Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 20:58 WIB
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Safeguarding our democracy; Free, fair or fraudulent?

IO, Jakarta – One month nearing to the Simultaneous Elections of 17 April 2019, the Final Voters’ List (Daftar Voters Tetap – “DPT”) is still an issue. The National Committee to elect Prabowo-Sandi (Badan...
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The National Economy: Toxic deficit and still on the rise

IO, Jakarta –2018 was not a good year for Indonesia’s economic condition. There are clear indicators: a trade balance deficit at USD 8.57 billion, worst within the past 4 years. Next, a current transaction...
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The Second Presidential Debate; A REALITY CHECK

IO, Jakarta – The second debate between Presidential Candidates Prabowo Subianto versus Joko Widodo was held on 17 February 2019. The themes of the second debate were energy, food, natural resources, environment, and infrastructure....
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Broken rice bowls; The real cost of the Big Push for Infrastructure

IO, Jakarta – The second Presidential Candidate Debates will be held at the Sultan Hotel, Jakarta, on 17 February 2019. The debate will be centered on energy, the environment, infrastructure, food and natural resources....
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Jokowi in the midst of blunders; The fear of losing the Palace

IO, Jakarta – “Blunder”. This term is frequently used in sports, especially for soccer. However, what does it means if it occurs in the world of politics? What is a “blunder” anyway? To put...
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Empty promises and vanished hopes; How Jokowi is Losing his Base of Supporters

IO, Jakarta – A “leader” is synonymous with “credibility” and “trustworthiness”. In other words, a person’s words matching their deeds. However, if there is no consistency between words and actualities, it will become a...
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Indonesian Elections set stage for dramatic debate showdown; The Presidental Quiz

IO, Jakarta – 2019 Presidential Elections will be held on 17 April. In order to allow the people to get to know the Presidential Candidate Pair’s vision, mission, and programs, the Elections Commission (Komisi...
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Prabowo Subianto’s national address “INDONESIA WINS”

IO, Jakarta – Monday, 14 January 2019. When Independent Observer arrived at the Jakarta Convention Center, there was a dominance of pale blue and white as far as the eye could see. These two...
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Cancer Stage-4 Corruption: Challenges of Leadership, Corruption and Governance in Indonesia

IO, Jakarta – Candidate President Number 02 Prabowo Subianto describes corruption in Indonesia as a stage-four cancer. According to Prabowo, Indonesia condition is currently in a corruption emergency, as State officials, Councilmen, ministers, and...
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The year in review; Economic downturn, the rule of law at the crossroads and...

IO, Jakarta – In less than two weeks, we will leave 2018 behind. Various issues still facing the nation, starting from politics, the economy, to the rule of law have become “homework” for the...

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