Every Day Should Be Environment Day

Joining the international community in observing the World Environment Day, which falls on June 5, Indonesia’s Environmental Affairs Ministry organized a discussion on Clean Up Indonesia Movement (GIB) recently. The discussion revealed that Jakarta alone produces at least 56 cubic meters of waste in every two days. “So, every two days Jakarta builds garbage as […]

Balinese Society are “Restless” Waiting for Election Results

Balinese Society are “Restless” Waiting for Election Results The Balinese people are still waiting for an official announcement from the Electoral Commission (KPU) after the election held on Wednesday (15/5). The vote discrepency for both candidates is less than one percent, mean all candidate supporters are waiting for the announcement of the results of the […]

Bali Becomes “Unfriendly” to Australian Tourists?

In the last six months the area of Bali seemed unfriendly to Australian tourists. There are two residents of The Kangaroo Country found died mysteriously and the other two were victims of theft and violence. The first case happened to Danielle Enid North (33), a woman from Australia who was found died in the swimming […]

Govt Almost Certain to Raise Fuel Price in May

The government is almost certain to increase subsidized premium gasoline and diesel oil prices next month from Rp4,500 per liter to Rp6,500 or Rp7,000 for private cars. According to Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik, the government has almost reached a decision to impose a dual pricing system on subsidized gasoline and diesel oil […]

Indonesia to Restore Polluted Rivers

Indonesia is a tropical country having at least 5,590 rivers and 65,017 tributaries with a total length of the rivers at around 94,573 km and broad river basins reaching 1,512.466 km2. Like in many other countries, river is a source of water which  has a very important function for the lives and livelihoods of the […]

Indonesian Army Praised for Transparency

Ten days after the shocking raid at Cebongan penitentiary by armed masked men who killed for detainees, the Indonesian Army (TNI)’s investigation team announced the identities of the attackers to the public. “The attack was carried out by members of the army, in this case members of the Indonesian Army’s special forces Kopassus Group 3 […]

UN HLP Recommends Bold Framework for Post-2015 Development

Members of the United Nations High-Level Panel (UN HLP) of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda issued a Final Communiqué that they described as an “ambitious yet achievable framework” in their meeting in Bali, Indonesia, recently. Co-chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the fourth HLP meeting held […]

Indonesia Racing Against Time to Achieve MDGs

Many developing countries including Indonesia have just less than three years to make significant progresses in poverty eradication, health, sanitation and education programs which are parts of the the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). April 5, 2013 will mark 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the deadline for achieving the eight MDGs which were […]