Category: Politics

Jokowi’s Instructions

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo held a full cabinet meeting on Monday (Aug. 8) at the State Palace Jakarta. The President also summoned the Chief of the National Police (Kapolri) General Listyo Sigit Prabowo and the Military Commander (Panglima TNI) General Andika Perkasa to the State Palace.

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Prabowo-Imin?

The Chairman of Gerindra Party Prabowo Subianto stated that he’s ready to run in the 2024 presidential race. Prabowo delivered the statement after registering his Party at the General Election Commission (KPU) along with the Chairman of PKB Muhaimin Iskandar. Will Prabowo run with Imin in the 2024 race?

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General Sigit’s Effort to Keep Public’s Trust

The Chief of the National Police (Kapolri) General Listyo Sigit Prabowo has officiated a special job rotation that affects 15 high and middle-rank police officers, including Insp. Gen. Ferdy Sambo, on Thursday (Aug 4). In a press briefing, General Sigit stated that the job rotation is a follow-up to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s instruction to reveal the truth behind the fatal police shooting that resulted in the death of Brigadier J.

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Military Job Rotation & General Andika’s Future

The Military Commander (Panglima TNI) General Andika Perkasa has officiated another round of job rotation. The rotation affects 113 high-ranking military officers, including two territorial commanders. The rotation is worth highlighting in the light of the upcoming succession of military commander, and 2024 elections.

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Airlangga’s Presidential Bid

The Deputy Chairman of Golkar Party Bambang Soesatyo a.k.a Bamsoet revealed that his party decided to nominate its party chairman Airlangga Hartarto as presidential candidate for the 2024 race. The question is, did all key...

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2024 Elections: Important Dates & Its Potential Implications

The stages of the 2024 simultaneous presidential, legislative, and regional elections have started since June 14, 2022. Recently, the General Election Commission (KPU) has opened the registration for political parties seeking to participate in the 2024 elections. Let’s talk about some important dates in the stages and the schedules of the 2024 elections set by KPU, and some political implications that may come out of the schedules.

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Anas Urbaningrum Return to Politics?

Ten political parties have registered themselves to the General Election Commission (KPU) to participate in the 2024 simultaneous presidential, legislative, and regional elections. One of them is the so-called Partai Kebangkitan Nusantara (PKN) or the Awakening Nusantara Party, a new political party led by I Gede Pasek Suardika. Pasek, who is known close to former Chairman of Democratic Party Anas Urbaningrum, wishes Anas to join his political party once the latter is released from prison this year.

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Anies-AHY Pairing?

Some predicted that Anies Baswedan and Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY) will likely run together in the 2024 presidential race with the backing from a coalition of Nasdem, Democratic Party, and PKS. This prediction was based on what they believed as a signal during the wedding of Anies’ daughter, in which AHY sat in the same table with the Chairman of Nasdem Party Surya Paloh and former Chairman of PKS Sohibul Iman.

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The Greater Jakarta Idea & Revision on Law 29/2007

Jakarta will lose its special status once President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo issues a Presidential Decree (Keppres) on the transfer of the position, function, and role of the capital city to IKN Nusantara, the new capital city in East Kalimantan. The province might have its area expanded if the House of Representatives (DPR) accommodates the unification idea of the Jakarta Raya (the Greater Jakarta) in the upcoming revision of Law No. 29/2007.

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Anies-Rizieq’s Current State of Relationship

The Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan held a wedding ceremony of his daughter for three consecutive days, but we haven’t seen Rizieq Shihab at the wedding. Another thing is, the Governor has yet to visit Rizieq’s residence, unlike two years ago when the latter returned to Indonesia from his self-exile in Saudi Arabia. Why is that?

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Jokowi-Megawati’s Upcoming Meeting

Today, the General Election Commission (KPU) is scheduled to officially open the registration of political parties for becoming the contestants of the 2024 legislative election. In the meantime, the Secretary General of the ruling party PDIP, Hasto Kristiyanto, revealed that Chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri will soon meet with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to discuss the replacement for Tjahjo Kumolo in the cabinet.

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Jokowi’s Message

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has once again asked his supporters not to rush through endorsing any presidential candidate. The statement was delivered by the President during a meeting with his volunteer groups at Bogor Presidential Palace last Friday (July 29).

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