22July2017

        

  • Jul 13, 2017

    Pros and cons of government regulation to disband mass organizations against Pancasila

    The collapse of New Order and emerging reform era in 1998 has brought about benefits through the beginning of the era of freedom to express and to organize. In the era of reform, various social, political organizations and mass organization have…
    Andy/Setiorini57
  • Jul 12, 2017

    OIC Ministerial Conference in Ivory Coast

    Ivory Coast, a country in Western Africa, hosted the 44th Ministerial Conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on July 10th and 11th 2017,. The event in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast, took place amid some conflicts that have…
    Maryati/Setiorini89
  • Jul 11, 2017

    The 70th Anniversary of National Cooperative Day

    For the Indonesian economy, July is a special month. This month, precisely on July 12, Indonesia commemorates the 70th anniversary o of National Cooperative Day. The theme is Cooperative towards Equitable Community’s Welfare to Strengthen the…
    Maryati/Setiorini94
  • Jul 10, 2017

    THE RESULTS OF G-20 SUMMIT AND ITS IMPACT ON INDONESIA

    The 12th G-20 Summit held on July 7-8 in Hamburg, Germany has been closed by producing several agreements such as countering terrorism, trade and climate change. In counter-terrorism, the G-20 Summit produced an action plan on the support of G-20 to…
    Maryati/Setiorini132
  • Jul 06, 2017

    Indonesia plans to have a new state capital

    The plan to move Indonesia's capital city is no longer a mere discourse. At least, this is reflected in the statement issued by Minister of National Development Planning (PPN) / Head of National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Bambang…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah249
  • Jul 05, 2017

    G 20 Summit in HAMBURG

    COMMENTARY 05.07.2017 The 12th G20 Summit will take place in Hamburg, Germany from July 7 to 8. Since the 11th G-20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China last year, leaders in several countries have changed as in Britain, France and the United States.…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah167
  • Jul 04, 2017

    Appreciation on Indonesia’s National Police

    Indonesian National Police (POLRI) has just commemorated its 71st anniversary on July 1st. The performance of one of the law enforcement agencies in Indonesia continues to get the attention from Indonesian society. It often faces challenges in…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah126
  • Jul 03, 2017

    DIASPORA INDONESIA, TOGETHER DEVELOP THE COUNTRY

    The 4th Indonesian Diaspora Congress is being held in Jakarta on 1-4 July 2017 with the theme "Bersinergi Bangun Negeri" or Being Synergized to Develop the Country. Dino Patti Djalal, chairman of Indonesian Diaspora Network Global (IDNG) Board of…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah239
  • Jun 30, 2017

    Banning citizens of six countries into the United States of America to be carried out

    The temporary ban on entering the United States, which President Donald Trump outlines against citizens of six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees, is eventually be implemented. Trump's decision bans 90 days of people from Iran, Libya, Syria,…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah141
  • Jun 29, 2017

    Tourism as strategic economic sector

    The tourism industry should soon be packaged in a modern world-class product with a complete package providing services ranging from foreign tourists departing from home until bringing back unforgettable memories. This can be carried out by…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah166
  • Jun 27, 2017

    International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

    COMMENTARY, 27.06.2017 Tuesday, June 26, 2017, the world commemorated International Day Against Drug Abuse with slogans released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The day featured various obstacles in the field of drugs…
    Dee/Ani Hasanah144
  • Jun 26, 2017

    EID UL FITR STRENGTHENING THE TIES OF THE NATION

    COMMENTARY, 26.06.2017 Muslims in Indonesia and around the world welcome Idul Fitri Day which fell on 1 Syawal 1438 Hijriyah or 25 June 2017 with great joy. The day is the culmination of the one-whole month fasting which was practiced by Muslims…
    Dee/Ani Hasanah272
  • Jun 23, 2017

    Will the conflict in Eastern Ukraine hamper efforts to improve US relations with Russia?

    COMMENTARY 23.10.2017 US relations with Russia are still hampered by conflicts in Eastern Ukraine. Recent developments show that the United States will still impose sanctions on Russia before it withdraws its troops from Eastern Ukraine. Armed…
    Dee/Ani Hasanah258
  • Jun 22, 2017

    490th Anniversary of Jakarta

    Today, June 22, 2017 is the 490th anniversary of Jakarta. In commemorating its anniversary, the theme raised is "Diverse, United and Serving" which was announced one day before the celebration, held at Taman Waduk Pluit, North Jakarta by the…
    Setiorini209
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    Jun 21, 2017

    SURIAH HAS YET TO REACH PEACE

    The conflict in Syria has not subsided, let alone reached the cessation of attacks from the fighting parties in the country. The latest incident that prolonged the issue was the shooting down of a Syrian SU 22 fighter by the United States. The…
    Maryati/Setiorini308
  • Jun 20, 2017

    Safe driving to celebrate Idul Fitri Festivity

    For almost one week ahead, Moslems will celebrate Idul Fitri 1438 Hijriah or ‘Lebaran’ as the great day of Islam in Indonesia, the world’s Moslem-majority country. The atmosphere of welcoming Lebaran Day in Indonesia has been felt strongly, ranging…
    Maryati/Setiorini190
  • Jun 19, 2017

    PROS AND CONS ON 8-HOUR SCHOOL DAY POLICY

    Monday June 12, 2017, Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy said that the government of Indonesia will soon apply 8- hour school day policy or full-day school policy with five school days for 2017/2018 academic year. The…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah315
  • Jun 14, 2017

    ELECTIONS IN ENGLAND AND FRANCE

    Britain held an early election last week that had been planned since some time before. The early election proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May, was expected to help May to immediately settle Britain’s separation with the EU, Brexit. Europe itself…
    Maryati/Setiorini321
  • Jun 13, 2017

    Indonesia anticipates forest fire

    Climatology Meteorology and Geophysics Agency -BMKG states that for most parts of Indonesia, this June is the beginning of the dry season. For Indonesia, the most vulnerable and very time-consuming in the dry season is the disaster of forest fires…
    Maryati/Setiorini192
  • Jun 12, 2017

    Election bill still delayed

    The election bill of the general election becomes a public spotlight again because until mid-2017, this election bill is not completed yet, while time continues to tick ahead of the 2019 election. The election bill is delayed due to disputes and a…
    Maryati/Setiorini214
  • Jun 09, 2017

    Iran shocked by terror attacks

    Two terror attacks hit the capital of Iran -Tehran on Wednesday (7/6). One attack was aimed at the parliament building and another suicide bomber attack on the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini. The consequences of the attack killed at least 12 people.…
    Setiorini229
  • Jun 08, 2017

    Ramadan Routine

    Unconsciously, Muslims lifestyle has adjusted to the rhythm of the fasting month. The consumption patterns, entertainment on television, even decorations and accessories in shopping centers simultaneously repeat this annual routine. Is there…
    Setiorini222
  • Jun 07, 2017

    QATAR IN TROUBLE

    Tensions in the Middle East are not declining but are increasingly widespread. If previously only in Syria and Iraq. Now the atmosphere in the Middle East is getting hotter with diplomatic tensions between Qatar and its neighbors in the Arabian…
    Maryati/Setiorini374
  • Jun 06, 2017

    World Environment Day, Time to Unite With Nature

    Every year, on 5th of June, the world commemorates World Environment Day. This year, the commemoration is centered in Canada with the theme "Connecting People with Nature". Various activities are held to commemorate the day aiming at raising global…
    MAryati/Setiorini244
  • Jun 05, 2017

    Countering Radicalism VS Academic Freedom

    Radicalism is now a word which is often mentioned and it is frightening. As a result, a lot of efforts have been carried out by many stakeholders to fight against it. Radicalism is also often associated with certain movements. In response to this…
    Maryati/Setiorini252
  • May 31, 2017

    THE AMERICAN INFLUENCE IN EUROPE NOT AS BIG AS BEFORE

    About a month ago German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an interview with a German daily said her work relationship with US President Donald Trump had been well developed. Despite differences of opinion among them, she still recognizes the important…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah402
  • May 30, 2017

    PANCASILA AND 1945 CONSTITUTIONS

    Chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly, Zulkifli Hasan, when receiving the visit of the central board of Indonesian Young Da'i Communication Forum and Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)’s Student Family Cabinet, Monday, May 29, 2017,…
    Maryati/Setiorini455
  • May 29, 2017

    Ramadan: A Message of Unity

    Ramadan, the month awaited for by Muslims around the world, has arrived. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic Calendar. Muslims around the world happily welcome Ramadan by performing fasting. For a full month, Muslims are not allowed to eat and…
    Andy/Setiorini252
  • May 25, 2017

    Indonesia keeps tolerance and inspires other countries

    President Joko Widodo remarked that many other countries are jealous of Indonesia. Despite having differences in various aspects such as tribe, language, culture and even religion, Indonesia is still harmonious and full of tolerance, full of…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah246
  • May 24, 2017

    MANCHESTER BOMBING AND BRITISH ELECTION

    Ariana Grande may never have dreamed that during her concert in Manchester on Monday (May 22, 2017) there would be a tragedy. When the concert of one of the world's pop stars took place, there was a bomb explosion not far from the concert location.…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah403
  • May 23, 2017

    THE ARAB ISLAMIC AMERICAN SUMMIT: A PARTNERSHIP MESSAGE OF ISLAMIC WORLD WITH THE US

    On Sunday, May 21, 2017, Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia said that the meeting has an important meaning to send a partnership message of Islamic world with the United States. In addition…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah271
  • May 22, 2017

    NATIONAL AWAKENING: A REFLECTION FOR INDONESIA’S UNITY

    Every May 20, Indonesian people commemorate National Awakening Day that was the establishment of Boedi Oetomo organization in 1908. At first, Boedi Oetomo only engaged in education, culture and social aspects. The organization was founded by Dr.…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah352
  • May 18, 2017

    President Joko Widodo met with inter-faith figures

    Some interfaith figures have met with President Joko Widodo at the State Palace in Jakarta more recently. They expressed their support to the government to stop all efforts that could pose conflict in the community. They also appeal to the public,…
    Setiorini351
  • May 17, 2017

    PRC AMBISSION WITH ONE BELT ONE ROAD

    One Belt One Road (OBOR), that's the idea brought by the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the broadest economic path. The idea is inspired by the Silk Road trading route. During the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum on International…
    Maryati/Setiorini439
  • May 16, 2017

    Cooperatives Ready to Take Information Technology Innovation

    In the current era of information technology, all elements of the society must be able to modernize themselves towards the progress of that era. Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in charge of cooperatives in Indonesia…
    Setiorini305
  • May 15, 2017

    INDONESIA AND MODERN SILK ROAD

    China was the host of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation Summit on May 14, 2017. The summit aims to further discuss effort to revive the Silk Road, an idea put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. The summit, attended…
    Maryati/Setiorini508
  • May 10, 2017

    FRANCE HAS A NEW PRESIDENT

    COMMENTARY 10.05.2017 The second round of France’s presidential election is over. The winner, Emanuel Macron, has been decided, and just waiting for the inauguration only. On May 14, Macron, who is 39 years old, will be the youngest president in…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah462
  • May 09, 2017

    WATCH OUT RADICALISM IN CAMPUS

    Issue on radicalism in Indonesia has spread in line with political developments that began to heat up. So what exactly is the meaning of radicalism itself? There are many definitions concerning the notion of radicalism. In Indonesian Dictionary for…
    Maryati/Setiorini432
  • May 08, 2017

    DISSOLVING ANTI-PANCASILA MASS ORGANIZATION

    The government of Indonesia is now reviewing the existence of anti-Pancasila mass organizations in the country. After the meeting with Vice Rectors of State and Private Universities in Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang and Bekasi areas in Jakarta on…
    Maryati/Setiorini463
  • May 04, 2017

    World Press Freedom Day

    On May 3, 2017 yesterday, the world community commemorated World Press Freedom Day. This year, the peak of the commemoration was held in Indonesia. Various activities were undertaken prior to the D-day which essentially promoted the importance of…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah210
  • May 03, 2017

    JAPAN AND TENSIONS IN KOREAN PENINSULA

    COMMENTARY 03.05.2017 In addition to South Korea, Japan is also deeply concerned with a series of ballistic missile tests conducted by North Korea recently. In some tests, the missiles were directed to the east of North Korea and fell in the sea of…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah558
  • May 02, 2017

    Accelerating Equal and Qualified Education

    COMMENTARY 02.05.2017 Every May 2nd, Indonesia celebrates National Education Day. The day coincides with the birth of Indonesian hero, Ki Hadjar Dewantara who was born in Yogyakarta in 1889. Ki Hajar Dewantara whose real name is Raden Mas Soewardi…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah258
  • May 01, 2017

    INTERNATIONAL LABOR DAY 2017

    International Labor Day which is also commonly referred to as May Day is celebrated on 1 May every year. This time, the labor day falls on Monday 1 May 2017. The history of Labor Day comes from a series of struggles of workers who demand their…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah406
  • Apr 26, 2017

    FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

    The French presidential election was held on Sunday (23/4). The result gave a surprise to the parties that had dominated the political world of the country. Emanuel Macron, the leading politician who progressed through an independent party got the…
    Maryati/Setiorini464
  • Apr 24, 2017

    INDONESIAN GOVERNMET’S EFFORTS IN SOLVING THE ECONOMIC GAP

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) officially opened the Indonesian Muslims Economic Congress (KEU) held by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) through the Commission on Economic Empowerment in Jakarta on Saturday (22/4). The Muslim Economic…
    Maryati/Setiorini521
  • Apr 21, 2017

    New Tension on the Korean Peninsula

    The tension on the Korean Peninsula emerges again. It is triggered by a US maneuver that has sent one of its carriers closer to North Korean waters. Based on the maneuver of Washington, Pyongyang government immediately reacted violently and declared…
    dee/Setiorini291
  • Apr 20, 2017

    Victory of Jakarta’s regional election for unity and diversity

    The hustles of the regional head election -Pilkada in Jakarta have already ended. Over the last few months, the atmosphere between sympathizers and supporters of the governor candidates was heating. But, it is now easing with the victory gained by…
    Setiorini473
  • Apr 19, 2017

    REFERENDUM AND THE FUTURE OF TURKEY

    In the midst of euphoria in the camp of Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan after winning the referendum, the opposition led by the Turkish People's party (CHP) requested a recount for more than 40% of the votes.The Opposition suspect foul play…
    Maryati/Setiorini499
  • Apr 18, 2017

    THE EFFECT OF JAKARTA REGIONAL ELECTION FOR INDONESIA

    Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Jakarta as the capital city of Indonesia will hold regional elections to elect its new Governor and Deputy Governor. This will be the second round election after the first one held last February 15, 2017 when…
    MaryatiAni Hasanah516
  • Apr 17, 2017

    Infrastructure Development in Joko Widodo Era

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated the operation of Tanjung Priok toll road access, North Jakarta, Saturday, April 15, 2017. The 11.4 kilometer long road that provides access to intermodal land, sea and rail is integrated from and to the…
    Setiorini331

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