Category: Politics

The Army Chief’s Latest Statement

The latest statement from the Army Chief of Staff (KSAD), General Dudung Abdurachman, is quite interesting to be highlighted. The General addressed a circulating rumor regarding the replacement of the three military chiefs and another rumor of him becoming the new chairman of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI).

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Security Issues

The Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law & Security Affairs Mahfud MD asks the National Police’s Counter-Terrorism Special Detachment (Densus 88) to tighten the security following a suicide bombing at the Astananyar police precinct (Polsek) in Bandung, West Java on Wednesday (Dec 7). The suicide bombing killed the perpetrator, one police officer, and injured some other officers.

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PAN’s New Ammunitions

Ten retired army generals are officially joining the National Mandate Party (PAN), a member of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s ruling coalition. It’s worth highlighting because it’s a new thing for PAN, which is strongly affiliated to the Muhammadiyah, the second largest Islamic organization in Indonesia.

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The 2024 Race Dynamics (14)

Gerindra, a political party led by Prabowo Subianto, asked its long-time political ally, PKS, to regroup for 2024 race. PKS, however, asked Gerindra to join a coalition with Nasdem and Democratic Party instead. Nasdem, a political party led by media mogul Surya Paloh, also asked Prabowo not to run again in 2024 and nominate his cadre as Anies Baswedan’s running mate.

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Erick Thohir to Lead PSSI?

Erick Thohir, the minister of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), has been mentioned as the frontrunner to become the new chairman of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI). PSSI, as we’ve reported before, will soon hold its extraordinary congress (KLB) to elect the new chairman. This development is worth highlighting in light of 2024 race.

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The 2024 Race Dynamics (13)

Ganjar Pranowo and Erick Thohir were present in a recent event held by the National Mandate Party (PAN) in Central Java. Both of them were invited by the Chairman of PAN, Zulkifli Hasan, who expressed his support to endorse Ganjar as presidential candidate in 2024 race.

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Rumor on the Upcoming Military Job Rotation

There is a rumor circulating that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo might not just appoint the new Navy Chief of Staff (KSAL) following Admiral Yudo Margono’s nomination as the new Military Commander (Panglima TNI). The President could make a decision to replace the Army Chief of Staff (KSAD) and the Air Force Chief Staff (KSAU) as well. If it’s true, the next military job rotation will be a major one. Let’s talk a bit about this rumor.

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The Next Navy Chief

The House of Representatives (DPR) Commission I has approved Admiral Yudo Margono’s nomination as the new Military Commander (Panglima TNI) to replace General Andika Perkasa, who will soon enter his mandatory retirement age. The question now is who will become the Navy Chief of Staff (KSAL), the position Admiral Yudo will leave?

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Prabowo & PKS: Regroup?

The Chairman of Gerindra Party Prabowo Subianto attended the inauguration of Sufmi Dasco Ahmad, who is the daily chairman of Gerindra Party, as a professor at the Pakuan University in Bogor, West Java, on Thursday (Dec 1). The...

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The 212 Reunion

Tomorrow, on Dec. 2, the hardline muslim groups associated with Rizieq Shihab will hold a 212-reunion gathering at the At-Tin Mosque in the complex of the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) cultural park in East Jakarta. This gathering has been held every year since the Jakarta’s 2017 gubernatorial election to commemorate their movement against the then-Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama a.k.a Ahok, who is known as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s political ally.

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