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Edition 12 October 2020

  • Caesarian Maneuver for the Omnibus Law
    Cover Story

    Caesarian Maneuver for the Omnibus Law

    Business-friendly articles were included in the last moments of the Job Creation Bill’s deliberation process, with Golkar Party motoring these changes. The law is believed to be legally defective because the bill’s final draft was not yet ready when the it was passed.

  • Intelligence Attempts to Suppress Protests
    Cover Story

    Intelligence Attempts to Suppress Protests

    Omnibus law protest coordinators allegedly approached by the police and intelligence agency. The Palace joined the lobbying.

  • For the Benefit of forest encroachers
    Cover Story

    For the Benefit of forest encroachers

    The Job Creation Law changes several forestry and environmental laws. Some ‘inserted’ articles benefit forest encroachers.

  • Part Tax Haven
    Cover Story

    Part Tax Haven

    Revisions to tax laws were inserted during the Job Creation Bill’s deliberation process. It provides many tax leniencies.

  • New Rush for Gold

    New Rush for Gold

    The spike in international gold prices prompts mining corporates to expand businesses. Companies are aggressively exploring for new reserves.

  • No Enthusiasm for Job Creation
  • Hazy Memory of a Bribe Recipient

    Hazy Memory of a Bribe Recipient

    The Pekanbaru Corruption Court exonerated the suspect who allegedly bribed former Riau governor, Annas Maamun. The judges ignored testimonies by key witnesses.

  • Pandemic Management Must be Closely Monitored

    Pandemic Management Must be Closely Monitored

    Tjandra Yoga Aditama, Professor of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia: 

  • A victor from Nganjuk

    A victor from Nganjuk

    Parti Liyani, an Indonesian migrant worker, was cleared of theft charges after a four-year battle. As a result, Singapore’s legal system is being scrutinized.

  • Guardians Of Dayak Identity

    Guardians Of Dayak Identity

    The arrest of Effendi Buhing, chief of the Laman Kinipan Customary Community, in late August has brought the name Tariu Borneo Bangkule Rajangk to the fore. A militia group named Pasukan Merah (the Red Brigade) has come forward to defend this traditional leader in Lamandau, Central Kalimantan. Red Brigade Chief Pangalangok Jilah claims that he has some 50,000 members spread all over the island of Kalimantan, including in Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. While it used to be active in preserving Dayak customs and culture, the Red Brigade now also focuses on advocacy for its members who are entangled with the law. Tempo reports from Bukit Raya Toho, Mempawah Regency, West Kalimantan, one of the customary forests under the care of the Red Brigade.

  • Outreach


    The Forest Belonging to Injros Women

    The mangrove forest where residents of Enggros village obtain food is a precious location reserved exclusively for women. Construction activities of the rowing venue for next year’s National Games in Papua are considered as contributing environmental damage around the forest area.


  • Letters

    The Quality of Amanila Housing

    The Quality of Amanila Housing

    WE, a number of occupants of Amanila Residence in Rangkapan Jaya, Depok, West Java, would like to complain the quality of the houses we have purchased from Nauman Landmark Group.

  • Cartoon

    Investor Invasion

    Investor Invasion

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Opinion

    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.

  • Opinion

    The Curious Case of Omnibus Law

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



    Health protocol

    Police officers are sprayed by disinfectant as they guard the protest against the Job Creation Law in front of the Grahadi Building in Surabaya, East Java, Thursday, October 8. Thousands of demonstrators consisting of students and labors took part in the protest that ended in riots and the destruction of public facilities./ANTARA/Zabur Karuru


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sidelines

    Goenawan Mohamad

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