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How Indonesia Can Prevent Forest Fires

How Indonesia Can Prevent Forest Fires

In recent weeks, Indonesia has been in the headlines due to forest fires. Having spread throughout the country in Southeast Asia, the regions of Jambi, South Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi have been severely affected while Riau Province has been the worst hit. According to the National...

Indonesia Is Spending Big on Infrastructure

Indonesia Is Spending Big on Infrastructure

With an election on the horizon, President Jokowi needs to justify his spending on Indonesia’s infrastructure. On April 17, Indonesians will head to the polls for a presidential election. To help choose the best person for the job, election debates have been held between the two candidates,...

Asian Para Games Can Bring Change to Indonesia

Asian Para Games Can Bring Change to Indonesia

The Asian Para Games can bring change to Indonesia so it can be more friendly to people with disabilities. The 2018 Asian Para Games is currently taking place in Jakarta. The multi-sport event is held every four years for athletes with physical disabilities. A total of 2,762 athletes with...

Indonesia Needs to Educate on Natural Disasters

Indonesia Needs to Educate on Natural Disasters

After another earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, it is clear that people are not taught what to do in the event of natural disasters. Indonesia has once again been hit by a natural disaster. On September 28, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake followed by a tsunami struck the cities of Palu and...

This Is What Indonesia Needs

This Is What Indonesia Needs

As Indonesians brace themselves for another election in 2019, they must stop politicizing religion and identity. In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is set to hold its presidential election in April 2019. Citizens will choose a candidate to lead the nation until 2024, and the excitement can be felt...

The Problem with Freedom of Speech in Indonesia

The Problem with Freedom of Speech in Indonesia

Once again, blasphemy has caused a stir in Indonesia — this time over what counts as fiction. In April, Indonesians were shocked by a statement made by a well-known lecturer in philosophy at the University of Indonesia. In a televised debate, Rocky Gerung said that “Scriptures are fictional...

It’s Time to Appreciate Education

It’s Time to Appreciate Education

Instead of going to university to simply get a degree and a well-paid job, students must learn to seek knowledge for the sake of learning. When I recently returned home to Indonesia, I heard about some universities giving “fake” diplomas or degrees to students. These “graduates” never...

Jakarta Welcomes a New Governor

Jakarta Welcomes a New Governor

The Indonesian capital’s new governor has got some work to do. In Indonesia, the election of Jakarta’s governor took place smoothly and peacefully this week. Anies Baswedan, former minister of education and culture, defeated the incumbent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is known colloquially as...

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