Analysis and Opinion

February 2018

Indonesia
Tirto.id – February 13, 2018

Sherr Rinn – The National Police (Polri) and the Indonesian military (TNI) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which Polri can request assistance from the TNI to secure protest actions and labour strikes.

November 2017

Indonesia
Mojok – November 15, 2017

Sarinah – The setting of the 2018 minimum wage has it seems has been full of drama compared with previous years.

Indonesia
Kata Data – November 3, 2017

AC Nielsen research shows that the recent decline in consumption is not a result of a shift to online shopping because the digital trade segment accounts for only 1 percent of consumption.

October 2017

Indonesia
Mojok – October 2, 2017

Dandhy Dwi Laksono – As in the case of the song Genjer-Genjer which was composed by M. Arief, the song Garuda Pancasila was also written by an artist from the People’s Cultural Institute (Lekra). His name was Sudharnoto.

July 2017

Indonesia
Arah Juang – July 2017

On Monday May 8, Coordinating Minister for Politics, Security and Legal Affairs (Menkopolhukam) Wiranto, Justice and Human Rights Minister (Menkumham) Yasonna Laoly, Home Affairs Minister (Mendagri) Tjahjo Kumolo and National Police Chief (Kapolri) General Tito Karnavia issued

May 2017

Indonesia
Tirto.id – May 8, 2017

Arbi Sumandoyo – “Jakarta is filthy. We have to be macho. Jakarta is filthy. It must be cleaned up... must be cleaned up”, shouted a speaker through a loudspeaker from a command vehicle on May Day in front of the Jakarta City Hall.

September 2016

West Papua
Koran Pembebasan – September 5, 2016

Surya Anta – Increasingly broad mobilisations by the Papuan people in recent years shows that there must be a new assessment of West Papuan as an entity. An entity that should be, must be, recognised as a nation.

November 2015

Indonesia
Solidarity Net – November 13, 2015

Sherr Rinn – The Indonesian Labour Movement (GBI), which is made up of the Indonesian Metal Trade Workers Federation (FSPMI)/Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPSI), the Confederation of the All-Indonesian Workers Union (KSPSI), the Confederation of Prosperity Labour

October 2015

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 5, 2015

Abraham Utama, Jakarta – A new life begins after 50. This is what has been the case for a number of retired Indonesian military (TNI) generals, because shedding their official military uniforms has not necessarily meant ending their careers.

December 2009

Indonesia
Kompas – December 21, 2009

Umi Kulsum and Ignatius Kristanto – Two months have passed, but like an engine, they have also yet to “warm up”. Yet, their numbers have increased significantly compared with the previous period. What’s going on?

September 2008

Indonesia
Kompas – September 29, 2008

“... although legislation represents an important start, its role cannot be more than just a beginning.

October 2007

Indonesia
Kompas Opinion – October 5, 2007

Usman Hamid – We appreciate efforts to develop the TNI’s professionalism and civil supremacy that has been undertaken through various means at legislative and institutional levels.

March 2007

Indonesia
Kompas – March 22, 2007

Susie Berindra and Sidik Ramono – The government wants to strengthen the presidential system by simplifying the multi-party system. The big political parties want to have businesses to increase party funds.

November 2006

Indonesia
Kompas – November 18, 2006

J. Osdar – Indonesian journalists roared with laughter when they witnessed the general elections or great election in the Malaysian state of Sabah in 1985. The total number of voters was only 300,000 out of a population of 1.2 million.

August 2006

Indonesia
Kompas – August 18, 2006

A.J. Susmana – It has been 61 years since Indonesia declared itself as an independent nation. But the question so often asked by the cynical is: “Are we really free?”.

Indonesia
Kompas – August 8, 2006

Windoro Adi – It was just like the good old days when on the afternoon of Friday July 28, RMH Heroe Syswanto NS Soerio Soebagio, who is affectionately called Sys NS, appeared once again in an event at a hotel in Jakarta.

April 2006

Indonesia
Gatra Magazine – April 24, 2006

Dita Indah Sari – The uproar over the planned revisions to the labour law has yet to subside.

Indonesia
Kompas – April 12, 2006

After triggering a wave of protests, the government’s version of the draft revision of the labour law has been canceled.

June 2005

Indonesia
Media Indonesia – June 9, 2005

 ”I did this so that we would not be a nation of coolies and a coolie among nations” – Indonesia’s founding President Sukarno

February 2005

Indonesia
Sinar Harapan – February 19, 2005

Yogyakarta – The replacement of three Indonesian armed forces (TNI) chiefs of staff which took place yesterday (18/2) is believed by a political observer from the Gajah Mada University (UGM), Riswandha Imawan, to be an effort by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to strengthen