Category : Issues & Ideas

  • Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Liu Jianchao, 49, assumed his position last year. Liu, who studied at Oxford, was one of the youngest spokespersons at China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2002 and remained in that...

    By : Zhiang Song Date:Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 07:10:15
  • Noor Huda Ismail was once a hardline Islamist, studying at an Islamic boarding school with a dream of fighting in Afghanistan. Today he runs a successful deradicalization project for militants, that helps them to...

    By : Renjani Puspo Sari Date:Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 07:08:17
  • In the second part of this profile of the U.K.’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), Forbes Indonesia interviewed the chairman of the Worcestershire LEP Peter Pawsey about the impact of the LEP in developing...

    By : Scott Younger Date:Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 07:07:06
  • In May, many residents of Blok M in Jakarta noticed a change in their water: it had become sticky and salty. Though Blok M is six kilometers from the ocean, seawater had trickled this far inland, mixing with the...

    By : Barrett Hansen Date:Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 06:40:36
  • The Master Plan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia's Economic Development (MP3EI) has set out a bold framework for developing the archipelago, including a key role for regional governments and the private...

    By : Scott Younger Date:Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 06:35:20
  • The pirates are back. “The World's Most Dangerous Waters” was one headline to describe Indonesia's seas, which last year had the dubious distinction of overtaking Somalia and the Gulf of Aden as home...

    By : Ikaika Ramones Date:Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 06:30:00
  • House of Regional Representatives (DPD) Speaker Irman Gusman is living in the fast lane. Politically, that is. Soon after the Constitutional Court, granted the DPD the same legislative powers the House of...

    By : Taufik Darusman Date:Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 06:25:26
  • For Teguh Widjaja, the low-profile chairman of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), February 5 was a historic day for him and his family-owned company. First, Teguh rarely speaks in public, and usually only at ceremonial...

    By : Ulisari Eslita Date:Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 14:29:01
  • Last year, Jakarta was engrossed in the gubernatorial election, and most pollsters predicted a reelection for incumbent Governor Fauzi Bowo. A small startup firm PoliticaWave, founded only in May, chose to be different....

    By : Sonya Angraini Date:Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 14:42:05
  • The Tujuh Bukit gold deposit has reserves possibly around two million ounces—worth at least $3 billion, along with significant deposits of silver (80 million ounces) and copper (7 million ounces). Ownership of...

    By : Jeffrey Hutton Date:Monday, April 15, 2013 - 21:26:20


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