A Threatening New Criminal Code
Monday, 12 December 2022
A number of articles in the new Criminal Code move Indonesia further away from a being a modern democratic nation. It is a perfect collaboration between supporters of the authoritarianism of the New Order era.
WE should understand that no nation succeeds if it only prioritizes economic development. Many experts have said that widespread prosperity can only be achieved if economic development proceeds without sacrificing democracy, social justice and civil rights. But all three of these were ignored on December 6 when the House of Representatives (DPR) passed the new Criminal Code (KUHP) into law.
A number of articles in this law restrict many fundamen...
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