Posts with tag: Joko Widodo

Dynastic politics: Indonesia’s new normal

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More than 100 dynastic politicians are set to compete in the 2020 regional head elections. Yoes C Kenawas examines the roots of the problem and what can be done about it.

Academic freedom under fire: constitutional law scholars threatened over impeachment talk

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Adburrachman Satrio examines the recent cancellation of a Constitutional Law Society seminar at Gadjah Mada University and asks: is the Jokowi government really so different to the New Order?

Getting the numbers on coronavirus in Indonesia

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Modelling indicates an urgent need for action by the government, health authorities, and the public, writes Ben Phillips

Investment at all costs: Jokowi fails the coronavirus test

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President Joko Widodo's focus on the economy led him to initially ignore the seriousness of the coronavirus threat, writes Ahmad Syarif Syechbubakr.

Jokowi’s call to stall mining law revisions rings hollow as deliberations proceed

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Despite mass student protests and an intervention by the president, legislators last week picked up where they left off on dangerous revisions to the mining law, write JATAM’s Merah Johansyah and Alwiya Shahbanu.

The danger of rejecting democracy for the sake of economic growth

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As observers warn of Indonesia’s democratic retreat, Dr Robertus Robet questions the growing belief that authoritarianism is a shortcut to development

When is a tadpole like a bat? The riddle of Indonesia’s vanishing political divide

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As former arch-rivals Jokowi and Prabowo team up, Airlangga Pribadi Kusman asks how different their positions were to begin with.

The end of the KPK – at the hands of the ‘good’ president

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President Joko Widodo was supported by many activists because of promises to strengthen the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). But as Rafiqa Qurrata A'yun and Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir write, in the end he played a significant role in contributing to its demise.

It’s time to stop waiting for a 'good person' to save Indonesian democracy

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Dr Robertus Robet writes that a focus on personalities in Indonesian politics has led to institutional issues and historical economical and political power structures being ignored.

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