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Kalla Dilemma

PRESIDENTIAL Chief of Staff Luhut Binsar Panjaitan paid an unscheduled visit to Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) at his office on Medan Merdeka Utara two weeks ago. He was accompanied…

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Economy

Expections of Free Visa to Lift the Rupiah

After an unsettling past week, the rupiah seems to be settling down at the Rp13,000 per US dollar level ...

Pertamina On a Roll

THE meeting held on Thursday two weeks ago between Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said and members of the international community was cordial ...

Outreach

Benefits of Bamboo

A Boost from Bamboo Shoots Pande Ketut Diah Kencana mobilized 460 farmers to cultivate the endemic tabah Bali bamboo shoots ...

It Started with a Flute

THE blows of a hammer rang out in a studio in Kauhis, a village in North Sulawesi's Sangihe islands ...

Opinion

About Face

We've been hearing more and more about the ongoing friction between President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla ...

Service with a Smell

CRIMES involving banks are becoming ever crazier ...

Asean & Beyond

Nurul Izzah: This is not about Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysian Police last week arrested Nurul Izzah, chairperson of Partai Keadilan Rakyat (People's Justice Party), for her offensive comments about the Malaysian court system ...

Environment

Soldier Caught Smuggling Logs in Leuser National Park

In the latest blow to conservation efforts at the Leuser Ecosystem—Sumatra's last, great block of intact forest—a member of the Indonesian Military (TNI) has been arrested attempting to smuggle four tons of illegally logged timber out of Leuser National Park, a 700,000-hectare tract of the 2 ...

Word Watch

Year Of The...

Jennifer Lindsay* Welcome to the year of the goat ...

Sidelines

Execution

I do not agree with the death sentence ...

Weekly Business

Weekly Business

SOESManagement Turnover in State-Owned Companies Shareholders are shaking up management of many state-owned enterprises (SOEs) ...

Letters

Letter

North Jakarta Precinct Police Officers Not Obeying Traffic Signs I have a hard time trying to understand police behavior, especially the officers stationed at the North Jakarta Precinct ...

News Capsule

News Capsule

ISIS Recruitment Financier Detected The National Police have identified one of the sponsors responsible for funding the relocation of 16 Indonesians to Syria ...

Diplomatic Bag

European Parliamentarians Discuss Death Penalty and CPO

Chairman of the European Parliament Werner Langen raised the issue of the impending executions in Indonesia with Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi ...

Arts & Culture

Interpretations of Diponegoro

Sri Astari looks quite dashing in the photograph ...

Letters from Dutch Officers

Diponegoro is a stupid man," Dutch colonial Governor General Johannes van den Bosch told Colonel Jan-Baptist Cleerens to Colonel F ...

Scene & Heard

Myra SiddhartaOne Thousand Smiles

With an agile mind and a memory sharp as a whistle, psychologist and scholar of Chinese literature and culture, Myra Sidharta had cause to celebrate her 88th birthday early this month ...

Irene KharismaCheck-Mate in Moscow

Twenty-two year old college student Irene Kharisma Sukendar did it again ...

Cartoon
Law

Down With the Ships

Awaluddin's defense is contained in a two-centimeter-thick bundle of documents enclosed in a brown envelope ...

The Disappearing Account

A note offering settlement to his account conflict reached Tjho Winarto in the middle of January this year ...

Arround The Archipelago

Anti-Accident Headbands

Students of the School of Informatics Engineering at Telkom University in Bandung, West Java, have invented the 'Brainstat', a device for minimizing the risk of automotive accidents ...

Column

Mismatch of Perceptions: Indonesia and Australia

Dewi Anggraeni* Several decades ago, when my Indonesia-scholar friend Paul Tickell was studying at Monash University, Melbourne, he did something creative laced with undergraduate mischief: he copied a map of Australia and its northern neighbours and moved the borders of Australia and Indonesia by renaming some of the regions ...

Arts

Verlag Gesucht: Publishers Sought!

IN another seven months Indonesia is to become the guest of honor at the 2015 Frankfurt International Book Exhibition ...

Interview

Bank Indonesia Governor Agus Dermawan Wintarto Martowardojo:We must be Alert, but we don't Need to Worry

ON Thursday, March 5, the rupiah exchange rate plunged to its lowest since 1998 ...