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  • Authoritarian Tendency
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    Authoritarian Tendency

    The government is appearing increasingly authoritarian during this Covid-19 pandemic. This could damage its credibility.

  • No Hasty Cuts
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    No Hasty Cuts

    The collapse in world oil prices sparked calls for the government to reduce fuel prices. There is a risk of losses at a time of considerable global economic uncertainty.

  • Conflicting Business
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    Conflicting Business

    Conflicts of interest of two millennial members of the special staff shows the poor accountability within Jokowi’s administration.

  • Millennial Kartinis to Save the World
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    Millennial Kartinis to Save the World

    SOCIAL distancing because of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to pollution levels falling and a cleaner environment. Political decisions are needed to make this change permanent.

  • Cartoon
    Cartoon

    Cartoon

    Ilustration: Tempo/Yuyun Nurrahman

  • Food Crisis
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    Food Crisis

    The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a global food production and distribution being in a critical state. Indonesia could be affected.

  • The Wrong ShortCut
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    The Wrong ShortCut

    President Joko Widodo changed the posture and the details of the state budget using a presidential regulation. He should have issued a new regulation in lieu of law.

  • Corona Confusion
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    Corona Confusion

    The government finally released the figures for people infected and suspected of being infected with Covid-19. Transparency is needed, not centralization.

  • Terawan’s Wrong Prescription
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    Terawan’s Wrong Prescription

    Stocks of drugs for conditions not related to Covid-19 are under threat. The government failed to anticipate this.

  • Cartoon
    Cartoon

    Cartoon

    *I don’t take the passenger, but the passenger is taking me, is that okay? **Hmm...call it right, it’s not, call it wrong, it’s right... ***(Banner) Support the Large-Scale Social Restrictions, Fight Corona

  • *That’s why, don’t insult us!!!     ****Get in!
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    *That’s why, don’t insult us!!! ****Get in!

    *That’s why, don’t insult us!!! ****Get in!

  • Suspicious Move
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    Suspicious Move

    The plan by the House of Representatives to deliberate the omnibus law has made people suspicious. The legislative process must be stopped.

  • The Corruptors Clause
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    The Corruptors Clause

    It is not enough for President Jokowi to reject the proposal to release corruptors during the pandemic. He must also prevent the relaxation of parole conditions for corruption convicts.

  • Slow Response
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    Slow Response

    In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the minister of health must act swiftly to introduce social restriction practices. Forget sectoral egos and political rivalry.

  • Unemployment Crisis
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    Unemployment Crisis

    After a month of the coronavirus disease 2019, or Covid-19, pandemic bringing everything to a halt, Indonesia must now face a second problem: a sharp increase in unemployment.

  • Civil emergency
    Cartoon

    Civil emergency

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Self-Defeating Regulation
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    Self-Defeating Regulation

    The Ministry of Trade has scrapped the legality requirement for timber export sector. Widespread illegal logging will start again.

  • Unnecessary Arrests
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    Unnecessary Arrests

    The police have arrested people accused of spreading fake news about the coronavirus. Hoaxes might be a reaction to the lack of transparency from the government.

  • Mudik or No Mudik
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    Mudik or No Mudik

    The ambivalent policy of the president regarding the annual exodus to villages, or mudik, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic shows a lack of resolve in dealing with the crisis.

  • Beware of Pandemic Freeloaders
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    Beware of Pandemic Freeloaders

    The government must be alert to the potential misuse of state funds allocated for the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. This crisis must not become a cash cow for corrupt officials and crooked businesspeople.

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