Jakarta Election Runoff: Ahok-Djarot’s Movements

The Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, his running mate Vice Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat (Ahok-Djarot), and the Jakarta provincial administration in the last few days have been making interesting moves. It appears that the incumbent is trying to show...

Possible End of Freeport in Grasberg (6)

The Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe met with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the State Palace Jakarta on Wednesday (Mar. 22). According to Lukas, who is also the chairman of Democratic Party’s Papua chapter, he and President Jokowi had the opportunity to discuss the...

Risma, Khofifah & East Java’s 2018 Election

The popular Mayor of Surabaya Tri Rismaharini and Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa are currently considered to be prospective candidates in East Java’s 2018 gubernatorial race. Political parties, especially PDIP and PKB (the two largest political...

Political Parties’ Controversial Invasion Plan

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has submitted the list of 14 General Election Commission (KPU) commissioner candidate for the 2017-2022 term and the list of 10 Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) commissioner candidates for the 2017-2022 term to the House of...

A New DPR Leadership: The Remaining Debate (2)

All of the political parties in the House of Representatives (DPR) previously agreed to accommodate PDIP’s request for a seat in the leadership of the DPR and the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR). And so we saw the revision of the Law No. 42/2014 on the Revision...

The E-KTP Case, Dynamics in Golkar, and Novanto’s Future (2)

A political tsunami has hit the Golkar Party following the development of the electronic identity card (E-KTP) graft case—its chairman Setya Novanto was mentioned in the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)’s indictment against the the two defendants (Irman and...

Jokowi’s Consolidation of Power: Regeneration in the TNI

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo continues to consolidate his power in the Indonesian Military (TNI). Recently, Maj. Gen. Bambang Suswantono, a familiar figure within the State Palace circles, was named the new chief of the Navy’s Marine Corps to replace Maj. Gen. RM...

E-KTP Graft Case: Those Linked to Riza Chalid & Hatta Rajasa

The Rp5.9 trillion electronic identity card (E-KTP) project is estimated to have cost the State Rp2.3 trillion in financial loss due to graft. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has built a case on the two individuals suspected of graft in relation to the...
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