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  • Momen
    International

    Momen

    CUBA has entered a new era after the National Assembly decided to divert power from Raul Castro to Miguel Diaz-Canel.

  • Danarto
    Sidelines

    Danarto

    Danarto died the night of April 11, 2018, a few hours after he was hit by a motorbike in heavy traffic at south Tangerang, as he was walking.

  • Communication and Information Technology Minster Rudiantara: I won't hesitate to block Facebook
    Interview

    Communication and Information Technology Minster Rudiantara: I won't hesitate to block Facebook

    Last month Indonesia, like the rest of the world, was rocked by the latest data breach by Facebook.

  • Sayings
    Word Watch

    Sayings

    Often, when I tell people that I translate from Indonesian into English, they ask, "Why? Can't people just use Google Translate?" I usually just change the subject.

  • Dapunta Hyang, Transmission of Knowledge
    Arts

    Dapunta Hyang, Transmission of Knowledge

    Zai Kuning’s work has been returned to Singapore from Venice and is now on display at the country’s TheatreWorks. Zai’s imagined ship is a metaphor for the world at that particular point in time

  • Interview

    Interview

    Communication and Information Technology Minster Rudiantara: I won't hesitate to block Facebook

    Last month Indonesia, like the rest of the world, was rocked by the latest data breach by Facebook.

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  • Cover Story

    Gerindra Party Secretary-General Ahmad Muzani: Prabowo Was Offered to Run With Jokowi

    Four months before the registration of candidates running for president in 2019, Prabowo Subianto has stated that he is ready to run in the presidential election.

  • Outreach

    Enlisting Local Wisdom

    Communities living around the Sesaot Forest, West Nusa Tenggara, are using customary law in managing the forest. Not everyone in the community is in support.

  • Economy

    Courting Potential Investors

    Muamalat’s shareholders are approaching state-owned banks to become strategic investors. Malaysian and Middle Eastern investors are also being considered.

  • International

    Momen

    CUBA has entered a new era after the National Assembly decided to divert power from Raul Castro to Miguel Diaz-Canel.



  • Nahum Situmorang: The Forgotten Lapo Tuak Songwriter
    Album

    Nahum Situmorang: The Forgotten Lapo Tuak Songwriter

    VERY few people know of Nahum Situmorang (1908-1969). A dire lack of scholarly research and literature on the songwriter is one of the reasons. Yet Nahum Situmorang is a legendary song composer. In his lifetime, he wrote around 200 songs, most of which were composed at lapo tuak, or roadside palm wine drinking stalls. To this day in Medan, his songs are still being sung in roadside stalls, though not many know who wrote them. The most popularly performed Batak songs were written by someone who is now practically forgotten. In 1928, one of Nahum’s songs won second place in the competition to compose Indonesia’s national anthem. Alas, Nahum’s entry is now lost to the ages for not being filed and noted. To honor his achievements, a community of North Sumatran musician-artists celebrated Nahum Situmorang’s 110th anniversary at the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, in mid-February.

  • Enlisting Local Wisdom
    Outreach

    Enlisting Local Wisdom

    Communities living around the Sesaot Forest, West Nusa Tenggara, are using customary law in managing the forest. Not everyone in the community is in support.

  • Community Welfare for the Forest
    Outreach

    Community Welfare for the Forest

    Indonesia is known for its vast forest areas-an important element for the continuity of life on our planet.

  • Still Up in the Air
    Law

    Still Up in the Air

    Ten years later, the BLBI corruption scandal will finally go to court, though with only one defendant.

  • Courting Potential Investors
    Economy

    Courting Potential Investors

    Muamalat’s shareholders are approaching state-owned banks to become strategic investors. Malaysian and Middle Eastern investors are also being considered.

  • The Montara Oil Spill Case
    Economy

    The Montara Oil Spill Case

    A Thai-based company wants the Montara oil spill case to be over soon, despite pending lawsuits still outstanding. Luhut Pandjaitan helps to make it happens.

  • Market Pulse: Indonesian Markets Ignore Moody's Boost
    Economy

    Market Pulse: Indonesian Markets Ignore Moody's Boost

    Indonesia's financial markets have been anything but upbeat.

  • Gerindra Party Secretary-General Ahmad Muzani: Prabowo Was Offered to Run With Jokowi
    Cover Story

    Gerindra Party Secretary-General Ahmad Muzani: Prabowo Was Offered to Run With Jokowi

    Four months before the registration of candidates running for president in 2019, Prabowo Subianto has stated that he is ready to run in the presidential election.

  • A Repeat Candidate Lacking Electability
    Cover Story

    A Repeat Candidate Lacking Electability

    If Prabowo Subianto runs again, the 2019 presidential election will be his third attempt.

  • Seeking Prabowo's Running Mate
    Cover Story

    Seeking Prabowo's Running Mate

    Gerindra and the PKS agreed to form a coalition for the 2019 presidential election. The condition is that Prabowo's running mate be proposed by the PKS.

  • A Costly Third Run
    Cover Story

    A Costly Third Run

    Prabowo is cautiously considering the level of logistic support available for his campaign. Some doubt his financial resources.

  • A Half-Hearted Presidential Bid
    Cover Story

    A Half-Hearted Presidential Bid

    Prabowo Subianto told his party cadres that he is ready to become a presidential candidate. The Gerindra Party is divided: some want to support other candidates. The Presidential Palace has even lobbied him, offering Prabowo to become the incumbent’s vice-presidential running mate.

  • End Game in Montara
    Opinion

    End Game in Montara

    An out-of-court settlement is the best way to resolve Montara oil spill. The government and the people must receive compensation in proportion.

  • Time for ASEAN to Speak
    Opinion

    Time for ASEAN to Speak

    Democracy and freedom of expression are under threat in several Southeast Asian countries. ASEAN needs to reconsider its non-intervention principle.

  • Tougher on Facebook
    Opinion

    Tougher on Facebook

    Facebook is yet to reveal the results of its audit into the data leak of the social media platform's Indonesian users. A Personal Data Protection Act is urgently needed.

  • Strange Bedfellows
    Opinion

    Strange Bedfellows

    Prabowo Subiantos announcement that he will run as Gerindras presidential candidate in 2019 can be seen from two points of view.

  • Jokowi Must Commit to Resolving the Novel Baswedan Attack
    Indicator

    Jokowi Must Commit to Resolving the Novel Baswedan Attack

    THE Civil Society Coalition has worked with Change.org to launch a petition demanding President Joko Widodo to form a joint fact-finding team (TGPF) to investigate the attack using acid against Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan.

  • Letter's
    Letters

    Letter's

    I AM a student at the Sunan Ampel State Islamic University, Surabaya, East Java, currently working on my thesis on Ahmad Wahib.

  • Monday, February 26, 2018

    Longing For The Suharto Days

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