26April2017

        

  • 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/Setiorini60
  • 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/Setiorini68
  • 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…
    Setiorini164
  • 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/Setiorini167
  • 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 Hasanah187
  • 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…
    Setiorini104
  • 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 Hasanah82
  • 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…
    Setiorini96
  • 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 Hasanah223
  • 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 263
  • 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 120
  • 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/Setiorini197
  • 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/Setiorini230
  • 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/Setiorini285
  • 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/Setiorini244
  • 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 Hasanah308
  • Mar 21, 2017

    President Joko Widodo wants the revision of law on migrant workers protection to be immediately completed

    Sometime ago, President Joko Widodo asked the National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers -BNP2TKI to soon complete the revision of the laws on the protection of Indonesian migrant workers -TKI. In the future, the model of…
    setiorini162
  • Mar 20, 2017

    Pros and Cons on Revision of KPK Law

    A discourse to revise Law No. 30 of 2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) reemerges and becomes a polemic among the public. It occurs after the House of Representatives Skills Agency (BKD) conducted socialization on the Law revision at…
    Setiorini169
  • Mar 20, 2017

    PROS AND CONS ON THE REVISION OF CORRUPTION ERADICATION COMMISSION (KPK) LAW

    A discourse to revise Law No. 30 of 2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) reemerges and becomes a polemic among the public. It occurs after the House of Representatives Skills Agency (BKD) conducted socialization on the Law revision at…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah152
  • Mar 15, 2017

    Turbulence in Turkish-Dutch Relations

    Turkish President Reciep Tayyip Erdogan was furious because the Netherlands had expelled two Turkish ministers who were going to campaign in the Netherlands. The campaign was to be carried out in the framework of the referendum in Turkey on 16 April…
    Setiorini198
  • Mar 14, 2017

    THE USE OF NUCLEAR FOR PEACEFUL PURPOSES

    On Monday, March 13, 2017, Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, at the opening of regional meeting and dialog related to nuclear nonproliferation agreement for Asia Pacific in Jakarta, stressed the importance of the use of nuclear…
    Maryati/Setiorini419
  • Mar 10, 2017

    Codes of conduct on South China Sea

    COMMENTARY, 10.03.2017 The discussion of Codes of Conduct on the South China Sea is entering a new phase. As reported by Reuters News Agency, China's Foreign Ministry claimed to have completed the initial draft of the Codes of Conduct for the South…
    Dee Nugraha/Ani Hasanah258
  • Mar 09, 2017

    National Music Day

    Today, Indonesian nation is commemorating the National Music Day –HMN. It was initiated by the association of Artists, Creators and Music Recording Indonesia (PAPRI) during the era of President Megawati Sukarnoputri. But, the National Music Day was…
    Setiorini236
  • Mar 08, 2017

    FOOD CRISIS IN SOMALIA

    The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit was held in Jakarta from March 5 to 7, 2017, which coincided with the 20 years of its establishment. One of the summit results is the IORA Concord, approved by all delegates on the last day of the…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah 373
  • Mar 07, 2017

    THE 2nd ROUND OF JAKARTA REGIONAL ELECTION BEGINS

    The first round of Jakarta Regional Head Election to choose the new governor and deputy governor which was held February 15, 2017 ran smoothly and safely. The number of voters listed in the fixed voter list at the first round of Jakarta election was…
    MaryatiAni Hasanah368
  • Mar 06, 2017

    Indonesia the Host of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit

    For the first time, Indonesia becomes the Summit of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) held 5-7 March 2017 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta. Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) was officially established on 6 to 7 March 1997. In the…
    Setiorini250
  • Mar 02, 2017

    The last period of Tax Amnesty

    The period of reporting the wealth in the form of tax amnesty program will end March 31st, 2017. This is in accordance with the tax amnesty regulation which has been applied since July 1st and will end March 31st, 2017. For the government of…
    and/Setiorini212
  • Mar 01, 2017

    KING SALMAN’S TOUR

    At an age which is no longer young, 81 years old, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz ascended the throne in January 2015. Two years later, in late February and in March 2017 the king embarked on a goodwill tour to Asia and Jordan. The visit with quite a…
    MaryatiAni Hasanah471
  • Feb 28, 2017

    WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF KING SALMAN’S VISIT FOR INDONESIA?

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia and the entourage are scheduled to visit Indonesia from 1 to March 9, 2017. On March 1 to March 3, they are scheduled to visit Jakarta and Bogor. Then the King and his entourage will be leaving for a vacation in Bali.…
    MaryatiAni Hasanah432
  • Feb 27, 2017

    INDONESIA-AUSTRALIA BILATERAL RELATIONS

    The relationship between Indonesia and Australia has a long history, namely since the struggle for Indonesian independence. Australia is one of the first countries in the world that recognizes the rights of Indonesia's independence. In its…
    andy/setiorini293
  • Feb 24, 2017

    New Regulation of Deportation on Illegal and troubled Immigrants under Donald Trump’s Administration

    COMMENTARY, 24.02.2017 Without finding the best solution of immigration policy that refuses Muslim immigrants, the government of President Donald Trump has issued a new regulation that might pose a new polemic. The new regulation about immigration…
    Dee/Ani Hasanah324
  • Feb 23, 2017

    Indonesian-Australian Economic Cooperation Agreement to Be Immediately Completed in 2017

    The dynamics of relations between Indonesia and Australia often undergo ups and downs. Although problems sometimes occur, as close neighbors, both countries are very integral. Moreover, both Indonesia and Australia also need each other in terms of…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah276
  • Feb 22, 2017

    THE PROBLEM OF KIM JONG NAM MURDER

    The murder of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, is still under investigation of the authorities in Malaysia. Related to this, Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, initiated a tripartite meeting with…
    Maryati/Setiorini460
  • Feb 21, 2017

    BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND PT FREEPORT INDONESIA

    PT Freeport Indonesia -PT F I is an affiliate company of Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. In its activities, the company mines, processes and explores ore containing copper, gold, and silver. PT Freeport Indonesia operates in a plateau in Mimika,…
    Maryati/Setiorini378
  • Feb 20, 2017

    A JUST AND EVENLY DISTRIBUTED DEVELOPMENT

    Indonesia is a country with a large area, more than 1 million 904 thousand square kilometers. With such conditions, Indonesia should be able to implement equitable development so that there will be no gap among the regions. But it has to be admitted…
    andy/setiorini285
  • Feb 17, 2017

    The impact of Michael Flynn resignation on the continuation of the US dialogue with Russia

    COMMENTARY, 17.02.2017 President of the United States, Donald Trump has to lose one of his trusted officials shortly after his government operates officially. His National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn resigned from his position, as a result of…
    Dee Nugraha/Ani Hasanah208
  • Feb 16, 2017

    Indonesia’s simultaneous elections

    Simultaneous regional head elections across Indonesia in 2017 took place simultaneously in 101 regions across Indonesia on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. According to the General Election Commission -KPU, there are more than 41.8 million voters…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah236
  • Feb 15, 2017

    NORTH KOREA LAUNCHES MISSILE AGAIN

    Sunday (February 12th), North Korea fired a ballistic missile that flew from Banghyon air base, up to 500 kilomenter to the east and crashed in the sea of Japan. South Korean defense ministry spokesman could not confirm the type of the missile. But…
    Maryati/Setiorini365
  • Feb 14, 2017

    BLACK CAMPAIGN

    Currently, Indonesia is entering quiet period ahead of simultaneous regional head elections which will take place on 15 February 2017. These elections will be followed by 7 provinces namely Aceh, Bangka Belitung, Jakarta, Banten, Gorontalo, West…
    Maryati/Setiorini272
  • Feb 07, 2017

    REGIONAL HEAD ELECTION AND MONEY POLITICS

    The political climate in several regions in Indonesia is heating up ahead of the Simultaneous Regional Head Election on February 15, 2017. Certainly, the pairs of candidates of Regional Head and Deputy Regional Head are trying hard to win this…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah331
  • Feb 01, 2017

    MUSLIM ACTIVIST MURDERED IN MYANMAR

    Still fresh in memory the violence committed by the security forces of Myanmar to the minority Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine. Now the world's Muslim community were shocked by the murder committed against a Muslim leader in Myanmar. Ko Ni, a Muslim…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah232
  • Jan 31, 2017

    REGIONAL HEAD ELECTION AND ISSUES ON ETHNICITY, RACE, AND RELIGION

    Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) chairman Zulkifli Hasan some time ago said issues on race, ethnic origin, and religion are over. Whereas, it turns out that in some areas, especially ahead of regional head elections in Jakarta, they…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah171
  • Jan 27, 2017

    The construction of the US-Mexico border wall and anticipation of changes in foreign policy of the United States

    In addition to withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, US President Donald Trump implements one of his campaign promises, namely to build the US-Mexico border wall. When signing the executive order on the border wall two days ago, President…
    dee/setiorini273
  • Jan 26, 2017

    The meeting between President and Chairman of the People Consultative Assembly

    President Joko Widodo and the Chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly –MPR, Zulkifli Hasan held a meeting at the State Palace in Jakarta on Tuesday to discuss the current situation in the country. This meeting is considered important…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah269
  • Jan 25, 2017

    President of the United States Donald Trump, has fulfilled one of its promises

    President of the United States Donald Trump, has fulfilled one of its promises while campaigning for his election, to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership-TPP. Donald Trump not only the repealed US TPP membership but also threatened to impose…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah270
  • Jan 24, 2017

    INDONESIA’S HOPE TO THE NEW US PRESIDENT

    Last Friday January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. His leadership is expected to bring something good to the nation in the world, especially Indonesia, the predominantly Muslim country.…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah293
  • Jan 23, 2017

    INDONESIA’S EFFORTS TO HELP ROHINGYA

    The crisis experienced by Rohingya Muslim in Myanmar has become an international issue. The crisis, which started from the enactment of the 1982 Burma Citizenship Law excluding the Rohingya as one of ethnic groups recognized in Myanmar, has…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah318
  • Jan 20, 2017

    OIC discusses the future of Rohingya

    COMMENTARY, 20.01.2017 Organization of Islamic Cooperation -OIC held a ministerial meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday (19 January) to discuss measures to be taken in addressing the problem of Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine state, Myanmar. At…
    Dee Nugraha/Ani Hasanah267
  • Jan 19, 2017

    BUILDING A SENSE of SECURITY

    Recently, the political situation in Indonesia has caused anxiety among businesspeople. Ahead of simultaneous regional elections in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta, political uproar also has brought about fears among investors. The potential of…
    Andy Romdoni/Ani Hasanah297
  • Jan 18, 2017

    PARIS CONFERENCE FOR PALESTINE

    COMMENTARY 18.01.2017 Tomorrow, on January 20, 2017 will be a historic day for the United States, as Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the US. Instead being pleased that Trump become President, Palestine is worried even angry, because…
    Maryati/Ani Hasanah309

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