Tag: Densus Tipikor

Budget 2018

Populist and full of optimism are two main headlines of Indonesian media to describe 2018 State Budget approved by the House of Representatives (DPR) yesterday. The fact that the budget was passed without significant objection, with the exception from opposition party Gerindra, which is understandable, shows the government’s ability to get popular support in DPR. Some controversial items have been taken out, including the national police’s plan to establish a special anti-corruption force (Densus Tipikor), but others, including a plan to build new building for DPR/MPR, went smooth.

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Jokowi-Kalla: Another Compromise

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has decided to postpone the establishment of the National Police (POLRI)’s anti-corruption task force (Densus Tipikor). This looks like Jokowi’s way of making a compromise with Vice President Jusuf Kalla, who earlier rejected the Densus Tipikor’s establishment.

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Jokowi, Kalla, and the Police’s Anti-Graft Squad

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla were once in feud because of cabinet-related dynamics. This feud has long since been over. The President and his VP is believed to be in amicable terms. But this state of peace may be disturbed by their apparently different position on the National Police (POLRI)’s proposal to establish an anti-graft squad (Densus Tipikor). Is this the seed of a new conflict?

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