12:10 am October 1, 2014 | No Comment
The public is now more aware of the importance of keeping direct elections. So we can expect much more pressure on lawmakers to agree on keeping direct elections.
12:10 am September 30, 2014 | No Comment
It is not that Joko Widodo suddenly turned into an authoritarian president. Rather, it is because he will have been removed from office by a number of politicians, and replaced by, who else but Prabowo Subianto himself. As surreal as it sounds, this is not a joke. This is a very real possibility.
12:10 am September 29, 2014 | No Comment
Aman dubbed the savior of American democracy, the philosopher John Rawl, said that the very basic liberty of a citizen is political liberty — the right to vote and run for office. For all their cons, direct elections are possibly what Indonesians are most proud of. For 10 years, we felt that elections single-handedly defined […]
12:10 am September 27, 2014 | No Comment
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s exit from office leaves a negative impression.
2:00 am September 26, 2014 | No Comment
The ugly process by which the House of Representatives reached a decision in the early hours of Friday to pass a bill that takes away from the people the right to vote for regional heads and gives it instead to regional legislatures was a blatant display of politicians riding rough-shod over the people’s will.
12:10 am September 25, 2014 | No Comment
We have sacrificed a lot for the direct election system but those sacrifices will mean nothing if we return to indirect elections. We will return to an elitist democracy controlled by a handful of corrupt politicians serving only their own interests.
8:15 am September 24, 2014 | No Comment
While Indonesian airlines have boosted their service levels throughout this country — with most performing well as people move from using trains and buses to air transportation — they still struggle to gain the trust of international travelers.
12:10 am September 23, 2014 | No Comment
For more than 40 years massive corruption in the natural resources sector has seemingly gone unnoticed despite public knowledge that trillions and trillions of rupiah of state money was stolen by officials, politicians and businesspeople.
12:55 am September 22, 2014 | No Comment

The return of Megawati Soekarnoputri as chairwoman of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, or PDI-P, and Prabowo Subianto as chairman of the Great Indonesian Movement Party, or Gerindra, highlights the unhealthy nature of this country’s political system.

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