Teguh Yudo Wicaksono (Mandiri Institute) (The Jakarta Post) PREMIUM Jakarta ● Tue, November 29, 2022 Indonesia and Egypt are two nations that have historically been in the spotlight amid pressing global challenges. In the 1950s and 1960s, the two were the key members of the global movement that later became known as the Non-Aligned Movement. A few weeks ago, the two countries were again in the global spotlight. They hosted global meetings that could hopefully reverberate for years to come and transform climate commitments into real action. Indonesia recently hosted the Group of 20 Summit in Bali with global climate action as one of the key commitments in the G20 Leaders’ Statement. Meanwhile, in parallel, Egypt hosted the United Nations climate summit (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh. to Read Full Story SUBSCRIBE NOW Starting from IDR 55,500/month Unlimited access to our web and app content e-Post daily digital newspaper No advertisements, no … [Read more...] about After the G20 Summit, what’s next for Indonesia?
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A report published Monday by the tech website Rest of World (RoW) exposed the horrifying environmental cost of manufacturing all those “clean” electric vehicles. RoW took a hard look at how the demand for crucial metals from China’s booming EV industry has ravaged parts of Indonesia, creating a hell on earth that might never be cleaned up. RoW called its report The Dirty Road to Clean Energy: How China’s Electric Vehicle Boom Is Ravaging the Environment. The name highlights the uncomfortable truth that “green energy” proponents have decided to simply ignore the environmental devastation caused by hurried efforts to dig up the minerals needed for solar panels and batteries. The Greens have been happy to outsource those dirty jobs to China, which knows how to talk a good game at climate change conferences but has very few compunctions about damaging the environment or pumping out “greenhouse gas” in pursuit of its industrial goals. Green energy has also … [Read more...] about Report: China’s Electric Vehicle Industry Destroying the Environment in Indonesia
Yerica Lai (The Jakarta Post) PREMIUM Jakarta ● Wed, November 30, 2022 The future of the Gerindra Party-led alliance, which plans to announce a ticket for the 2024 presidential election by January next year, is hanging in the balance after the National Awakening Party (PKB) floated the idea of leaving the alliance if its chairman is not named a candidate for vice president. Since declaring in August their alliance, called the Great Indonesia Awakening Coalition (KIR), Gerindra and the PKB have been trying to find their middle ground over the 2024 ticket. But fresh rumors were later swirling that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had been pushing for Gerindra chair Prabowo Subianto to run with rising star Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo on his side. Ganjar is Jokowi's fellow member of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and whose popularity has outpaced PKB chair Muhaimin Iskandar. Once an opposition leader and former Army general, Prabowo … [Read more...] about Gerindra-PKB alliance hangs in balance
For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails East Timor’s Catholics reacted with shock but also expressions of support Friday for revered independence icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo following allegations he sexually abused boys decades ago in the impoverished Southeast Asian nation. The Vatican admitted Thursday that its sex abuse office had secretly sanctioned the bishop in 2020, restricting his movements and contacts with minors and forbidding him from having contact with his homeland. The Vatican revealed the restrictions after the Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer exposed the claims against Belo by two of his alleged victims and reported there were others, too. The Holy See has not responded to questions about when church officials first suspected possible misconduct by Belo, why he was allowed to retire two … [Read more...] about East Timor’s Catholics rally behind accused Nobel bishop
On New Year's Day, 13-year-old Nicole Lovell reportedly posted a photo of herself in the Facebook group Teen Dating and Flirting, along with the question: "Cute or nah?" The post apparently garnered 304 responses, most of which were mean-spirited. Even after the Blacksburg, Virginia, teenager's disappearance and murder in late January, the members of that Facebook group continued to cyberbully Lovell. That is until Tuesday afternoon, when the group went offline, just after Virginia Tech students David Eisenhauer, 18, and Natalie Marie Keepers, 19, were charged with involvement in Lovell's death. "No dead people allowed!" one group member commented on a post about Lovell, hours before the group's page disappeared from Facebook. Another member, using expletives, wrote that the killing was justified because of the victim's appearance. That post was the only one in the Facebook group's final 24 hours that mentioned Lovell or the widespread media attention that the group had … [Read more...] about Facebook Group Used by Virginia Victim Has Disappeared
Emphasising that cross-border and ISIS-inspired terrorism continues to pose a threat, National Security Advisory Ajit Doval said on Tuesday that Ulemas have a ”vital role” to play in countering radicalisation and extremism by propagating progressive ideas and thought. In his opening remarks at a dialogue between the Indonesian and Indian delegation of Ulema and leaders of other faiths, Doval said the cooperation of the civil society is essential in countering the threat from ISIS-inspired individual terror cells and returnees from theatres like Syria and Afghanistan. ”…both our countries have been victims of terrorism and separatism. While we have overcome the challenges to a considerable extent, the phenomenon of cross-border and ISIS-inspired terrorism continues to pose a threat.” ”Cooperation of the civil society is essential in countering the threat from ISIS-inspired individual terror cells and returnees from theatres like Syria and Afghanistan,” Doval said. Emphasising the … [Read more...] about ISIS-inspired Terror Still a Threat; Ulemas Have Vital Role in Deradicalisation: Ajit Doval