Indonesia to evaluate special funds for Papua: why $7.4bn since 2002 hasn’t solved problems

The Indonesian government plans to evaluate the efficacy of special funds for Papua. These funds have been disbursed to the easternmost region for nearly two decades.

Islamic Economics Moving Forward: Integrated Approach of Halal Industry & Islamic Finance

Lack of collaboration and integrated approach between the Halal industry and Islamic Finance has consequences in that the ultimate objective of Islamic economics becomes unattainable.

Shariah-Compliant Companies: New Vehicle in Islamic Capital Market

Islamic capital market is the ideal market consistent with Islamic finance as it encourages risk sharing and investment. When one invests in the market, he or she applies the concept of Mudharabah.

Raja Teknologi 5G

Huawei juga merupakan satu-satunya perusahaan yang mampu merajai paten teknologi 5G. Tidak tanggung-tanggung mereka memiliki 1529 paten teknologi 5G, termasuk paten polar coding, yang mampu mengoreksi eror data transfer secara otomatis

Can Indonesia be a World Pilot Project for Tax Amnesty?

The initial goal of the tax amnesty program under Indonesian President Joko Jokowi’s administration is the repatriation of funds from tax havens abroad. It mainly targets the taxes avoided by … Continue reading Can Indonesia be a World Pilot Project for Tax Amnesty?

Why is Indonesian’s Purchasing Power weaken?

GOVERNMENT PERCEPTION Following the poor performance of some grocery, garment and automotive retailers that operate in Indonesia such as For 7 Eleven, Lotus, Matahari and Debenhams because of poor revenue … Continue reading Why is Indonesian’s Purchasing Power weaken?

Saudi Arabia’s influence in Southeast Asia – too embedded to be disrupted?

The revelation of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder inside the Saudi Arabia embassy in Turkey is harming Saudi Arabia’s international relations, including with Muslim majority Southeast Asian countries Malaysia and Indonesia. Malaysian … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s influence in Southeast Asia – too embedded to be disrupted?

From 212 to 812: Copy and Paste Populism in Indonesia and Malaysia?

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign strategy and Brexit led to increasing concerns of a rising populism and post-truth era in the 21st century. In Southeast Asia, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was first accused of using … Continue reading From 212 to 812: Copy and Paste Populism in Indonesia and Malaysia?

Managing Indonesia’s Digital Transformation

The very first industrial revolution sparked in the 18th century, bringing dramatic changes on the mechanisms of goods and services productions, including through the invention of sewing machines, steam engine, … Continue reading Managing Indonesia’s Digital Transformation

How Powerful is Ethno-Religious Populism in Indonesia and Malaysia?

A political strategy of mobilising those feeling increasingly insecure due to a perceived side-lining of religion and ethnicity is occurring in Malaysia and Indonesia. Centred on opposition to ‘others’, it … Continue reading How Powerful is Ethno-Religious Populism in Indonesia and Malaysia?