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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

At Cross Purposes over Media Verification

We must support every endeavor to improve the Indonesian press, including setting up standards by the Press Council as regulated by Press Council Regulation No. 4/2008. The 17-point guideline, if implemented properly, will make the press function as a medium of information, education, entertainment and social control, as well as being a truly healthy commercial entity.

At the time, the Press Council enjoyed widespread support. Its standards were…

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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.