“The challenge is getting bigger because radicalism has a growing influence on society.”
Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian has asked regional administrations to install CCTV systems.
“Sexual violence can no longer be denied. That is the victory that we have achieved [after three years of fighting]. The public and the House can no longer deny it.”
As every university student learns in their first-year international relations course, there is no global cop, no enforcer to make sure every country plays by the rules.
Several Indonesian ministries are banning job hunters in favour of what one called “normal” applicants – a move slammed as “arbitrary and hateful restrictions” by a rights group.
It might also be argued that creeping Islamisation, as much as a desire to shift the country’s centre of balance away from Java, lies behind Widodo’s plan to move Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta, in the heart of conservative West Java, to East Kalimantan.
Indonesia plans to keep direct elections in democratically ‘mature’ provinces. Papua may be left out.
Home Minister Tito Karnavian wants to “evaluate” direct regional elections in an “asymmetrical” approach.
Japan has offered to assist Indonesia in accomplishing its ambitious plan of relocating the national capital to the forests of Borneo.