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CNN Indonesia – March 21, 2023

Jakarta – Workers and students demonstrated in front of the South Sulawesi (Sulsel) Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) in Makassar today opposing the ratification of Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2022 on the Jobs Law (Ciptaker) by the House of Representatives (DPR).

The protesters put up banners containing their opposition to the enactment of the Perppu and took turns to give speeches from an open pickup truck. – March 21, 2023

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The People's Justice and Prosperity Party (Prima) has raised the possibility of filing for the execution of a March 2 ruling by the Central Jakarta District Court (PN Jakpus) on postponing the 2024 elections if they are again declared to have failed to pass the administrative verification process.

On Monday March 20 the Prima Party won an Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) hearing against the General Elections Commission (KPU). The Bawaslu stated that the KPU had committed violations in the administrative verification process and gave the Prima Party 10 days to resubmit their data for re-verification by the KPU. – March 20, 2023

Ade Miranti Karunia, Jakarta – All Indonesia Workers Organisation (OPSI) Secretary General Timboel Siregar says that the recently issued Labour Minister Regulation (Permenaker) Number 5/2023 will not have an impact on the sacking (PHK) of workers.

The Permenaker regulates the adjustment of work times and wages in labor-intensive export orientated industries. According to Siregar, making such an adjustment will not prevent companies from carrying out sackings.

CNN Indonesia – March 18, 2023

Jakarta – The results of a survey by the Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) predict that the Islamic based political parties will record a historically low vote in the 2024 legislative and presidential elections.

The LSI said that the Islamic parties referred to are those based on two things, namely public perception and the views of experts.

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Kompas – December 14, 2022

Dens Saputra – Ahead of the 2024 legislative and presidential elections, the political elite have begun to descend on the regions. Sometimes just accompanying the national elite who they support or to conduct working visits with campaign propaganda.

Jakarta Post – December 6, 2022

Jakarta – The legislation of the revised Criminal Code (KUHP) has been expedited for passing as soon as possible. Despite its revisions, the newer KUHP is no better than its previous iteration, so we have no qualms about calling on the House of Representatives to reconsider its passage. – 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. – 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.

CNN Indonesia – March 17, 2023

Jakarta – On October 22, 2004, AM Hendropriyono resigned from his position as National Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief. He only held the position for three years after being inaugurated on August 10, 2001. – March 13, 2023

Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – A survey conducted by Kompas Research and Development (Litbang Kompas) in January 2023 noted that not all supporters of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will automatically vote for a presidential – March 9, 2023

Pontianak Hendra Cipta (contributor), Jakarta – Four unidentified individuals attempted to close down a discussion on endangered Tapanuli orangutans threatened by a hydroelectric dam project in North Sumatra that was being held by the conservation group Satya Bumi and several civil society organi

CNN Indonesia – March 8, 2023

Jakarta – The government's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has discovered potential state losses of as much as 4.5 trillion rupiah in the construction of toll roads in Indonesia under the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.< – March 8, 2023

Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – A demonstration was held by women's groups in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Jakarta on the afternoon of Wednesday March 8 to coincide with International Women's Day (IWD).

CNN Indonesia – March 6, 2023

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Democracy is asking the Jakarta chief public prosecutor to drop the case of alleged defamation against Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsa