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(In memory of Jokowi’s National Secretary Mohamad Yamin) On March 22, 2019, on my way from Jakarta to Yogyakarta, I heart the news: Yamin died at 2 pm in the afternoon at Majalengka. He was supposed to organize a campaign in Yogyakarta for President Jokowi, on March 23. For the past two months, Yamin has […]

S. Korea, Indonesia to hold foreign ministerial talks next week

S. Korea, Indonesia to hold foreign ministerial talks next week

South Korea’s top diplomat, Kang Kyung-wha, plans to visit Jakarta next week for talks with her counterpart on ways to beef up cooperation between the two sides, her ministry said Thursday. During the two-day trip there from Sunday, Kang is scheduled to have a joint committee meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. It would […]

Turning to Religion: Indonesia’s Widodo Plays the Islamic Card

Turning to Religion: Indonesia’s Widodo Plays the Islamic Card

Back in late 2009, a former military colleague of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was asked whether Indonesia would see the emergence of a new and more dynamic leader now that Yudhoyono was entering a second and mandated final term with nothing to lose and the economy riding the crest of an historic commodity boom. […]

Indonesia Must Lead in the Indo-Pacific Region

Indonesia Must Lead in the Indo-Pacific Region

The notion of the Indo-Pacific region has experienced a contemporary revival and is now mentioned frequently in the capitals of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and elsewhere. In its simplest terms, the Indo-Pacific region covers the Pacific and Indian oceans. In recent years, China has introduced and promoted its Belt and Road Initiative […]

Indonesian teenager survives 49 days at sea

Indonesian teenager survives 49 days at sea

An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.  Aldi Novel Adilang told The Associated Press on Monday that he turned […]

Indonesian President Joko Widodo Visiting South Korea

Indonesian President Joko Widodo Visiting South Korea

  During the Asian Games, President Joko Widodo announced that the 2032 Olympic Games will be held in Indonesia. I would like to show full support to this. Not only me, but Koreans, other Asians, and friends all around the world will try their bests to Indonesia successfully host the Olympic Games. Speaking from my […]

Death toll from Indonesian earthquake rises to 82, hundreds injured

Death toll from Indonesian earthquake rises to 82, hundreds injured

A powerful quake which struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has killed 82 people and wounded hundreds, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said early Monday, with thousands of buildings damaged. The seven-magnitude tremor, which triggered panic among tourists and locals on Sunday evening, was also felt on the neighboring island of Bali, […]

Indonesian airline bans use of Galaxy Note 7 phone during flight

Indonesian airline bans use of Galaxy Note 7 phone during flight

Indonesian leading carrier, PT Garuda Indonesia, on Sunday banned passengers from using or charging Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in all flights following a battery fire incident, an airline official said. The decision was made after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told passengers not to use the smartphone following a recall of all the […]

Empowering Lives Through Photography

Empowering Lives Through Photography

Thomas Tham Joo Kit is a Malaysian photographer residing in Singapore. A volunteer consultant to 4 NGOs located in Asia, Thomas steps forward to help in building better life for the disadvantaged people. He is involved in infrastructure, social and life skill programs and connecting NGOs to galvanize and share resources from each other. He […]

AJA announces AJA Awards winners

AJA announces AJA Awards winners

Asia Journalist Association (AJA) President Ivan Lim Sin Chin announces the final winners of AJA award 2016: The president of Indonesia Joko Widodo, Korean filmmaker Lee Joon-ik, Korean-Filipino member of National Assembly Lee Jasmine and Line Co. The ceremony will be held with AJA General Meeting 2016 and the starting ceremony of The AsiaN Global Ombudsman at the National Assembly House (국회의원회관), […]

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