Indonesia foreign worker reform unlikely prior to election

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Indonesia foreign worker reform unlikely prior to election

Controversy has surrounded revision of Indonesia’s foreign worker regulations ever since a presidential regulation (PP20) on the subject was issued on March 26. This is hardly surprising considering 2019 is an election year. Parties and potential presidential candidates are already looking for standout issues to garner public support. It is surprising, however, that President Joko […]

Indonesia’s Blue Economy In Need of Good Governance

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Indonesia’s Blue Economy In Need of Good Governance

The ‘blue economy’ concept — a model of sustainable development concerned with the use of the coastal and marine ecosystem — gained prominence in Indonesia as one of the main components of President Joko (Jokowi) Widodo’s Global Maritime Fulcrum vision. Jokowi’s maritime policy aims to reinvigorate Indonesia’s maritime identity, manage the country’s marine resources, strengthen its maritime […]

Indonesia’s Liberal Democratic Reforms’ Slide to a ‘Neo-New Order’

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Indonesia’s Liberal Democratic Reforms’ Slide to a ‘Neo-New Order’

On 16 September, police broke up an academic discussion at the offices of renowned activist NGO the Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH). The topic was the killings of alleged leftists in 1965 and 1966 in the wake of the failed coup that brought former president Suharto to power, public discussion of which has often raised the […]