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Muhammad Nasir, Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education:
Many People Abuse My Name

Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir said it is possible there are people claiming to have a close connection with him and acting as 'brokers' in elections at several universities. The former rector of Semarang's Diponegoro University said if this is indeed happening, he does not know…

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The Minister's Men and college Elections

Like a virus, the rector election drama has spread to a number of universities. Initially, the only buzz heard in Jakarta was the rector election at Haluoleo University in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi. It turns out many universities in other regions are also experiencing a 'fever' caused by the same virus…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Clash of Party Chiefs

Election Campaigning for Today and Tomorrow
Candidates and their supporters are putting everything on the line to win the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election and perhaps a warm-up for the presidential election in 2019.

Before discussing the charges leveled against him, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) talked about how a leader can regress to become a tyrant. A dictator, said SBY, who was Indonesia's sixth president, can emerge when he begins to fear the loss of his power.