Backtracking on Reformasi
Monday, 24 May 2021
The Jokowi administration sets back democracy in Indonesia. Civil freedoms and the eradication of corruption are under threat.
INDONESIA’s politics are now in reverse gear. After 23 years, the transition is now moving further away from consolidated democracy. Instead of completing postponed agenda, the administration of President Joko Widodo is eroding away the positive achievements pioneered since the beginning of the reformasi era.
Indonesia began this reform era on May 21, 1998 when President Suharto resigned after failing to overcome the monetary and...
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