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A Positive Approach to Mental Healthcare

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

With increased international awareness on the matter already, let me take a page out of Jokowi's book and focus on potential solutions rather than harping on about the problems.

Lindsay Sandiford Could Be Executed Within Months

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

A British grandmother sentenced to death in Indonesia could die within months after officials indicated the country is set to continue executions afte...

Forced Evictions in Jakarta: More Than Losing Homes

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

As this article is published, Nasiah, along with many others, are still drifting in the boat house. They have no idea for how long they should stay there. What is certain is that they have now lost not only the places they usually call home, but also long-held memories and the future to which they have been looking forward.

English Language: A Persistent Issue in Indonesia

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Whenever she is called, Celina says frequently, 'Pardon', to clarify our utterances. With her authentic smile and shy character, she then said; 'I am sorry, my English is not good'. Celina arrived in Manchester with obsequious English skills and a simple dream; to work as a cleaner in a restaurant.

Indonesia and the Panama Papers

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

The recent leak of the Panama Papers, which shook the world, also raises the political temperature in Indonesia. Included on the list are a number of Indonesian business tycoons who have been involved in different legal cases in Indonesia.

Mental Health Illness Is Not a First World Problem

Esther Dark | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Esther Dark

Mental health issues are definitely not first world problems because the benefits, stability and access to services of the first world are irrelevant to mental health. Obviously those with greater wealth can access better medication, private counselling and a range of treatments for mental health illness, but, the car you drive, the house you live in or amount of cash in your bank account is immaterial when you are trapped in your own mind by the pain and turmoil of mental health illness.

Will Occupy Wall Street Take Place in Indonesia?

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Politics
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Recently, a massive demonstration took place in Jakarta, organised by a group of taxi and three-wheeler drivers. As reported by several media outlets,...

Environmental and Religious Extremism: The Raging Fires of our Fragile World

Damir Rafi | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Damir Rafi

There are three factors required for a wildfire to occur. The first is an ignition source coming into contact with vegetation. The second is heat, and...

Singer Bitten By Cobra On Stage Carries On For 45 Minutes Before Dying (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK

A 29-year-old Indonesian pop star has died after being bitten by a king cobra she was handling as part of her performance. Irma Bule was singing at a ...

Building on Indonesia's Cultural Policy with the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

"The diversity of cultural expressions not only shows the identity of a nation, but also allows creative people to contribute towards their country by...

Leonardo DiCaprio 'May Be Banned From Indonesia Over Palm Oil Comments'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.04.2016 | UK

Leonardo DiCaprio could be banned from Indonesia following comments he made about the destruction of the country's rainforests to make way for palm oi...

Travel Eye: The Best Diving in Indonesia? These Top the List...

Karen Edwards | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Located in what scientists call 'the coral triangle', Indonesia is surrounded by some of the planet's richest marine life. It is estimated 51,090sqkm of the country's surrounding water is made up of coral reef, an area home to everything from sharks and rays to Pygmy seahorses. So where do you find the most beautiful and biodiverse dive sites?

The Country Where Mental Illness Can Mean A Life Sentence Of Being Shackled - By Your Own Family

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK

Warning: Graphic images and content A woman was tied up naked with her hands behind her back and locked in a room for 15 years by her father because s...

Papua, Peace, and Development

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Recently, four construction workers in Papua were shot dead by an unknown armed group. The individuals were shot while carrying out roadworks in Sinak...

Indonesia and Norway: The Forgotten Relationship

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

While Indonesia's relations with Scandinavian countries have not received sufficient attention, our short visit to Norway recently showed that the ties between the two countries have witnessed a series of quite, yet important, developments in the recent years.

Powerful 7.9 Magnitude Tremor Hits Indonesia

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK

A major 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck off the south-west coast of Indonesia, the US Geological Survey has reported. The quake had initially bein...

Modest Fashion or Fashioning Modesty? HijUp Unveiled at London Fashion Week

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Style
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

This week, Indonesian brand and e-commerce platform HijUp made an appearance at London Fashion Week. Early in 2015 they took venture funding between $US1 million and $US10 million from a pool of global investors.

Indonesia and the UK: A Growing Relationship

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Despite the lack of publicity, the ties between Indonesia and the United Kingdom have witnessed a remarkable growth in the last few years. Last year, the two governments inked four agreements in the fields of maritime, civil aviation, counter-terrorism and transnational crime, in addition to research and innovation.

Monkey Business: Can an Animal Own the Rights to Its Own Image?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Wayne Beynon

If an animal takes a selfie, does it own the rights? While this may sound like a modern day riddle, it is in fact a question that a Californian court had to consider after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) took issue with a Welsh photographer's picture of a monkey.

Balinese Retreats: The Mulia, Mulia Resort and Villas, Bali, Indonesia

The Spa Spy | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Before arriving at The Mulia, I have to confess I didn't know what to expect, I had heard that it was massive and wondered how a resort so large could pull off a luxury service. On our approach to the resort seeing the building looming in the distance I thought perhaps this wasn't the right fit for The Spa Spy.

Indonesians Unite To Share Powerful Message In The Face Of Terror Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta was thrown into chaos on Thursday as terrorists launched a brutal wave of bomb and gun attacks across the city. S...

Indonesia is In No Need of ASEAN Economic Community 2015

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

A week ago, the 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries began to implement a regional free market, known as the ASEAN Economic Com...

Israel and ASEAN Relations: Opportunities and Obstacles

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Despite a lack of publicity, for several years Israel has silently and cautiously cultivated deep-running political and economic cooperation with ASEA...

Lindsay Sandiford Wins Reprieve From Indonesia Firing Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

Lindsay Sandiford, the British grandmother facing the firing squad in Indonesia for drug smuggling, has been given a temporary reprieve after the coun...

Death Row Drug Convicts Could Be Guarded By Crocodiles In Indonesia

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Drug convicts on death row could be guarded by crocodiles under new plans from Indonesia’s anti-drugs chief - because they can’t be bribed. Bud...