Drunken Republic Cartoons

July 2018

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

Much to the consternation of the political parties – many of which have fielded former corruption convicts or candidates under investigation for graft – the General Elections Commission (KPU) Saturday issued a regulation which, among other things, bans former graft convicts from running in next year’s legislative elections.

June 2018

Indonesia
Kompas – June 27, 2018

Electoral observers say that one of the reasons the 2019 legislative elections will be undemocratic is because of the limited information available to voters on candidate’s profiles and backgrounds.

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

April 2018

Indonesia
Kompas – April 25, 2018

Political observers say that if President Widodo (left) and his likely contender in the 2019 presidential election, former general Prabowo Subianto (right), try to use the same old strategies they did in 2014, it will only alienate votes.

Indonesia
Kompas – April 14, 2018

Sign reads ‘Out of Sight brand Adulterated Liquor’

Indonesia
Kompas – April 9, 2018

Jacket reads ‘Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Prisoner’

Indonesia
Kompas – April 4, 2018

Mother: Hey kid, eat the dead worms, lots of protein... so they’re safe...

The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) says that at least 27 brands of canned fish being sold on the market have been found to be contaminated with threadworms.

March 2018

Indonesia
Kompas – March 29, 2018

From an op-ed piece titled Corruption Haunts Regional Elections.

Vote-buying – the practice of handing out cash or goods in an effort to influence votes – remains pervasive and largely acceptable in Indonesia.

Indonesia
Kompas – March 26, 2018

From an op-ed piece titled Political Parties and Corruption in the Regions.

Indonesia
Locita – March 22, 2018

Former army general and likely presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has been widely ridiculed following a campaign speech posted on his Gerindra Party official Facebook page on March 18 in which he made the claim that ‘...in other countries they have made studies where the

Indonesia
Kompas – March 21, 2018

Shorts read ‘broker’, wave reads ‘Salt Imports’

February 2018

Indonesia
Kompas – February 28, 2018

Man (right): No Sir, not food imports... what’s important is our candidates are local

Arm bands read ‘Success Team (election campaign team)’, list reads ‘Presidential election candidate formulation’.

Indonesia
Tempo Magazine – February 26, 2018

Man: I’m sorry I didn’t end up coming home

Woman: What you did to me was cruel...