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Readers Forum

  • Your letters: Missing facts in report on Inpex

    Regarding the recent article “Inpex asks for quick decision” (Feb. 3), there are three key elements missing from your story. Firstly, it is not mentioned that the construction of an offshore LNG scheme would involve up to four fabrication yards for a six-year period.

  • Your letters: Have academic writing centers for theses

    I refer to the letter “Good writing vital for thesis” (The Star, Feb. 1) by Ranjit Singh Malhi and agree with him.

  • Your letters: Indonesia-Australia ties

    Australian politicians like to talk the talk in saying that relations between Australia and Indonesia are at last back on track. But are they? What is the evidence? Australia, along with India, celebrated its “national” day on Jan. 26.

  • Text your say: RI could reduce dependence on imported beef

    Your comment on the ninth economic stimulus packages made by the government to stabilize beef supplies and prices by diversifying beef import sources and deregulating logistics:

  • Issue of the day: RI strongly protests France’s palm oil tax plan

    Indonesia has strongly protested France’s plan to issue a biodiversity law that will triple import taxes on palm oil products, one of the country’s main export commodities.

  • Comments on other issues: KCIC must meet 9 requirements

    The government has stated that Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC) must meet nine requirements in the concession agreement in order to obtain a business permit for the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway.

  • Comments on other issues: Garuda unveils new business class

    Garuda Indonesia has unveiled its new business class following the arrival of its Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Monday.

  • Comments on other issues: 10 ex-OPM separatists request amnesty

    Feb. 2, 2016

    Ten former members of a Papuan separatist group, the National Liberation Army/Free Papua Movement (TPN/OPM), have asked the government to grant them amnesty, a senior intelligence official has confirmed.

  • Issue of the day: Police not to give Jessica probe report

    Jan. 31, 2016

    The Jakarta Police have defended a decision not to give Jessica Kumala Wongso, 27, who is accused of premeditated murder, a copy of her investigation report.

  • Your letters: Voluntary vacation

    Six students from Sogang University in South Korea recently visited Indonesia for a volunteer program. The students were Jeenho Mok, Dongbin Cho, Doosik Bae, Ji Hyun-hong, Hyun Sung-seo and Hee Jung-choi. Their degree programs include sociology, business, French culture and engineering.

  • Your letters: Soeharto’s controversial contribution

    The following letters are comments on The Jakarta Post’s story titled Fadli praises Soeharto on Page 4 on Jan. 28, 2016:

  • Your letters: Protection of China Sea islands

    If Asian leaders had a modicum of environmental awareness they would consider bestowing official recognition for all those South China Sea islands as part of a maritime protected region. The US, Britain, Canada and other Western countries do this, but Asian countries are too fixated on ownership for financial gain.

  • Comments on other issues: Habibie to build superblock in Batam

    Jan. 31, 2016

    Former president BJ Habibie, via his firm Pollux Habibie International, is set to construct Meisterstadt, a superblock worth US$1 billion on a 9-hectare plot of land in Batam.

  • Your letters: Israeli settlements are expanding

    As Israel faces international condemnation over its plan to build 153 new settlement homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the watchdog group Peace Now reports that Israel’s defense minister has approved the construction of the new Jewish-only homes last week. The plan sparked swift criticism from the UN secretary-general who called the settlements “an affront to the Palestinian people and to the international community.”

  • Your letters: Pakistan’s houbara bird facing extinction

    The indiscriminate hunting of endangered houbara bustard birds in Pakistan by rich hunting parties from the Gulf nations have pushed the species toward extinction. The hunting was initially banned by the Pakistani courts, but under continuous pressure from the provincial governments of Sind, Baluchistan and Punjab, as well as the federal government, recently the courts lifted the ban on the hunting of this vulnerable species.

  • Your letters: Several questions for Nasir

    I would like to see what Research and Technology and Higher Education Minister Mohammad Nasir, who is also a former deputy rector of Diponegoro University in Semarang, says about the following issues.

  • Comments on other issues: Fadli praises Soeharto

    House of Representatives (DPR) Deputy Speaker Fadli Zon said recently that former president Soeharto had contributed a lot to the country and that he should be remembered as one of the country’s most important figures.

  • Issue of the day: Visual art works about 1965 tragedy

    Jan. 31, 2016

    Indonesia’s civil society should give young people more opportunities to express their opinions on the 1965 tragedy in various ways, including visual art works, since through such work the survivors of the massacre could share their experiences, an expert has said.

  • Text your say: LGBT have rights at university

    Your comments on several public officials recently expressing their opposition to the admission of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students into universities, claiming they taint the nation’s morality:

  • Your letters: Focus on the true purpose of medicine

    The culture of “sharing” is indeed becoming an integral part of our life especially with the current technologies that, with a simple click, could open the portal that connects us to the rest of the world. Sharing is, of course, a virtue but the kind of “sharing” we do on social media is more to flaunt to draw attention to us.