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Jul 20 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Indonesia. 355 people are quoted and you can read 568 citations of them about Indonesia. Riza Pratama, Luhut Pandjaitan and Joko Widodo, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Riza Pratama said: “We have got approval for exports and are working on finalising an export permit.”.
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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

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

Muhammad Ismael Yusanto

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

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

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

Teguh Pamuji

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

Muhammad Azril Maridzuan - Starbucks

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

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

Joko Widodo

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

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

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

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

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

Fetty Kwartati

We also value the religious background of our customers and

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

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

Hotman Paris Hutapea

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

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

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

Thomas Lembong

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

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

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

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

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'

Dete Aliah

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

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

Gatot Nurmantyo

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

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

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

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

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

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

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

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

Muhammad Khanavi

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

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

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

Mohammed Nuruzzaman

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

Usman Hamid

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

Slamet Maarif

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

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

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

Yusri Yunus

The roles of each and their group are still being

Anton Muhajir

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

Retno Napitupulu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Setyo Wasisto

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

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

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

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

Abdul Gani Isa

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

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

Tommy Sihotang

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

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

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

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

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

Andrew Harwood

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

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

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

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

Andreas Harsono - Human Rights Watch

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

Khairil Jamal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Johan Budi

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Dina Afrianty

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

Dina Afrianty

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

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

Yuyu Rahayu

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

Victor Mambor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ismail Yusanto

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Richard Adkerson

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

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

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

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

Ahmed Shabana

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

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

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

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

Kevin Evans

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

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

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

Joko Widodo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keith Loveard

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

Ismail Yusanto

It is forbidden under Islamic law, to have an infidel

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

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

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

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

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama

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

Said Iqbal

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

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

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

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

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

Riza Pratama - Freeport Indonesia

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

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

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

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

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

Riza Pratama - Freeport Indonesia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joko Supriyono

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

Achmad Sukarsono

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sinta Nuriyah

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

Sinta Nuriyah

It isn't easy erasing teachings that have already penetrated

Sinta Nuriyah

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

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

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

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

Shinta Ratri

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

Kathleen Quirk - Freeport-McMoRan

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

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

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

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

Yasonna Laoly

All the perspectives from all the ministries have been

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

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

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

Arif Havas Oegroseno

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

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

Boy Rafli Amar

The three red notices have been published for those wanted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rohit Garg

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

Vishnu Varathan - Mizuho Bank

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

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

Luke Spajic - PIMCO Investment

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

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

Elvira Lianita

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

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

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

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

Nava Nuraniyah

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