Children Behind Bars

December 9, 2013 Difa 0

by Difa Kusumadewi Based on data from July 2013, 5,730 children in Indonesia are juvenile delinquents.   Among this number, 2,233 are held in custody as detainees and 3,947 are being held as prisoners. Compared to […]


Frankincense: The Politicization of a Dying Trade

November 7, 2013 Difa 0

The History of Frankincense in Indonesia Frankincense has long been stuff of legend. Used by the Arabs since Biblical times, the crystals from the boswellia sacra were originally brought to Europe by returning Frankish Crusaders […]


Is the KPK Eating Its Young?

November 5, 2013 Rina Hutajulu 0

Is the KPK eating its own young? Ten years have passed and we should ask the question if the corruption commission is really for the people or just another political weapon readied for abuse? The […]


Self-Sufficiency VS Import Policy

October 18, 2013 Ika 0

No matter how bad the image of the New Order’s regime is in today’s Indonesian society, there is at least one good lesson from the Soeharto government. With a primary focus on the development of […]


Who should Pay for Tesso Nilo?

October 6, 2013 Rina Hutajulu 0

As posted in The Jakarta Post  Prior to its elevation to national park status, the Tesso Nilo forest was a Limited Production Forest (HPT), which covered an area of 83,064 hectares (Ha). In 2004 the […]