The People’s Seat

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“Upon this vow, I promise to work to fulfill the interests of the homeland and the nation, to the limits of the knowledge and abilities that I possess." This excerpt from Sultan Hamengku Buwono (H.B.) IX’s inaugural address on 18...

Jokowi: Take Legal Action Against Racism

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BOGOR, KOMPAS —President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has asked the National Police to take legal action against the racial and ethnic discrimination of Papuan students. The President will also invite Papua and West Papua community leaders...

Government Awaits Complete Study

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BOGOR, KOMPAS – President Joko Widodo said that the site for Indonesia’s new capital city would be announced at the right time. The government was still awaiting a comprehensive study. “We will announce it in time. We are still...

The Call of Baduy Culture

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Narman, 30, has responded to a call to introduce the Outer Baduy to the outside world. Because he came from the village, he introduced the culture through selling handicrafts. His other goal is to encourage learning among Outer Baduy...

Panji Koming Making History

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Panji Koming stood upright and made a saluting gesture. Both of his hands were clasped in front of his chest. On a huge rock below him, there were the words: “Goodbye, Pak Swan.” Meanwhile, Pailul was walking away and saying,...

Human Development Planning Needs One Dataset

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS – With the rapid growth of technology, changing economic challenges and globalization, Indonesia’s human resource development needs acceleration. The capacity to create “superior people” will also determine whether...

BMKG issues early warning on Jakarta drought

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The South Tangerang Climatology Station of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has issued an early warning on meteorological drought in Jakarta and surrounding areas.The BMKG announced that Banten...

Restoring Security in Papua is Priority

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Constructive dialogue with Papuans must be intensified to resolve various problems in the region. JAKARTA, KOMPAS —   Restoring public order and security in Papua and West Papua is the priority following protests in several regions...

Is Reinstating the GBHN Necessary?

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After 20 years of the Reform Era, various elites (politicians and academics) have expressed their intent to reinstate the State Policy Guidelines (GHBN) for development planning as in the past. The discourse has expanded into discussions...

Understanding the State Policy Guidelines

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The discourse on reinstating the State Policy Guidelines (GBHN) has reemerged to cause widespread controversy. Debates have ensued around the vague understanding of the term “guideline”. People interpret this term as they like without...