Friday, August 23, 2019 | 23:36 WIB

Irony of a 1.0 card in 4.0 era

IO - The 'Card' deserves to be crowned as the most popular political gimmick or tool in Indonesia for the past 5 years. How could there be tens or even hundreds of card concepts...

Moral collapse of honorable institution

IO - The arrest of Rohamurmuzy by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Surabaya on Friday, March 15, 2019, was quite shocking for the Indonesian political sphere. Rohamurmuzy is a very well-known figure as...

Vice-Presidential candidates Debate: Who is better?

IO - What were the most memorable ideas from Ma'ruf Amin and Sandiaga Uno at the Vice-Presidential candidates debate, Sunday March 17?Most viewers might answer the card problem. Ma'ruf Amin shows three upcoming cards...

The “Other Trade War”

The ongoing trade dispute between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China has attracted a great deal of attention and has now become a source of public debate; the market...

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...

Still trusting the pollsters despite their numerous false predictions?

IO - The Nazi Minister of Information and Propaganda Paul Joseph Goebbels once said that “If you tell a lie often enough and systematically enough, it will seem to have turned to reality. The...

Dangerous games

IO - In last week’s column I covered the unethical practices of Indonesian pollsters.  Because survey companies are left unchecked by electoral authorities and free to publish wildly inaccurate polls with impunity (as they have...

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...

Lies that rival any of pinocchio’s

IO - Joko Widodo is a “simple man”. At least, that is the perception and opinion that has been and is still being crafted. Since seeking his fortune in the DKI Gubernatorial Elections in...

Crooked polls

IO - Prior to the 2014 presidential election, with his simple dress, rolled-up sleeves and easy demeanor, Jokowi came across as an honest, down-to-earth politician who, when he served as a local leader, seemed...

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