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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 […]

ASEAN Sambal delights fiery food lovers

ASEAN Sambal delights fiery food lovers

[Kuala Lumpur]  Many among the estimated 600 million people of the 10 ASEAN countries ‘just love’ to eat everything with ‘sambal’, the fiery hot chili paste. To many, the hotter the sambal the better and more appetizing the hot steaming rice will be. And, of course without the sambal, crushed from any type of the […]

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 […]

Keep Moving

Keep Moving

(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 […]

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