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After meeting with several public figures and former leaders of the Corruption Eradication Commission, President Joko Widodo warmed to the idea of issuing a government regulation in lieu of the KPK law. Pro-government parties reject the plan, cautioning that Jokowi’s coming term in office may not run smoothly.
THE world economy is grinding slowly. Recession is right at our door. The World Trade Organization (WTO) estimates that international trade this year only grew by 1.2 percent, it is the lowest since 2009. World trade is a vital engine for the economy. If it slows down, business activities around the world will turn anemic.
The Price of Education
WITH the plummeting and low price of tobacco, tobacco farmers in Jember, East Java, set up the Jember Farmers Association (Panijem).
THE directorate of culture at the ministry of education and culture launched a new book titled Art & Diplomacy on August 17. The book contains rare pictures from the independence movement taken by photographers under IPPHOS—the nation’s very first photojournalism news agency—and posters, caricatures and cartoons created by artists of the day.
SURVIVING THE ELEMENTS
A bus rolled into a ravine near an isolated village. All the passengers were killed. The locals came to help. A few hours later they managed to carry the bodies one by one to be laid out at the local hall. They recognized the faces of those bodies: three members of parliament, and two party figures.