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Edition: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Imam's Inquisition

Shouts of 'God is Great' from hundreds of members of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) greeted the arrival of Muhammad Rizieq Syihab in front of the headquarters of the West…

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Letters

Letters

I travel by motorbike almost every day, passing Jalan Kalimalang on the way from Bekasi to East Jakarta. At present, the Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu (Becakayu) toll road is under construction along…

Opinion

Restraining Rizieq the Right Way

The police plan to prosecute the elusive Rizieq Syihab through a number of criminal cases should not be simply based on muzzling this 'troublemaker'. To some people, Rizieq is behind…

Dallying with Death

If President Joko Widodo gives the green light to the Tobacco Bill submitted by the House of Representatives (DPR) last December, he will look like a turncoat deserting his own…

Economy

Market Pulse: A Busy Start In 2017

As we enter 2017, the government has been busy seeking ways to stabilize the rupiah. With the Federal Reserve raising US dollar interest rates late last year, other world currencies,…

The Holding Company Initiative

Dozens of print and electronic media journalists crowded near the meeting room door of the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission VI last Wednesday afternoon. They had received news that the…

National

Corporate Credit Card Led to Garuda Bribery Case

NEWS of Emirsyah Satar's status as suspect stunned the business world last weekend. Well recognized as a brilliant business executive, the former CEO of Garuda Indonesia now faces serious charges…

Lobbying for Tobacco Legislation

Ade Komarudin's departure from his position as the House of Representative (DPR) speaker opened the way for the Tobacco Products Bill to be sent to the Presidential Palace. President Joko…

News Capsule

Candidate Implicated in Two Cases

FOR seven hours the police questioned former Central Jakarta Mayor Sylviana Murni for alleged corruption in the Jakarta Regional Scout Movement's budget disbursement during 2014 and 2015. Sylviana served as…

Diplomatic Bag

Jokowi, Abe Discuss Infrastructure Cooperation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Joko Widodo held a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, last Sunday, where they discussed bilateral cooperation in several infrastructure…

Renewable Energy aT the 15th ACD Ministerial Meeting

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Indonesia is making energy the main focus of cooperation among Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) member states. "Indonesia is one of the initiators of the Energy…

Outreach

Learning Value-Added farming

Lombok's Special Organic Soybean

Conversation in the WhatsApp group for Lombok tempe (soybean cakes) producers is animated, though the topic is far from what one might expect from youths between the ages of 17…

Word Watch

Abuse*

It is fascinating to see how different languages handle profanity and abuse-where their sensitive spots are, so to speak. Some languages focus on religion and blasphemy. Some target ethnicity and…

Interview

Lukman Hakim Saifuddin Religious Affairs Minister: clerics must be certified

In the past few months, the nation has been besieged by cases linked to religion. They range from blasphemy, which tend to emerge intermittently, to banning the public worship of…

Sidelines

Antagonism

Brutal. Vile. Skilled at killing. Ambitious. Suspicious. The film Game of Thrones is full of such characters. It is hard to think of another film that depicts the tight link…

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