Sunday, 26th June 2016
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  • President Jokowi concludes European visit
    23rd April 2016
    Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has completed a five-day state visit to Germany, Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands that started on April 17, 2016 with the hope that it will strengthen the countrys ties with the ...
  • Assessing maritime security`s legal framework governing vessel hijacking
    22nd April 2016
    The recent hijacking of Indonesian-flagged vessels off the Philippines coast by the Abu Sayyaf group has prompted numerous comments and analyses by experts and observers in the media. However, explanations from the ...
  • Ten new tourist destinations planned in Indonesia
    22nd April 2016
    Having more than 17,000 small and large islands, Indonesia is known for its amazing natural beauty, which continues to attract tourists from throughout the world. Endowed with lovely mountains covered by lush forests, ...
  • Indonesian Christians, Muslims look forward to visiting Jerusalem
    22nd April 2016
    Every Christian and Muslim in Indonesia aspires to visit Jerusalem, where Jesus (Prophet Isa in Islam) was born and the Prophet Muhammad ascended to Heaven from Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site for Muslims after the ...
  • Downstream fishery development key to improving fishermen`s welfare
    21st April 2016
    After some progress was achieved in the upstream sector, the country now needs to encourage the development of the downstream fishery industry in an effort to offer opportunities to idle fishermen and improve their welfare. ...
  • Indonesia`s planned moratorium on oil palm concessions lauded
    21st April 2016
    President Joko Widodos announcement last week about a plan to impose a moratorium on new permits for oil palm plantations has been lauded by some parties, particularly NGOs. The moratorium policy is aimed at preserving ...
  • Jakarta Bay reclamation project might marginalize urban poor
    18th April 2016
    The Jakarta Bay reclamation project has become controversial after a bribery case concerning the mega project came to light, and demonstrations against the project were staged by fishermen and the urban poor affected by it. ...
  • Indonesia targets to attract tourists from Middle East, China
    18th April 2016
    Indonesia is intensifying its tourism promotional activities in the Middle East and China in an effort to attract 12 million foreign tourists this year and 20 million by 2019. In a bid to lure international tourists from ...
  • Tax amnesty breakthrough or step backward?
    18th April 2016
    Observers are split over the tax amnesty bill proposed by the government. Some said it is a breakthrough, but other call it a step backward. Tax amnesty is no new in the world, although politicians could easily ...
  • President Jokowi`s Europe Visit Expected to Boost Economic Ties
    17th April 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is slated to make a European trip that will take him to Germany, Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands from April 17 to 23, to boost economic ties. The visit is expected to gain concrete ...