Friday, August 23, 2019 | 23:38 WIB

“Constructive” hoaxes

IO - Citizens were recently shocked by a statement issued by the Head of the National Cyber Agency concern­ing “constructive hoaxes”. The public places a huge importance on hoaxes: if you write “hoax” in...

Jokowi’s most fearsome opponent: He himself

IO - Within a matter of days, the map of competition towards the 2019 Presidential Elections has changed again. Last week, Jokowi’s biggest opponents were the data and facts submitted by NGOs, the media, and...

Elections should be a joy – not slander and hoaxes

IO - In addition to Ad Hominem attacks, random buzzers relentlessly spout the term “fearmongering” or “scaremongering”. This term, which as we all know means a type of campaign that arouses fear or unrest,...

KPU vote vaunting pattern riddled with PSYWAR tactics

IO - Votes entered in KPU’s Situng (vote count information system) as of 23:15 WIB, April 29, 2019, still show Jokowi in the lead and within the margins of error of the quick counts...

Don’t provoke the people

IO - If you want to know the difference between Prabowo and the incumbent, you just need to see what happened in Cianjur the other day. The General will never let any injustice occur...

Debt against productivity

IO - The dogmatic conviction that our national debt is still at a safe level, as it is below 60% of GDP, is today being seriously contested. The Government has repeatedly explained to the public...

Questioning the appointment of a ‘caretaker governor’ for the police

IO - Law No. 2/2002 in Article 28 Paragraph 1 states that ‘the police of the Republic of Indonesia are to remain neutral in political life and shall not engage in practical political activities.’...

Why is the public rejecting Jokowi?

IO - Many observers wonder why the people apparently no longer want to be led by Jokowi. “Why do people not approve of the President?” It is frankly not too difficult to answer this question....

Personal attack or misuse of information?

IO - I am not one of those people who considers Jokowi’s statement about Prabowo’s “property” in Aceh and Kalimantan as a form of “personal attack”. However, Jokowi’s statement remains an issue for me...

The untold story of Indonesian deforestation; What’s happened to Indonesia’s forests?

IO - I was born and raised in a small and tranquil village not far away from the Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park, in Jambi, Indonesia. My morning bathing rituals in the longest river...

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