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  • The Usual Suspects

    The Usual Suspects

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Omnibus’ Dead End

    Omnibus’ Dead End

    THE Job Creation Law is a cul de sac—a dead end without a way out, without hope.

  • Responsibility towards Victims

    Responsibility towards Victims

    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.

  • A Long and Winding Road

    A Long and Winding Road

    Not all of Indonesia’s biodiversity has been exploited to make natural medicines. Government subsidies must not be the determining factor.

  • A Lifeboat for Jiwasraya

    A Lifeboat for Jiwasraya

    The government injected Rp22 trillion into Jiwasraya by establishing a new insurance company. This is the best of all the possible schemes.

  • Investor Invasion

    Investor Invasion

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Stop Sending Maids

    Stop Sending Maids

    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.

  • Mistaken Verdict

    Mistaken Verdict

    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 Curious Case of Omnibus Law

    The Curious Case of Omnibus Law

    The Job Creation Law ignores environmental aspects and workers’ rights. It will end up reducing investment.

  • The Job Creation Flaws

    The Job Creation Flaws

    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.

  • The Ghost that Never Fades Away

    The Ghost that Never Fades Away

    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.

  • A Disputed Track in Mandalika

    A Disputed Track in Mandalika

    The project to construct a motorbike racing track at Mandalika has triggered land conflicts. It is not simply a matter of compensation.

  • Dialogue, Not Violence

    Dialogue, Not Violence

    Rejecting an extension of special autonomy status, a number of groups in Papua have demanded a referendum. The government must prioritize dialogue.

  • Telkom’s Share Gamble

    Telkom’s Share Gamble

    THE main priority of a state-owned enterprise (SOE) should be to obtain the largest possible profits for the state.

  • Cruel Justice

    Cruel Justice

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Civil Society After #Reformasi Corrupted

    Civil Society After #Reformasi Corrupted

    Robertus Robet Sociologist, Jakarta State University

  • The All-Seeing Intelligence Agency

    The All-Seeing Intelligence Agency

    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.

  • Boycott or Delay

    Boycott or Delay

    The simultaneous regional elections could trigger new Covid-19 clusters. Continuing with them is a crime against the people’s constitutional rights.

  • Unfortunate Tale of Umalulu People

    Unfortunate Tale of Umalulu People

    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.

  • Saving State Property

    Saving State Property

    The government is busy sprucing up assets owned by the state. It must not fall into the same trap twice.

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