Drunken Republic Cartoons

September 2018

Kompas – September 26, 2018

The campaign period for the 2019 presidential and legislative elections officially kicked off Sunday with participants signing a declaration pledging a “peaceful campaign” at the National Monument Central Jakarta.

Kompas – September 19, 2018

After months of heated debate, the General Elections Commission (KPU) decided on Thursday that the 38 politicians who had challenged their disqualification at the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) would be eligible to run in the 2019 legislative election.

Kompas – September 5, 2018

With many of the country’s lawmakers preoccupied with campaigning for the 2019 presidential and legislative elections or trying to use legislative issues to boost their image among voters, this year is shaping up to be a repeat of previous years...

August 2018

Kompas – August 29, 2018

Incumbent presidential candidate President Joko Widodo and his rival former General Prabowo Subianto are both trying to woo the much converted “millennial vote” – the 20-35 year age bracket which they hope could swing the election in their favour.

Kompas – August 1, 2018

A seven-day state of emergency has been declared following a magnitude 7 earthquake (gempa) that hit the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday.

July 2018

Kompas – July 31, 2018

According to the latest data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the poverty rate in Indonesia has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded.

Kompas – July 25, 2018

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has requested access to the closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems in all Indonesian prisons to monitor malpractice following the recent discovery that graft convicts in Sukamiskin prison in Bandung, West Java, were living in upgraded luxury prison cells.

West Papua
Kompas – July 11, 2018

In its rush to acquire a 51% majority ownership in the PT Freeport mine in West Papua before next year’s presidential election – driven by President Widodo’s desire to tout his success in wresting control of the nation’s prized natural resources from foreign ownership – the government is now fending off criticism over the US$3.85 billion price t

Kompas – July 4, 2018

Much to the consternation of the political parties – many of which have fielded former corruption convicts or candidates under investigation for graft – the General Elections Commission (KPU) Saturday issued a regulation which, among other things, bans former graft convicts from running in next year’s legislative elections.

June 2018

Kompas – June 27, 2018

Electoral observers say that one of the reasons the 2019 legislative elections will be undemocratic is because of the limited information available to voters on candidate’s profiles and backgrounds.

Kompas – June 20, 2018

For the People or the Elite. Sash reads ‘acting’ or ‘temporary’, document reads ‘Legislation’.

Police and military officers have brushed off accusations of interference in the recent simultaneous regional elections and vowed to remain nonpartisan during the presidential elections in 2019.

Kompas – June 18, 2018

Despite the latest Bank Indonesia figures showing that government debt has risen by 10.3% yoy and now stands at a whopping 2,521 trillion rupiah, the administration of President Joko Widodo insists that because the money is being used for infrastructure projects it will in turn spur economic growth.

Kompas – June 13, 2019

Writing on ‘mobile toilet’ reads: ‘Keep clean’ and ‘If you’re polite, we’ll respect you’ (a common phrase posted in public transport vehicles and on neighbourhood walls).

Kompas – June 7, 2018

From an op-ed piece title Stop Wage Payments to the Corrupt.

According to the National Civil Service Agency (BKN), the government is spending a huge amount of money on the salaries of civil servants who have been convicted of graft.

Kompas – June 6, 2018

Criminal Code Style Revisions

Before, After

May 2018

Kompas – May 23, 2018

T-shirt reads ‘Law, Corruption, Human Rights, Foreign Debt, Poverty’. Bag reads ‘TKI – Indonesian Migrant Worker’. Exercise machine reads ‘20 Years of Reformasi’.

This Monday marked 20 years since the overthrow of the dictator Suharto in 1998 and the beginning of the political reform process known as Reformasi.

Kompas – May 16, 2018

In the wake of several shocking terrorist attacks in East Java and Riau this month, the government is proposing a series of long-delayed revisions to the Anti-Terrorism Law (RUU Anti-Terror) which will allow police to hold suspects for up to 221 days before being charged, pave the way for the involvement of the military and broaden the definitio

April 2018

Kompas – April 25, 2018

Political observers say that if President Widodo (left) and his likely contender in the 2019 presidential election, former general Prabowo Subianto (right), try to use the same old strategies they did in 2014, it will only alienate votes.

Kompas – April 14, 2018

Sign reads ‘Out of Sight brand Adulterated Liquor’

In what is believed to be the worst-ever mass fatality caused by alcohol poisoning in a country where drinkers regularly die from consuming bootleg alcohol, 82 people have died and 100 are in a critical condition in hospital after drinking moonshine.

Kompas – April 9, 2018

Jacket reads ‘Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Prisoner’