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NEW May 26 2017
“We have got approval for exports and are working on finalising an export permit.” said Riza Pratama speaking about Indonesia. It’s one of the 554 quotes about Indonesia you can find on this page. 348 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Luhut Pandjaitan and Joko Widodo. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Abdul Gani Isa

Lessons carried out with our syariah law are conducted in a very thoughtful way, are educational and do not violate human rights.feedback

Veronica Tan

I know it's not easy for you to accept this fact, much less me. But I have learned to forgive and accept all this, for the good of the nation and the state.feedback

Tommy Sihotang

There was no pressure on him. This is straight from the heart.feedback

Sarojini Mutia Irfan

What they have done is like a virus that can harm people's morale, and this kind of public punishment is an attempt to stop the spread of the virus to other communities in Aceh.feedback

Phelim Kine - Human Rights Watch

The court's less-than-maximum sentence of 85 lashes is no act of compassion. It does not change the reality that flogging is a grotesque display of medieval torture.feedback

Enes Kanter

If they sent me back to Turkey, probably you guys wouldn't hear a word from me the second day. The reason behind it was, whoever is going to try to go against the president, he's going to try to shut him down. The Secret Service of Indonesia and the army was looking for me because the Turkish government told them that I'm a dangerous man. I'm getting death threats almost every day.feedback

Bill Clinton

I hope that the next time an American President addresses a nation with a Muslim tradition, he will be able to say that the progress of Indonesia and Nigeria and Morocco, all very different nations, has helped all of us put the lie to the tired claim of an inherent clash of civilizations. We know the traditional values of Islam, devotion to faith and good works, to family and society, are in harmony with the best of American ideals.feedback

Andrew Harwood

Indonesia has to compete well for capital or they'll go somewhere else.feedback

Arcandra Tahar

If you can show us in your analysis and data that the split is not good enough, let's talk. If the result is not enough, we have 5 percent discretion from the minister. If that's still not enough, now we have a problem. It wasn't the (investment) climate, but there was a combination of what investors' strategies were like (and) oil prices were down. In fact we are now more open to change things that never used to be changed. We have opened everything now. When oil prices pick up (investment) doesn't necessarily go up. It's slow - there's a lag.feedback

Andrew Harwood

In Indonesia at the moment, the returns are difficult, the time to get a return is too long, and the risk of political involvement is quite high. So it's difficult for Indonesia at the current stage to get the gross split to be attractive against other opportunities oil and gas companies have elsewhere.feedback

Maniam Pachaiappan

It is a hard decision as he has given his best. I respect him, he's very committed, he's all there during training, has not missed training and acted up. He has conducted himself professionally, and got along well with his teammates as well.feedback

Andreas Harsono - Human Rights Watch

The prosecution is very harsh. The verdict is harsher. It shows the increasingly conservative judiciary in Indonesia.feedback

Khairil Jamal

As Muslims, the defendants should uphold the Shariah law that prevails in Aceh.feedback

Ryan Gozali - Liga

We have 250 million people, and a genius is one in a million. I'm a statistics guy. I just don't accept that fact. In America, it's a mature sport market – I can do a good job but I won't make much of a dent. In Indonesia, it's like the wild, wild West, looking for the gold rush. John F. Kennedy is like, I'm going to put a man on the moon,''' he said.feedback

Fifi Leity Indra

He loves reading his Bible. He has it with him and he can pray whenever he wants. We met him in prison with our Muslim siblings, we hugged, we cried. The whole thing happened so fast.feedback

Jamie B. Raskin

This is a president who has insisted that Ted Cruz's father was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy and that Barack Obama was born in Indonesia and he has uttered blatant lies and never retracted them. And that is a sign of a serious mental disturbance.feedback

Bonnie Triyana

It's very dangerous for our nation. It's playing with fire. They are spreading bad information to convince people that their role is to save the nation.feedback

Greg Fealy

They are trying to harness that movement to link the Islamist agenda with inequality. It is, in effect, targeting Chinese non-Muslims. This is all part of a pitched battle in the run-up to 2019.feedback

Johan Budi

It is not true this allegation that President Jokowi gives wider space to ethnic Chinese in Indonesia.feedback

Fifi Leity Indra

The religious people have been saying in the mosques that his blood is haram (forbidden) and that killing him is good. This is necessary protection and it gives us peace and comfort that he's there. I can say he's being treated very well and humanely. We are very grateful for that.feedback

Airlangga Hartarto

The U.S. has not been (a) top three investor in Indonesia in the last few years. I think the (U.S.) president or the vice president hopefully can improve the investment climate between Indonesia and the U.S. I think the ease of doing business has improved in Indonesia. Jokowi's presidency now is committed to do a lot of deregulation to make (it easier to) do business, especially in the manufacturing sector. Now, if there is investment in the manufacturing centers ... in the industrial zone, the investor can obtain the license (in) three hours to operate the business in ... (that) area.feedback

Bivitri Susanti

I believe that the street protests influenced the judges' ruling. You can really see in the decision, that instead of using other articles, they are using one about condemning religion.feedback

Tim Lindsey

First, this verdict is really intimidating for minority groups. Second, it tells Muslim politicians that they should try to use the religion card in other elections. Religion has never been absent, but this is a real shift. This has been building up for a long time.feedback

Hugo Brennan - Verisk Maplecroft

It's hard to see this for anything other than what it appears – a politically-motivated sentence to appease hardline Islamists groups and politicians with a vested interested in seeing Ahok's political career go up in smoke.feedback

Hugo Brennan - Verisk Maplecroft

The case highlights their concerns about the lack of rule of law and an increasingly fractious political environment. The Jakarta gubernatorial election result and the Ahok trial verdict will embolden hardline Islamists and indicates their increasing political influence. But it is overstating events to equate this with the death of moderate Islam in Indonesia.feedback

Dina Afrianty

This is a serious challenge for the unity of the nation … for Indonesia's Islamic identity (and) Indonesia's justice system.feedback

Dina Afrianty

Regimes change but (the) blasphemy law has always been used by majority groups to discriminate or criminalize others.feedback

Hilary Webster

We have students from Arabic-speaking countries (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran), Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Thailand), Pacific Islands (Samoa, Fiji) and various African countries, as well as two students recently arrived from Greece and one Aboriginal student. These children are Australia's future, and their aspirational parents all want them to be successful Aussies.feedback

Yuyu Rahayu

We are hoping there will be an extension to this presidential instruction because we need to improve forest governance in these areas.feedback

Victor Mambor

It clearly shows that this country does not respect diversity and the people of Papua feel (Purnama) has been tyrannized.feedback

Moazzam Malik

I admire his work for Jakarta. Don't believe he's anti-Islam. My prayers are with his family. Leaders must safeguard tolerance and harmony.feedback

Andreas Harsono - Human Rights Watch

This will spread to the workplace. They will be demanding Islamic CEOs and senior civil servants. Islamists are already talking about it.feedback

Dwiarso Budi Santiarto

As part of a religious society, the defendant should be careful to not use words with negative connotations regarding the symbols of religions including the religion of the defendant himself. We can understand, but we cannot accept the verdict. Therefore we will appeal.feedback

Andreas Harsono - Human Rights Watch

Ahok's is the biggest blasphemy case in the history of Indonesia. He is the governor of Indonesia's largest city, an ally of the president. If he can be sent to jail, what could happen to others?feedback

Phelim Kine - Human Rights Watch

Indonesian police are again violating the basic rights of LGBT people by invading their privacy. The Surabaya raid subjected these gay men to traumatic humiliation ... and threatens the privacy rights of all Indonesians.feedback

Arief Rahadian

We develop a close relationship between members, we learn together, we bond together and even share secrets among each other. Since gender and sexuality is considered a taboo here in Indonesia, SGRC acts like an oasis in the middle of the desert.feedback

Arief Rahadian

In Indonesia, LGBT is still considered as a mental disorder, which is pretty backward since the [American Psychiatric Association] declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1974. The student council of Andalas University released a statement [in late April], in which they said that LGBT is a 'disease, worse than prostitution, rape and even murder.' There are a few LGBT friends from Andalas University that are currently in touch with us, updating with new information, while expressing their concern and fear of the LGBT hunting.feedback

Kyle Knight - Human Rights Watch

For over a year now, Indonesia's LGBT community has been besieged by a government-driven campaign of bigoted and discriminatory vitriol. The fact that so many government officials and politicians entered the fray and insulted LGBT people publicly in 2016 continues to be compounded by the president's inaction. The government has – time and time again – failed to stand between minorities and those who attack them. That education institutions are perpetuating these stigmatizing and hateful ideas is particularly disturbing.feedback

Andreas Harsono - Human Rights Watch

This is bad news for Indonesian minorities. If someone like Ahok, the governor of the capital, backed by the country's largest political party, ally of the president, can be jailed on groundless accusations, what will others do?feedback

Adrian Sianturi

This decision is the character assassination of a good governor, a clean politician who is rare in this country.feedback

Hugo Brennan - Verisk Maplecroft

Hard-liners will feel emboldened by the ruling, given that the trial represents a wider tussle between pluralism and Islamism in Indonesia.feedback

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama

We can understand but we cannot accept the verdict. Therefore we will appeal.feedback

Mulya Lubis

Rizieq is not qualified as an expert. I was so shocked listening to that. The judges did not really take into account what was submitted from the defence team.feedback

Piotr Jakubowski

And that's where a lot of the expansion has started, you know, you take a look at food delivery, you take a look at logistics and courier services, you take a look at very local things like massage and cleaning. Having people coming to your house and clean your house. This was stuff that had kind of naturally progressed and now we've just become a one-stop shop for everything you need to get done.feedback

Piotr Jakubowski

What Go-Jek has done actually is we've created our own definition of mobility. We've been put in the same competitive set with other players who are solely focused on the concept of mobility from a linear perspective - they are moving people from A to B. The regional, or the global guys, took a business that worked in other places and just implemented it in Jakarta. Fact of the matter is, it doesn't matter whose car you're sitting in, you still can't get anywhere.feedback

Piotr Jakubowski

We are Indonesian and we are dedicated to the future of the country and its digital economy not by pledges, but by the foundations we have already put down and the perseverance we have showcased as a company.feedback

Melissa Crouch

Religion has become politicized in local elections, and we saw that emerge in a big way in the election for governor in Jakarta. Democracy gives a greater space to everyone, including greater space for radical Islam.feedback

Ismail Yusanto

From the Islamic perspective, the state should exist for only one purpose, how to implement Shariah.feedback

Yenny Wahid

This is an ideology that has the potential to threaten democracy. Build a wall. Chop off people's hands. These are very simplistic solutions to people's problems.feedback

Victor Astafei

I've played for many years, teams change and bring on new players all the time, players come and go. I think those who have seen me (play) and understand football, would know my qualities; how I can help, and that I am a team player. Before I joined Selangor, I told them I don't act like a star, I don't play like a star, I don't want to be a star. I want to help the team.feedback

Juliano Mineiro

I try and I can (score goals), but I want to help my team by controlling the game, with my passing, to help the striker score. But sometimes when I get chances, I try to put them away.feedback

Eve Warburton

The ideological foundations of resource nationalism have deep roots in Indonesia (and) the contemporary political milieu has given it more political utility and enduring appeal as politicians mobilize nationalist narratives to satisfy public demands.feedback

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

This is supposed to be mutually beneficial ...You need to be able to explain to the people of Indonesia what the value of (your) investment is. We are communicating directly with Freeport ... It's a normal negotiating process in which both parties have good intentions of maintaining mutually beneficial relationships. We want to say to all investors in Indonesia that if you have agreed to enter negotiations, we will enter with goodwill.feedback

Richard Adkerson

We have work to do, issues to discuss, but we're all going in this with goodwill and optimism about reaching a win-win situation. For Freeport, the key issue is having assurance about our ability to operate.feedback

Richard Adkerson

So long as we're progressing to (a) ... mutually acceptable resolution, there would be no arbitration.feedback

Edward Meir - INTL FCStone

On the demand side, offtake remains strong on both sides of the Atlantic, with only limited signs of seasonal weakness. European battery demand is particularly good on account of strong vehicle sales. However, the Chinese market does not look as inspiring.feedback

Maniam Pachaiappan

He's doing very well and he's already training with us. We can see that fitness level is not there (yet), but we can't see any injuries. If we can improve his fitness, I think he'll be able to play.feedback

Ozi Amanat - K2

It's a most uniquely positioned company and I don't see it as a pure Uber or Grab competitor but as a hybrid tech play. Its payments capabilities and wide array of customer offerings are most interesting. Southeast Asia is a vibrant economy with a massive population and growing spending power.feedback

Ahmed Shabana

We're viewing Southeast Asia and Indonesia as the new China and it's very obvious that something great is going to happen.feedback

Wayne Forrest

Donald Trump presents the danger of U.S. protectionism being misinterpreted to an economy here. A lot of questions I've had with government officials here are about Indonesia being on the list of countries being watched.feedback

Andrew Romans

I think that the percentage of global GDP that the U.S. represents is going to keep going down and the percentage of GDP from South Asian countries is going to continue to grow. What's our strategy to get there?feedback

Ahmed Shabana

What's happening politically with the H-1B visas being reviewed and the crazy stories you're hearing, people have to hedge their situation and see where the high growth is happening. It might be risky to get talent in the U.S. if things escalate.feedback

Mike Pence

As the second and the third largest democracies in the world, our two countries share many common values including freedom, the rule of law, human rights and religious diversity. The United States is proud to partner with Indonesia, to promote and protect these values. Under President Trump's leadership the United States seeks trade relationships that are both free and fair. That's for job creation and economic growth for both parties. As you, President Widodo have said so often, we're looking for a win-win relationship and we're confident that we can find it on an increasing basis.feedback

Kevin Evans

The approach that Ahok used in his government style, which led to many breakthroughs and got action done, won't continue.feedback

Cameron Hume

With the election behind, I feel these emotions will ebb. I'd be surprised if this was driven to a point of endless controversy.feedback

Maulia Purnamawati

As of Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Persib Bandung have not applied for a permanent residency permit, the visitor's permit is for a limited time.feedback

Joko Widodo

The "management of bilateral trades and investment based on the principle of a win-win solution.feedback

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama

We still have six months (in office) until the new governor is inaugurated and we will finish up our homework. We hope that in the future everyone can forget the campaign period.feedback

Meredith Sumpter

As we heard in South Korea and Japan, what we are likely to hear in Indonesia and Australia is the U.S. vice president messaging that despite walking away from a multilateral trade regime, the U.S. recognizes that its economic ties with Asia are central, and that the U.S. is going to find ways to invest in those relationships, notably with trade, and with trying to expand access for U.S. firms in the region.feedback

Meredith Sumpter

Indonesia is a massively important market, this is 40 percent of ASEAN, and there is a notable U.S. private sector presence in Indonesia, but much more could be done to expand that relationship.feedback

Meredith Sumpter

In line with the political mandate of President Trump, we should watch for Mike Pence focusing part of his visit on expanding U.S. commercial ties within Indonesia. The vice president is well aware that the U.S. needs to do more in the wake of walking away from the TPP to message U.S. economic staying power. When you look at the outcome of this initial economic dialogue channel with the deputies for both sides, what's notable is that there was no agreement to continue on with formal talks for a U.S.-Japan bilateral FTA.feedback

Meredith Sumpter

This is a signal that PM (Shinzo) Abe is certainly intent on pursuing the TPP 11– so this would be the TPP, absent the U.S. – probably on account of a rising interest among the other TPP players to see what can be salvaged, even if the U.S. decides to continue to turn away from the TPP. Washington is very intent on pursuing bilateral trade negotiations, not only with Japan, but with other trade partners in the region.feedback

Meredith Sumpter

So the rising Muslim populism aside, I would expect that during this trip, the vice president will focus on the bilateral relationship, on ASEAN, on counter-terrorism, and also doubling down on what could be done to strengthen commercial ties between the two countries.feedback

Keith Loveard

Going forward, the politics of religion is going to be a potent force.feedback

Ismail Yusanto

It is forbidden under Islamic law, to have an infidel leader.feedback

Erik Barreto

There's never a right time. It's never easy, but if it's something you really love, there's always a way through. I'd push anyone to give it a go.feedback

Erik Barreto

It was quite a scary step at the time, but it was an opportunity to realize a dream. It's scary, there's ups and downs, but I wouldn't change it for the world.feedback

Alissa Wahid

I don't really care about who would be governor. But I am scared for the swinging pendulum of social change, especially in the Muslim community. They used mosques to spread hateful sentiments, and I am scared of the repercussions. Although I feel that Anies is pretty tolerant, his victory will push the intolerant groups that backed him to spout their views yet more aggressively.feedback

Joko Anwar

It's the downside of democracy. The best one doesn't always win. It's going to give the intolerant groups more room and justification for what they have been doing, so they'll keep doing it even more.feedback

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama

Don't let any cheating happen, because the future of Jakarta is determined by the election today.feedback

Said Iqbal

Local unskilled labour cannot work because the jobs have been filled by the Chinese.feedback

Liky Sutikno

Chinese concern is stability and consistency of the rule of law. What they are scared of the most is a repeat of 1998, that the Chinese will be singled out again.feedback

Thomas Lembong

It's part of a broader effort to turn political sentiment anti-foreigner and anti-Chinese at a time when Chinese investment is poised to be the biggest factor driving the Asian economy.feedback

Joko Widodo

Different political choices should not divide us because we are all brothers whatever the result is, whoever is elected, we must accept that wholeheartedly.feedback

Isabella Hariyono

We are worried things could be hotter if the results are quite close. We hope things don't heat up. The police and military are ready but we never know.feedback

Riza Pratama - Freeport Indonesia

We have got approval for exports and are working on finalising an export permit.feedback

Andrew Lebovich

There was certainly some opposition to Senghor as himself and Senghor as a Christian, but he was able to leverage and co-opt other groups of Muslims in order to support his rule.feedback

Shadi Hamid

The argument that a non-Muslim cannot be governor of a city, that's not something we should take at face value, even among Islamists, let alone Muslims more broadly.feedback

Jeremy Menchick

This is not a 'Muslim problem'. How many Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists have been President of the U.S. or even in Congress? How did the Jewish and evangelical community react to [Muslim congressman Keith] Ellison being a candidate for [Democratic National Committee] chair? How do Arab parties fare in Israel? Or Muslim politicians in the Philippines?feedback

Andrew Lebovich

Muslims, like Christians, like Jews, choose what role religion plays in their lives and in their politics, and these things evolve over time. Even if there is a religious injunction, people decide how seriously to take it.feedback

Umuh Muctar

That they are here is a joy for us, they want to raise up Indonesia's name in the world. Everybody knows that Essien is a world-class player, not an illegal immigrant.feedback

Riza Pratama - Freeport Indonesia

This visit is happening entirely independent of our current negotiations with the government of Indonesia.feedback

Arif Prabowo

If we work together, that means we would know and can be responsible for the content broadcast by Netflix. The choices for our customers will be more varied.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

In President Trump’s so-called skinny budget, he eviscerated the State Department’s budget and foreign-aid spending. As to the former, perhaps Trump’s recent recognition of the need for diplomatic efforts (with NATO, China, etc.) will teach him that American “soft power” is a corollary to hard power. The former without the latter can be feckless; the latter without the former leaves us binary options (e.g. consent or war).feedback

Jusuf Kalla

What does it mean, America first'? I can say, too, Indonesia first' if you say 'America first.feedback

Joko Widodo

The U.S. embassy here certainly is going to great lengths to make the visit a success. My impression is he's (Pence) not going to ruffle feathers in public, he's not going to cause a ruckus.feedback

Jusuf Kalla

We in Indonesia never change. The change is there. That's why we're asking them now, what is your policy now on the economy, on democracy, now that Trump is in power?feedback

Paulus Tjakrawan

This is one of the issues that we have asked the trade ministry to bring to the meeting (with Pence). Our hope is for the government to be firm ... Otherwise we will be taken advantage of. Not to act like thugs but, for example, if they put barriers to our exports, why not stop importing some of their goods?feedback

Jean-Sebastian Jacques - Freeport-McMoRan

There is no doubt that Grasberg is a world-class resource. However, there's a difference between a world-class resource and a world-class business. Depending what will happen in the coming months and years in terms of negotiations with the government, the extension beyond 2021, Rio will have to come to a conclusion whether we want to stay or not.feedback

Jean-Sebastian Jacques - Freeport-McMoRan

There is no doubt that Grasberg is a world-class resource. However, there's a difference between a world class resource and a world class business.feedback

Maniam Pachaiappan

From what I know, on April 20 Andik Vermansah will return so I hope he will come. I understand that he has recovered from his injury and was able to rejoin training. If he can play again it will be good for the team but for the moment, I do not want to comment any further on his place in the squad. He still has one year remaining on his contract (until the end of 2017) with Selangor.feedback

Joko Supriyono

Since these furloughs and layoffs began we have stopped providing credit to Freeport workers.feedback

Achmad Sukarsono

When there is a crisis at Freeport, it will send major ripples through Papuan society.feedback

William Gondokusumo

The great thing is that there are a lot of investments… There are choices for consumers that love innovative solutions that are coming out from Indonesia itself.feedback

Ardian Syaf

I don't hate Jews and Christians... I have a many good friends [among them] too. My career is over now. It's the consequence what I did, and I take it. Please no more mockery, debat, no more hate. I hope all in peace (sic).feedback

Willow Wilson

This is all to say that Ardian Syaf can keep his garbage philosophy. He has committed career suicide; he will rapidly become irrelevant. But his nonsense will continue to affect the scant handful of Muslims who have managed to carve out careers in comics.feedback

Susi Pudjiastuti

We hope Sino (the name of one of the ships) is the symbol of our victory against poaching after years of defeat, especially in eastern Indonesia.feedback

Armanatha Nasir

At the same time, Indonesia is concerned with unilateral actions by any parties, including the use of Tomahawk missiles, in responding to the chemical weapon attack tragedy in Syria. Military actions, undertaken without prior authorisation of the UN Security Council, are not in line with international legal principles in the peaceful settlement of disputes, as stipulated in the UN Charter.feedback

Armanatha Nasir

At the same time, Indonesia is concerned with unilateral actions by any parties, including the use of Tomahawk missiles, in responding to the chemical weapon attack tragedy in Syria. Military actions, undertaken without prior authorisation of the U.N. Security Council, are not in line with international legal principles in the peaceful settlement of disputes, as stipulated in the U.N. Charter. Indonesia is a party to the convention on chemical weapons. Of course, Indonesia rejects the use of chemical weapons by anybody for whatever purpose.feedback

Sinta Nuriyah

They have to be confronted. If they aren't, they will take heart and become even bolder.feedback

Sinta Nuriyah

It isn't easy erasing teachings that have already penetrated deeply.feedback

Sinta Nuriyah

I'm someone who if there's something I want, then I've got to have it.feedback

Sinta Nuriyah

We didn't need to act or wear clothes like we were kings. Because the people we are facing down aren't foreigners, but are from our own nation.feedback

Sinta Nuriyah

I wanted to look into the extent to which religion shapes the lives of women, and also the extent to which women influenced religion.feedback

Sinta Nuriyah

Reach out to the regional district head. All people have the right to worship God, not just some people. That's the truth in Islam. Because we're all siblings. We have to always look out for one another. I was too young, and love hadn't blossomed yet. Mankind shouldn't always fail in life. If right now you're failing in your studies, then you shouldn't also fail in love. Just like General Sudirman struggled for an independent Indonesia, I struggled for my own future. My friend had 16 kids, because her husband was a prominent preacher who wanted to have 25 children.feedback

Shinta Ratri

There's nobody else in Indonesia like her, who cares this much about marginalized groups.feedback

Kathleen Quirk - Freeport-McMoRan

With the short-term arrangement, we'll start ramping production back up to feed our mill 100 percent.feedback

Carsten Menke - Julius Baer Group

There is this underlying bullishness in the market which doesn't seem to have gone away on the recent newsflow - a resumption of exports from Indonesia, or any of the strikes. People want to be bullish copper because there is this looming multi-year deficit from 2019 onwards. That may be an explanation as to why people are reluctant to get out of the market.feedback

Ignasius Jonan

Freeport Indonesia has entered the final stage of discussions. If they agree on the special mining permit, they can export, as long as they put forward a proposal to develop a smelter within five years.feedback

Christopher LaFemina - Jefferies

Ultimately, both sides have a tremendous incentive to find a resolution, but it seems like there are still significant hurdles. It's not clear to me that those long-term issues are any closer to being resolved.feedback

Yasonna Laoly

All the perspectives from all the ministries have been represented.feedback

Julius Ibrani

Whether it's a ministerial decree or a law, at the end of the day it will apply to society. The problem is with the substance.feedback

Emily Taylor

Honestly, people try to fake things a lot when it comes to big snakes. The video doesn't have any strong indicators that it is fake. If it's real, it's really disappointing that someone lost their life.feedback

Amy Li - National Australia Bank

On copper there is so much uncertainty, Escondida, Indonesia, the Philippines, but on the demand side it seems China isn't doing too badly, especially given upbeat global sentiment and improving growth in advanced economies.feedback

Arif Havas Oegroseno

Both parties have concluded that the total coral reef damaged area is 18,882 square meters.feedback

Arif Havas Oegroseno

The people of Indonesia and the people of Papua have yet to hear Captain Keith Michael Taylor state an apology or remorse for the damage done by his act. The guardians of Raja Ampat, the people of Papua, are anxious to hear what British Captain Taylor has to say.feedback

Boy Rafli Amar

The three red notices have been published for those wanted people.feedback

Libby Whitley

Guess how many applicants we had? ... 13. And they were all from places like the Philippines, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria. We did not have one American worker apply on (the first job order).feedback

Daniel Phua - Blue Bird

At the end of the day most of these regulations are about leveling the playing field. It's making sure that the same regulation applies to all parties. So as you know, there are a lot of the new players. Because technology is moving so fast, regulations have to catch up.feedback

Daniel Phua - Blue Bird

Motorbikes are currently not regulated. The 4 wheelers are the parties being regulated at the moment. So the regulations basically require the vehicles to go through safety checks, for the drivers to have a vocational license, for them to have commercial license, to pay proper VAT. So basically all the regulations that are in place for taxis, will now be applied for the new players.feedback

Simon Baptist

We're expecting, over the course of this year, the rupee, the yen and the euro to all have a fairly good year. That's going to up the cost of living in those cities. On the other hand, currencies we think are going to struggle - including those in Brazil, South Africa, (South) Korea, Indonesia and China - those places we expect the cost of living is going to come down.feedback

Willie Sebastian

They just looked at this face and knew. But my family has been here for generations. They say the land can be owned by 'natives,' but I am native. Chinese Indonesians are Indonesians.feedback

Budi Setyagraha

There's much less discrimination now against Chinese-descendant citizens than there was in the Suharto era, and this is one of few remaining official policies, but it's still very much in practice around here, and it's very much felt. And it's not just an economic issue, but also a symbolic one. We all built this nation, and we all deserve to be treated the same now.feedback

Baskara T. Wardaya

But it was discrimination with uneven results. Chinese Indonesians were effectively banned from public life, from participating in politics and the military, while their children found it hard to enter public schools or universities. At the same time, Suharto relied on powerful Chinese businessman to build the economy, and many became very wealthy while common Chinese citizens were left behind.feedback

Baskara T. Wardaya

Suharto used domestic elements that already existed, such as some anti-Chinese sentiment, as well as the geopolitical situation and the perceived eternal threat of communism, to craft his policy on the local Chinese population.feedback

Siput Lokasari

My wife bought some land to open a convenience store near the airport, but it's still not ours. They want us to rent our own land from the sultan, which we don't accept.feedback

Willie Sebastian

I don't feel that regular people treat me differently because I'm Chinese. We get along great. Right now my problem is the way the government is treating me.feedback

Rohit Garg

Even though BI has mentioned that NPLs have peaked, S&P may not upgrade Indonesia this year.feedback

Vishnu Varathan - Mizuho Bank

Funds bound by IG (investment grade) ratings could provide another leg up for Indonesian assets on the (S&P) trigger.feedback

Neeraj Seth - BlackRock

We expect S&P to upgrade Indonesia's rating to investment grade sometime in the near term. Indonesia has a strong track record of fiscal discipline and the government has demonstrated a strong commitment towards reforms through fuel subsidy rationalization and multiple policy packages since September 2015.feedback

Luke Spajic - PIMCO Investment

One could argue that the steep recovery in commodity prices has helped significantly, so a sharp retracement would send valuations back.feedback

Smriti Shekhar - Nn

S&P is the outlier, and I would think they would be seriously contemplating their rating. There is decent depth in the market and the basic economy is on a strong footing today vis-à-vis its foreign exchange balances. There is a reasonable degree of implicit confidence in that structure now versus 15 years ago.feedback

Elvira Lianita

Partnership programs, not risky restrictions, would be the solution to bridging this gap and increasing farmer prosperity.feedback

Michael Essien

I hope I am the prelude to other world players moving to Indonesia. Hopefully this is a good beginning for Indonesian football and also for Persib.feedback

Bibop Gresta

Indonesia, and Jakarta in particular, is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. With traffic and congestion being such a big issue there, the Hyperloop will be a welcome transformation for the region.feedback

Kia Walker

My granddaughter deserves to be in a loving environment where she can know her grandmother and have a relationship with other family members. I'm willing to face whatever is necessary so that I can raise my granddaughter.feedback

Nava Nuraniyah

On the other hand, though, Salafi ulama [scholars] in Indonesia are among the most vocal opponents of extremism.feedback

Yahya Cholil Staquf

We need King Salman to make a clear and bold statement denouncing radicalism.feedback

Yahya Cholil Staquf

His visit will be easily perceived as more support to radical Islamic movements in Indonesia, as it is already a common public understanding that those radical movements take theological reference from Saudi Wahhabism and have been enjoying various kinds of support from Saudi Arabia.feedback

Dadi Darmadi

That being said, the Indonesian government has to be more wise and stop considering the hajj quota as a political gambit to attract more populist support in this country.feedback

Muhammad Adlin Sila

Theology, which is a mandatory subject there, is only taught by committed Wahhabis, and I really think their ideology is antithetical to traditional Indonesian Islam, which is usually syncretic and relaxed.feedback

Nava Nuraniyah

We've been seeing some evidence of the transition from Salafism to extremism among female extremists of the ISIS generation.feedback

Mohammad Abdullah Alshuaibi

We have built mosques, hospitals, and schools there. And an Arabic language institute. Wahhabi, Wahhabi, Wahhabi… people love to throw around this term without knowing what it means! They make baseless accusations. It is crazy!feedback

Din Wahid

The advent of Salafism in Indonesia is part of Saudi Arabia's global project to spread its brand of Islam throughout the Muslim world.feedback

Chris Chaplin

Salafi pesantren, and Saudi-inspired religious education in general, no longer necessarily rely on Saudi donations, as followers have become incredibly adept at raising money locally.feedback

Chris Chaplin

In fact, given the size of his entourage, I wouldn't be surprised if there will be a flurry of networking activity amongst Indonesian alumni of Saudi universities.feedback

Vera Eve Lim

I would say that in general loan demand has started picking up and also in trade finance, you also see customers start coming back to the banks and require more facility… In general I would say we remain positive. In general, inflation is very low – I think this is the lowest in the last 10 years. So the hike in interest rates it will not impact the banking business in the next 18 months because today's interest rates is also very low, I think historical low.feedback

Yenny Wahid

The two countries face the same challenge of rising radicalism and intolerance so cooperation in those areas will be beneficial. Saudi Arabia has been aggressive in de-radicalization and rehab programs for terrorists. We can learn best practices from each other.feedback

Richard Adkerson

Many of our shareholders feel that we have been too nice. Now we are in the position of standing up for our rights under the contract. The polite approach that we have had in the past, if we go to arbitration, is going to be replaced with tough lawyers.feedback

Yusri Yunus

We're currently in the government office. There was information from the people that there was a bomb explosion.feedback

Rachmat Makkasau

AMNT will immediately resume export activities and continue our mining operations at Batu Hijau as normal.feedback

Carsten Menke - Julius Baer Group

It's all about the disruptions in Chile and Indonesia, but we don't think it will have a lasting impact . The assumption is that the strike at Escondida will be contained duration wise.feedback

Max Layton - Goldman Sachs Group

It's creating a nickel ore deficit, not a refined metal deficit...higher ore prices push up nickel pig-iron costs.feedback

Abdurrahman M. Fachir

This also is a promotion in itself, and hopefully this will increase the numbers of tourist arrivals from the Middle East.feedback

Richard Adkerson

Right now we are at an impasse with the government. At the end of that period if this dispute is not resolved we reserve the right at that time to commence arbitration. I'm confident the U.S. government will want to see Freeport treated fairly.feedback

Ignasius Jonan

If there's no agreement, this can be brought to arbitration. Not only Freeport, the government also has a right to bring this to arbitration.feedback

Ignasius Jonan

But it would be a much better step rather than always using the issue of firing workers as a tool to pressure the government.feedback

Ida Anisafitri

We would see her briefly with the child, and then she would go back inside the house.feedback

Riza Pratama - Freeport Indonesia

We are continuing to cooperate (with the government) so that our exports of concentrate can return to normal. Let's see what happens tomorrow.feedback

Tito Karnavian

Such an action was done three or four times and they were given a few dollars for it, and with the last target, Kim Jong Nam, allegedly there were dangerous materials in the sprayer. She was not aware that it was an assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents.feedback

Virgo Solossa - Freeport Indonesia

Everything has stopped completely. It's just maintenance now. If they aren't careful, this has and will impact (Freeport operations), both for workers as immediate beneficiaries and the broader community as recipients of benefits from Freeport's presence.feedback

Roberto Herrera-Lim

I think the surprise was that Ahok performed better than expected. Polls a fews weeks ago were painting him around 30, 35 percent. It shows that although tensions have been inflamed by the rallies, by the anti-Christian (and) anti-Chinese sentiment, they've toned down a bit since then. Some Indonesians say they must have a Muslim, they must have an ethnic Indonesian as governor of Jakarta. That's going to inform a lot of votes still.feedback

Roberto Herrera-Lim

Ahok is what we call a double minority in terms of ethnicity and religion so it triggered passions about this … It's just a circumstance of having one really high-profile target and people who were on the extremes targeted him for that.feedback

Lim Ming Yan - Capitaland

Our 36 percent now is something we are comfortable with, but having said that, we are constantly looking at opportunities across the different markets that we have a presence in. I think the market is underpinned by relatively high economic growth. In addition to that, I think there's a significant urbanization that's taking place. So we have very much been focusing on the Tier 1 and the Tier 2 cities. We are also looking at Indonesia – these are major markets within this region. We are also looking at markets beyond Asia in Europe as well as in the U.S.feedback

Charles Bradford - Bradford Research

You can't count on these things continuing. It was like the run-up in coal price earlier last year when the Chinese cut back the operating days (at coal boilers); the price ran up…China decided it was too much, put back the extra days, price is (back down), it happens quickly.feedback

Warren Patterson - ING Bank

There's quite a wide gap between what workers are wanting and what BHP is offering.feedback

Alastair Munro - Marex

If the proposed measures are applied this should impact a significant proportion of current China steel and aluminium output.feedback

Ho Woei Chen

Various reports suggest conviction for blasphemy, which comes with a jail term of up to five years, is likely. In that event, his hold to the office will be precarious even if he wins the election.feedback

Achmad Sukarsono

Both Yudhoyono and Baswedan are American-educated, moderate Muslims who have little choice but to ride the wave of Islamic populism to compete with Ahok.feedback

Daniel Johan

It's a blatant offense against Indonesia's conservation laws. Police have to investigate this cruel action.feedback

Matt Maley

Indonesia is a very domestic driven economy, so it would be less impacted by a trade war.feedback

Vivienne Lloyd

Copper rallying has a bullish effect on the other base metals, as we saw last Friday, but less so on other commodities such as energy. It seems more likely to be a short term rally based on recent disruption events. A sell-off when (BHP Billiton) goes back to work would be the most probable trigger for a reversal. In the interim, however, uncertainty remains around Grasberg (Indonesia). We think PT Freeport Indonesia will move to reduce operations this week due to the export ban, which is likely to spark another short term up-trend.feedback

Riza Pratama - Freeport Indonesia

Exports are still banned as a result of the regulations that were issued in January. There has been no agreement.feedback

Bambang Gatot - Coal & Minerals

Whether they agree or not, we'll see. Whether there are incentives, we can work on this.feedback

Eric Kinneberg - Freeport-McMoRan

These conditions are necessary and critical for (Freeport Indonesia's) long-term investment plans.feedback

Claudius Modesti

In their haste to issue audit reports for their client, the firm and two partners shirked their fundamental duty to obtain sufficient audit evidence.feedback

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

I ask the president, the police chief, do I not have the right to live in my own country, with the human rights that I am entitled to? I'm just asking for justice.feedback

Jean-Sebastian Jacques - Freeport-McMoRan

There is no doubt that Grasberg is a world-class resource. But the key question, especially in the light of what happened three weeks ago, is: is Grasberg a world-class business for us? Everyone was taken by surprise.feedback

Richard Adkerson

As we've approached the completion of the pit, workers have been raising complaints, grievances, and have simply not been meeting productivity standards.feedback

Dina Afrianty

It is the Indonesian government who asked MUI to release a fatwa to minimize the heightened political tension in this last week of the campaign season, In my view, this is very political. As a quasi-government institution, MUI is often used by the government, any political parties or interest groups for their own political purposes. What I have seen since the first trial took place in early December 2016 (is that) the public gradually realized that Ahok's case is actually a political game, not so much about Islam.feedback

Joko Widodo

Libel, hate speech and false words on social media are increasingly troubling society.feedback

Jacob Ricks

Ahok's administration has moved forward on these issues, and hopefully they would continue as planned under the new administration. Ahok is widely seen as a no-nonsense manager … It remains to be seen if either of the other two candidates would be as effective.feedback

Colm Fox

Mayoral and district head elections in Indonesia are very personalistic. In terms of winning an election, the character traits and identity of the candidates and whether they are likeable is key. In contrast, the ability for parties to foster support for their candidates is weak (as) most of Indonesia's parties are still relatively new and the public's attachment to (them) is still weak. (p)olicy has become more important in recent years and candidates have become increasingly specific on their policies.feedback

Prihadi Santoso

Freeport has just issued a notice this morning that they will reduce (mining) activities in stages. We are trying to meet our commitments to our clients.feedback

Bill Sullivan

This lack of transparency can result in very surprising decisions, especially when you have a foreign party seeking recovery from a well-resourced and well-connected local party.feedback

Hary Tanoesoedibjo

Nations "if needed. With the Trump Organisation, the capacity is a business relationship. It's still the same before and after Trump became president. But if needed, I can try to help.feedback

Maaruf Amin

We will issue it as soon as possible, because the situation is worrying. Hopefully, at least Muslims won't be involved anymore in hoaxes.feedback

Bambang Gatot - Coal & Minerals

While their special mining license is not definitive, we cannot apply (these rules) fully.feedback

Juda Agung - Bank Indonesia

There are inflationary pressures coming from adjustment in electricity tariffs and from the global condition, so the room for BI (Bank Indonesia) to lower the benchmark rate has become limited.feedback

Ignasius Jonan

If they satisfy the requirements, including the requirements to build a smelter, we will issue them with a temporary special mining permit and an export (permit) too.feedback

Achal Agarwal - Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific

I think the reality is that many people will sometimes talk of an Asian consumer. There's no such animal, Even within a country, there are different consumers ... What works in Indonesia may not work in Thailand and Malaysia so we actually tailor our products for the customers in that specific market.feedback

Joko Widodo

We hope that at the beginning of this year there is planning and quick action (so) we can prevent forest and land fires in 2017. Check preparations for aerial operations, air patrols, rain making and water bombing. These have to move quickly from the start.feedback

Sutopo Nugroho

The province of Riau today declared emergency status for forest and land fires for 96 days.feedback

Steven Ciobo

Certainly I know that Indonesia has expressed a possible interest and there would be scope for China . . . indeed other countries, to consider joining and to join in order to get the benefits that flow as a consequence.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

Losing the United States from the TPP is a big loss, there is no question about that. But we are not about to walk away from our commitment to Australian jobs. You have to recognize that his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has been a longtime advocate for it. The Republican Party in the Congress have been strong supporters of the TPP. It is possible that U.S. policy could change over time on this, as it has done on other trade deals.feedback

Emirsyah Satar

As far as I know, when I was the CEO of PT Garuda Indonesia, I had never done corrupt activities and I did not receive anything that was related to my position.feedback

Riza Pratama - Freeport Indonesia

There is no requirement to pay export duties on concentrates or to conduct further divestments (under the company's existing contract).feedback

Oliver Salmon - Oxford Economics

A weaker ringgit will help boost export competitiveness and this comes at a time where export growth is really starting to pick up toward the end of last year and early this year and so external demand is really seen as a catalyst to growth for next year especially as there are some soft patches in the domestic economy.feedback

Oliver Salmon - Oxford Economics

They've already taken steps to try to shore up the ringgit. For example, they've compelled exporters to convert about 75 percent of proceeds into the ringgit. This should help boost reserves. We've seen a significant decline in reserves in the last 18 months, but they'll be a lot more cautious in setting policy over the next year as a result of this fear of capital outflows.feedback