Drunken Republic Cartoons

October 2018

Indonesia
Kompas – October 10, 2018

Tourist: Hopefully the weather will improve...

Masseur: And we’ll get ‘drop or two’ from the outcome... (Shorts read: Investor)

Indonesia
Kompas – October 5, 2018

From an op-ed piece titled Celebrating lies

Indonesia
Kompas – October 3, 2018

The tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi on Friday – where walls of water up to 6 metres and a magnitude 7.5 earthquake killed at least 832 people in the cities of Palu and Donggala – has highlighting the weaknesses of the existing warning system and low public awareness about ho

September 2018

Indonesia
Kompas – September 26, 2018

Don’t just declare it... are you ready?

Writing reads: No hoax, no SARA, no money politics

Indonesia
Kompas – September 19, 2018

T-shirts read: Former drug convict, former corruption convict, former pedophile convict. Documents read: 2017 Law on Elections, Supreme Court verdict. Stamp reads: Penitence, atonement.

Indonesia
Kompas – September 5, 2018

Man: Forward Mr... (T-shirt with 73th anniversary of independence)

August 2018

Indonesia
Kompas – August 29, 2018

Incumbent presidential candidate President Joko Widodo and his rival former General Prabowo Subianto are both trying to woo the much converted “millennial vote” – the 20-35 year age bracket which they hope could swing the election in their favour.

Indonesia
Kompas – August 1, 2018

A seven-day state of emergency has been declared following a magnitude 7 earthquake (gempa) that hit the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday.

July 2018

Indonesia
Kompas – July 31, 2018

From an op-ed piece titled The Dangers of Data Illiteracy

According to the latest data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the poverty rate in Indonesia has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded.

Indonesia
Kompas – July 25, 2018

Man on TV: “Sorry but this is a serious problem”

West Papua
Kompas – July 11, 2018

In its rush to acquire a 51% majority ownership in the PT Freeport mine in West Papua before next year’s presidential election – driven by President Widodo’s desire to tout his success in wresting control of the nation’s prized natural resources from foreign ownership – the go

Indonesia
Kompas – July 4, 2018

Man: Forward march!

T-shirt reads ‘Political Parties Yes’, carpet reads ‘Integrity’

Youth: Do you still want to vote for representatives like that? (T-shirt reads ‘Go KPU’)

June 2018

Indonesia
Kompas – June 27, 2018

Billboard reads: ‘Don’t buy a cat in a sack!’ (Don’t buy a pig in a poke). Ballot box reads ‘Save Democracy’, badge reads ‘Candidate’.

Man: Yeah enough... just buy the sack ... (and hope for the best)

Indonesia
Kompas – June 20, 2018

For the People or the Elite. Sash reads ‘acting’ or ‘temporary’, document reads ‘Legislation’.

Indonesia
Kompas – June 18, 2018

Despite the latest Bank Indonesia figures showing that government debt has risen by 10.3% yoy and now stands at a whopping 2,521 trillion rupiah, the administration of President Joko Widodo insists that because the money is being used for infrastructure projects it will in tur

Indonesia
Kompas – June 13, 2019

Writing on ‘mobile toilet’ reads: ‘Keep clean’ and ‘If you’re polite, we’ll respect you’ (a common phrase posted in public transport vehicles and on neighbourhood walls).

Indonesia
Kompas – June 7, 2018

From an op-ed piece title Stop Wage Payments to the Corrupt.

According to the National Civil Service Agency (BKN), the government is spending a huge amount of money on the salaries of civil servants who have been convicted of graft.

Indonesia
Kompas – June 6, 2018

Criminal Code Style Revisions

Before, After

May 2018

Indonesia
Kompas – May 23, 2018

T-shirt reads ‘Law, Corruption, Human Rights, Foreign Debt, Poverty’. Bag reads ‘TKI – Indonesian Migrant Worker’. Exercise machine reads ‘20 Years of Reformasi’.

Indonesia
Kompas – May 16, 2018

In the wake of several shocking terrorist attacks in East Java and Riau this month, the government is proposing a series of long-delayed revisions to the Anti-Terrorism Law (RUU Anti-Terror) which will allow police to hold suspects for up to 221 days before being charged, pave