Opinion



  • No More Refinery Delays
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    No More Refinery Delays

    Self-sufficiency in energy will not be possible without refineries to process oil. The continual delays to the construction of refineries only benefit the import mafia.

  • More Art, Please
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    More Art, Please

    The Arts Council passes a motion of no confidence in the Jakarta government. The city government must facilitate the development of arts and culture.

  • The Bekasi Mayor Family Corruption
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    The Bekasi Mayor Family Corruption

    Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi used his children to receive bribes. Clientelism is on the increase.

  • The Misguided Integration of BRIN
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    The Misguided Integration of BRIN

    The merger of all research institutes into the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) has a political motive. It is not in compliance with the law.

  • PUNK’D
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    PUNK’D

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Another Corruption During Pandemic
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    Another Corruption During Pandemic

    Embezzlement of national economic recovery assistance funds continues. The ramshackle budgeting system provides opportunities for corruption.

  • Green Investment in Climate Change
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    Green Investment in Climate Change

    The government needs to change the way it views climate change mitigation funds from a cost to an investment.

  • Prospect of Peace in Papua
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    Prospect of Peace in Papua

    The plan by the TNI commander to resolve the conflict in Papua peacefully should go beyond words. It could begin with a ceasefire.

  • Mismanagement of Coal
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    Mismanagement of Coal

    The shortage of coal for domestic power plants is the result of poor management from PLN and the government. An export ban will not solve the problem.

  • OUT OF LINE
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    OUT OF LINE

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

     

  • In Need for Better Protection
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    In Need for Better Protection

    The new requirement for extending the contracts of migrant workers leads to a polemic. The government is reluctant to change the old way of managing migrant workers.

  •  Do not Ignore Mental Health
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    Do not Ignore Mental Health

    The statistic for depression among young people is on the rise. The government must not ignore this mental health problem.

  • Managing the Maritime Patrols
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    Managing the Maritime Patrols

    A number of institutions are against the proposed government regulation on maritime security. Sectoral egos provide opportunities for illegal levies.

  • Fighting the Omicron
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    Fighting the Omicron

    The spread of Omicron—the new variant of the virus that causes Covid-19—is starting to cause concern. The government has yet to produce a comprehensive policy to forestall it.

  • THE NEW BLING BLING
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    THE NEW BLING BLING

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Booster Vaccines Should Be Free for Everybody
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    Booster Vaccines Should Be Free for Everybody

    The government is about to organize a paid booster vaccine program. This is a public commodity that should be provided free of charge.

  • Stop Discrimination against People with Disabilities
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    Stop Discrimination against People with Disabilities

    The Supreme Court upholds an appeal lodged by Muhammad Baihaqi, a person with disabilities from Pekalongan. The government must set an example of inclusive public services.

  • Tolerance is not Simply a Project
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    Tolerance is not Simply a Project

    Education is the best means of building tolerance. However, this must be without compulsion and must not be turned into a project.

  • The Vaccine Heroes
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    The Vaccine Heroes

    From the people chosen by Tempo, we can learn about the importance of solidarity during a pandemic. There is an urgent need for a dramatic restructuring of the public health care system.

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