Joko Widodo



  • The Misguided Integration of BRIN
    Opinion

    The Misguided Integration of BRIN

    The merger of all research institutes into the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) has a political motive. It is not in compliance with the law.

  • Russian Ambassador to Indonesia, Lyudmila Vorobieva: We Don’t Want War
    International

    Russian Ambassador to Indonesia, Lyudmila Vorobieva: We Don’t Want War

    Russian Ambassador to Indonesia, Lyudmila Vorobieva, sees Indonesia as an unofficial leader of ASEAN and an influential Islamic country. She talks about Russia’s offer for nuclear technology, strengthening trade, ASEAN, and the tension with NATO over Ukraine.

  • Leader of Maritime Patrols
    Law

    Leader of Maritime Patrols

    The government is ready to launch a draft regulation regarding maritime security. There is friction among government institutions to take care of the matter of Rp5.5 trillion a year in illegal retribution fees at sea.

     

  • Nahdlatul Ulama’s Center of Power
    Opinion

    Nahdlatul Ulama’s Center of Power

    Politicians and officials allegedly intervene in the NU congress scheduled for December. The organization has always been close to the center of power.

  • Military Commander Compromise
    Opinion

    Military Commander Compromise

    President Jokowi proposed General Andika Perkasa as the new TNI commander despite the fact he will only serve 13 months. There is a strong aroma of politics.

  • Fast-Train’s Risky Business
    Opinion

    Fast-Train’s Risky Business

    The government approves the use of state budget funds to cover the cost of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train project. This policy carries with it risks of abuse.

  • A Time Bomb for Our Democracy
    Opinion

    A Time Bomb for Our Democracy

    There is no pressing reason to establish a TNI Reserve Component. It has the potential to endanger civil democracy.

  • Invitation from the Night Before
    National

    Invitation from the Night Before

    The National Mandate Party (PAN) is approaching President Joko Widodo’s supporters. The Palace reportedly asked Zulkifli Hasan several times to give them the names of candidates for ministerial posts.

  • Three-term Horse Trading
    Opinion

    Three-term Horse Trading

    Constitutional amendments could open the door to changing the article limiting the number of presidential terms. These are dirty games by the political cartel.

  • Freedom of Expression Ends with Repression
    National

    Freedom of Expression Ends with Repression

    Civil liberties are felt increasingly threatened. Murals in the form of criticism are expressions and aspirations conveyed through art.

     

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