Juggling multiple political interests looks much like a zero-sum game for President Widodo as he considers backtracking on a controversial law that he supported which weakened the country's anti-graft agency.
We explore the behavioural insights in the F&B sector, the explosive growth of online food ordering and delivery services and rise of virtual kitchens in Indonesia with Edward Tirtanata, co-founder of the massively popular Kopi Kenangan.
Despite all the hype about Prabowo's decision to file a lawsuit against the 2019 presidential election results in the Constitutional Court, other candidates have done the same in past elections, including Megawati, Wiranto and Jusuf Kalla.
We start with this question: Are there alternatives for borrowers to take loans safely without resorting to predatory loan sharks? We look into the borrowing culture in Indonesia, where it is now and where it's headed. Join us in this episode with Dr. Chaikal Nuryakin from the Institute for Economic and Social Research at the University of Indonesia (LPEM UI) and Gede Putra Arsana from World Bank, Indonesia.
Some in the international community question whether the 2019 Indonesian election will be free and fair; we look back at some of the country's pivotal moments to see if these concerns are in fact well-founded.
ASEAN has been heavily criticized by human rights organizations for its meekness when it comes to accusations of grave human right violations committed inside member states. But what's the view of human rights activists working inside ASEAN? Join us for a discussion with the Indonesian Representative of the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission of Human Rights (AICHR), Yuyun Wahyuningrum.
We provide you with the essentials for Indonesia's upcoming 2019 elections by looking at how the new “concurrent election” system impacts the political landscape, how presidential/legislative thresholds affect political coalitions and we provide insights into parties’ campaign strategies. Stay tune in this space as we pick on Djayadi Hanan’s insights again on this issue.
How do everyday Indonesian youths express their nationalism and how do they reconcile it with their interests? This episode is transporting you to the mind and works of Alffy Rev, the man behind the electronic remixes of Indonesian national songs and even the national anthem.
The Indonesian Election Committee (KPU) will conduct the first official presidential debate on the January 17 and discuss pressing subjects such as legal affairs, human rights, corruption, and terrorism. How impactful will this debate be compared to the one in the 2014 election? Can this resolve the current flow of unsubstantial or sensational news relating to the candidates and the election?
Indonesian officials hope new policies can expedite growth for its digital economy. The government is preparing to finalize the revision to a controversial regulation (GR82/2012) which is viewed as overprotective and inflexible data regime. We breakdown all the essential changes that will impact how data is managed and processed and which data can flow outside Indonesia’s borders.
After a wave of data privacy scandals hitting Facebook, Google and Starwood, the government plans to introduce the Data Privacy Bill to parliament with hopes it will be passed in mid 2019 We discuss all the key points of the bill with the man behind the bill, Director General Samuel Abrijani.
After 20 years as a senior executive with multinational corporations across Southeast Asia, Miss Shanti Shamdasani is running for seat in parliament. She hopes to bring her values and lessons learned to the Lower House. She talks to us about the difficulties of staying “clean” and not “paying to play” on the campaign trail, her thoughts on how to improve the e-commerce sector and her stance on the latest Indonesia-Australia Free Trade Deal.
The 2019 presidential race has officially started. With two months into the campaign, we are joined by our colleague at LEXICO Indonesia, Arief Budiman, who shares valuable insights on what’s different from this year’s campaign from the one in 2014, analysis on both campaign teams, and the trajectory for the coming general election next April. We will also learn how bills and policies are strategically prepared during this period and see which may have some surprises.
We discuss important issues involving Indonesia’s technology sector, namely data privacy, data centers and streaming services with senior Golkar lawmaker Satya Yudha. The government will soon submit a new data privacy bill to the House. This is an important bill. We provide you the details and talk about how it will impact both consumers and tech companies.
We break down the hugely important Water Resources Bill being deliberated in the Indonesia Parliament. This bill will define how water as a resource is managed in Indonesia and will have a wide impact on businesses and local communities.
Interview with the Deputy Speaker of the House and Senior Gerindra Party member, Mr. Fadli Zon. We discuss the controversial Anti Terrorism Bill and the Criminal Code Bill as well as Prabowo Subianto’s run for the 2019 presidency.