According to the Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH), the Communication and Information Ministry’s (Kominfo) move to block a number of websites and applications on July 30 amounts to digital authoritarianism.
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Press Council Chairperson Pers Azyumardi Azra says that there is an article in the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) which threatens the press if it criticises the government. The threat is contained in Article 218 on attacking the values and dignity of the president and vice president.
Former President Megawati Sukarnoputri, who is also the long-serving chair of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), has been widely criticised for comments she made at the party's 2022 National Meeting on June 21.
Jakarta – Police will have to do a better job in explaining why they have arrested 23 people these last two weeks in connection with the Khilafatul Muslimin, a hitherto a little-known group that the authorities say aspires to turn Indonesia into an Islamic state.
Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – Political observer Mochtar Pabotinggi is in agreement with the statement that elections (pemilu) are more like a festival of the political elite then a festival of the people.
Jakarta – In the past few weeks, health authorities have been puzzled by a mysterious strain of hepatitis popping up among children in several parts of the country since the first suspected cases were detected late last month in Jakarta.
Alexander Loen, Jayapura – The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network or SAFEnet conveyed the condition of internet access in Papua in an online discussion on the launch of the 2021 Digital Rights Situation Report on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
Jakarta – Anyone wondering what a police state in Indonesia would look like must watch the video clips of last week's ugly scenes in Wadas, a village near the Central Java town of Purworejo.
Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The Executive Director of the Indonesian Civic Network (Lima), Ray Rangkuti, is urging figures wanting to enter the contest as presidential candidates in 2024 to speak about substantive issues.
Jakarta – Corruption eradication during the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has worsened. This was the finding of a survey by Indonesian Political Indicator (IPI) which was released on Sunday January 9.
Gajah Mada University Faculty of Law Anti-Corruption Studies Centre (Pukat UGM) researcher Zaenur Rohman believes that corruption by regional officials is like the tip of the iceberg phenomena and that the cases uncovered by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) have only touched the surface.
Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The parliamentary watchdog Forum of Concerned Citizens for Indonesia's Parliament (Formappi) has criticised a working visit (kunker) by the Capital City Draft Law (RUU IKN) special committee to Kazakhstan accompanied by members of the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas).
With three confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, and given our knowledge about its virality and the struggle of many countries facing hundreds or even thousands of new cases each day, why is our government reluctant to take the steps necessary to prevent its spread?
According to the author, Ari Junaedi, in order to know the character of a politician you have to observe what they do when they are in power. Do they use their power for the benefit of society or just to fulfill their personal desires.
A string of recent cyber security threats has highlighted the vulnerability of Indonesia's data security systems to attacks and intrusions that endanger not only people's privacy rights but also state security.
Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) says that a Constitutional Court (MK) ruling declaring that all convicted prisoners have an equal right to remission, including corruptors, shows that law enforcement officials have no sense of crisis over corruption.
Having touted its fuel-to-gas energy conversion program as the answer to the country's growing dependency on fuel consumption, the government now appears to have abandoned the problem ridden project in favour of electric powered vehicles.
In an article titled Loss of internal democracy seen as reason for many corrupt political party leaders, Gajah Mada University Anti-Corruption Centre (Pukat UGM) researcher Zaenur Rohman – who was responding to two Golkar Party leaders being recently declared corrupti
The Indonesian (and often international) media has carried its fair share of stories about unscrupulous individuals – including quite a few senior government officials – who seem to find ever more inventive ways to make a quick buck from the misfortunes of others during the Covid-19 pandemic.