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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Transportation
Light Rail Transit Project Postponed Until 2019

President Joko Widodo has put off the completion target for the light rail transit (LRT) project until 2019. "I want to make certain that the LRT project development can be finished on time, either in 2018 or slightly later, to 2019," said Joko Widodo when opening a limited cabinet meeting last Monday. One of the stumbling blocks involves project funding.

According to the transportation ministry's Director-General of Railway Affairs,…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Clash of Party Chiefs

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.