23June2017

        

  • 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 Hasanah66
  • 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…
    Setiorini39
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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/Setiorini58
  • 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/Setiorini41
  • 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 Hasanah99
  • 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/Setiorini122
  • 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/Setiorini68
  • 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/Setiorini94
  • 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.…
    Setiorini105
  • 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…
    Setiorini102
  • 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/Setiorini192
  • 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/Setiorini118
  • 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/Setiorini125
  • 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 Hasanah219
  • 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/Setiorini286
  • 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/Setiorini165
  • 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 Hasanah159
  • 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 Hasanah248
  • 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 Hasanah192
  • 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 Hasanah246
  • 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,…
    Setiorini275
  • 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/Setiorini340
  • 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…
    Setiorini251
  • 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/Setiorini419
  • 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 Hasanah396
  • 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/Setiorini371
  • 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/Setiorini414
  • 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 Hasanah187
  • 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 Hasanah519
  • 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 Hasanah236
  • 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 Hasanah384
  • 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/Setiorini439
  • 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/Setiorini500
  • 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/Setiorini278
  • 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…
    Setiorini453
  • 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/Setiorini484
  • 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 Hasanah499
  • 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…
    Setiorini315
  • Apr 14, 2017

    Bomb terror in Borussia Dortmund Club

    COMMENTARY, 14.04.2017 The bomb attack directed to the bus of football players of Borussia Dortmund team has become world news in a short time. This tragedy has led to numerous allegations about who the bombers are and what the motive of the brutal…
    Dee/Ani Hasanah277
  • Apr 12, 2017

    Efforts To Settle Conflict In Syria

    Foreign intervention in settling Syrian civil war is increasingly felt since the attacks using chemical weapons. The warring parties seemed to rely on the intervention of the two major countries: the United States and Russia. The United States step…
    Setiorini261
  • Apr 07, 2017

    President Duterte’s domestic and foreign policy

    COMMENTARY, 07.04.2017 President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has strong support from the people when he won the presidential election last year. In December last year, Duterte obtained 83-percent support. But a poll from an agency published…
    Dee Nugraha/Ani Hasanah481
  • Apr 06, 2017

    Jointly Combatting against narcotics and drug abuses

    A few years have passed since the implementation of death penalty to the grant convicts of hazardous narcotics and drugs. But such extraordinary crime does not stop at all. In its report, the National Narcotics Agency -BNN also mentioned that there…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah168
  • Apr 05, 2017

    BOMB BLAST IN SAINT PETERSBURG

    The World has not forgotten the attacks in London which occurred 10 days ago. Yet, now it has been shocked again with a bloody bomb attacks that killed at least 10 people in Saint Petersburg subway station, Russia. A series of attacks apparently…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah 519
  • Apr 04, 2017

    The Selection of General Election Commission (KPU) and Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) Members

    On Monday, April 3rd, House of Representative’s Commission II started carrying out fit and proper test to select commissisoners of the General Election Commission (KPU). As for the General Election Supervisory Board –Bawaslu, the test is held on…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah 249
  • Apr 03, 2017

    THE END OF TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM

    Tax amnesty program initiated by President Joko Widodo since July 2016 ended on Friday (31/03/2017) at 24.00 Western Indonesia Time. Indonesian Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani Indrawati expressed her gratitude, encouragement and hope marking the…
    Andy/Setiorini411
  • Mar 30, 2017

    Land redistribution policy

    In the 16th working meeting of Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association –Hipmi that has taken place in Jakarta recently, President Joko Widodo said that the government is preparing a policy package on just economic equality. The meant economic…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah115
  • Mar 29, 2017

    SINO JAPAN RELATIONS

    Last week, a Japanese official of ministerial-level visited Taiwan for a tourism promotion event. Although he did not stay long, the one-day visit has caused a problem with People’s Republic of China (PRC) Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Hua…
    Maryati/Setiorini426
  • Mar 28, 2017

    INDONESIA NO LONGER IMPORTS RICE

    Several days ago at a meeting, Indonesian Vice President, Jusuf Kalla was praised by Vietnamese delegation, as Indonesia no longer imports rice for 2016-2017 periods. Even, Indonesian Minister of Agriculture, Amran Sulaiman said that if necessary…
    Maryati/Setiorini484
  • Mar 27, 2017

    NEUTRALITY OF GENERAL ELECTON COMISSION (KPU)

    Members of the General Elections Commission (KPU) 2012-2017 period will end their term of office on 12 April 2017. However, until now the Commission II of the House of Representatives (DPR), which among other things oversees home affairs and…
    Andy/Setiorini428
  • Mar 23, 2017

    Online Transportation VS Conventional Transportation

    According to well-known French philosopher, René Descartes (read: Rene Decart), when human beings start thinking, this means that they exist. Because humans think, it can be ensured even though there is minor change. The huge change of human life in…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah669

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