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News Indonesia » Politics: Jokowi Boosts Ties With Indonesia Military in Power Shift

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/jokowi-boosts-ties-with-indonesia-military-in-power-shift/ar-BBJa8Ac
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

As the first president to come from outside the military and political elite, Widodo last month moved to further shore up links with Indonesia’s armed forces, appointing former TNI chief General Moeldoko as his chief of staff and former special forces ...

News Indonesia » Politics: Indonesia’s anti-LGBT drive should concern all Asia

News channel or source: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/02/20/indonesias-anti-lgbt-drive-should-concern-all-asia
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Indonesia’s growing moral and political panic about sexuality has now produced draft laws that could criminalize sex outside marriage, and same-sex conduct. Things may get even worse: One legislator has called for the death penalty for gays and lesbians.

News Indonesia » Politics: Indonesia's rightward tilt under a liberal president

News channel or source: http://www.dw.com/en/indonesias-rightward-tilt-under-a-liberal-president/a-42683437
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

But these hopes have been shattered, as over the past couple of years, religion has been increasingly used as a political tool in the country. Radical Muslims who have been trying to turn Indonesia into a strict Islamic state have also steadily gained ...

News Indonesia » Politics: The Destructive Dynamics of Political Tribalism

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/opinion/destructive-political-tribalism.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

They can be ethnic groups, like the tiny Chinese minority in Indonesia, which controls roughly 70 percent ... movements aren’t the only or even most apt comparison. American politics today has as much in common with the developing world as it does ...

News Indonesia » Politics: Indonesia Unlikely to Join US-Led-Coalition to Contain China

News channel or source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/indonesia-unlikely-to-join-us-led-coalition-to-contain-china/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Obviously the United States believes it now has an opportunity to persuade Indonesia to be a political and if possible military partner in this “competition.” But Indonesia is unlikely to trade its nonaligned status and foreign policy independence in ...

News Indonesia » Politics: Indonesia's LGBTQ Community Rattled By Criminal Code Revamp Plan

News channel or source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/indonesia-lgbtq-criminal-code-revamp_us_5a7fb9dde4b044b3821e1c8a?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
Publication date: Saturday 10 February 2018

Critics say the creeping Islamisation of politics is fostering moral conservatism as Indonesia heads into crucial provincial polls in June and a presidential election in 2019. “The hateful rhetoric against (the LGBT) community that is being ...

News Indonesia » Politics: Indonesia Quietly Passes Law to Quash Criticism of Politicians

News channel or source: https://www.voanews.com/a/indonesia-law-to-quash-criticism-of-politicians/4263867.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

It’s going to create more and more problems in Indonesia.” The uproar over the proposed criminal code revisions may have distracted public attention from the anti-democratic impact of the MD3 amendments, said Ian Wilson, a politics researcher at ...

News Indonesia » Politics: Indonesia’s war on cash politics

News channel or source: http://www.aseantoday.com/2018/02/indonesias-war-on-cash-politics/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Cash is the lubricant that keeps the engine of Indonesian politics in motion. It flows between candidates, parties and the communities themselves. It is also the gatekeeper that decides who will run for office. But Indonesian authorities have set their ...

News Indonesia » Politics: Indonesia sets guidelines to rid elections of sectarianism

News channel or source: https://www.ucanews.com/news/indonesia-sets-guidelines-to-rid-elections-of-sectarianism/81535
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

The bishops hoped Catholics would not find themselves divided by politics or influenced by sectarian campaigns. Masdar Masudi of Nahdlatul Ulema, the biggest Islamic organization in Indonesia, said the guidelines were needed for a healthy election.

News Indonesia » Politics: Once-tolerant Indonesia moves to outlaw gay — and extramarital — sex

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/once-tolerant-indonesia-moves-to-outlaw-gay--and-extramarital--sex/2018/02/09/d82b7112-0b79-11e8-998c-96deb18cca19_story.html
Publication date: Friday 09 February 2018

[Rise of hard-line Islamist groups alarms moderate Indonesian Muslims] “More-conservative elements want full criminalization, which we reject,” Soelistio, a member of Indonesia’s largest political party, said in an interview this week. “But we have ...