Toward an Advanced Indonesia through Excellent Human Resources

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There was great expectation for the progress of this nation when I met face to face with Raeni, a doctoral S-3 student from the University of Birmingham who aspires to become a professional researcher. The daughter of a becak (pedicab)...

Is Everyone’s Responsibility

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Human resource development (HRD) will be the government’s focus for the next five years. New hope was raised in marking the 74th anniversary of Indonesian Independence. In his state address on 16 Aug. at a joint session of the House of...

No One Gets Left Behind

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Sukinem, 65, had been waiting for two hours at the geriatrics clinic of the puskesmas (community health center) in Kebon Jeruk district, Jakarta, on Thursday (15/8/2019). She was accompanied by her husband and grandchild for a medical...

Establishing New Economic Growth Centers

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS — In theory, the distribution of economic activities in the regions will more evenly distribute development outcomes and economic growth. However, in reality, much work is required to create new centers of economic...

MPR Recommends Amendments

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The People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) for the 2014 to 2019 period has recommended to the MPR for the 2019 to 2024 period to realize constitutional amendments. In order not to turn into a wild ball, the discourse over the amendments...

Dream in the Borderland

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In an old warehouse, Suraidah, 64, gathers the children of Indonesian workers on the Indonesia-Malaysia border in Sebatik Island, Nunukan regency, North Kalimantan, to study. She wants the children to have the time to play and dream as...

Keeping the Waterwheel Turning

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Adim, 54, does not have much technical knowledge about generating electricity. He never finished elementary school. Despite this, he has been able to electrify his entire village. The sun was high in the sky on Thursday (8/8/2019) when...

Optimistic, Indonesia will Move Forward

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The young people of today are optimistic that the founding fathers’ dreams of an advanced and prosperous Indonesia will be realized. The 74th anniversary of Indonesian independence is an occasion to unite in realizing their...

Developing Independent People

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Joko Widodo's vision to intensify human resource development during his second term has been received with enthusiasm, but also trepidation. Mahabenar (May Allah, the All Merciful) make human development the center of attention, as...

Equal Independence

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On Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, the Indonesian people will celebrate the 74th anniversary of independence. The anniversary of the proclamation of independence is the right moment for reflection and introspection. Soekarno and Mohammad Hatta...