Drunken Republic Cartoons

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’

Kompas – April 4, 2018

Mother: Hey kid, eat the dead worms, lots of protein... so they’re safe...

The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) says that at least 27 brands of canned fish being sold on the market have been found to be contaminated with threadworms.

March 2018

Kompas – March 29, 2018

From an op-ed piece titled Corruption Haunts Regional Elections.

Vote-buying – the practice of handing out cash or goods in an effort to influence votes – remains pervasive and largely acceptable in Indonesia.

Kompas – March 26, 2018

From an op-ed piece titled Political Parties and Corruption in the Regions.

Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) says that the regional elections face an ‘emergency of integrity’ with as many as eight candidates caught red-handed accepting bribes in just the last two months.

Locita – March 22, 2018

Former army general and likely presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has been widely ridiculed following a campaign speech posted on his Gerindra Party official Facebook page on March 18 in which he made the claim that ‘...in other countries they have made studies where the Republic of Indonesia has been declared no more in 2030’.

Kompas – March 21, 2018

Shorts read ‘broker’, wave reads ‘Salt Imports’

February 2018

Kompas – February 28, 2018

Man (right): No Sir, not food imports... what’s important is our candidates are local

Arm bands read ‘Success Team (election campaign team)’, list reads ‘Presidential election candidate formulation’.

Tempo Magazine – February 26, 2018

Man: I’m sorry I didn’t end up coming home

Woman: What you did to me was cruel...

Hardliners from the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) have staged an angry protest at the Jakarta office of Tempo Magazine this week over this cartoon which they say insulted the honor of fugitive FPI leader Rizieq Shihab.

Kompas – February 21, 2018

Papers read: ‘Party list ranking: 15’, ‘Soya Sauce Party Political Pledge’.

Tentacles read: Transactional politics, black campaigns, sectarian conflicts, money politics, corruption, fake news

Kompas – February 7, 2018

Jakarta is facing an ecological crisis with the capital sinking at a rate of 4-6cm a year, faster than any other big city in the world, so fast that rivers sometimes flow upstream, ordinary rains regularly swamp neighborhoods and buildings slowly disappear underground, swallowed by the earth.

January 2018

Kompas – January 21, 2018

Small weight reads ‘Budget Management’, large weight reads ‘Achievements’

With Indonesia hosting the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang this year, sports fans are no doubt hoping that the home field advantage will boost the country’s medal tally.

Kompas – January 17, 2018

Pancasila – the philosophical and ideological basis of the Indonesian state – comprises five principles which are represented on the country’s coat of arms: Belief in the one and only God symbolised by a black shield and gold star; A just and civilized humanity symbolised by a chain of square and round links; The unity of Indonesia represented b

Kompas – January 14, 2018

The people’s (Rakyat) so-called representatives (Wakil) – the notoriously lazy and corrupt House of Representatives (MPR) – are proposing a series of controversial revisions to the 2014 Legislative Institutions Law (RUU MD3) which critics say will give legal impunity to lawmakers and threatens to erode freedom of speech and expression.

Kompas – January 10, 2018

Texts read: 248K followers, 3.8K comments, candidate name still sealed, vote for me, do not drop, import quality candidate, sole candidate, super quality candidate.

Kompas – January 3, 2018

Indonesia will be hosting the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang this year amid concerns over a lack of preparations and worries about how traffic congestion in Jakarta and the annual haze from forest fires in Palembang will affect the games.

November 2017

Kompas – November 22, 2017

Suharto’s former ruling party Golkar, which for years has stood by Setya Novanto in the face of a string of corruption scandals, is moving quickly to distance itself from the House speaker and party chair who they now see as an electoral liability following his arrest by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) last week.