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  • Jokowi’s Dynasty
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    Jokowi’s Dynasty

    PRESIDENT Joko Widodo’s son Gibran Rakabuming Raka and son-in-law Muhammad Bobby Afif Nasution are almost certain of becoming regional heads.

  • Palace Envoys at the Elections Arena
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    Palace Envoys at the Elections Arena

    Security apparatus and government bureacrats are indicated to providing assistance for President Joko Widodo’s family members in the regional head elections. The win of the President’s son is practically inevitable.

  • Mama’s Letter for Her Champ
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    Mama’s Letter for Her Champ

    A number of regional head candidates are taking advantage of their family ties in government. The Chasan family moved simultaneously in the Banten area.

  • Hunting for Ali Kalora’s Group
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    Hunting for Ali Kalora’s Group

    POLICE forces and the Indonesian Military (TNI) are hunting for the East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT) terrorist group.

  • A Slap in the Face in Papua
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    A Slap in the Face in Papua

    Security forces thwarted a public hearing in Papua. Intelligence raised support to counterbalance the pro-independence groups.

  • Heated Resistance Volume Two
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    Heated Resistance Volume Two

    The Papuan People’s Assembly formed a small team in order to organize public hearings. A number of organizations and militia ceaselessly call for a referendum.

  • Reckless Opening of Schools
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    Reckless Opening of Schools

    THE education and culture ministry is permitting face-to-face classes in schools to resume beginning January 2021.

  • Polemics Surrounding Merit Awards
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    Polemics Surrounding Merit Awards

    THE conferring of honors of merit and orders of distinction to certain persons in celebration of National Heroes Day 2020 garnered polemic.

  • Throwing the Net to Contest China
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    Throwing the Net to Contest China

    The United States is avidly lobbying Indonesia regarding the South China Sea conflict. The issue was also discussed during Prabowo’s US visit.

  • A Road map without Contracts
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    A Road map without Contracts

    Prabowo reviewed a number of defense equipment procurement contracts. It is believed they are not in favor of the local industry yet.

  • Stealth, the Impossible Dream
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    Stealth, the Impossible Dream

    Prabowo Subianto went on a safari to several countries, seeking to purchase aircraft. He proposed more than Rp260 trillion worth of foreign loans.

  • Soldiers’ Trails in the Pigsty
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    Soldiers’ Trails in the Pigsty

    Three fact-finding teams found a number of evidences indicating soldiers’ involvement in the murder of Yeremia Zanambani. There are suspicions that the pastor from Intan Jaya, Papua, had been tortured by soldiers he knew. A deal was made to keep from directly mentioning allegations that the military was involved.

  • Five Masterminds Mentioned by Ministers
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    Five Masterminds Mentioned by Ministers

    Police arrested some activists of KAMI, an organization which was launched in part by former Indonesian Military commander Gatot Nurmanyo. A rival organization was formed which involves a network of volunteers that support Jokowi.

  • Coming Out Against Communism
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    Coming Out Against Communism

    Branches of the KAMI organization are established in various regions. They claim they have no intention of bringing down the president.

  • getting Votes and Coronavirus
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    getting Votes and Coronavirus

    Regional head candidates are holding various campaigns amid the pandemic, giving rise to new clusters of coronavirus infection.

  • A Bad Report Card for Jokowi and Ma’ruf
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    A Bad Report Card for Jokowi and Ma’ruf

    CIVIL society groups are saying that freedom of speech and expression are getting worse during the second term of President Joko Widodo and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin’s administration.

  • End of the Line for the Special Fund
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    End of the Line for the Special Fund

    As the disbursement period for the special autonomy fund comes to an end in 2021, many demonstrations erupt in Papua. Several parties refuse an extension of the special autonomy fund and instead demand a referendum. To quell the ruckus, the home affairs ministry hastens deliberations on revision of the Special Autonomy Law.

  • Intan Jaya in the Crossfire
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    Intan Jaya in the Crossfire

    Violence has escalated over the past year in Intan Jaya Regency. Civilians often fallen victim.

  • Hospital Referral Runaround
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    Hospital Referral Runaround

    Patients are complaining about medical facilities and services at Covid-19 isolation hospitals. The medical equipment is deemed to be insufficient and the isolation procedures are too complicated.

  • The Wave of Resignation in Kuningan
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    The Wave of Resignation in Kuningan

    THE number of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) employees who resign continues to increase.

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