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Extreme rainfall and stalled flood control projects led to flooding in Jakarta and vicinities. This was exacerbated by the lack of government preparedness to deal with the disaster, despite having been warned by the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG).
The late Abdurrahman Wahid, or Gus Dur as he is affectionately known, was respected for eliminating various forms of discrimination and intolerance. Walking in his footsteps, Gus Dur’s four daughters are active in various movements advocating tolerance and promoting pluralism.
Squabbling has disrupted several National Mandate Party meetings held before the upcoming election for a new party general chair. A falling out between Zulkifli Hasan and Amien Rais is increasingly evident. No longer supporting Zulkifli for party general chair, Amien is helping raise support for his favorite candidate.