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Indonesia: The Epicenter of the Economic Crisis

Indonesia: The Epicenter of the Economic Crisis

By Eddy Suprapto Contributor AsiaN.  The process of economic recovery in Indonesia due to COVID-19 will clearly face a new chapter that is facing an economic crisis. Gross Domestic Product growth is only 1.8%, inflation is at 2.7% and unemployment rate rose from 8% to reach 10%. Indonesian National Budgeting revenue was only IDR 1.761 […]

Leave the dark memories behind, get on with life

Leave the dark memories behind, get on with life

By Eddy Suprapto  Contributor to AsiaN Jakarta: 2020 has a double meaning in celebrating the transition of the New Year of Christ and the Chinese New Year. At least there are prayer, hope, and optimism that need to be built in 2020 to be more successful. We have left 2019, meaning that we have entered […]

Politics out of the box à la Jokowi

Politics out of the box à la Jokowi

Eddy Suprapto AsiaN Contributor Jakarta: “I know you hate me, taunt me monkeys and so on. But one thing that cannot be denied. We both have an extraordinary love for this country.” (Abraham Lincoln to William Seward, the political enemy he appointed Secretary of State). The same step was chosen by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) […]

Indonesian president pledges to boost human resources development, infrastructure, debureaucratization

Indonesian president pledges to boost human resources development, infrastructure, debureaucratization

By Eddy Suprapto AsiaN Contributor Jakarta: The Plenary Session of the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly today witnessed the swearing-in of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin for the 2019-2024 term. The inauguration of President Jokowi was attended by Asean heads of state namely Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah from Brunei Darussalam, Singapore Prime Minister […]

Old Shoes for Mother: An inspiring life story that motivates great success

Old Shoes for Mother: An inspiring life story that motivates great success

  Jakarta: A bitter life experience could actually be a whip for success, Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said as he attended a meeting with the production team of the film “Old Shoes for Mothers”. “In the course of my own life, 99 percent is a process, and success is only […]

“Parasite”: The best Korean movie in Indonesia

“Parasite”: The best Korean movie in Indonesia

The success of the film Parasite in South Korea seems to be contagious also in Indonesia. This film by famous director Bong Joon Ho is a best-seller from the Land of Ginseng in Indonesia. Jakarta: South Korea’s pop music (K-pop) and drama are not the only ones that began to assert themselves in the entertainment […]

Threat of energy crisis in Indonesia

Threat of energy crisis in Indonesia

The further erosion of Indonesia’s oil production is a real threat and it cannot be denied that it is a burden on state finance. The government must provide Rp.1 trillion per day to import oil so that Indonesia’s daily oil needs are met. Until now the country’s oil production meets only 48.75% of the one million […]

Indonesia Vision 2019-2024

Indonesia Vision 2019-2024

After being declared the winner of the general election by the General Election Commission, the pair Joko Widodo (Jokowi) – Ma’ruf Amin delivered a speech on Indonesia’s vision 2019-2024. President Jokowi’s speech was not as usual. This time it was no longer stale and it immediately stabbed on the fundamental problems of the Indonesian nation. […]

An earthquake in Bali

An earthquake in Bali

An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude struck off Indonesia’s Bali Island earlier on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 7.18 WIB. The epicenter of this earthquake is in 83 southwest Nusa Dua, a depth of 104 kilometers. Although it does not have the potential for a tsunami, the earthquake has a unique mechanism, namely a combination of […]

The Breakthrough Diplomatic

The Breakthrough Diplomatic

South Korean diplomacy with Southeast Asian Nations had stopped for four years. Now, South Korean President Moon Jae-in will bring diplomatic breakthrough. President Moon Jae-in will be visiting three ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries next month—namely Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines—for the first time since assuming office May of this year. President Moon’s […]

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