries and international organizations of the recent execution of six convicted drug traffickers and calls on the Indonesian government to end such punishment:

  • Issue of the day: It is about power, not religion

    Following 9/11, I joined a group of new Muslims similarly distraught by the event. We were fortunate to have many knowledgeable Islamic leaders participate and enrich our discussions.

  • Comments on other issues: Police confirm driver under influence of LSD

    Police have stated that a 23-year-old student was under the influence of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) when his reckless driving killed four people in South Jakarta on Tuesday evening. Jakarta Police spokesman Martinus Sitompul said late on Wednesday that Christopher Daniel Sjarief was driving under the influence of LSD, also known as acid. “He tested positive for having consumed LSD around three hours before the incident took place.”

  • Comments on other issues: Foreign journos arrested

    The Cilacap Immigration Office in Central Java has arrested two foreign journalists for allegedly misusing their tourist visas and failing to produce permits to cover the executions of death-row inmates on Nusakambangan Island.

  • Your letters: You fail us, Mr. President

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo deserves accolades galore. He is an entrepreneur-turned-public leader who is has responsive, hands-on, has an egalitarian demeanor and is result-oriented. He blazed a trail to set an unprecedented standard of modern leadership in Indonesia’s government. He put people’s interests first. He showed us that to govern is to serve.

  • Your letters: Extreme speed before crash?

    This letter refers to the article, “Plane climbed at ‘extreme speed’,” (The Jakarta Post, Jan. 21).

  • Your letters: Fuel-price cuts not affecting other prices

    Last November, the government raised fuel prices by more than 30 percent, with the main objective, according to government officials, to improve the welfare of the people. When the decision was made, global oil and fuel prices were declining.

  • Text your say: Condemning the executions

    Your comments on the condemnation by foreign countries and international organizations of the recent execution of six convicted drug traffickers, calling on the Indonesian government to end such punishment:

  • Issue of the day: ‘Model’ terminal failing in its functions

    The Rp 12 billion Manggarai bus terminal in South Jakarta, hailed by then governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as a model for future terminals in the city, has proved to be a design failure less than a year after it opened.

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