Highlighting survey result, Democratic Party asks gov’t to “introspect”

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Herzaky Mahendra Putra
Democratic Party spokesperson Herzaky Mahendra Putra. (Source: Doc. Democratic Party)

Jakarta, IO – Democratic Party commented on the survey results of the Indikator Politik Indonesia (IPI) which found that 62.9% of respondents were increasingly fearful of expressing their opinion. According to him, this is an alarming indicator of the state of Indonesia’s democracy.

“The IPI survey shows that people are increasingly afraid to express their opinion in the Jokowi regime. This is an alarm bell for our democracy,” said Democratic Party spokesperson Herzaky Mahendra Putra on Thursday (7/4).

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Herzaky said that people should be free to express their opinions in a genuine democracy. If people are increasingly afraid to speak up, it means the country is sliding toward authoritarianism.