The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) have warned about potential vote buying in the upcoming simultaneous regional elections, which the government insists on holding on December 9 despite the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic.
Drunken Republic Cartoons
Kalimantan Islamic University (Uniska) political observer Muhammad Uhaib As’ad says that the democratic process in Indonesia post reformasi – the political reform process that began in 1998 – is still being held hostage by the power of money.
Writing on picture reads “Regional head”
Man: Before it was the father, now the mother, what next, the kids?
Kid: When do I get a go Dad?
Teacher: Today we are going to learn about all kinds of basic foods!
Man in boat: Can they still hear our voices?
Judge: We sentence you to 12 years in prison and a fine.
Defendant: But I didn’t mean to do it.
Judge: Yeah okay then, one year in prison.
Prosecutors demanded Friday that two police officers – Chief Brigadier Ronny Bugis and Brigadier Rahmat Kadir – be given one-year prison terms for their involvement in a 2017 attack on senior Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan.
A recent case in Gowa, South Sulawesi, has highlighted numerous instances of illegal logging uncovered since COVID-19 began to spread across the country.
Left image: “Indonesia? Whatever! Do whatever you like”
Right image: Stupid trumps Covid
Sack reads “Social Aid”, “Accurate Data?”
The Indonesian Ombudsman says complaints about the government’s social aid (bansos) programs dominated hundreds of inquiries to its new Covid-19 online complaint center.
Doctor: Focus first on the Covid-19 pandemic House!
From an op-ed piece titled The Obesity of the ‘Omnibus Laws’ Government Regulations
An Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) commissioner has apologized for claiming that women could get pregnant from swimming in the same pool as men.
Man: Mr, my data will be safe won’t it? (speech bubble above house reads ‘Yes, census online successful’)
From an op-ed piece titled Social Media Paradox.
A growing number of people are falling foul of Indonesia’s Information and Electronic Transaction Law (ITE), which is notorious for being used to criminalise political dissidents.
From an op-ed piece titled Focus on Investment Growth