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Healthcare program needs effort, patience, but worth it say users

23 December 2014

Healthcare program needs effort, patience, but worth it say users Healthcare card: Health insurance firm PT Askes' director Sri Endang Tidarwati shows a health insurance card in Jakarta, in this file photo. The BPJS Kesehatan (Healthcare and Social Security Agency) scheme became effective on Jan. 1, 2014. JP/Nurhayati. Full News here – Read more on […]

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Govt urged to stop repressive war against narcotics

23 December 2014

An anti-narcotics network has called on the Indonesian government to stop its aggressive war against narcotics and instead pay more attention to drug-rehabilitation approaches. Rudhy Wedhasmara, founder of East Java Action (EJA), an NGO concerned with narcotics and oplosan (bootleg alcohol) addicts, said on Monday that stopping the aggressive war against narcotics did not necessarily […]

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88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

23 December 2014

An 88-year-old veteran of Tunisia’s political establishment won the country’s presidency, according to official results issued Monday, capping a four-year-long democratic transition. Beji Caid Essebsi campaigned on restoring the “prestige of the state” and a return to stability from the years of turmoil that followed this North African country’s 2011 overthrow of dictator Zine El […]

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Nigerian police: Car bomb kills 16 at bus station in Gombe

22 December 2014

Nigerian police say at least 16 people were killed and 25 wounded by a car bomb at a bus station in the northeastern city of Gombe. Deputy Superintendent Fwaje Atajiri said the explosion happened early Monday. He would not speculate about who was responsible although the attack bears all the hallmarks of Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic […]

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Hajriyanto calls on Golkar to take LSI survey proportionately

22 December 2014

Senior Golkar Party politician Hajrianto Y Thohari has called on the partys leaderships to accept the results of a recent survey conducted by Lingkaran Survey Indonesia (LSI) appropriately. “The LSI in a recent survey … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Golkar Party leaders acting like ostriches: Hajriyanto

22 December 2014

Senior polition of Golkar Party Hajriyanto Y Thohari has observed that the current this party leaderships have been acting like ostriches in dealing with their internal conflict. “An ostrich that lies down and rests its … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Moeldoko wants Indonesian military to accept “big brother” role in ASEAN

22 December 2014

The Indonesian military (TNI) wants to take on the role of a “big brother” in the ASEAN to promote regional order in Southeast Asia, stated TNI Commander General Moeldoko. “Strong efforts need to be taken to establish … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Indonesian govt yet to settle many of its agendas: dpd – (d)

22 December 2014

Indonesian Regional Representative Council (DPD) chairman Irman Gusman said the government has not yet settled many of its agendas and state duties marked for this year. “The DPD hopes that, during the 2014 to 2019 period, … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Corporate bonds expected to grow flat next year

22 December 2014

Corporate bonds expected to grow flat next year Slower economic growth and falling prices of commodities will most likely affect the country's corporate bonds issuance next year, according to the Indonesian Bond Pricing Agency (IBPA). IBPA director Wahyu Trenggono predicted that global conditions … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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First visit: The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrives in Jakarta on Monday, marking its first port visit in Southeast Asia and the first LCS visit to Indonesia. (Courtesy of the US Embassy)

USS Fort Worth in Jakarta for first port visit in SE Asia

22 December 2014

First visit: The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrives in Jakarta on Monday, marking its first port visit in Southeast Asia and the first LCS visit to Indonesia. (Courtesy of the US Embassy) A US combat ship, the USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), arrived in Jakarta on Monday as part of a […]

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KPK questions former coordinating minister over BLBI scandal

22 December 2014

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) questioned former Coordinating Economic Minister Rizal Ramli in its investigation into the issuance of clearance letters (SKL) in the Bank Indonesia liquidity support (BLBI) case. “[…] it’s about the extending of SKL in the BLBI case. It was said that the KPK was committed to completing its investigation into the […]

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Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

22 December 2014

As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there’s one country that’s reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed “Europe’s last dictator” by the United States and the European Union. President Alexander Lukashenko is relishing his new role as broker of the Ukraine peace talks, and his country of 10 million […]

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Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

22 December 2014

A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching. Their ordeal began Dec. 11 when dad Steven Van Lonkhuyzen took a wrong turn during a family […]

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December

22 December 2014

Holidays are nearly here and that has been a long time coming. I have not had really any time off since August and I am tired. Jeremy is always awake by 5.30am therefore so am I and I dont sleep early as I have trouble sleeping, so I choose to sleep later so I can […]

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Impressive: South Korean artists perform JUMP! — a Korean comedic theatrical show involving martial arts, acrobatics and dance moves — as part of the South Korea-Indonesia festival at Balai Kartini in South Jakarta on Saturday. The show is popular in South Korea and has also gained international success. JP/Awo Seto Wardhana

RI, S. Korea celebrate popular culture together

22 December 2014

Impressive: South Korean artists perform JUMP! — a Korean comedic theatrical show involving martial arts, acrobatics and dance moves — as part of the South Korea-Indonesia festival at Balai Kartini in South Jakarta on Saturday. The show is popular in South Korea and has also gained international success. JP/Awo Seto Wardhana A successful cross-cultural relationship […]

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