Analysis and Opinion

November 2023

Indonesia – November 27, 2023

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The politics doing the rounds these days can be referred to as "hating" the past and lacking a sufficient historical awareness, thus giving rise to the politics of gemoy, selepet and the Hunger Games.

Indonesia – November 20, 2023

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The University of Indonesia Political Studies Centre (Puskapol UI) has warned that efforts to mobilise village officials for political support in elections is one of the leadership styles practiced by the New Order regime of former president

Indonesia – November 18, 2023

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – University of Melbourne Asia Institute Social Science Director Vedi R Hadiz says that there were overly high hopes in President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo which have given birth to a huge disappointment.

Kompas – November 17, 2023

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – University of Melbourne Asia Institute Social Science Director Vedi R Hadiz says there is no guarantee that presidential candidate Number 2, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, can be controlled by President Joko "Jokowi" Widod

October 2023

Arah Juang – October 26, 2023

Hayamuddin and Aghe Bagasatriya – Early on Saturday, October 7, a surprise attack was launched by resistance groups based in the Gaza Strip.

Arah Juang – October 25, 2023

Dipo Negoro – At a press conference held at the Labour Party's executive committee (Exco) office in Jakarta on Wednesday September 13, Labour Party President Said Iqbal announced the names of the (new) choices for the Labour Party's presidential candidates (capres) in the

Indonesia – October 20, 2023

Aryo Putranto Saptohutomo, Jakarta – There are concerns that the 2024 presidential election will not run fairly or equally if President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's eldest son and Solo Mayor Gibran Rakabuming Raka is one of the participants.

CNN Indonesia – October 17, 2023

Jakarta – The way is now wide open for Solo Mayor Gibran Rakabuming Raka to step forward in the 2024 presidential elections.

Indonesia – October 3, 2023

Sabrina Asril, Jakarta – A House of Representatives (DPR) plenary meeting on Thursday September 29, 2022, agreed to remove Constitutional Court (MK) justice Aswanto, even though his tenure was not due to end until 2029.

Arah Juang – October 1, 2023

Hayamuddin – On September 7 residents and security forces clashed on the island of Rempang, Riau province, after local people attempted to stop the authorities from conducting land measurements and boundary marking for the Eco City development project.

September 2023

Arah Juang – September 10, 2023

Riang Karunianidi – On August 16, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo presented his State of the Nation address to the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) making the commemoration of the proclamation of Indonesian independence on August 17.

August 2023

Arah Juang – August 20, 2023

Dipo Negoro – On Sunday August 13, based on data from the IQAir air quality monitoring website at 6 am, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Jakarta stood at 170 or in the unhealthy category, with high levels of PM2.5 pollutants.

Arah Juang – August 16, 2023

On Wednesday August 9, Arah Juang organised a discussion on the theme "The Prabowo-Budiman Meeting and the Political Transformation of Ex-PRD Activists".

CNN Indonesia – August 8, 2023

Jakarta – The recent actions by members of the TNI (Indonesian military) arriving at the offices of law enforcement institutions raises questions about the authority that is actually held by the military.

May 2023

Arah Juang – May 9, 2023

Dipo Negoro – The Labour Party (Partai Buruh) organised a three day national working meeting (Rakernas) on January 14-17. The meeting was attended by some 800 Labour Party executive committee representatives from 38 provinces.

March 2023

CNN Indonesia – March 28, 2023

Jakarta – The House of Representatives (DPR) ratified Government Regulation in Lieu of Law Number 2/2022 on the Jobs Law (Perppu Ciptaker) during a plenary meeting on Tuesday March 21.

January 2023

Indonesia – January 23, 2023

Jakarta – The chairperson of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle's (PDI-P) Central Leadership Board, Puan Maharani, has again become the become the focus of public attention.

December 2022

CNN Indonesia – December 6, 2022

Jakarta – Since 2019 the government and the House of Representatives (DPR) have often given the impression of rushing to pass the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) into law.

November 2022

Indonesia – November 8, 2022

Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – Institute for Democracy and Strategic Affairs (Indostrategic) Executive Director Ahmad Khoirul Umam says that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's statement on the chances of Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto winning the 2024 presidential elections (Pilpres) reveals many political signals.

August 2022

CNN Indonesia – August 19, 2022

Jakarta – The construction of Indonesia's new capital city (IKN) Nusantara in East Kalimantan was again highlighted by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo during his State of the Nation address at the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) annual session on Tuesday August 16.