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  • Loosening Criticism Curb

    Loosening Criticism Curb

    The Electronic Information and Transactions Law is being used to indict people for making public criticisms. The President asked his administration to study options for revising the law, not long after some criticisms of the government were made. There is more support to issue directives on interpreting the law rather than revising it.

  • Forced Hijab in Minang Land

    Forced Hijab in Minang Land

    Discrimination against non-muslim students occurred for years in Padang. Padang City government refused to revise the problematic regulation.

  • The President Wants Me to Carry On

    The President Wants Me to Carry On

    Minister of Research and Technology/Chair of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) Bambang Brodjonegoro said he received full support from President Joko Widodo who asked BRIN to start working immediately. He also said that he had disagreements with the Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Tjahjo Kumolo.

  • The Bull's Maze at the Research Institute

    The Bull's Maze at the Research Institute

    The research and technology ministry and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) are in a state of limbo. The PDI-P reportedly wants Megawati Soekarnoputri at the helm of BRIN steering committee.

  • There Is an Assumption That I Am Not Ready to Lead

    There Is an Assumption That I Am Not Ready to Lead

    Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, the General Chairman of Democrat Party, answered various accusations on his leadership and disorder in his party.

  • Loyalty Letters to the Cikeas Party

    Loyalty Letters to the Cikeas Party

    Some regional Democrat Party officials are signing letters stating their loyalty to Agus Yudhoyono. Others are dissatisfied with Agus’ leadership.


  • News of a Coup at Gunung Gede

    News of a Coup at Gunung Gede

    It is said that Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko intended to take over leadership of the Democrat Party. He is suspected of involving Muhammad Nazaruddin, a former corruption case convict, to lobby regional party officials. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is monitoring the counter-offensive measures against Moeldoko.

  • Indonesia’s Corruption Perceptions Index Deteriorates
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    Indonesia’s Corruption Perceptions Index Deteriorates

    The main reason for the corruption perception index’ slump is global investors’ doubts over the government’s stance on fighting corruption.

  • New Police Chief to Revive Civilian Security Force
  • Long Holiday Blues

    Long Holiday Blues

    The government extends public activity restrictions (PPKM). Business owners lobby for the PPKM not to be extended.

  • Surrounded by Complaints

    Surrounded by Complaints

    The Election Organizer Ethics Council fired Arief Budiman as chairman of the General Elections Commission. It was the culmination of a previous dispute.


  • Sinovac Vaccine Certified Halal
  • Between Bed and Bedlam

    Between Bed and Bedlam

    Covid-19 patients struggle to find isolation rooms. Occupancy rate of isolation beds in the Capital reaches 87 percent.

  • Foreigners Banned from Entering Indonesia
  • Holiday Testing Blues

    Holiday Testing Blues

    Minister Luhut Pandjaitan is encouraging the use of antigen tests, which is seen as being more affordable and faster compared to the PCR tests. The antigen tests price is much higher than the base cost of the test kits.

  • Limited of Swab Testing

    Limited of Swab Testing

    Due to the government limiting the level of covid testing, people in several regions are having difficulty accessing swab tests.

  • Back to School?

    Back to School?

    A number of schools are ready to resume in-class learning this month, but they still need regional government authorization.

  • New MUI Leaders

    New MUI Leaders

    The new Indonesian Ulemas Council management does not include outspoken figures. Nahdlatul Ulama formed small teams to support Miftachul Akhyar’s candidacy.

  • Jokowi’s New Ministers

    Jokowi’s New Ministers

    Some new cabinet ministers were selected in line with the wishes of President Joko Widodo. Candidates for the cabinet reshuffle suggested by political parties were pushed aside.

  • Papuan Shepherds’  Moral Appeals

    Papuan Shepherds’ Moral Appeals

    Priests in Papua called for the retreat of soldiers and police. They criticize their bishops’ attitude.

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