Opinion



  • A Lifeboat for Lion
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    A Lifeboat for Lion

    Rusdi Kirana established new airlines in the middle of restructuring his debts. The government must not bear the risk if the Lion Group goes bankrupt.

  • Don't Let Jakarta Sink
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    Don't Let Jakarta Sink

    Greenpeace predicts that Jakarta would be inundated in 10 years. The government must save the capital, not abandon it.

  • Myth of Good People
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    Myth of Good People

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Supervisory Board punished two investigators working on the case involving embezzlement of Covid-19 social assistance funds for ethical violations. The KPK has turned into a tool of the government.

  • The Importance of Pandemic Data
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    The Importance of Pandemic Data

    There are allegations that central and regional governments are not being honest in the provision of pandemic data for reasons of politics or the status of regions.

  • Couch Potato
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    Couch Potato

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Telkom’s Questionable Transaction
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    Telkom’s Questionable Transaction

    Telkom is facing the threat of losing its Rp1.3 trillion investment in Tiphone Mobile. There were indications of bribery during the 2014 share buying process.

  • No More Jail for Drug Users
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    No More Jail for Drug Users

    Jailing celebrities for taking drugs is not an achievement. In pandemic time, tracking down people hoarding medicines and oxygen tanks should be the priority for the police.

  • Protecting Environmental Activists
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    Protecting Environmental Activists

    The appeal court in Bangka Belitung freed the people who had protested against environmental pollution in their area. This gives hope for environmental activists, who have frequently been criminalized.

  • Pandemic Profit Seekers
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    Pandemic Profit Seekers

    President Joko Widodo cancels the plan to allow individuals to pay for vaccinations, but retains the commercial vaccination program for corporations. The health minister must have the courage to say no.

  • Out of Control
    Cartoon

    Out of Control

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Held Hostage in Rokan
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    Held Hostage in Rokan

    PLN acquired electricity generators owned by Chevron in Riau. It is a wasteful investment resulting from mixing management of the economy with political interests.

  • Lessons from China
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    Lessons from China

    The Chinese political and economic system brought the country success in many areas. But Indonesia should not ape it.

  • Solidarity Sparks Hope
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    Solidarity Sparks Hope

    Solidarity appears sporadically in the midst of an explosion in the numbers of Covid-19 cases. It needs to be supported with examples of cooperation among the elites.

  • Collapse Before the Peak
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    Collapse Before the Peak

    Our national health system failed to stem the spread of the pandemic. Stop politicizing the pandemic and entrust the handling of it to the medical authorities.

  • In Search of...Oxygen
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    In Search of...Oxygen

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Save Our Sugar
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    Save Our Sugar

    The government is to set up a sugar industry holding company to achieve self-sufficiency. Assets must not fall into the hands of rent seekers.

  • A New Hope for the Environment
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    A New Hope for the Environment

    Soon environmental destruction is on the same level as genocide and will come under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. This is an opportunity to take action against those in Indonesia who are damaging the environment.

  • Silencing Students Voice
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    Silencing Students Voice

    No matter how impolite it is, criticism of the government from students must not be muzzled. Allowing rectors to hold a position in state-owned companies weakens the independence of campuses.

  • Hopes and Fears for Ivermectin
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    Hopes and Fears for Ivermectin

    Ivermectin is being promoted by a number of politicians and businesspeople as an effective treatment against the coronavirus. The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency must be independent from pressure.

  • Accidental Protector
    Cartoon

    Accidental Protector

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

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