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Politics

'Careless Whisper' on Fertilizer Subsidies

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo questioned the benefits of trillions of rupiah from the state budget for fertilizer subsidies. He considered that fertilizer subsidies have no real impact on agricultural production.

The Quandary of the New National Police Chief

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo officially proposed Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo as a candidate for National Police Chief to replace Gen. Idham Azis.

Double Jeopardy of Risma's Political Mission

Risma's political plan to become governor of Jakarta may sacrifice her performance as minister of social affairs, whose image is now damaged due to the alleged corruption case of the previous minister's social assistance program.

PPATK Freezes FPI Accounts: Will It Suppress Radicalism?

PPATK has frozen the accounts of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and its affiliated parties. It is part of psychological repression to trace the network of radical groups fighting against the government.

The Politics of Vaccines

The government seems running out of ideas to control the pandemic and decides to accelerate the vaccination process.

Cabinet Reshuffle at the End of 2020

The reshuffle is carried out after evaluating the performance of the ministers. Moreover, two ministers stumbled on a corruption case handled by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Government Disbands the Islamic Defenders Front, Who's Next?

FPI became a concern after the emergence of huge rallies in 2016 against Jakarta's former Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. The huge rallies raised concern about Indonesia's pluralist tradition and its secular state.

Behind the Surprise of the New Deputy Ministers

According to information obtained by D-Insights, the election for the new deputy ministers actually started last week. However, this process continued into the days leading up to the inauguration because several figures later refused to join the cabinet.