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

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?

5 Tips Rahasia agar Disukai Orang Lain

Ini tips rahasia. Tapi tidak lagi menjadi rahasia bagi Vanessa van Edwards, yang banyak meneliti mengenai perilaku manusia. Dijuluki sebagai investigator perilaku manusia (human behavior), penulis buku “Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People” ini mengelola situs Science of People. Selain itu, motivator dan trainer wanita yang beberapa kali tampil di acara TED Talks ini … Continue reading 5 Tips Rahasia agar Disukai Orang Lain

‘City 4.0’ leads to happier Jakarta

THIS is about Jakarta and its governor, Anies Baswedan, who has been predicted by many as one of the strongest candidates for the next Indonesian presidency. By Syafiq Basri Assegaff  *)  The article was published in The New Straits Times, Malaysia, on 23 October 2021. (Pictures added separately, from other sources). Shadowed by the defence minister … Continue reading ‘City 4.0’ leads to happier Jakarta

In search of a humane face of megalopolitan Jakarta

Syafiq Basri Assegaff. The Jakarta Post, 13 November 2021. Harboring more than 70 percent of all commercial activities of the nation, Jakarta has been the main attraction to many since the first urbanization took place in the early 1950s. Jakarta is not only the place where every Indonesian – both experts and non-experts – is … Continue reading In search of a humane face of megalopolitan Jakarta

Hoax, Bahaya Infodemi dan Covid-19

Artikel ini aslinya dimuat pada harian Kompas, Senin 21 Juni 2021 (halaman 7) dengan judul "Bahaya Infodemi dan Covid-19" -- klik di sini. Perlu sekitar 5 menit untuk membaca tulisan 1400-an kata ini. Ini adalah tentang infodemi. Terma tentang fenomena adanya ‘wabah informasi kesehatan’, yang belakangan dipenuhi fakta palsu yang menyesatkan. Banyak bukti menunjukkan dampak … Continue reading Hoax, Bahaya Infodemi dan Covid-19

The Tale of Kampung Akuarium

Why live in one of the world's most populated capital cities if you continue to get evicted because the local government says you are occupying its land illegally? Despite being there since the 1970s, how can you live there comfortably knowing your children's future is at stake, with no fair access to primary life services? … Continue reading The Tale of Kampung Akuarium

Fighting the Pandemic with Up-to-Date Data

People wearing masks in Jakarta: winning the race. Health experts in the world advise that accurate and current data is crucial in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, many provinces in Indonesia are showing tardiness in inputting data on active cases in their areas, so they badly need to make improvements. Among seven provinces in Jawa … Continue reading Fighting the Pandemic with Up-to-Date Data

Between political legacy and the pandemic

Indonesia is swimming in Covid-19. The curve rocketed significantly in the past two months, added with the news that a doctor opposed the handling of the pandemic. The original article was published in the New Straits Times, Malaysia, on 25 July 2021. Pictures added separately. This is exacerbated by vaccination hoaxes and the denial of … Continue reading Between political legacy and the pandemic