Opinion



  • Cheap Maneuvers for Third Term President
    Opinion

    Cheap Maneuvers for Third Term President

    A number of politicians in Senayan are campaigning for an extension to the presidential term limit to three terms. This is a betrayal of the 1998 reformasi spirit.

  • Opposing the Destroyer of KPK
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    Opposing the Destroyer of KPK

    More than simply sidelining 51 employees through a dubious civic knowledge test, Firli Bahuri also wrecked the working system of the Corruption Eradication Commission. The meeting point of those who wish to destroy the KPK.

  • The Long Road to Protect Domestic Workers
    Opinion

    The Long Road to Protect Domestic Workers

    The Domestic Workers Protection Bill is yet to be passed. The cultural relationship that allows such imbalances must end.

  • Arbitrary Tax Increases
    Opinion

    Arbitrary Tax Increases

    The government’s plan to increase value-added tax and widen its coverage triggers controversy. The key is to build public trust.

  • The Current Road to the Presidency
    Column

    The Current Road to the Presidency

    Robertus Robet
    Socioligist, Jakarta State University

     

  • The Quack
    Cartoon

    The Quack

    Cartoon: Imam Yunni

  • Anticipating New Waves of Covid-19
    Opinion

    Anticipating New Waves of Covid-19

    The number of coronavirus infections rose again after the Lebaran holiday. We cannot simply hope for improvements to government policy.

  • The Unfinished Business with Tax
    Opinion

    The Unfinished Business with Tax

    The government passed its proposal to revise the General Taxation System Law on to the House of Representatives. This does not solve the problem.

  • Wanted: A Non-political TNI Commander
    Opinion

    Wanted: A Non-political TNI Commander

    The candidates for TNI commander are maneuvering to seek support. If the President chooses the wrong person, the aspirations of the reformasi movement will not be achieved.

  • Suharto’s New Order Déjà Vu
    Opinion

    Suharto’s New Order Déjà Vu

    The election of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chair will determine the overall support of businesspeople in the 2024 presidential election. There are efforts to restore KADIN to the role it had in the Suharto era.

  • Gagged
    Cartoon

    Gagged

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • The End for Garuda
    Opinion

    The End for Garuda

    Garuda’s financial problems must be resolved based on careful commercial considerations. Liquidation of the state-owned airline would not be the end of the world.

  • Protecting Minorities' Rights
    Opinion

    Protecting Minorities' Rights

    The religious and traditional authorities in Bali banned the activities of the Hare Krishna sect. The government must not remain silent.

  • Strategic Weapons' Shopping Spree
    Opinion

    Strategic Weapons' Shopping Spree

    Strange, opaque and not in accordance with the state finances that are in a mess, the plan by the defense minister to buy weapons must be cancelled. The finance minister must not remain silent.

  • Finding the Mastermind
    Opinion

    Finding the Mastermind

    The expulsion of 75 employees of the Corruption Eradication Commission using a nationalism test completes the neutralization of the institution. There is a major power in action.

  • Lord of War
    Cartoon

    Lord of War

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • The Wrong Time to Increase Taxes
    Opinion

    The Wrong Time to Increase Taxes

    The government's plan to revise the General Taxation System Law is proposed at the wrong time. The government should cut spending rather than trying to increase tax revenues.

  • Making Peace with Our Past
    Opinion

    Making Peace with Our Past

    A movie about the atrocities of the Dutch troops led by Raymond Westerling in 1940s triggers a controversy in the Netherlands. This opens the door to a range of interpretations on that dark period of history.

  • Public Benefits of Political Rivalry
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    Public Benefits of Political Rivalry

    The public will benefit from the appearance of high-quality politicians in the presidential election. Prospective candidates should not be limited to members of political dynasties.

  • The Iceberg of Digital Predators
    Opinion

    The Iceberg of Digital Predators

    Online sexual violence towards women and children is becoming even more widespread in Indonesia. The need for the sexual violence eradication bill is increasingly urgent.

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