Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: Politic & Social

Lippo Group mega project Meikarta in Cikarang, Bekasi regency, has been involved in legal battle with consumers due to the company’s failure in delivering the property on time and the latter’s alleged defamation. The modern city project has been stalled because of corruption cases involving high-ranked officials at the developer and Bekasi regency. […]
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo acknowledged 12 serious human rights violations that took place in the past and expressed his regret over the tragedies, according to a report submitted to him by the Team for the Non-Judicial Settlement of Past Serious Human Rights Violations in the Presidential Palace on January 11, 2023. […]
The government’s plan to fully ban the exports of copper concentrates has worried the Indonesian Mining Association (IMA) over the fate of around 40,000 workers in the industry. The IMA raised concern over the government’s unlikeliness to complete the downstream industry before the planned deadline of June 2023. […]
The Indonesian Military (TNI) has begun a campaign to increase the number of reservists in the force. The TNI recognizes the importance of a strong and well-trained reserve force in ensuring national security and defense, especially in light of current threats to the country such as terrorism and territorial disputes. […]
The House of Representatives (DPR) received harsh criticism for its proposal to include power wheeling in the problem inventory list (DIM) during the deliberation of the renewable energy bill. Activists and experts have seen the power wheeling policy as a form of liberalization of Indonesia’s power sector that only benefit private sector. […]
Indonesia and North Korea have seen a continuously declining trend in bilateral trades although both countries had a blossoming diplomatic relations during the Cold War. During Indonesia’s First President Sukarno era, trade between the two countries had flourished and has been ongoing even until this day. […]
As the ASEAN 2023’s Chairman, Indonesia hopes to bring stability and prosperity in the region on various issues, including climate change, cyber security, digital economy and disruption of the regional supply chain. Therefore, the government must create a strong foundation of cooperation so that ASEAN can face all kinds of challenges in a responsive manner as a region. […]
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met with the newly elect Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim at the Bogor Presidential Palace on January 9, 2023, to discuss on, among others, the palm oil industry in both countries and Indonesia’s migrant workers. […]
The riot in PT Gunbuster Nickel Industri (GNI) on January 14, 2023, between domestic and Chinese workers has signaled an underlying structural problem in the unfair treatment of labors in the industry. Sociologist even called it a ‘time bomb’ due to government’s leniency to Chinese workers. […]
A civil society group has accused gold and copper company PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (AMNT) for violating Law No. 4/2019 on Coal and Mineral and regulations on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and manpower issues. […]
The state should be present to mediate the workers and foreign investors in cases that could trigger violent acts such as the Morowali riot, which claimed two lives, and prevent the incident from recurring in the future. The root of the problems lies on inequality in working condition, job security, decent salary and social security between local and Chinese workers. […]
Gerindra Party presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto is luring East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa to team up with him for the 2024 General Elections, a source within the party said. Prabowo desperately needs a vice presidential candidate who can help him win supports from the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest Muslim organization in Indonesia. NU has a total of 95 […]
Chairwoman of Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle Megawati Soekarnoputri reiterated his political party position on the discourse about the third period of President Joko Widodo. In her speech at the 50th anniversary of the political party in Jakarta , Megawati said that the tenure of the president in Indonesia is maximum 2 years. […]
Presidential candidate Anies Baswedan has been facing a hard time to pick his running mate. The political parties that support his candidacy have not agreed on his vice presidential candidate in the 2024 election. […]
The year 2024 will mark the political change in Indonesia. Voters will elect a pair of new president and vice president as the Constitution stipulates that the presidential term only lasts for two periods. Several polling institutes have conducted their surveys on the favorite candidates. […]
The South China Sea conflict and the military competition in the regions has forced Indonesia to modernize its defense industry. To anticipate the heightened conflict, Indonesia has purchased new jet fighters and submarines. […]
The Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) has begun to map the election vulnerability index in four variables for the 2024 general elections. The mapping priorities were in the social and political context, election administration, contestation and participation. […]
The labor unions have planned to stage a massive protest against the newly signed government regulation in lieu of job creation law (Perppu). Whereas the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) claimed the Perppu was a form of inconsistency in government policies that confused investors. […]
Entering the year 2023, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is very likely to have a Cabinet reshuffle in this January. Two sources at the government said the president would likely replace three ministers, namely Minister Of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif, Information and Communication Minister Jhonny G.Plate and Manpower Minister Ida Fauziah. […]
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed the government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) on job creation on December 30, 2022, due to “several urgent reasons”, including to anticipate the global economic condition. […]
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s supporters are looking for a leeway to extend the presidential term by 2 or 3 years in office by delaying the 2024 General Elections. A source inside the Office of Presidential Staff (KSP) said the extension of Jokowi’s tenure would be a more logical choice rather than allowing him to run for the third term in […]
The General Elections Commission (KPU) has named 17 national political parties and 6 Aceh local parties, which are qualified for the 2024 General Elections. Indonesia will hold a simultaneous elections on February 14, 2024, to elect lawmakers, representative councillors and president/vice president as well as governors and mayors/regents. […]
Indonesia will hold the simultaneous general elections in 2024 and all eyes are on potential candidates for president and vice president posts. The General Elections Commission (KPU) has already released to the public on June 14, 2022, its scheduled stages for the elections. […]
The Special Autonomy Fund has failed to become a push factor to eliminate the so-called natural resources curse in Papua and West Papua provinces. The fund has been used to increase gross domestic product but it did not improve other sectors especially education, health sanitation and forest condition in those provinces. […]
As the names of Prabowo Subianto, Ganjar Pranowo and Anies Baswedan have been favorites to run as presidential candidates in the 2024 General Elections, their vice presidential candidates should have a strong background in macroeconomy. […]
The newly appointed Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Adm. Yudo Margono should have a new and breakthrough concept that prioritizes the role of Indonesian Navy in the future. This is due to the heightened tension of military competition in the South China Sea between the United States and China. On domestic issue, Margono should minimize, or better terminate, the prolonged conflicts in […]
Several Indonesian government officials as well as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s supporters are still trying to push for his third term at office, although the Constitution states “The President and Vice President hold office for five years, after which they can be re-elected to the same position for one term only”. […]
Indonesia has invited Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden to invest in the new renewable energy sector in the country through the Indonesia-Nordic Energy Investment Day: Collaboration to Achieve Net Zero Emission Target. This is part of the Bali Compact G20 2022, where the host country sees that forging international partners is critical in the energy transition process, […]
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has entered the quarterfinal stage. Brazil and France have become the most favorite team to lift up the coveted trophy. Indonesia, despite its national team has never reached the World Cup, is not an exception. The country has 69% of its 270 million population as soccer lovers, according to […]
The Islamist group Brotherhood of 212 Alumni gathering has no political agenda, according to spokesman Novel Bamukmin. He argued that the purpose of the reunion was pray to God for the unity and safety of Indonesia so the nation can be spared form disasters and catastrophe. […]