Drunken Republic Cartoons 2015

December 2015

Indonesia
Kompas – December 30, 2015

1st Man: Building this is important...

2nd Man: More important again is looking after it.

Indonesia
Kompas – December 23, 2015

Man: Merry Christmas. Bhinneka Tunggal Ika: The national motto, Unity in Diversity

Indonesia
Kompas – December 19, 2015

Kid: Wait! The next episode of the political comedy drama!

Indonesia
Kompas – December 16, 2015

Ball reads ‘decision’, flag reads ‘politics’

Indonesia
Kompas – December 5, 2015

Kid: Your Honor!... Aren’t closed sessions usually for hearings into pornography?

Indonesia
Kompas – December 5, 2015

Man: It’s like they use the state as a game... (arm reads Gangster Elite)

November 2015

Indonesia
Kompas – November 14, 2015

Barely a month after the public furor over his appearance at a press conference with Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in which he was spotted wearing a US$14,000 Swiss watch, House of Representatives (DPR) deputy speaker and Golkar politician Setya Novanto is once

Indonesia
Kompas – November 11, 2015

Word on right reads ‘Now’, bag reads ‘Social Aid’ funds (widely abused by politicians to line their own pockets)

Indonesia
Kompas – November 7, 2015

Man (speaking to kid imagining independence fighter the late Bung Tomo): State defence isn’t just about taking up arms but also about science, art, sport and respecting the law and human rights, acting honestly, anti-corruption and anti-bribes...

October 2015

Indonesia
Kompas – October 24, 2015

A series of economic policy (kebijakan ekonomi) initiatives launched by the administration of President Joko Widodo (left) and Vice-President Jusuf Kalla (right) aimed at boosting economic growth, none of which address the fundamental problems plaguing the country such as corr

Indonesia
Kompas – October 21, 2015

Man: How come they’re all singing a different tune? (Song sheet reads ‘Work’)

Indonesia
Kompas – October 10, 2015

Kid: Money has become the ideology right Dad!

September 2015

Indonesia
Kompas – September 30, 2015

Despite repeated pledges by the government that it will put an end to the massive forest fires sweeping across Riau, Kalimantan and Sumatra, which have been widely blamed on big and usually politically connected wood pulp and palm oil companies clearing land ahead of the plant

Indonesia
Kompas – September 23, 2015

Disgraced tax official Gayus Tambunan, serving a 30-year sentence for bribery, money-laundering and passport forgery, made waves yet again this week when a photo circulated online purporting to show him dining at a restaurant with two unidentified women in Jakarta.

Indonesia
Kompas – September 19, 2015

Kid: Dad can I have more travel allowance money?

Man: Why don’t you just ask Mr Donald Trump...

Indonesia
Kompas – September 16, 2015

Environmental activists say that in order to avoid legal liability for the massive forest fires sweeping across Riau, Sumatra and Kalimantan, big palm oil and wood pulp companies pay local people to start fires that conveniently spread onto their concession areas providing a c

Indonesia
Kompas – September 5, 2015

Government official: For the sake of a prosperous future!

Man: And me right now Mr? (Paper reads help, sympathetic care)

Indonesia
Kompas – September 2, 2015

While regional elections slated for December 9 will be a watershed for Indonesia – with elections being held simultaneously in 269 regions throughout the country – little else has changed with candidates trotting out the same tired old promises which people know from experienc

August 2015

Indonesia
Kompas – August 29, 2015

Kid: Your looking for commissioners who are like angels right Madam? (hat reads ‘Suspects continue to increase’)

Women: Ah no, what’s important is they’re not sensitive about being made into gekos...

Indonesia
Kompas – August 22, 2015

Kid: So many trillions of rupiah to construct a building... for the sake of the people or for the sake of... projects Mr?

Man: For the sake of the people fool! I’m also the people.