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  • Weeding Out Radicals
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    Weeding Out Radicals

    The idea of a regulation to deter radicalism among state civil apparatus was brought up during the presidential election campaign. It was fast-tracked after wives of several high-ranking military officers made cynical comment about Wiranto’s stabbing.

  • A Reconciliation Was Done at the National Congress
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    A Reconciliation Was Done at the National Congress

    Golkar Party General Chairman, Airlangga Hartarto:

  • Delegations Before the Succession
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    Delegations Before the Succession

    The Presidential Palace is being accused of intervening in the selection of the Golkar Party’s General Chairman. A former adjutant to President Jokowi was present during negotiations between the two competing camps.

  • Lagging Indonesian Education
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    Lagging Indonesian Education

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), based in Paris, has published survey results on the competencies of Indonesian schoolkids in science, reading and mathematics. Indonesia’s score is 396 for competence in science, 371 for reading, and 379 for mathematics.

  • Criticism against 11 Ministers’ Rule
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    Criticism against 11 Ministers’ Rule

    THE government issued a joint decree by 11 ministers on addressing the issue of radicalism among state civil apparatus (ASN).

  • Tweaking the Election System
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    Tweaking the Election System

    The home affairs ministry will start applying e-voting and e-recaps systems in a number of regions in 2024.

  • The Government’s Option Remains Direct Regional Elections
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    The Government’s Option Remains Direct Regional Elections

    Director-General of Regional Autonomy, Home Affairs Ministry, Akmal Malik Piliang

  • One Voice in Control of an Entire Region
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    One Voice in Control of an Entire Region

    The home affairs ministry evaluates the direct elections for regional head. There are fears this would lead to the end of president’s direct election.

  • The Drama of ‘Abang’ and the ‘Mbak Cantik’
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    The Drama of ‘Abang’ and the ‘Mbak Cantik’

    The relationship between Surya Paloh and Megawati had heated up, lasting until after the presidential election. Some of PDI-P cadres moved to NasDem Party.

  • Friendly Pinches Happened, Let Alone Hand Shakes
  • The Bearded Charmer’s Gambit
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    The Bearded Charmer’s Gambit

    Surya Paloh is seen to be disappointed with the new cabinet appointments. He took the step of meeting with high-ranking members of an opposition party.

  • A Blast After the Morning Call
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    A Blast After the Morning Call

    The suicide bomber of Medan’s police headquarters slipped through the grounds undetected. He is believed to have been radicalized by his wife.

  • Intolerance on the Rise in Bantul
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    Intolerance on the Rise in Bantul

    The police and a group of people stopped the holding of an event to commemorate the death of Ki Ageng Mangir, a historical figure who opposed the Mataram Kingdom, in Mangir Lor hamlet, Mangir village, Bantul, Yogyakarta, on Tuesday, November 12.

  • Police Investigate  Bekasi Parking Scandal
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    Police Investigate Bekasi Parking Scandal

    Police are investigating an alleged extortion in the parking management of several minimarkets in Bekasi, West Java. Bekasi Police Criminal Division Chief, Comsr

  • No Order from Anybody
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    No Order from Anybody

    Wiranto Stabbing Suspect, Syahrial Alamsyah aka Abu Rara:

  • Confession of A Facebook User
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    Confession of A Facebook User

    The man who stabbed former Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto planned his action only the day before. Below is the confession of the attacker, Syahrial Alamsyah alias Abu Rara, to Tempo.

  • Jokowi Wants a Curriculum Reform
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    Jokowi Wants a Curriculum Reform

    PRESIDENT Joko Widodo has asked Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim to design a learning system that accommodates both teachers and students.

  • An SOES Compromise
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    An SOES Compromise

    Before he was appointed SOEs minister, Erick Thohir was mentioned as a candidate for defense minister. The PDI-P gave some input.

  • Leadership Distribution of DPR Agencies
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    Leadership Distribution of DPR Agencies

    THE House of Representatives (DPR) has finished designating leaders of its agencies for the period of 2019-2024. The decision on the leadership distribution was made at a plenary meeting of the DPR on Tuesday, October 22.

  • Taking the Snake into the Grass
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    Taking the Snake into the Grass

    Ahead of the presidential inauguration, there was still no certainty on whether Gerindra would be joining the government. Probowo Subianto is allegedly eyeing the defense minister position.

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