Category: Politics

A Tendentious Survey

The Indonesia Political Opinion (IPO) has released the result of its latest survey. It found Prabowo Subianto at a distant sixth position with an electability of only 5.7 percent, which is even lower than the electability of Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY). The survey also found Anies Baswedan leading the poll.

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Cabinet Reshuffle Rumors

Rumors of a cabinet reshuffle surfaced after the House of Representatives’ (DPR) approved the establishment of the new Ministry of Investment and the merger of the Ministry of Education & Culture and the Ministry of Research & Technology. Who will stay and who will go?

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The KPK and Code of Ethics Violations

Last month, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) announced that it was carrying out an inquisition on suspicion of bribery against the Directorate General of Taxation officials. Two officials were named suspects, and a total of six people have been banned from traveling abroad. The allegation is that said officials had received bribes from three companies. Unfortunately, the KPK failed to secure evidence as someone leaked the anti-graft body’s operational plan. The news is unsettling but ultimately unsurprising. There are many examples of violations committed by KPK employees. It’s something deserving of our attention.

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Prabowo & Military Procurement: South Korea’s Project

The Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto met his South Korean counterpart while visiting Seoul, South Korea on Thursday (April 8). In the said meeting, Prabowo and the South Korean Minister of Defense Suh Wook agreed to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries. Does it mean that Prabowo has agreed to continuing the partnership with South Korea in the development of fighter jets and submarines?

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The KPK Inches Closer to Anies’ Project

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has on Thursday (April 8) questioned Yoory Corneles Pinontoan, the President Director of PD Pembangunan Sarana Jaya, a construction firm owned by the Jakarta city administration. Yoory Corneles Pinontoan was summoned in relation to allegations of corruption in the purchase of land in Cipayung, East Jakarta for the zero rupiah down payment home ownership project.

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Survey Findings on Anies & the Hardliners

The Saiful Mujani Research & Consulting (SMRC)’s most recent survey found the majority of its respondents supporting the Central Government’s decision to disband the hardline muslim groups FPI and HTI. The survey also found that the majority of its respondents who rejected the disbandment of FPI and HTI identified as supporters of the Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan. 

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Pressure on Anies

Activists affiliated with the HMI MPO, a splinter group of the Islamic Students Association (HMI), staged a rally in front of the city hall on Tuesday (April 6). The protesters urged the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)...

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Back to School

Minister of Education Nadiem Makarim told the press on March 30, 2021, that all schools and learning institutions must provide the option for on-site attendance by July 2021. Schools and learning institutions may only...

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The New Police Chief’s First Blunder

The Chief of the National Police (Kapolri) General Listyo Sigit Prabowo publicly apologized for the Telegram Letter No. ST/750/IV/HUM.3.4.5./2021 that he signed on April 5. The Letter prohibited media outlets from broadcasting footages that show police officers behaving arrogantly or violently. General Sigit later issued Telegram Letter No. ST/759/IV/HUM.3.4.5./2021 to revoke the controversial Letter.

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General Moeldoko vs Major Agus (4)

The Democratic Party led by General (ret) Moeldoko filed a new lawsuit in the Central Jakarta District Court (PN Jakpus) against the other Democratic Party led by Major (ret) Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY). Moeldoko and his followers challenge the Democratic Party’s 2020 rules of association & internal bylaws (AD/ART) and the notarial deed regarding the said AD/ART and the Party’s management lineup under AHY’s leadership.

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AHY: Reality Check

The Democratic Party led by Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY), the eldest son of the sixth President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), believes that the Moeldoko-led Democratic Party’s attempt to sow discord with an extraordinary...

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