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  • My Beloved Reporters

    My Beloved Reporters

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Struggling to Survive

    Struggling to Survive

    The financial situation of PLN continues to worsen. This is due to complications as a result of a bad national electricity policy.

  • Powerful Preman

    Powerful Preman

    Preman are still involved in public safety matters that should be the responsibility of the police. The nation must not be defeated by these thugs.

  • Learning the Ropes

    Learning the Ropes

    Education Ministry’s project to build the capacity of teachers has led to intense public debate. There were problems with the selection process.

  • Losing Hope

    Losing Hope

    THE decision by the environment and forestry ministry to grant permission for the construction of a road through the middle of the Hutan Harapan (forest of hope) in Jambi and South Sumatra is a step back in the endeavor to overcome climate change.

  • Goodbye Masela

    Goodbye Masela

    The development of the Masela Block could be uncertain once more after Shell announced its intention to withdraw. This is the result of constantly changing government policies.

  • Smuggled Undetected

    Smuggled Undetected

    Smuggling of methylamphetamine continues in Southeast Asia. The law enforcement authorities should deal with it tactically and systematically.

  • New Committee, No Strategy

    New Committee, No Strategy

    The government seems to have lost its way in dealing with the pandemic. The effectiveness of the Covid-19 response and national economic recovery committee is open to question.

  • Peaceful Faces of Islam

    Peaceful Faces of Islam

    Religion should free people.

  • Business Trip

    Business Trip

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Next Bill?

    Next Bill?

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Misguided Takeover

    Misguided Takeover

    The takeover of the Rokan Block by Pertamina has the potential to cause losses. The government policy of nationalizing foreign assets needs to be corrected.

  • Eternal Chaos

    Eternal Chaos

    The internal conflict in the all Indonesian Soccer Association hampers the national team’s preparations for the U-20 World Cup. The future of the League 1 competition remains unclear.

  • Tragedy in a Safe House

    Tragedy in a Safe House

    A 13-year-old girl was repeatedly raped by a family member, then by an official in a safe house. These new facts show that the sexual violence eradication law is a matter of urgency.

  • Returning SOEs Back to People

    Returning SOEs Back to People

    The recent tug-of-war of political interests in the appointments of commissioners of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) can only be ended if the paradigm of managing state companies is fundamentally changed.

  • Anti-Corona Necklace

    Anti-Corona Necklace

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Toothless Oversight

    Toothless Oversight

    Bank Mayapada is preparing for a limited public offering to overcome a liquidity crunch. The oversight of the OJK is open to question.

  • Impossible Dream

    Impossible Dream

    The treaty with the Swiss government will not immediately make it easier to recover money deposited by convicted corruptors in that nation. Political will is needed.

  • Ignorant Lawmakers

    Ignorant Lawmakers

    The DPR has removed the Sexual Violence Bill from the agenda for deliberations this year. This ignores the urgency and aspirations of the victims.

  • Broken System

    Broken System

    THE freedom that Joko Soegiarto Tjandra had to leave and return to Indonesia while still on the wanted list is a sign that something is not right with law enforcement in this country.

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