Bahaya Lidah dan Beberapa Perkara Akhlak

Tentang Bicara dan Penjagaan Lidah He has created man: He has taught him speech (and intelligence) - (Al-Qur’an: Surat Ar-Rahman 3-4). Di antara Hadis Nabi (SAW) tentang Lidah: Yang paling banyak menyebabkan orang masuk surga adalah taqwa dan akhlak yang baik (good temper), dan yang paling banyak membawa orang ke neraka adalah dua lubang: mulut … Continue reading Bahaya Lidah dan Beberapa Perkara Akhlak

Will Jakarta Still Congested if Not Capital City?

The congested Capital. It is difficult to imagine Jakarta without the “capital city” title. But that's what the Acting Governor of Jakarta, Heru Budi Hartono, reminded recently. The discourse on moving the national capital (IKN) to East Kalimantan has been echoed for a long time. The government targets the transfer to occur in the first … Continue reading Will Jakarta Still Congested if Not Capital City?

Observing Anies’ Promises: Did He Make a More Livable City?

The popularity of free public workspaces in Jakarta is likely to continue indefinitely. Thanks to Anies Baswedan's efforts who promoted better public spaces for Jakarta residents, such as introducing more public libraries and green spaces in various locations in the city. Surely, it is an unarguable development and a strong note left on his legacy … Continue reading Observing Anies’ Promises: Did He Make a More Livable City?

List of Publications

Please find many articles in English and Indonesian languages published in the following media: English Publications: The Jakarta Post:The Jakarta Post, 13 November 2021 -- In search of a humane face of megalopolitan Jakarta.The Jakarta Post, 23 June 2021 -- Flattening the Curve by Increasing Perceived Risk. The Jakarta Post, 2 June 2021 -- Five … Continue reading List of Publications

Anies Baswedan & Presidential Election.

All's fair in Indonesian presidential race. Anies with Christmas Carrol participants, Jakarta, December 2019. (Anies disambut umat Kristiani). Benarkah, Anies harus lebih ke "tengah"? Ada sinyalemen bahwa, jika ingin meningkatkan elektabilitasnya dalam pemilihan presiden tahun 2024 mendatang, maka Anies Baswedan harus "bergeser" ke tengah. Sebagai disiratkan Direktur Eksekutif Parameter Politik Indonesia Adi Prayitno, Anies (yang … Continue reading Anies Baswedan & Presidential Election.

Time for Our Youth to Increase Cyber Awareness

Happy #InternationalYouthDay, August 12, 2022. While you read this, according to UNDP recent stories about 1.8 billion young people, the largest generation of youth in history, are transitioning to adulthood. That is one side. On the other hand, they are challenged by social media misused, particularly cyberbullying. Cyberbullying: Be aware and avoid it. Source: Kompas.com Indonesia, … Continue reading Time for Our Youth to Increase Cyber Awareness

Jakarta governor among three frontrunners for President

MANY opinion polls and analysis had shown that Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan is among the most popular candidates for the 2024 presidential election. This article was published in The New Straits Times, Malaysia, 19 July 2022. (click here). Opinion polls consistently ranked Anies among the top three potential candidates. Two others are two-time presidential candidate, … Continue reading Jakarta governor among three frontrunners for President

Tebet Eco-Park, A Space with Profound Performance

Many wonder what the future holds for Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan after he ends his five-year term this coming October. The Park from above. Critics from his opponents largely focus on his ability to give speeches – he is a famous orator with eloquent narratives – on many occasions both domestically and in international forum, … Continue reading Tebet Eco-Park, A Space with Profound Performance

Wow… The Magnificent Jakarta International Stadium

The grandiose Jakarta International Stadium Have you visited the newly-built Jakarta International Stadium (JIS)? I have. Last April 19, I attended the soft-launching of this magnificent venue. It is another achievement by Governor Anies Baswedan that can make his political opponents be more envious, since he has been touted as one of the strongest candidates … Continue reading Wow… The Magnificent Jakarta International Stadium

Formula E: Electric Car or political race?

THE world watched the starting of Formula E, Season 8, electric car race in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on Friday. This may trigger our memory of when Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One (F1) Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit in 2017. Night race in Diriyah (read the calendar from FIA Formula E.com). Perhaps … Continue reading Formula E: Electric Car or political race?

Eh, Ternyata Ada 8 Mazhab Islam

Jika ada orang yang merasa benar sendiri, seolah hanya aliran (mazhab)-nya saja yang benar, mungkin perlu membaca ini. Luaskan wawasan; gunakan kepala dingin untuk menjadi umat yang adil, di tengah -- ummatan washatan. Bukankah di depan Tuhan nanti, hati yang bersih (qalbun saliiem) lah yang akan dilihat-Nya, bukan fiqih siapa yang kita jadikan rujukan?