Indonesia and Australia have a vital role to play together in guiding the diverse nations of the Indo-Pacific towards a future of peace and stability.
The movement will not run out of steam, anti-establishment icon Manik Marganamahendra told Reuters. “We want the future to be better than today.”
According to the Indonesian Communications Minister, the intention of the website was “to bring together and improve the performance of our civil servants, as well as to foster higher levels of nationalism.”
If Indonesia hopes to advance as a nation, and avoid political and economic disaster, its leaders must resist the temptation of reverting to old forms of governance.
Police said on Friday they had arrested the head of the Amelia palm oil company on suspicion of having paid several men about $3,000 to kill the two activists.
To succeed in delivering programs that [build a strong, resilient nation], the government must base policies on academically sound evidence.
Mali Walker talks to the Perth USAsia Centre’s Natalie Sambhi on the appointment of Prabowo Subianto as the country’s defence minister.
“We see rivalry for political influence, along with economic rivalry, while new conflicts continue to emerge,” Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said.
Indonesia’s plan to relocate its capital to East Kalimantan in Borneo has engendered much debate, but few have examined the potential military and strategic implications of the move.
Mr Joko, a moderate, is often accused by his opponents of being insufficiently Muslim and even anti-Islamic, even as others acclaim him for his welfare programmes for the people.
Jokowi’s appointments will be rightly questioned: is he interested in human rights or the rights of the Indonesian army?
Ten people, including teenagers, were killed in Indonesia’s post-election riots in May this year.
Jokowi is willing to horse-trade aggressively and make unsavoury political pacts with the ruling elite in order to see his singular, overriding policy goal carried out.