Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 02:56 WIB

Much ado about something

IO - With workers on the streets en masse and the government finding itself in the crosshairs after passing the contentious omnibus bill, one must wonder how the two sides will come...

Subduing the Government

IO - I admire the government’s and the Parliament’s enthusiasm. From a political perspective, this is the most powerful government for the last 22 years.The current government is...

Rushed validation of Job Creation Draft Law a risky move – many dangerous loopholes...

IO - The House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat – “DPR”) and Government have agreed to validate the proposed Job Creation Draft Law at the upcoming Plenary Meeting on 8 October. They...

Learning via TVRI: 50 years’ regression of human progress

IO - I was stunned when I heard the statement of the Minister of Education and Culture, during his Work Meeting with Commission X of the House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat...

Tensions in North Natuna Sea: Assessing Bakamla’s UNCLOS Understanding

IO - Indonesia and China recently saw tensions rise in the North Natuna Sea, triggered by a Chinese Coast Guard vessel after it conducted ma-neuvers in Indonesia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Indonesia...

DIGITAL SILK ROAD: A POTENT PRC WEAPON

IO - In the intensifying superpower competition between the US and the People’s Republic of China there seems to be a more subtle development that has not been much in evidence until...

Getting the right balance in food policy

IO - For too many years, Indonesia’s agriculture experts and policy makers have viewed food security through the lens of farmers’ income and rice production. This has serious consequences: because the government...

Monetary policy restricted by foreign debt as foreign investors benefit

IO - The Bank Indonesia Meeting of the Board of Governors held on 16-17 September 2020 decided to hold reference interest rates at 4%. One of the reasons stated for this decision...

THE STOCK MARKET: A POOR REFLECTION OF THE ECONOMY

IO - One of the points raised against the proposed reactivation of the policy to limit the spreading of the novel corona virus (Covid-19) in Greater Jakarta, known by the Indonesian acronym...

A spirit of independence in our national defense industry

IO - We absolutely need a strong defense, in order to maintain the sovereignty, unity, and safety of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia from all threats, whether they come from inside or...

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