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Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman
THE Job Creation Law is a cul de sac—a dead end without a way out, without hope.
The government has made it easier for compensation to be paid out to victims of terrorism. But it is still not yet on the side of the victims of human rights violations.
Not all of Indonesia’s biodiversity has been exploited to make natural medicines. Government subsidies must not be the determining factor.
The government injected Rp22 trillion into Jiwasraya by establishing a new insurance company. This is the best of all the possible schemes.
After a protracted search for justice, a domestic worker from Indonesia won in a Singapore court of appeal. It is time to stop sending unskilled migrant workers overseas.
A Pekanbaru court acquitted bribery suspect who gave money to former Riau governor Annas Maamun. The Supreme Court must look into the motives behind this verdict.
The Job Creation Law ignores environmental aspects and workers’ rights. It will end up reducing investment.
IN the drawing up of the Job Creation Law, the House of Representatives (DPR) acted exactly like a furniture factory producing a wooden cupboard ordered by the administration of President Joko Widodo.
Form year to year, the hoax of the revival of communism continues to be used as ammunition to attack political opponents. It is time this nation to move on.
The project to construct a motorbike racing track at Mandalika has triggered land conflicts. It is not simply a matter of compensation.
Rejecting an extension of special autonomy status, a number of groups in Papua have demanded a referendum. The government must prioritize dialogue.
THE main priority of a state-owned enterprise (SOE) should be to obtain the largest possible profits for the state.
Sociologist, Jakarta State University
PRESIDENT Joko Widodo needs to explain more clearly what he meant when at the beginning of March he ordered the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) to take measures in the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The simultaneous regional elections could trigger new Covid-19 clusters. Continuing with them is a crime against the people’s constitutional rights.
A sugarcane plantation and refinery owned by a subsidiary of the Djarum Group in East Sumba took over traditional lands. Indigenous people’s rights continue to be ignored.
The government is busy sprucing up assets owned by the state. It must not fall into the same trap twice.
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