With the Indonesian presidential and legislative elections four months away, the rest of 2023 will be busy with political campaigning.
Not only is the country grappling with a falling rupiah, food insecurity and a current account deficit, but investors are also staying on the sidelines until a winner emerges from the Feb 14 poll.
One of the two favourites to become Indonesia’s next president is plugging a massive age gap with his running mate to appeal to the nation’s youth.
Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has cleared the path for the eldest son of President Joko Widodo to run as vice-president in a groundbreaking development ahead of the country’s upcoming election.
The Constitutional Court delivered a decisive ruling on Monday, rejecting a motion by labor unions aimed at annulling a government regulation in lieu of the job creation law, which has been criticized for favouring employers over workers.
The most important feature of democracy is the right of citizens to choose the people who exercise government power through electoral processes. These electoral processes are inherently competitive.
As Cambodia and Indonesia soon head to the polls, many will be watching this young and energetic participation.
Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, discussed his intentions to travel to Australia in the near future with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on the edges of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, according to a statement by Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi.
Indonesia’s ‘filthy rich officials’ are being named and shamed by social media users to bring them down
The government has now ordered a crackdown on public servants who flaunt their wealth in a country where corruption is endemic and the minimum wage is below $500 a month.
By this time next year, Anies Baswedan hopes to be elected president of the world’s fourth largest country.
Indonesia is set to move its capital Jakarta, just like Indonesia’s Dutch colonial rulers did more than 200 years ago.
Commentary: The latest global report on corruption perception by Transparency International was released and for Indonesia this is a deeply troubling result. For the second time in three years the country suffered a reversal in standing following almost a generation of steady improvement.
Until now, medical record data in Indonesia was only held by health facilities. Patients would only be able to get a copy of the documents, but were not able to access this data online.
The existence of civil society organisations does not necessarily introduce democratic change and they may face limitations in advancing a liberal political order.