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  • The Almighty
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    The Almighty

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Exposing A Global Laundromat
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    Exposing A Global Laundromat

    BEHIND the big names of major banks around the world is a hidden story of the failure of the global financial system to detect cross-border crime.

  • Looking for Leadership
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    Looking for Leadership

    The government seems to has lost its way in the fight against the pandemic. Jokowi’s leadership is at stake.

  • Strong Men Behind Makassar Reclamation
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    Strong Men Behind Makassar Reclamation

    The extraction of sand for the reclamation of Makassar New Port threatens the livelihoods of fishermen. Matters will get worse after the omnibus law is passed.

  • When Sugar is No Longer Sweet
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    When Sugar is No Longer Sweet

    A number of sugar mills in Java stopped milling early because of competition from the private sector. It is time the government left the business and became neutral regulator.

  • The Root Cause of Forest Burning
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    The Root Cause of Forest Burning

    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.

  • The Complex Knot of Joko Tjandra’s Bribery
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    The Complex Knot of Joko Tjandra’s Bribery

    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.

  • Polluted Bengawan Solo
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    Polluted Bengawan Solo

    The pollution of the Bengawan Solo River continues without any satisfactory solution. Serious measures are needed against the companies that dispose waste.

  • Chaotic Response to the Pandemic
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    Chaotic Response to the Pandemic

    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.

  • Overwhelmed
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    Overwhelmed

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Constitutional Court Law Revision
  • Dangerous Pandemic Policies
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    Dangerous Pandemic Policies

    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.

  • Siti’s way of Protecting Birds
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    Siti’s way of Protecting Birds

    The hunting of rare birds is on the increase. Removing them from the list of protected species is a crime against the planet.

  • Don’t Mess with the Central Bank
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    Don’t Mess with the Central Bank

    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.

  • A New Hope for Clean Energy
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    A New Hope for Clean Energy

    The presidential regulation on tariffs for electricity has many incentives. Transparency is the key to avoiding moral hazard.

  • It Won't Fly, Firli
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    It Won't Fly, Firli

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Why ‘Buzzers’ are a Problem
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    Why ‘Buzzers’ are a Problem

    NOT every netizen who openly supports government policy is a ‘buzzer’—social media propagandists.

  • The Backers of Illegal Textiles
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    The Backers of Illegal Textiles

    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.

  • Silencing Environmental Activists
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    Silencing Environmental Activists

    The safety of environmental defenders and indigenous communities are increasingly under threat. It is not enough to show concern merely by wearing traditional costumes.

  • Dangerous Expansion
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    Dangerous Expansion

    A number of state-owned companies have moved into the app-based logistics business. This is at odds with the Business Competition Law.

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