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THE repeated burning of the forests in recent years is proof that the state is powerless in the face of the corporations thought to be behind the fires.
Following involvement of police officers, prosecutors and attorneys, the Joko Tjandra scandal has now spread to the Supreme Court. This shows the never-ending decay of our judicial system.
The pollution of the Bengawan Solo River continues without any satisfactory solution. Serious measures are needed against the companies that dispose waste.
Relying on a vaccine as the only solution, the government has lost its way in its handling of the pandemic. This is a reflection of Jokowi’s poor leadership.
Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman
THE government’s poor handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has played a significant role in the high number of deaths of healthcare workers in Indonesia.
The hunting of rare birds is on the increase. Removing them from the list of protected species is a crime against the planet.
The plan by the government and the House of Representatives to reduce the independence of Bank Indonesia is very dangerous. It would damage the markets and is against the Constitution.
The presidential regulation on tariffs for electricity has many incentives. Transparency is the key to avoiding moral hazard.
NOT every netizen who openly supports government policy is a ‘buzzer’—social media propagandists.
Two members of the House of Representatives intervene in an investigation into the smuggling of textiles being carried out by the Attorney General’s Office. This is the ugly face of our legislators.
The safety of environmental defenders and indigenous communities are increasingly under threat. It is not enough to show concern merely by wearing traditional costumes.
A number of state-owned companies have moved into the app-based logistics business. This is at odds with the Business Competition Law.
THE endeavor to uncover the real mastermind behind Joko Soegiarto Tjandra’s escape is far from complete, even though the police has declared a number of people who was involved in protecting the corruption case fugitive, as suspects.
The Army and the intelligence agency must not involve themselves in research to find a treatment for Covid-19. Soldiers and spies cannot produce a miracle cure.
The government plans to provide military education for university students. It is claimed this will increase their love for the country.
The government forecast economic growth of 4.5 to 5.5 percent in 2021. To achieve it, Indonesia needs a significant booster.
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