Interlude



  • 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
    Opinion

    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.

  • Titles
    Sidelines

    Titles

    Titles, which are considered to be symbols of recognition, are actually not completely dialogic in nature. Titles are determined after authorities exist to assess a person’s achievement. There have to be judges whose word is not doubted: universities, palaces, or customary leaders. 

  • The Child Marriage Broadcast
    Letters

    The Child Marriage Broadcast

    Letters from the readers

  • Suit Against the Civic Knowledge Test
    Cover Story

    Suit Against the Civic Knowledge Test

    Non-active KPK employees are filing a lawsuit to several institutions against the civic knowledge test. The process of regulating the test is considered as legally flawed.

  • Money for the Chief
    Cover Story

    Money for the Chief

    KPK Chief Firli Bahuri allegedly received Rp100 million in his bank account, labeled “Idul Fitri money.” His helicopter rental fee is believed to have been much higher.

  • Firli the Culprit
    Cover Story

    Firli the Culprit

    KPK Chief Firli Bahuri is believed to be one of the central figures behind the anti-corruption agency’s downfall. Cases have often been leaked after he joined the KPK. Furthermore, he has allegedly been spying on his colleagues at the KPK to learn their secrets.

  • The Current Road to the Presidency
    Column

    The Current Road to the Presidency

    Robertus Robet
    Socioligist, Jakarta State University

     

  • From South Korea with Love
    Interlude

    From South Korea with Love

    The love for South Korean culture which has been growing for over a decade leads to the formation of a community of dedicated fans in Indonesia. They are looking to purchase items that can make them feel closer to their idols. It has created opportunities for businesses both large and small.

  • The Quack
    Cartoon

    The Quack

    Cartoon: Imam Yunni

  • Protection for Domestic Workers
    National

    Protection for Domestic Workers

    Two factions in the House of Representatives refuse to deliberate the Domestic Workers Protection Bill. It is viewed as increasing the burden of the employers.

  • State Guidelines’ Double-Edged Sword
    National

    State Guidelines’ Double-Edged Sword

    Discussions on state guidelines have yet to reach an agreement. It could be used to topple the president.

  • Third Time’s a Charm?
    National

    Third Time’s a Charm?

    People in Joko Widodo’s circle are believed to be maneuvering for a third term of office for the president. They prepared two scenarios through the constitutional amendment.

  • Staple Goods Tax Concerns
    Economy

    Staple Goods Tax Concerns

    The government is criticized for planning to take staple goods out of the list of untaxed goods. The revision plan is in line with the World Bank's recommendations.

  • Children must be Vaccinated for Herd Immunity
    Interview

    Children must be Vaccinated for Herd Immunity

    Chairman of Indonesian Pediatric Association (IDAI) Aman Bhakti Pulungan is concerned about the rising cases of Covid-19 among children in Indonesia. According to IDAI’s record, around 117,000 children have been infected since the pandemic struck. Children makes up 12.5 percent of the total cases. Aman says children are most vulnerable to the disease via their parents and the people around them. He observes that many pediatric patients with Covid-19 go to doctors rather late rendering the doctors unable to offer maximal treatment. Given the recent surge in the cases, Aman urges the government to put on hold face-to-face classes scheduled to resume in July.

  • The Fed and Covid’s Pincer Attack
  • 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.

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