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Readers Forum

  • Comments: Why Asia-Europe relations matter?

    Hopes are high that the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting — or ASEM summit — to be held in Milan on Oct. 16-17 will confirm the credibility and relevance of Asia-Europe relations in the 21st century. (By Shada Islam, Inter Press Service)

  • Comments: SBY calls for responsible end to election

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has urged all those concerned, especially the presidential and vice presidential candidates and election organizers, to conclude the 2014 presidential election responsibly.

  • Issue of the day: Missile may not have identified jet


    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they did not have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.

  • Text your say: Century verdict

    Your comments on the verdict against former Bank Indonesia (BI) deputy governor Budi Mulya, who was found guilty of graft in his involvement with the controversial Bank Century bailout in 2008, the decision for which was made with others, including Vice President Boediono:

  • Your letters: Stopping overseas medical treatment

    This refers to an article titled “No more overseas medical treatment, says SBY”, (The Jakarta Post, July 14).

  • Your letters: Another step for the worse

    Australia’s Attorney General George Brandis has introduced the national security legislation amendment bill 2014 into Parliament to give the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) more powers to invade your privacy and to prevent whistle-blowers from doing what Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden have done in the United States.

  • Your letters: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down

    I extend my sincerest condolences to the relatives of those who perished in the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which has been blamed on Ukrainian separatists.

  • Your letters: The giant reclamation

    As a regular subscriber to The Jakarta Post and occasional contributor to Readers’ Forum, I feel honor-bound to comment on the editorial on the giant reclamation project published on Saturday, July 19.

  • Comments: Gang leader killed in struggle with police

    Bekasi Police said on Tuesday that the leader of an armed motorcycle robbery gang had been shot and killed when he resisted arrest.

  • Comments: Ahmad Dhani’s son escapes punishment

    The East Jakarta District Court found musician Ahmad Dhani’s youngest son, Abdul “Dul” Qadir Jaelani, guilty on charges of negligence on Tuesday but did not sentence him to a one-year suspended sentence with two years probation, as originally sought by prosecutors.