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  • Unemployment Crisis

    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

    Civil emergency

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Self-Defeating Regulation

    Self-Defeating Regulation

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

  • Unnecessary Arrests

    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

    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

    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.

  • Attention!!!


    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Expensive Energy Option

    Expensive Energy Option

    The construction of waste-to-energy power plants in 12 cities has the potential to cause losses for the government and PLN. There are other more profitable business models.

  • Farewell, Anti-corruption Commission

    Farewell, Anti-corruption Commission

    Three months of Firli Bahuri’s chairmanship has ended hopes for the Corruption Eradication Commission. A betrayal of the reformasi mandate.

  • Seeking Leadership Against Coronavirus

    Seeking Leadership Against Coronavirus

    It is no longer a matter of deciding whether or not to quarantine the country. Indonesia needs strong leadership to avoid a multi-dimensional crisis

  • The Minister’s Shadowy Games

    The Minister’s Shadowy Games

    There is increasing evidence to support the suspicions voiced by a number of people that the selection of ministers in the current cabinet was not based on competence and caution. Details of the chaotic way a number of ministers have carried out their duties in the last six months are beginning to emerge.

  • Okay, ‘Right, Boss.

    Okay, ‘Right, Boss.

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Saving the Economy

    Saving the Economy

    The government needs to immediately propose a revised 2020 State Budget as a guideline to minimizing the economic impacts of the coronavirus.

  • Start the Dialog in Papua

    Start the Dialog in Papua

    The security and welfare approach have failed to resolve the conflict in Papua. The president needs to establish a special team to bring about dialog.

  • Time to Reform the Court

    Time to Reform the Court

    The Supreme Court is about to select a new chair following the retirement of Muhammad Hatta Ali at the beginning of April. It is time to reform the Court.

  • Avoiding the Crisis

    Avoiding the Crisis

    We are now at the most crucial period in responding to the coronavirus disease 2019, or Covid-19, pandemic. Without the right decisions and proper handling, it will be difficult to avoid a multidimensional crisis erupting.

  • Corona?


    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

  • Saving Our BPJS

    Saving Our BPJS

    Without an increase in premiums, BPJS Kesehatan’s deficit will only increase. If the recommendations from the Corruption Eradication Committee were applied, they could save Rp12 trillion.

  • Preparing the Future

    Preparing the Future

    Artists should focus on the management and curation of activities at Taman Ismail Marzuki post-revitalization. It’s time to end the polemic over the rebuilding of the facility.

  • Dangerous Omnibus Law

    Dangerous Omnibus Law

    Preventing public participation in the drawing up of the omnibus law is anti-democratic. There is no reason to continue with this unrealistic project.

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