President Joko Widodo could lose civil society support over his failure to defend the Corruption Eradication Commission from attacks from the police, write Professor Tim Lindsey and Associate Professor Simon Butt.
If Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are executed, writes Professor Tim Lindsey, any response should focus on the real issue in dispute between Australia and Indonesia – criminal justice. Photo by Mia Salim, DFAT.
Professor Tim Lindsey describes how Indonesia appears determined to execute drug offenders – both foreign and local – if they are caught in Indonesia but spends money to help Indonesian drug offenders avoid execution when they are caught overseas.
Following President Joko Widodo’s recent decision to deny clemency to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, Professor Tim Lindsey speaks to the Leigh Sales, from the ABC, about the remaining legal options for the Bali Nine members.
Professor Tim Lindsey speaks to the ABC’s Beverley O’Connor about the significance of last year’s elections and the obstacles President Joko Widodo is likely to face as he seeks to implement his reform program.
Joko Widodo faces a hostile legislature, an overbearing party boss in Megawati Soekarnoputri, and high expectations from civil society. His selections for his first cabinet reflect these challenges. Professor Tim Lindsey explains.
The unanimous and unequivocal decision of Indonesia’s Constitutional Court last week has finally brought Indonesia’s presidential election process to a close. The victory of Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and, his deputy, former vice president, Jusuf Kalla, is now widely accepted as legitimate, says Director of the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne Law School, Professor Tim Lindsey.
Infuriated Prabowo Subianto has formally challenged the election result, but the odds of his claim succeeding are stacked high against him. Professor Tim Lindsey and Associate Professor Simon Butt explain why. Image: Getty