Indonesia and the European Union (EU) held the second round of negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), on January 24-27 in Denpasar, Bali. Iman Pambagyo, director-general of international trade negotiation at the Ministry of Trade, said the negotiations would serve as the basis for future discussions.
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi invites Myanmar to learn about democratization, reconciliation, and pluralism from Indonesia. "Solving the issue in Rakhine requires an inclusive economic development," said the minister as she hosted Myanmar's Information Minister Pe Myint and 30 delegates at the Pancasila Building in Jakarta, January 25.
At the meeting,…
Election Campaigning for Today and Tomorrow
Candidates and their supporters are putting everything on the line to win the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election and perhaps a warm-up for the presidential election in 2019.
Before discussing the charges leveled against him, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) talked about how a leader can regress to become a tyrant. A dictator, said SBY, who was Indonesia's sixth president, can emerge when he begins to fear the loss of his power.