POLITICS

VP Jusuf Kalla Behind Anies Baswedan´s Candidacy

According to Zulkifli, JK brought a great influence although he only recommended Anies Baswedan’s name. JK is a senior politician, a figure of HMI and KAHMI, an Islamic figure, and many Muslim scholars (Ulemas) asked questions to him. So, JK has a significant influence among Muslims.

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Rights of Inquiry Initiators Losing Guts

Fewer political parties are supporting the Rights of Inquiry against the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) as some lawmakers have backed down, leaving only four factions openly supporting the move, namely the Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), the Golkar Party, the Nasional Democrat (NasDem) party and the People’s Conscious (Hanura) party.

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Miryam Haryani Arrested, House Reacts

Miryam’s testimony that told the oppression from KPK investigators against her has triggered a reaction of the House of Representatives. The House keeps asking KPK to reveal the footage of Miryam undergoing the interrogation.

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Laborers´ Voice in Labor Day

The President of Aspek Indonesia, Mirah Sumirat, said the laborers’ voice includes waging system, internship system, the status of honorary teachers, foreign workers, robotization, and safety precautions (K3).

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KontraS: Police Must Tighten Requirements for Officers with Guns

The police has been under heavy public criticism lately over the fatal irresponsible use of guns. The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) demands the po.ice to evaluate the law enforcement institution’s procedures in using guns and requirements for police officers to carry the lethal weapon.

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Fahri Hamzah Betrays Faction to Fight KPK

House of Representatives Vice Chairman, Fahri Hamzah, is receiving curses for knocking his hammer prematurely in the parliament’s meeting, which would decide whether lawmakers should use their Rights of Inquiry against KPK to force the anti-graft body open its investigation report on now fugitive Miryam Haryani, in the e-KTP corruption.

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Formulating New Mechanism of DPD Members Recruitment

Asri said that the government’s plan is a big setback. According to him, it would be better if the government and the House of Representatives listen to the advice from DPD in preparing General Elections Law (UU Pemilu) and Legislative Institutions Law (UU MD3).

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