Drunken Republic Cartoons

July 2008

Kompas – July 16, 2008

Man: How come school fees keep going up?

Politician: Ah, that’s the trend a at the moment, right, everything’s going up… (name tag reads candidate)

Politician: …I also want to be on top again… (name tag reads candidate)

Kompas – July 12, 2008

Politician: ...Promises?... No way! Now’s not when promises are kept! Get it!!

Badge: Vote for me

Kompas – July 7, 2008

Woman symbolizing justice: ...Buying and selling legal cases: The price is negotiable!

Background: Parliament house.

Artalyta Suryani: ...Buying and selling self-respect: The bribe is negotiable!

Kompas – July 5, 2008

Sign on electric chair: For corruptors

Rat: Don’t worry okay, the power’s a total mess...

June 2008

Kompas – June 28, 2008

Men: Long live elections for regional heads!! Long live democracy!!

Man: …Now we’re free to join any party we want including… the Golput Party!!

Golput – Meaning to abstain from voting or not marking the ballot paper.

Kompas – June 23, 2008

Ballot box: Promises, promises, promises, promises, promises

Kompas – June 21, 2008

Dummy:  …Dual positions! A conflict of interest? No way!!

Man: For the sake of the party… for the sake of KKN… for the sake of… all the more for me!

Kompas – June 14, 2008

Sign on desk reads: Corruption Eradication Commission.

Businessperson Artalyta Suryani (left) was later sentenced to five years jail for bribing prosecutor Urip Tri Gunawan (right) to drop an investigation into a Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support Scheme embezzlement case. Gunawan was subsequently sentenced to 20 years.

Kompas – June 13, 2008

Television: Euro Cup 2008

Father: Today we’ll just “eat” soccer okay kid...

Kompas – June 11, 2008

Vice President Jusuf Kalla: Dual positions? Totally legit...

Men: Got any openings Boss?

Folder reads: Job application.