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Dinesh Keskar - The Boeing Company
Look at countries like Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia – that infrastructure has to grow and will grow. Aviation is the biggest source of tourism for the countries, it is the biggest source of moving people and moving cargo.feedback
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Sep 22 2017
The latest person who has talked about Indonesia is Ignasius Jonan: “The mandate of the president, which has been agreed to by Freeport, is that the divestment should reach 51 percent in total. All that is left is to discuss the timing. The price will be negotiated later.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of Ignasius Jonan and all the other people that have spoken about Indonesia. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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All quotes about Indonesia

Panut Hadisiswoyo

Forest is [a] life support system and [to] protect the forests means [to] protect the future of any form of life, including human population.feedback

Rio Ardi

We make a (seedling) nursery, find the most suitable seeds and plant them. When seeds are germinated, we replant them in the ground. The new sprouts can easily be burnt by the intense sunlight or be destroyed by elephants or other animals. Moreover, the success of the reforestation will ultimately depend on how we secure the land from encroachment and wildfires.feedback

Rudi Putra

People have to understand when they eat more from the palm oil product, that means we will be cutting down the remaining forests.feedback

Ridwan Kamil

The way we spend money in Indonesian cities for infrastructure is very conventional, it's too slow.feedback

Irvan Rivano Muchtar

I didn't come from a pesantren, so I have to learn and follow the culture. I'm ready to recite the Quran, and sing rock 'n' roll.feedback

Sidney Jones

The [Jakarta] governor election turned the FPI into something bigger than it had ever been before. No one would have thought of it as a political power broker, and now that's the role it has assumed.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We already see elements of ISIS in the Philippines, as you're aware, gaining a foothold. Some of these fighters have gone to the Philippines from Syria and Iraq. We are in conversations with the Philippine government, with Indonesia, with Malaysia, with Singapore, with Australia, as partners to recognize this threat, try to get ahead of this threat.feedback

Carsten Menke - Julius Baer Group

The move from $6,000 to $7,000 in a month cannot be explained by fundamentals, which haven't changed and which at this time of the year are normally, seasonally weak. Mine production is recovering from disruptions earlier this year. Chile is reporting a growth in output and the issues between the Indonesian government and Freeport seem to have been resolved.feedback

Donald J. Trump

You call places like Malaysia, Indonesia, and you say, you know, how many people do you have? And it's pretty amazing how many people they have.feedback

Aaron L. Connelly

There will be increasing pressure on the governments of countries with large Muslim populations to take action on this issue. I would not be surprised to see more protests in Malaysia and Indonesia.feedback

Tito Karnavian

The action at Borobudur temple will be prohibited. This is not just part of the heritage of Indonesia, but that of the world. There is no need for protests in response to the Rohingya conflict because the Indonesian government is taking action on it already.feedback

Anang Imamuddin

The Borobudur is an extraordinary symbol of tolerance. We want the world to know that it is in a majority Muslim country but it is safe. Buddhist monks are safe here too.feedback

Rodrigo Duterte

We have agreed that we will talk, the three of us. We are just waiting for the right time. In all probability, it will be a joint... task force. And I will open my borders to the Malaysian authorities and Indonesian authorities. They will be given access.feedback

Ernesto Abella

Granting Isnilon Hapilon's whereabouts in Basilan is true, it would mean that he chose to abandon his men as the battle of Marawi nears its final stretch. Our forces are hot on their heels and it will only be a matter of time before we get him.feedback

Firdda Kurnia

Achievement at school should not always be studying, but it can be music. But some say music will give us nothing. That's not true.feedback

Firdda Kurnia

A hijab and metal music are different. A hijab is my identity, and metal is my music genre.feedback

Rudolf Dethu

In a way, this is great public relations for Indonesia, that Indonesia isn't as radical and 'scary' as lots of people outside of Indonesia think. Plus, those three teenagers are smart and have progressive minds.feedback

Sana Jaffrey

The mode of life has changed. Now more strangers are passing through these areas, and often the residents don't know what their purpose is. If there is indication of a crime, it can lead to a lynching.feedback

Sana Jaffrey

The legal system is seen by many people as too lenient for petty theft.feedback

Richard Adkerson

Those investments will have major returns. We have a lot of work to do to get this documented.feedback

Siti Zubaidah

Let's not have there be any future victims of vigilante justice. If this keeps up, how can we be considered a nation of laws?feedback

Rizal Marito

They thought he was a motorbike thief. They didn't know it was just an amplifier.feedback

Bonny Siddarta

There are so many cases where the masses take the law into their own hands.feedback

Jusuf Kalla

They judged him so speedily. This one must die. This one insulted Islam.feedback

Alghiffari Aqsa

Vigilante justice, like the case that just happened in Bekasi, happens so frequently.feedback

Jeremy Sussman

It is a short-term positive in that, it allows FCX to export for the foreseeable future. With that said, the up to $20 (billion) spend was more than we were anticipating, and material uncertainty still exists over 'fair market value.feedback

Richard Adkerson

We are pleased to announce an agreed framework to support our ongoing operations and investment program in Papua. Reaching this understanding on the structure of a mutual agreement is significant and positive for all stakeholders. Important work remains on documenting this agreement and we are committed to completing the documentation as soon as possible during 2017.feedback

Ignasius Jonan

The mandate of the president, which has been agreed to by Freeport, is that the divestment should reach 51 percent in total. All that is left is to discuss the timing. The price will be negotiated later.feedback

Richard Adkerson

I want to emphasise that our willingness on the agreement to divest a 51 per cent (stake) and to build a smelter is a major concession and compromise on our part.feedback

Kartika Wirjoatmodjo

Big banks can embrace technology and change the way we think about customer relationship, risk management and even direction.feedback

Jeferson Butar

But really, it's a government issue. Maybe the police can do more. It's a government issue, it's not us.feedback

Tim Althoff

At what point do people give up going out because of the air quality and temperature?feedback

Tim Althoff

Jakarta's kind of an interesting city where it takes a lot to be active. Bad sidewalks, motorcycles on the sidewalks. It's clear what could be done to get people to walk more. It doesn't come as a huge surprise that people can't walk much.feedback

Isa Bagus Partha Adnyana

We are supporting the establishment of the Benoa Port. Benoa is located in Bali which perfectly acts as a hub as Bali sits in the middle of Indonesia and also being the central of tourism activity.feedback

Arief Yahya

Which passengers are the target? Back then, cruise ships were definitely rich people. But now people coming to Asia, including Bali, are second-class passengers. Rich people tend to choose the Mediterranean or Europe.feedback

Arief Yahya

With the availability of this new terminal facility, it is hoped that the target of 500,000 foreign tourist arrivals from cruise ships for the year of 2019 can be achieved.feedback

Alfred Sitorus

What makes us lazy is also really just negligence.feedback

Dita Wahyunita

I don't feel safe walking for a number of reasons. The sidewalks here are terrible. In other countries, they have wide sidewalks only for pedestrians, so it's O.K.feedback

Fransino Tirta

People have to be proactive. If walking is not convenient, they can always find activities that are beneficial for their fitness levels and fun to do.feedback

Riza Pratama - Freeport Indonesia

The Main Supply Route also has been cleared, and bus and cargo convoys will resume on a limited basis Monday.feedback

Adrianus Meliala

The punitive attitude among Indonesian society is high, and judges follow that.feedback

Leopold Sudaryono

The corrections service has three main functions: security to keep those detained in a secure environment, rehabilitation and inmate services. The recent prison break reconfirms that the corrections department is incapacitated to perform those functions, particularly the first one.feedback

Kathryn Bonella

I don't think there's any great attempt to reform the prisons – they are packing them in like sardines.feedback

Riza Pratama - Freeport Indonesia

Some of our employee convoys have been cancelled and we will not be scheduling further convoys until the situation is conducive again. We have urged our workers to avoid this area until further notice.feedback

Hilary Lau - Herbert Smith Freehills

We've seen a lot of activities recently in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Myanmar. The whole Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh corridor is also hot as it's connecting the East and West.feedback

Jermaine Pennant

There were so many options. It was not only Hibs. I could have gone to Turkey, Cyprus, back to India, Indonesia. This was definitely not the only deal on offer. People wouldn't bat an eyelid if I went to the top division in Turkey or Cyprus but this is about the big picture. When I had the offer from Glenn Tamplin [Billericay's millionaire owner and now manager] I couldn't turn it down. There could be opportunities here to prepare for coaching or management.feedback

Vincent Nijman

If anybody has been influenced by my books to think an owl would be happiest shut in a small cage and kept in a house, I would like to take this opportunity to say as forcefully as I can, you are wrong. The owls in Harry Potter books were never intended to portray the true behaviour or preferences of real owls.feedback

Vincent Nijman

In the 1990s and 2000s – when I lived in Indonesia – I visited the markets frequently and very few had any owls for sale. Some larger markets in Jakarta occasionally had one or two but only infrequently. But that has changed. I visited Jatinegara market in Jakarta last week and within 30 minutes I had recorded 108 scops owls and 27 barn owls. A total of 13 vendors were offering owls. Owls don't make good pets. Actually, most wild animals don't make good pets. That's why people spent thousands of years domesticating the few species that are now domesticated.feedback

Jairam Ramesh

Following Harry Potter, there seems to be a strange fascination even among the urban middle classes for presenting their children with owls.feedback

Vincent Nijman
Anna Nekaris

The overall popularity of owls as pets in Indonesia has risen to such an extent that it may imperil the conservation of some of the less abundant species.feedback

Vincent Nijman

Two weeks ago I was in a exotic pet cafe in Bangkok and they had two owls, called Hedwig and Harry, and visitors could pet them and have their photo taken with them, dressed up as Harry or Hermione.feedback

Andreas Harsono - Human Rights Watch

It is growing religious intolerance, making their own interpretation of the Quran and using that hostile interpretation against the Chinese temple. They say that it is showing that China is dominating Indonesia.feedback

Koentjoro Soeparno

They have their own system, they have their own country–in my opinion it is dangerous for Indonesia.feedback

Jon Emont

Any new religion, to be successful, would have to present millions of believers with an offer they couldn't refuse.feedback

Nawawi Bahrudin

They should not just use their own yardsticks. They have to be transparent and not just keep it among themselves.feedback

Aloisius Gnneser Tapoona

The sea is our mother. Those who would restrict our access to the sea are those who would kill our mother. Villagers of Lamalera are born from the whale.feedback

Brahmantya Poerwadi

I honor the tribe. But the thing is we need to do something.feedback

Aloysius Enga Beding

The whale is different from other fish. Sharks and mantas are for whoever catches them. But whales are big. They're for the entire community.feedback

Yusuf Fajariyanto

Now they can go farther and catch things they could not originally catch.feedback

Gregorius Dengekae Krova

What's the harm in us selling fish? It wasn't stolen and it isn't illegal drugs.feedback

Riza Pratama - Freeport Indonesia

We are giving an opportunity to striking employees to join recruitment via our contractor.feedback

Richard Adkerson

We are using this as an opportunity to really deal with some workforce issues that have been with us for some time now. We've got support from the authorities.feedback

Kemal Özkan

We will demand that the government uphold fundamental labor standards.feedback

Heru Pambudi

The government is concerned about production, we hope production of cigarettes will gradually drop.feedback

Jacinta Carroll

They [police] have made this disruption only three days after hearing a tip-off, presumably from a partner agency overseas, that attack-planning by this cell was imminent. What we've seen with this attack is that there's an organised cell that has a level of technical capabilities and access to materials that authorities have assessed pose a credible risk.feedback

Tony Fernandes - AirAsia

We're in a fantastic position. Growth factors are very high at the moment ... Business is good and we're going to take 29 planes this year, which is a record number of planes for us. We now have Indonesia and the Philippines kicking some great doors for us, and India is doing surprisingly much better than we anticipated – so early.feedback

Phelim Kine - Human Rights Watch

President Joko Widodo should send a clear and public message to the police that efforts to address the complex problems of drugs and criminality require the security forces to respect everyone's basic rights, not demolish them.feedback

Randy Kolka

This is sort of one of my favorite places on the planet out here. This is what I consider the ultimate bog.feedback

Dharsono Hartono - Rimba Makmur Utama

It's become a story of the people. We want to build the forest back in the community land.feedback

Daniel Murdiyarso

Peatlands are facing tremendous pressures due to deforestation, conversions and drainage for agriculture, and infrastructure development.feedback

Tim Christophersen

From a climate perspective, [peatlands] are the most essential terrestrial ecosystem.feedback

Randy Kolka

That's the oldest [from this bog] right there. Sometimes at the bottom … you'll find shells.feedback

Randy Kolka

It does things that no other ecosystem does from a functional stand point, from processing chemicals to nutrients. It's one of the harshest environments on the planet. And one of the most important.feedback

Ajay Sunder

Prime builds loyalty, and same-day delivery adds to convenience factor. But Prime Now across Indonesia or across Thailand that will remain a distant reality given the logistical challenges.feedback

Ignasius Jonan

This is all part of an effort to have a more open dialogue with our business partners.feedback

Ignasius Jonan

There is no option. It they don't, it's OK, but they cannot export.feedback

Ignasius Jonan

We would have to have a concession for not following cuts from time to time.feedback

Telisa Falianty

Go-Jek can create customer dependence. When customers have no other options, it could be troublesome.feedback

Monica Oudang - Go-Jek Indonesia

It's a fair market. If the price is too low, then no drivers would take the order. If it's too expensive, then customers won't use it.feedback

Joko Widodo

Be firm, especially to foreign drug dealers who enter the country and resist arrest. Shoot them because we indeed are in a narcotics emergency position now.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

But my players kept their discipline well, especially in defence. Even though we were on the back foot in the second half, we still managed to create a couple of good chances. The substitutes todays also provided good contributions.feedback

Julien Vincent

There's probably almost 20 gigawatts of coal power that will go ahead pretty much because it's got public finance.feedback

Julien Vincent

Right now, several key countries supporting the Paris climate change agreement are actively undermining it by trying to expand the polluting coal-power sector in other countries. We wouldn't have this massive spread of new coal-fired power if public finance institutions weren't making them bankable. As early as 2015, private capital investments into clean energy were already double those into fossil fuels. Private investors are vacating the field in terms of coal and putting their money into renewable energy.feedback

Setyo Wasisto

Police will not allow them to hold protests since their organization is already illegal and unrecognized. They will definitely be dispersed.feedback

Andreas Harsono - Human Rights Watch

It's a sad day for Indonesia's fledgling democracy. Hizbut Tahrir might be a controversial group but it should have the right to appeal the banning.feedback

Erwin Maryoto - ExxonMobil

We remain committed to our Indonesia operations and continue to seek and evaluate new opportunities in the country.feedback

Chairul Tanjung

The need for life insurance is increasing as disposable income, life expectancy and financial literacy improves in Indonesia.feedback

Charles Lowrey - Prudential Financial

The partnership advances our business growth strategy by expanding PFI's international footprint into an attractive market with long-term growth potential.feedback

Aimone Ripa di Meana - Lazada Group

We feel very confident about what we've built so far – we have a very unique approach to business. Having built teams that have been with us for a long time that function in a very organic way that know the markets, know the complexities that are in each market, which can't easily be replicated. I don't think knowing how to do (business in) Singapore is in any way relevant to how you build your business in the Philippines or Indonesia.feedback

Wiratmaja Puja

Our production has turned out to be better than predicted. So there's a high possibility we won't need to import in 2019.feedback

Didik Sasongko - Pertamina

We can use it for trading or to optimise Pertamina's LNG portfolio. There's flexibility on delivery.feedback

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Aggressive tax planning is part of MNCs' core business. This is not good, not only for tax revenue but (also) injuring and damaging the sense of justice. And I know, coming back to Indonesia (from the World Bank), this is maybe the most important feeling that needs to be addressed.feedback

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

It is a very ambitious target and I know my colleagues from IMF and World Bank both say it is impossible, so it is a challenge. But I'm sure I love the challenge. If not I'd rather stay at the World Bank and do my old job.feedback

Marcus Mietzner

First and foremost, this is not an effective way of protecting democratic values while trying to contain radicalism. Out of all the options available to a democratic state, issuing an executive order that temporarily bypasses both judicial and legislative processes is probably the worst.feedback

Muhammad Ismael Yusanto

Based on the authority of the presidential decree Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia will soon be disbanded.feedback

Greg Fealy

The risk here is this causes an Islamic backlash against him, and this doesn't look like a thing a nation of laws should be doing.feedback

Wiratmaja Puja

Our production has turned out to be better than predicted. Pertamina has businesses in various countries, so we can re-sell to Bangladesh or others. We are pushing Pertamina to go global.feedback

Teguh Pamuji

Perhaps that will be decided on at the high level meeting at the end of this month.feedback

Muhammad Azril Maridzuan - Starbucks

Don't make it such an issue that we have to boycott a company because of one small statement.feedback

H.R. McMaster

I'll just note that while in Hamburg, the President will meet with many world leaders, including Chancellor Merkel of Germany, the host of the G20, Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Abe of Japan, President Moon of South Korea, President Xi of China, President Putin of Russia, President Peña Nieto of Mexico, President Jokowi of Indonesia, and Prime Minister Lee of Singapore, among others. There's no specific agenda. It's really going to be whatever the president wants to talk about.feedback

Joko Widodo

Pluralism has always been a part of Indonesia's DNA. Despite many challenges, Islam in Indonesia has always been a force for moderation.feedback

Rukmini Callimachi

The group that took the couple is AQIM. They renamed themselves last year but remain Al Qaeda's affiliate in the region, and they have long financed themselves through ransoms.feedback

Joko Driyono

The 2034 World Cup is important so that South East Asian nations may quickly improve their facilities. Furthermore, it has been confirmed that the 2034 edition will be contested by 48 nations. Why 2034? This is because there is an informal rotation policy among the six continents. After Africa, it had gone to Brazil, and then Asia. If this continues, the following turn for Asia will be the 2034 edition.feedback

Barack Obama

First of all, I think it's important that even though the current U.S. administration has signaled it is going to pull out, technically it's not out yet. Point two is that many of the changes that we locked in during my administration continue.feedback

Barack Obama

Indonesia is made of thousands of islands, hundreds of languages, scores of regions and ethnic groups. So my time here made me cherish and respect for people's differences. It is very important here in Indonesia, the United States, Europe, everywhere, to fight against the politics of 'us and them.feedback

Fetty Kwartati

We also value the religious background of our customers and employees.feedback

Barack Obama

My stepfather...was raised a Muslim but he respected Hindus and he respected Buddhists and he respected Christians. If you are strong in your own faith then you should not be worried about someone else's faith.feedback

Fareed Zakaria

I've been stunned by the outpouring of hate over the last year. My Twitter feed was probably 2 percent racist or bigoted: go back to India, or they don't know where I'm from, so India, Egypt, Indonesia, whatever. And often very colorful language. In the last year it's gone up to 20 percent, 25 percent.feedback

Hotman Paris Hutapea

The content of Hary Tanoesoedibjo's SMS is general and idealistic and does not threaten anyone.feedback

Jonathan Horrell - Mondelēz International

It's going to take a significant amount of time to transform an entire sector. One of the things that will drive that shift is transparency and much greater levels of traceability right back to the mill.feedback

Jonathan Horrell - Mondelēz International

We have seen progress, but it isn't happening fast enough and I think everyone feels frustrated. You can't just go around and exclude everybody, otherwise you end up losing all of your influence. It's an incredibly difficult judgment.feedback

Thomas Lembong

I see good intention and spirit from Facebook. What we care about are taxes and responsible content.feedback

Nasir Abas

Our challenges are countless: limited funding, social stigma and even the simple geography of Indonesia. But terrorists returning to society is a fact of life in many places now. I strongly believe this is the best long-run approach.feedback

Nasir Abas

We need these women to be part of counterterrorism because they're the missing link in the rehabilitation equation. When militant jihadists return from jail, we need another person in their lives to be a positive force.feedback

Noor Huda Ismail

These men long to achieve high social standing. What we can remind them is that there are paths to do so as a husband and father.feedback

Dete Aliah

Women are more reliable. When male jihadists go to jail, the entire burden of running a family is handled by the wife alone. And on top of all that, there's the community and family stigma. They bear the consequences of their husbands' ideology.feedback

Dete Aliah

Donors are very hesitant to give money. They don't want to inadvertently finance terrorists.feedback

Judith Jacob

The family unit, broadly conceptualized, is important to Islamist militant networks in Indonesia. Not unlike what royal families in Europe did to secure alliances.feedback

Gatot Nurmantyo

It's easy to jump from Marawi to Indonesia and we must all beware of sleeper cells being activated in Indonesia.feedback

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

We already have an agreement with them based on 2016. But we can't disclose the figure, that is a secret.feedback

Kathleen Quirk - Freeport-McMoRan

We think we're on a path to be able to get that resolved during this year and that's our top priority.feedback

Ong Kim Swee

It's very important. Our (AFC qualifiers) group is like pre-SEA Games, Indonesia and Thailand are both in it. Both teams are preparing for the SEA Games, and we can learn a lot from the AFC (qualifiers), while at the same time trying to qualify for the finals in 2018.feedback

Chris Shepherd

I can't think of any species in Southeast Asia that benefits from commercial captive breeding. I've been to almost every reptile farm in Indonesia, and none have breeding facilities. Wildlife dealers are running circles around everyone. It's a joke. No matter how many tigers are farmed, we still have wild tigers getting killed.feedback

Warren Patterson - ING Bank

We saw the nickel ore export ban lifted in Indonesia, so we've seen Antam, for example, start exporting nickel ore to China. The other potential big change going forward is the change in the environmental secretary in the Philippines. Market expectations are that we could see some sort of relaxation in policy. So where we saw 21 mines shut or suspended, we could see some of them coming back online.feedback

Mohammad Subuh

Indonesia is the most liberal country for the tobacco industry. Let's not open again the opportunities for the industry to lure teenagers to party with cigarettes. It's like jumping from a helicopter without a parachute. Indonesia is terrifying because it has among the most baby smokers in the world. From elementary school until high school, the smoking rate is also one of the highest.feedback

Muhammad Khanavi

A lot of advertisements here send the message that if you don't smoke, you're not macho, you're not cool.feedback

Michael Oppenheimer - O'Neal

The actions of the United States are bound to have a ripple effect in other emerging economies that are just getting serious about climate change, such as India, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. We will see more extreme heat, damaging storms, coastal flooding and risks to food security. And that's not the kind of world we want to live in.feedback

Imdadun Rahmat

Habib Rizieq is now aware that protection of human rights is needed for the good of everyone and to defend everyone. Even those who are extremely Islamic are holding onto the idea of human rights.feedback

Mohammed Nuruzzaman

If he respects the legal process, he wouldn't run off abroad.feedback

Usman Hamid

Of course this can undermine the personal credibility of Rizieq's leadership. But they should target the root cause of extremism.feedback

Slamet Maarif

It's unlikely the police did this without direction from the president. The police are just a tool.feedback

Muhammad Sholeh

It is unusual to see a group of hijab-wearing girls playing metal music or even women shouting. But we're talking about metal here, which is loud.feedback

Richard Javad Heydarian

As the first president from Mindanao, public expectations have been and continue to be high. Counterterrorism will likely dominate his agenda in the short to medium run, and this will likely nudge him to solicit assistance from tried and tested allies like America.feedback

Yusri Yunus

The roles of each and their group are still being investigated.feedback

Anton Muhajir

If you talk to people in the markets or in food stalls, no one knows about it.feedback

Retno Napitupulu

I'm very surprised at how the Australians have overreacted to this. They have to follow our laws.feedback

Anthony Lambert

There's not very many Australian drug traffickers that you could say are media stars. She's a celebrity prisoner, which is a relatively new phenomenon. It was very naïve for a lot of Australians to think that they could somehow impact the legal system of another country. In some ways, it's a little bit racist because it's imposing our ethic or code. We weren't really prepared to see Bali and Indonesia in terms of its own sovereignty, which is something we've learned.feedback

Lauren Rosewarne

I think half the population saw themselves in her, saw her in a bad situation in no fault of their own. I think the other half looked down at her, saw her as the equivalent of white trash.feedback

Tony Fernandes - AirAsia

We're seeing a much better environment. Some of our competitors are cutting costs, they're raising fares. We're also driven by very good results in the Philippines and Indonesia, these were two laggards for us before … and India is doing much better than expected so all the guns are moving in the right direction.feedback

Sidney Jones

Setbacks in Syria and Iraq have heightened the importance of other theaters for ISIS, and in Southeast Asia, the focus is the Philippines. ISIS supporters around the region have been urged to join the jihad in the Philippines if they can't get to Syria, and to wage war at home if they can't travel at all.feedback

Zachary Abuza

Southeast Asia was never a priority for ISIS, and it is hard for me to make the case that fighting for survival in Iraq and Syria, or at least trying not to lose any more territory, that they will stay focused on Southeast Asia.feedback

Phelim Kine - Human Rights Watch

Duterte's martial law threatens military abuses in Mindanao that could rival the murderous 'drug war' in urban areas. It's crucial that the country's security forces abide by international law at all times and hold rights violators to account.feedback

Setyo Wasisto

The police officers were on duty to guard a group of people who were holding a parade. The parade hadn't passed yet when the blast happened.feedback

Setyo Wasisto

So far, the death toll consists of three policemen, two suicide bombers.feedback

Setyo Wasisto

I expressed my deep condolence, in fact three policemen were killed. There were explosions and the latest investigation found that there are two suicide bombers, all men.feedback

Eddy Martono

After completing all these (policies), the government has to have a masterplan for national palm oil. The reality now is Indonesian palm oil has become an economic backbone.feedback

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama

It is not right to protest against each other in the process I am going through now. What a loss the citizens of Jakarta would have to endure–congestion and economic losses due to demonstrations that disrupt traffic.feedback

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

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