Drunken Republic Cartoons

October 2019

Indonesia
Kompas – October 23, 2019

Indonesians have expressed disappointment after President Joko Widodo (left) and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin (right) announced their new so-called “Working Cabinet 2” (Kabinet Kerja 2) lineup which included Widodo’s presidential election rival Prabowo Subianto (climbing rope ladder) – an ex-army general accused of human rights abuses – as defense minister.

Indonesia
Kompas – October 2, 2019

Only days after country witnessed a massive wave of student-led protests against the weakening of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and a slew of anti-democratic legislation, the newly inaugurated members of the House of Representatives (DPR) now say they will prioritise the very laws that the students were protesting against.

September 2019

Indonesia
Kompas – September 21, 2019

Indonesia’s political parties have revived a proposal to reinstate the GBHN – the Broad Outlines of State Policy – which used to be issued by the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) to guide and direct national development during the New Order dictatorship of former president Suharto.

Indonesia
Kompas – September 4, 2019

Anti-corruption activists say that President Joko Widodo (pictured centre) has ignored public input by going ahead and submitting the 10 names proposed by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leadership selection committee to the House of Representatives for the final selection process.

August 2019

Indonesia
Kompas – August 9, 2019

A massive power failure hit the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and surrounding cities on Sunday affecting millions of people.The state electricity company PLN said the outage occurred when one of the gas turbines at its Suralaya plant shut down causing seven other turbines to trip followed by a shutdown of its gas turbine plant at Cilegon.

Indonesia
Kompas – August 1, 2019

Concern has been expressed in both the Indonesian and foreign mainstream media that President Joko Widodo’s ruling coalition – which now holds around 60 percent of the seats in parliament – has become too “fat”.

Indonesia
Kompas – August 1, 2019

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) says that eighty percent of the land destroyed by forest fires in Indonesia this year will be converted into plantations, pointing the blame for the fires at unsustainable practices in the country’s agriculture industry.

July 2019

West Papua
Kompas – July 31, 2019

According to the aid group Humanity Volunteer Team of Nduga – which has been helping communities displaced by armed conflict in Papua’s Nduga regency with food, health and education needs in Wamena – 182 civilians have died fleeing violence in the highlands.

Indonesia
Kompas – July 29, 2019

Jakarta’s notorious air pollution has again been thrust into the spotlight this week thanks to a trending social media hashtag in which people shared photos of the capital’s smog blanked skyline.

Indonesia
Kompas – July 10, 2019

Anti-corruption activists and legal advocates are concerned that there is a plot to “tame” the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) through the selection of new batch of KPK leaders for 2019.

Indonesia
Kompas – July 3, 2019

Following the June 27 the Constitutional Court ruling which rejected losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s electoral challenge, President and Vice President elect Joko Widodo (left) and Ma’ruf Amin (right) have now been confirmed as the winners of the April presidential elections.

June 2019

Indonesia
Kompas – June 28, 2019

Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) says there are 1,466 state civil servants (PNS) who have been found guilty of corruption but have yet to be dismissed and are still receiving wages.

Indonesia
Kompas – June 26, 2019

According to the Ministry of Health, while Indonesia has seen a gradual decline in stunting from 37.2 percent in 2013 to 30.8 percent in 2018, other reports confirm a far higher prevalence of malnutrition among children in eastern Indonesia with some area reporting figures as

Indonesia
Kompas – June 12, 2019

According to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia, conflict between humans and elephants on the island of Sumatra has become inevitable with massive land conversions across the island since the 1980s turning forested areas into plantations and residential areas resulting in growing number of elephants entering these areas in search of food.

May 2019

Indonesia
Kompas – May 31, 2019

According to the latest survey by pollster Cyrus Indonesia, only 70 percent of Indonesians accept Pancasila as the country’s ideology and a unifying viewpoint for all citizens.

Indonesia
Kompas – May 15, 2019

Amid rising concerns over personal data security and continuing delays in the ratification of the Draft Personal Data Protection Law, consumer confidence has been delivered yet another blow by a Kompas daily newspaper investigation which uncovered a network of credit card salespeople and bank employees...

March 2019

Indonesia
Kompas – March 25, 2019

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says that the growing number of people being jailed for sending WhatsApp messages critical of the government and private companies is having a a disastrous and chilling effect on free speech and the government should repeal criminal provisions

Indonesia
Kompas – March 21, 2019

Despite new mechanisms introduced to allow businesses to process permits for export and import activities under one roof, dwell times at the country’s ports remains stubbornly high – weighed down by corruption, red tape and overlapping regulations.

Indonesia
Kompas – March 20, 2019

Indonesia is the world’s second-largest sugar importer behind China and imports have doubled over the last 10 years. Last year, less than half the sugar consumed in Indonesia was grown domestically.

Indonesia
Kompas – March 6, 2019

With only a month to go before Indonesia holds simultaneous presidential and legislative elections, tens of thousands of people may not be able to vote.