Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 22:56 WIB

Winning the people’s hearts in Papua

IO - The Papua Regional Police noted that there were 23 cases of armed gangs in the jurisdiction of the Jayawijaya, Puncakjaya, Mimika and Paniai District Police throughout 2019, resulting in the deaths of 10...

KPK (no longer) final destination?

(Four strategies to strengthen KPK)IO - President Jokowi’s victory speech in Sentul on 14 July 2019 failed to make reference to corruption eradication and democracy. Naturally, we anti-corruption, democracy,...

Government must compensate Jiwasraya Savings Plan Customers

IO - The Jiwasraya JS Saving Plan was offered to the public at the end of 2013. This investment product offering looked very attractive, with returns of up to 13 percent. Very high and guaranteed....

2020: A challenging year

IO - President Jokowi has a lot these days to contemplate in the coming new year.  As his new cabinet continues to settle in, the president and his men must anticipate a wide array of...

Millennials defend the Nation and its tradition of reading

IO - While speaking in an Investigating Committee for Preparatory Work for Indonesian Independence (Badan Penyelidik Usaha-usaha Persiapan Kemerdekaan Indonesia – “BPUPKI”) meeting on June 1, 1945, Bung Karno quoted Ernest Renan...

Characteristics of the ‘Digital Native’ generation in a Digital Environment

IO - The telecommunications industry is staying up with changes and broadening of services, as technology becomes a truly indispensable part of an individual’s everyday life, especially the ubiquitous mobile devices, all...

The importance of economic literacy in difficult times

IO - Of course, the current economic conditions are generally felt as difficult. This cannot be denied. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani also firmly stated that the current economic conditions are severe. The...

How poor is the Indonesian population?

IO - Many Indonesian officials are very proud of Indonesia’s economic position, which ranks 16th in the world. According to the Statistics Indonesia (BPS), Indonesia’s 2017 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reached IDR13,892...

The fight against corruption is far from over

IO - Last week, on 9 December, was International Corruption Day. It was also a week in which Ari Ashara, the head of Garuda, Indonesia’s national flag carrier, was unceremoniously removed from...

To sell or not to sell

IO - Does Indonesia still need to have a steel factory? Or not? What if the steel factory keeps losing money? Usually, the question is the same: to sell...

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