Drunken Republic Cartoons

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.

October 2021

Kompas.com – October 6, 2021

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.

September 2021

Kompas – September 29, 2021

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.

Kompas – September 26, 2021

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 corruption suspects – said the lack of internal party democracy is why many pa

July 2021

Kompas – July 28, 2021

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.

May 2021

Kompas – May 19, 2021

In what anti-corruption activists are calling the final stage on the road to killing off the once formidable Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the KPK leadership is in the process of purging the agency of some of its most experienced and committed investigators.

Kompas – May 16, 2021

Indonesia's once formidable Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has now been transformed into another impaired government agency after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's ruling coalition succeeded in installing a politically compromised leadership and pushing through widely unpopular revisions to the KPK Law to reign in its powers and strip it of its independence.

April 2021

Kompas – April 7, 2021

The Health Ministry says it is working closely with police to crack down on the reported spread of fake medical masks in Indonesia. Local news outlets recently reported their discovery of fake medical grade-labeled face masks being openly sold online and at physical stores.