Posts with tag: Jokowi

Talking Indonesia: the road to 2024

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Who are some of the likely candidates to emerge in the next race for president in 2024? What issues are expected to dominate campaigning? Dr Jemma Purdey discusses these issues and more with Dr Phillips Vermonte in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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.

Power for sale: Religious Affairs scandal just scratching the surface

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Despite an ongoing battle for reform, corruption runs rampant in Indonesia’s civil service, writes Akhmad Misbakhul Hasan.

Talking Indonesia: rice politics

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How to provide the Indonesian population with the enormous amounts of rice it consumes each year is a perennially thorny question in the country. In the first Talking Indonesia for 2019, Dr Dave McRae discusses the politically charged issue of rice policy with Associate Professor Jamie Davidson.

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