Opinion



  • Empty Promises on Zero Emissions
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    Empty Promises on Zero Emissions

    Environmentalists are criticizing President Joko Widodo for his lack of ambition to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. This is proof that the government does not care about the climate crisis.

  • Toothless Consensus
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    Toothless Consensus

    Although it may sound good, the agreement by ASEAN leaders on Myanmar is non-binding and will be difficult to implement. It is like a dog barking at passing cars.

  • No Surprise from KPK
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    No Surprise from KPK

    After the law was revised, criminal acts and violations of ethics by KPK staff, investigators and leaders were predicted from the outset. Rotten at the tail, body and head.

  • Last Words from Nanggala-402
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    Last Words from Nanggala-402

    The sinking of KRI Nanggala-402 leaves sorrow and a question: why was a vessel unfit for operations forced to sail? The large-scale procurement of arms is not an answer to the problems with military equipment.

  • Many Roads Lead to Home
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    Many Roads Lead to Home

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Farewell to Terawan's Vaccine
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    Farewell to Terawan's Vaccine

    There is no longer any need for the government to be responsible for research into the Nusantara vaccine being promoted by former Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto. None of the claims about it have been tested clinically.

  • Squeezed by Digital Giants
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    Squeezed by Digital Giants

    The merger of Gojek and Tokopedia will begin a major disruption to the Indonesian economy. The government must anticipate the consequences for tax revenues and the quality of the workforce.

  • Lesson Learned from India
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    Lesson Learned from India

    The number of deaths from Covid-19 in India has soared following a religious celebration. Unfortunate result of populist decisions taken based on electoral interests.

  • The Halfhearted Tax Investigation
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    The Halfhearted Tax Investigation

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) seems to lack seriousness in its investigation of the Angin Prayitno Aji tax case. Reform of taxation stands at the edge of an abyss.

  • While I'm Away …
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    While I'm Away …

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Deflated Mission
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    Deflated Mission

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • A New Chapter of The BLBI Case
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    A New Chapter of The BLBI Case

    The chase after assets held by Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) recipients should continue with all the force of the law behind it. This needs to be done with transparency and no favoritism.

  • The Danger in Politicizing Research
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    The Danger in Politicizing Research

    President Joko Widodo separated the National Research and Innovation Agency from the ministry of research and technology. A decision heavily influenced by his political party’s interest.

  • Another Political Party Fiasco
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    Another Political Party Fiasco

    The internal conflict in the National Awakening Party (PKB) must be resolved democratically. There must be no government intervention.

  • The Dream of Algorithm Hill
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    The Dream of Algorithm Hill

    Recreating Silicon Valley is not as easy as turning the back of one’s hand. Without a solid ecosystem in place, the Algorithm Hill project in Sukabumi, West Java, could well be mere business cunning out to grab tax deductions and import duty waivers while establishing a special economic zone.

  • Fiasco at the Villages Ministry
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    Fiasco at the Villages Ministry

    Alleged trading of postings within the Villages Ministry shows a major flaw in the practice of good governance. Placement of politicians in ministries are most often problematic.

  • The Tourism Dilemma
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    The Tourism Dilemma

    In the middle of the pandemic, the government is allowing music concerts and sporting events to be held. This is inconsistent with government’s prohibition for homecoming or mudik in Idul Fitri.

  • Republic of Content
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    Republic of Content

    President Jokowi validated hedonistic sensibility on social media when he attended the wedding of social media celebrity Atta Halilintar. It showed scant regard for social empathy.

  • Women in Acts of Terrorism
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    Women in Acts of Terrorism

    Women conducting acts of terrorism are themselves the victims of terrorism. There is an urgent need for a paradigm shift in deradicalization programs.

  • CASE CLOSED
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    CASE CLOSED

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

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