Drunken Republic Cartoons

October 2022

Kompas.com – October 13, 2022

It is claimed that the direct election of regional heads does indeed still have many deficiencies, one of which is the many elected regional heads who are caught up in corruption cases.

Kompas.com – October 7, 2022

Just recently, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has declared another regional head a suspect in a corruption case, namely Papua Governor Lukas Enembe. In 2022, at least nine regional heads have been caught up in corruption cases.

September 2022

Kostum Komik – September 5, 2022

Morpheus: Choose the blue pill and you will continue to believe the police's good image as presented in the TV series The Police and the film Broken Wing. Choose the red pill and you will know the actual reality of the police.

Kompas.com – September 2, 2022

Currently, the political situation in Indonesia feels like it is empty of things that smack of ideological idealism, particularly from groups of political actors (the political parties). Yet when observed historically, it is from the politics of ideology that everything begins.

July 2022

Kostum Komik – July 30, 2022

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.

Kompas.com – July 15, 2022

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.

Kostum Komik – July 4, 2022

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.

June 2022

Jakarta Post – June 17, 2022

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.

Kompas.com – June 15, 2022

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.

May 2022

Jakarta Post – May 18, 2022

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.

March 2022

Jakarta Post – March 7, 2022
Subversion. That is not too strong a word to describe the current attempt by some political leaders to extend the terms of the government, both of the President and the legislature, beyond 2024. Whatever pretext they use in advancing their argument, they are subverting the democratic political processes. And that is nothing less than treason.
West Papua
Tabloid JUBI – March 4, 2022

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.

February 2022

Jakarta Post – February 14, 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.

Kompas.com – February 11, 2022

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.

January 2022

Kompas.com – January 9, 2022

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.

Kompas.com – January 7, 2022

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.

Kompas – January 5, 2022

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).

December 2021

Kompas – December 22, 2021

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?

Kompas.com – December 7, 2021

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.

November 2021

Kompas – November 24, 2021

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.