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  • The Secret Articles
    Cover Story

    The Secret Articles

    Several articles in the Job Creation Law only appeared after the law was passed. There were differences between each draft, some of them having to do with the law’s substance. The Golkar Faction insists on keeping the tax cluster, which was only added in later. Some are making the accusation that the law was never agreed upon together.

  • Stepping on the Gas
    Cover Story

    Stepping on the Gas

    AGRARIAN and Spatial Planning Minister Sofyan Djalil said he has been working overtime at his office since Wednesday, October 14.

  • One-Narrative Lobbying
    Cover Story

    One-Narrative Lobbying

    Businessmen are lobbying protestors. The government asks regional governments for help.

  • Pejaten’s Gift for Trunojoyo
    Cover Story

    Pejaten’s Gift for Trunojoyo

    The State Intelligence Agency is supplying information to the police concerning actors behind the protests against the Job Creation Law. But youths are already mobilizing resistance on the streets.

  • Trail of Ashes at the AGO

    Trail of Ashes at the AGO

    The police suspect that the fire at the AGO’s Main Building was ignited by a smoldering cigarette butt discarded by a worker doing building renovation work. There were no usable fire hydrants on the grounds.

  • The Limits of Compensation

    The Limits of Compensation

    Victims of human rights violations are not receiving state compensation due to a stalled legal process.

  • Eighteen Years of Waiting

    Eighteen Years of Waiting

    Hundreds of victims of terrorism have not yet received any compensation from the state. Requests can be submitted up to June of next year.

  • Drug Permits Can be Revoked

    Drug Permits Can be Revoked

    Penny Kusumastuti Lukito, Chair of Food and Drug Monitoring Agency:

  • The Usual Suspects

    The Usual Suspects

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Contents of 12-Kilogram LPG Tubes

    Contents of 12-Kilogram LPG Tubes

    I AM a pensioner of a state-owned enterprise living with my wife. Our gas and electricity consumption relatively has not changed much for over a decade.

  • Omnibus’ Dead End

    Omnibus’ Dead End

    THE Job Creation Law is a cul de sac—a dead end without a way out, without hope.

  • Responsibility towards Victims

    Responsibility towards Victims

    The government has made it easier for compensation to be paid out to victims of terrorism. But it is still not yet on the side of the victims of human rights violations.

  • A Long and Winding Road

    A Long and Winding Road

    Not all of Indonesia’s biodiversity has been exploited to make natural medicines. Government subsidies must not be the determining factor.

  • A Lifeboat for Jiwasraya

    A Lifeboat for Jiwasraya

    The government injected Rp22 trillion into Jiwasraya by establishing a new insurance company. This is the best of all the possible schemes.

  • The Interest Rate Vicious Cycle
  • The Staging of the Baddie and the Goodie

    The Staging of the Baddie and the Goodie

    The government will rescue Jiwasraya with insertion of state capital. Other plans are in the books to bridge the limited funds.

  • Long Legal Battle Ahead

    Long Legal Battle Ahead

    Four defendants in the Jiwasraya corruption case have been given life sentences. Retrieving back the loss, however, remains a big question mark.

  • Two-headed Dragon

    Two-headed Dragon

    The energy and mineral resources cluster within the omnibus law is regarded as a way to extend the old, problematic mineral and coal mining law. The royalty exemption clause for coal companies becomes a new controversy.

  • Killed by the Omnibus law

    Killed by the Omnibus law

    The Job Creation Law cancels the formation of a special state company for executing upstream oil and gas business activities. It has to wait for the revision of the Oil and Gas Law.

  • Towards


    Goenawan Mohamad

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