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  • Rent Seekers in the Lobster Case
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    Rent Seekers in the Lobster Case

    THE bribes related to the export of lobster larvae allegedly received by Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Edhy Prabowo are a real example of the wrongdoing resulting from the mismanagement of the Indonesian economy.

  • Do Not Burn the Bridge
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    Do Not Burn the Bridge

    Jakarta must open a dialog before extending the special autonomy status of Papua. Money cannot restore the dead to life.

  • Exploiting Protected Forests
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    Exploiting Protected Forests

    The environment and forestry minister issues permits for the use of protected forests for the food estates project. This endangers the future.

  • A Ceremonial Gasification Project
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    A Ceremonial Gasification Project

    The coal downstream project could lead to the state losing money. It is more expensive than importing LPG.

  • Clobbered by the Lobster
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    Clobbered by the Lobster

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Profit Sharing at Patimban
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    Profit Sharing at Patimban

    The victory of the CT Corp consortium in the pre-qualification for the tender to operate the Patimban Port was planned from the outset. There are indications that it is a way to return favors to supporters of the government.

  • People’s Right to Clean Air
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    People’s Right to Clean Air

    A United Nations special rapporteur wrote his opinion to the Central Jakarta District Court, which has yet to rule on a lawsuit filed by Jakartans over polluted air. The judges need to care more about the environment.

  • An Irony at the State University
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    An Irony at the State University

    The Semarang State University punished a student who reported the rector to the Corruption Eradication Commission. A muzzling of criticism.

  • Electoral Politics Behind Rizieq
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    Electoral Politics Behind Rizieq

    The return of Muhammad Rizieq bin Hussein Shihab two weeks ago was like opening Pandora’s box.

  • 3Ms
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    3Ms

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Closemouthed
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    Closemouthed

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Missteps in Confronting Rizieq
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    Missteps in Confronting Rizieq

    SCUPPERING away from Indonesia as a criminal suspect, Muhammad Rizieq bin Hussein Shihab returned on Tuesday, November 10, lauded like a homecoming hero.

  • Welcome Foreign Doctors
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    Welcome Foreign Doctors

    As long as they are carefully regulated, the presence of foreign doctors could bring benefits for the public. Local doctors and professional medical organizations must put their houses in order.

  • Rooting Out the Rent Seekers
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    Rooting Out the Rent Seekers

    Government’s plan to transfer licenses for the import of refined sugar directly to the industries that use it has been held up at the ministerial level, even though it could reduce rent-seeking.

  • Facing of Recession
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    Facing of Recession

    There must be no attempts to cover up the economic crisis. It is time to accelerate the direct cash assistance program.

  • Awaiting the End of Trumpism
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    Awaiting the End of Trumpism

    The victory of Joe Biden is seen as bringing change to the world. But Trump’s style of politics will not simply vanish overnight.

  • Understanding France
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    Understanding France

    The response by French President Emmanuel Macron to the killing of Samuel Paty is being misinterpreted as insulting Islam. There is no need for President Joko Widodo to fan the flames.

  • Weaponry Spending Spree
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    Weaponry Spending Spree

    In line with the continual increases in the defense ministry budget, Minister Prabowo Subianto visited a number of countries to look into the procurement of weaponry. This is a sign a country leaning toward authoritarianism.

  • Fixing a Broken Insurance
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    Fixing a Broken Insurance

    THERE is an unpleasant aroma apparent if we compare the enforcement of the law in the corruption case at Asuransi Jiwasraya with that at Asuransi Sosial Angkatan Bersenjata Republik Indonesia or Asabri.

  • Lawful Typo
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    Lawful Typo

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

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