Ladder reads "Financial literacy", people holding ladder "Protecting the public", placards read "Kidney for sale", writing on dark figures reads "Unscrupulous individuals".
Poverty & Social Inequity
Jakarta – The control of land in Indonesia reportedly shows an imbalance with the allocation for corporations being far larger than for the ordinary people.
Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The results of a Kompas survey on August 9-11 shows that the majority of respondents believe that the ideals of independence of advancing public welfare have not yet been realised.
Jakarta – Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) Deputy Chairperson Anwar Abbas has made a statement strongly criticising the fact that 1 percent of the population controls half of the land in Indonesia. The criticism was even acknowledged by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.
Ian Ahong – November 17 is the commemoration of International Student Day. This commemoration does not automatically emerge from nothing but has a history of struggle against tyrannical power.
Desy Setyowati – Civil society organisations will hold a People’s Summit on Alternative Development on October 8-10 in Sanur, Bali. Through the event, activists will demand accountability from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting, which is also being held in Bali.
From an op-ed piece titled The Dangers of Data Illiteracy
According to the latest data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the poverty rate in Indonesia has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded.
Hanif Mustafa, Bandar Lampung – International Women’s Day (IWD) in the North Sumatra city of Bandar Lampung was commemorated in a number of different ways.
Denpasar – It is estimated that economic disruption will result in the loss of between 45-50 million jobs in Indonesia in the near future.
This was revealed by National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) chief Bambang PS Brodjonegoro when quoting from the results of research by the international consulting group McKinsey.
Ambon – Vice President M Jusuf Kalla has warned that inequality levels in Indonesia have become quite dangerous because of religious differences between the rich and the poor.