Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: Politic

Prior to becoming a seasoned politician, Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, popularly known as JK, has built his reputation as a noted businessman from Makassar, South Sulawesi. He helped expand his family business empire from a humble textile company into its present state, which interests range from car distributor to power plant. […]
PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) is seeking for an early extension of its special mining permit in Papua when the existing permit expires in 2041. Chief Executive Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., Richard Adkerson, said the company was having a discussion with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and the Indonesian government on how to deal with Freeport’s resources after 2041. […]
The Ministry of State Owned Enterprises officially launched PLN’s holding and subholding on September 21, 2022. As a result of this initiative, PLN will become a future-oriented, innovative and technology-based energy company. […]
Indonesia plans to revise the 2021 law on oil and gas to boost investment in the country’s declining oil and gas industry. Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif said that in order to attract the investment, the planned law revision would provide facilities such as fiscal term improvement, assume and discharge, ease of doing business and contract certainty. […]
Governors of South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi and Central Sulawesi have rejected the extension of the contract of work of nickel mining company PT Vale Indonesia Tbk. They also requested the government to hand over the concession to the provincial administration owned enterprises (BUMD). “We considered that there should not be an option for the extension for them [Vale],” South Sulawesi Governor […]
Several civil society groups and lawyers called for total reformation of the national police after survey showed that the institution has the lowest public confidence in Indonesia. A murder case against a police officer conducted by his superior has tarnished police image. Indonesia National Police is a law enforcement institution with the lowest public trust in Indonesia, according to the latest […]
The U.S. House of Representatives speaker visiting Taiwan is seen as a provocation against the People’s Republic of China. Hendrajit, an expert in geopolitics, said Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan coincided with rising tensions in the South China Sea and an exercise by the US Pacific Command or Super Garuda Shield between South East Asian and Pacific countries, including Indonesia. […]
Indonesian government officials should remain vigilant against the potential threat to the state ideology, the nation’s peace and harmony, despite the decline in online radicalization following the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the Middle East and worldwide. In an era of freedom and social media, the nation of Indonesia needs to remain vigilant against the […]
In response to the insistence of Gerindra Party cadres, Prabowo Subianto has decided to run again as a presidential candidate in the 2024 Presidential Election. At the Gerindra party’s National Leaders Meeting held on Friday, August 12, 2022, Prabowo reiterated that point. “In saying Bismillah (in the name of Allah), following learning and listening carefully to the positions of the […]
The establishment of three new provinces in Indonesia’s easternmost province, Papua, is the result of the investment interests of the military and political elites and foreign and local investors, particularly in the mining and plantation sectors. In addition to providing security and stability to the concession area, the creation of the new region will facilitate the administration of investors’ licenses. On […]
Indonesia parliament intention to promote clean and renewable energy in a proposed bill has been hijacked by strong lobbies of coal industry and pro-nuclear parliamentarian. NGOs and experts said the bill has been strayed away from it’s real intention to promote renewable energy . […]
Constitutional Court panel of judges rejected on Wednesday , July 20,2022 a petition to annul the new state capital law lodged by several activists and intellectuals . Constitutional Court deemed that the enactment of the state capital law has been in line with regulations and constitution. […]
Despite criticism claiming that some articles of the law are undemocratic and stifle freedom of expression, Indonesia’s parliament plans to enact a revised criminal code law. Arteria Dahlan, a member of House Commission III, stated that the committee would decide whether to deliberate the bill after the recess session of the legislature. “Although it will be deliberated as soon as […]
Business people and investors continue to complain about rampant bribery practices and conflicts of interest within the government. The Executive Director of  the Association of Indonesian Oil and Gas Companies (ASPERMIGAS), Moshe Rizal, stated that local governments and bureaucracies routinely demand illegal money for permits and licences. “I do not wish to name an individual case or incident, but similar […]
Dian Triansyah Djani emphasized that several points emerged from the meeting:Indonesia’s foreign minister declared that the conflict in Ukraine should be resolved as soon as possible.All countries must create a conducive environment for peace negotiations to succeed. The effects of the war are felt throughout the world, including an increase in energy costs, increased food costs, and a high inflation […]
Over the years, anti-independence movements in Papua have attempted to unite a movement divided by strategy, personal interests, and competition among various factions ,but a recent conflict showed that it needs more efforts to do so. A conflict within the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) illustrates how difficult it is to unite all groups fighting for freedom […]
Indonesia and Israel have agreed on several bilateral cooperations under the facilitation of the United States of America in visa, flights and education issues. Senior Fellow in Southeast Asian Affairs at Centre for Peace Communications Niruban Balachandran said that in the dialogue, both countries have agreed on several things. First , Indonesia will grant visa on arrival for Israel […]
After more than two years of revising the Corruption Eradication Commission Law (KPK) and the appointment of new KPK commissioners, anti-corruption activists assert that the anti-graft body is facing its most dire situation since its establishment in 2003. The KPK law revision that has drawn protests from students, activists, and the public is part of a conspiracy by corrupt law […]
In November 2001, the Indonesian parliament passed Law Number 21 the Year 2001 on a special autonomy law for Papua province. The Special Autonomy Law comprised twenty-seven chapters and seventy-nine articles. This special autonomy law was a strategic shift in the Indonesian government. This was because the Indonesian government, during Soeharto’s New Order rule, applied an iron fist and security […]
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine, will not disrupt the wheat supply in Indonesia . According to Fransiskus Welirang, President of the Wheat Flour Producers Association, Ukraine ranks 8th as an exporter of wheat. It should be noted that other countries can also supply Indonesia with grain. […]
By 2030, the province of West Papua will establish two economic zones, Bintuni Bay Industrial Zone and Sorong Special Economic Zone. Mohamad Lakotani, the deputy governor of West Papua province, believes that Bintuni bay will attract investors from fertilizers plants, methanol plants, and other gas-based industries that will utilize the natural gas from Bintuni bay.  […]
In a plenary session held on April 12, 2022, the Indonesian parliament unanimously adopted three bills requiring the establishment of three independent provinces in Papua, the most eastern island of Indonesia. South Papua, Central Papua, and Papua Central Highlands comprise the three provinces. As a result of legislators’ endorsement, the three bills are listed as House of Representatives resolutions. The […]
Rumor of a cabinet reshuffle is gaining strength in Indonesia following the meeting between President Joko Widodo and the chairwoman of the Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), Megawati Soekarnoputri, on May 8, 2022. Megawati questioned Joko Widodo at the meeting about his plans to shuffle the cabinet; a government source told Indonesia Business Post. “Megawati asked Jokowi, ‘Will you […]
Honorary titles become less and less popular. Being addressed with those titles is also seen as a snobbish act. The abolition of honorary titles has made interactions a lot simpler and avoiding embarrassment when the incorrect title was used. […]