Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 20:47 WIB

The threat of recession amid powerlessness

 IO, Jakarta - Global economic growth in 2019 is stalling. Some countries are even suffering negative growth; signs of recession are increasingly apparent. And pessimism about global economic health is also rising,...

Indonesia in mourning: Xanana Gusmao bids a tearful farewell to B.J. Habibie …

IO - After the death of former Indone­sian President B.J. Habibie a video went viral on the internet showing Timor Leste’s first president, Xanana Gusmao kneeling at the sickbed of former Indonesian...

MERDEKA : The Proclamation of Independence 17 August 1945

IO - On the 17th of August 1945 at 10 am with a very simple ceremony in the garden of his residence at Jl Pegangsaan Timur no 56 in the Menteng area of Central Jakarta Soekarno...

US-China trade war cools down: What’s in it for Indonesia?

IO, Jakarta – Trade tensions between the United States (US) and China have cooled down a little. This is because US President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping met informally amid the G20...

The 2019 Presidential election: The results remain among the most disputed ever

IO, Jakarta – The lengthy process of electing a President and Vice President has finally arrived at its final stage. The Presidential Elections saw Presidential Candidate Pair 01, Joko Widodo-KH Ma’ruf Amin, standing against Presidential...
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Aksi 22 Mei: We demand justice!

IO, Jakarta – Elections should be a joyous events, celebrations of citizen empowerment held once every 5 years. They must be a forum for the people to choose their leader according to the dictates of...
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Jokowi clinging onto power: But at what cost to our democracy?

IO, Jakarta – Elections 2019 are over. Yet our Elections, as an important pillar of democracy, were filled with too much competitiveness for power. Unfortunately, some people would do whatever it takes in order to...
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Death at the polls: A mystery in need of an inquiry

IO, Jakarta – Simultaneous elections were held on 17 April. After this once-every-5-years democratic process, we do not rejoice. How could we? The number of Voting Organizer Groups (Kelompok Penyelenggara Pemungutan Suara – “KPPS”) officials who...
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Democracy under siege: Now it’s up to the people

IO, Jakarta – Every year, the 1st of May is celebrated as Labor Day. The 2019 Public May Day Celebration in Jakarta was attended by 50,000 workers from Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, and Bekasi (Jabodetabek)...
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The 2019 elections: It doesn’t get any worse than this

IO, Jakarta – 17 April 2019 was Indonesia’s fourth Presidential Elections to be held since the Reforms of 1998. This year, the once-in-5-years democratic process brought in Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin versus Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno. Post-Election:...

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