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Lawmaker urges Jokowi to sign new elections bill into law

17 Jun 2016
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

A lawmaker is pushing the government to immediately sign the bill containing revisions of the 2015 Regional Elections Law so that it can be used for public purposes.

The House of Representatives had passed the draft revision of the Regional Elections Law on June 2. However, the bill has not yet been signed into law and numbered by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration.

Lawmaker urges Jokowi to sign new elections bill into law

17 Jun 2016
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

A lawmaker is pushing the government to immediately sign the bill containing revisions of the 2015 Regional Elections Law so that it can be used for public purposes.

The House of Representatives had passed the draft revision of the Regional Elections Law on June 2. However, the bill has not yet been signed into law and numbered by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration.

New spy agency is unnecessary: Vice President Jusuf Kalla

15 Jun 2016
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The Defense Ministry's plan to establish its own intelligence agency is unnecessary, Vice President Jusuf Kalla says on Tuesday.

Even though the government had yet to make comprehensive discussion about the realization of the plan, Kalla asserted that the newly spy agency was in-fact not an urgency in the present.

"[The government] haven't discussed anything, but I can assure that we don't need too much agencies in the meantime," Kalla said as quoted by kompas.com.

Minister denies armed military training for gangsters

14 Jun 2016
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Jakarta Post

Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has denied providing armed military training to gang members and mass organizations as part of Bali's state defense program.

The state defense training curriculum did not include an introduction to using firearms, he said, adding that he knew nothing about the involvement of groups known for violence and causing unease among citizens.

Bawaslu will have authority to disqualify candidates: Chairman

14 Jun 2016
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) will have the authority to impose administrative sanctions and disqualify regional head candidates proven guilty of buying votes, the agency’s chairman has said.

Bawaslu head Muhammad said the new authority had been conferred through the revision of the 2015 Regional Elections (Pilkada) Law passed by the House of Representatives on June 2. 

"Bawaslu will have an administrative authority [...] We will enhance administrative law enforcement," Muhammad told thejakartapost.com on Monday.

Bawaslu will have authority to disqualify candidates: Chairman

14 Jun 2016
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) will have the authority to impose administrative sanctions and disqualify regional head candidates proven guilty of buying votes, the agency’s chairman has said.

Bawaslu head Muhammad said the new authority had been conferred through the revision of the 2015 Regional Elections (Pilkada) Law passed by the House of Representatives on June 2. 

"Bawaslu will have an administrative authority [...] We will enhance administrative law enforcement," Muhammad told thejakartapost.com on Monday.

Govt to formulate official stance on South China Sea dispute

13 Jun 2016
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The government will draw up an outline of Indonesia’s stance on South China Sea disputes in anticipation of the upcoming verdict of a Philippines-China arbitration court hearing looking at the dispute, a senior minister has said.

“President [Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo] has urged us to formulate our stance on the South China Sea so that all state officials have the same answers [in response to queries on the disputes],” said Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan after meeting with Jokowi at the State Palace in Jakarta on Monday.

Regional Election Law a Huge Blow for Youth Participation in Politics

10 Jun 2016
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Jakarta Globe

The newly-approved Regional Election Law has dealt a huge blow for youth participation in politics since it does not recognize signatures of support for independent candidates from backers under twenty years old, Teman Ahok spokeswoman Amalia Ayuningtyas said on Thursday (09/06).

Teman Ahok—a volunteer group which has been helping Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama collect signatures of support and funding for his independent run in the Jakarta governor race next year—said the Regional Election Law discriminates against young voters.

Activists urge govt to ensure net neutrality in Indonesia

09 Jun 2016
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The Internet should be an equal world for all of its users, without any discrimination in terms of accessing content or expressing ideas, activists have said. However, the 2008 Information and Electronic Transaction (ITE) Law has failed to preserve that principle, they said, and most likely, the revised version of the law would as well.

Indonesia's military rolls out plan to improve lives of Sulawesi residents affected by terrorist threat

05 Jun 2016
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Straits Times

The Indonesian military (TNI) is rolling out a plan aimed at improving the lives of Sulawesi residents affected by the threat of terrorism from the East Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT).

Militants from the terror group and its leader Santoso, who have been hiding out in Poso regency in Central Sulawesi, are the subject of the largest manhunt in Indonesia.

The spillover violence from their activities have resulted in some hardship for people living in the central and northern parts of the island.

Indonesia Detains Hundreds Demanding Release of Prisoners

31 Mayo 2016
Indonesia
Fuente: 
ABC News

Indonesian police on Tuesday detained more than 300 demonstrators who were demanding the release of political prisoners in restive Papua province, a rights group said.

Veronica Koman of the Jakarta-based Indonesian Legal Aid Institute said about 40 separatists are currently jailed in the province. A low-level insurgency for an independent Papua has continued since the region was transferred from Dutch to Indonesian rule in the 1960s.

China e Indonesia prometen profundizar cooperación militar

27 Mayo 2016
Indonesia
Fuente: 
China Radio Internacional

  China e Indonesia se comprometieron hoy a impulsar sus relaciones militares y a fortalecer la cooperación a niveles bilateral y multilateral.

  El compromiso fue asumido durante una reunión entre el ministro de Defensa Nacional de China, Chang Wanquan, y el ministro de Defensa de Indonesia, Ryamizard Ryacudu, en Vientiane, capital de Laos.

  Como dos grandes países en desarrollo de Asia, China e Indonesia han alineado sus estrategias de desarrollo y sus amplias perspectivas de cooperación, comentó Chang.

Rock Star or Politician as Jokowi Takes Presidency

21 Oct 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

He could have easily forgotten for a moment that he is a newly inaugurated president, not a rock star. Or probably he was just enthusiastic and euphoric, like the huge crowd around him, when he ran back and forth along the rectangular stage as a rock star would in a concert, during one of many celebrations of his presidential inauguration in Jakarta on Monday.

Joko Widodo, a self-proclaimed fan of heavy metal, is officially Indonesia’s seventh president after his inauguration during a plenary session of the People’s Consultative Assembly, or MPR, on Monday morning.

Prabowo Files Challenge to Election Result at Constitutional Court

25 Jul 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

The ex-general who lost Indonesia’s presidential election to Jakarta governor Joko Widodo mounted a legal challenge to the result on Friday, alleging widespread electoral fraud and irregularities in vote counting.

Prabowo Subianto claims that massive fraud tipped the scales in Joko’s favor, but his challenge is directed at the elections commission, in part for failing to investigate all allegations of cheating, according to a spokesman.

All Eyes on KPU as Vote Count Gets Under Way

12 Jul 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

With both presidential candidates claiming victory in Wednesday’s election based on quick counts, and the deciding official results only expected on July 22, both camps have assigned officials and volunteers to keep a close eye on the vote-counting process from the ward level up.

Muhaimin Iskandar, the chairman of the National Awakening Party, or PKB, one of those that endorsed Joko Widodo, reminded party members on Thursday that the fact that eight of 12 pollsters conducting a quick count had called the election for Joko should not lull them into a sense of contentment.

Questions Mount Over ‘Rogue’ Quick Count Results

11 Jul 2014
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

Observers have questioned the credibility of four pollsters who called Wednesday’s presidential election for Prabowo Subianto by the narrowest of margins, as seven other quick counts gave Joko Widodo a slightly bigger lead.

“We can’t let this difference between the quick counts cause political turbulence and undermine our democracy,” Rudi Rohi, a political expert at Nusa Cendana University in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, told the Jakarta Globe on Thursday.

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