Dynamics of 12th Legislative Election

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In the 73 years since Indonesian independence, the country has held the legislative election 11 times. The inaugural legislative elections were held in 1955 – twice, to elect members of the House of Representatives (DPR) and members...

The Dream for Change from the City of Trash

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The efforts of people living in Bekasi city to reduce the volume of waste dumped in landfills may still be small. However, the consistency in maintaining the activities brings new hope. The consistency in sorting the waste is shown Sony...

Transferee Voters Concentrated in Regions

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS – Voters that have transferred their registration are concentrated in certain regions for the 2019 election, raising concerns that polling stations in these regions could experience a shortage in ballot papers. The...

Forest fires continue to expand in Riau

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS — Below normal rainfall has fallen in the eastern coastal region of Sumatra since early February, increasing the vulnerability to forest and land fires. During the last two weeks, the number of hotspots in Riau has...

Regional administrations to obtain funds to manage waste

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS – This year, the central government will start allocating special funds for regional administrations to manage waste. Incentives of around Rp 10 trillion (US$711 million) will be allocated to regional administrations...

Capability to curb conflict needed

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The elections are drawing close; the political environment is getting warmer. The potential for conflicts will also increase. The capacity to detect, manage and recover conflicts is becoming increasingly important. The conflict that...

Riza Azyumarridha Azra, Raising the prestige of cassava

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A meeting with cassava farmers in Banjarnegara, Central Java, in 2014 encouraged Riza Azyumarridha Azra to totally plunge into educating the public about the potential of the local food, which is often overlooked. He has taught how to...

Having Religion That Enlightens

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Having Religion That Enlightens Having religion refers to people who pursue their lives who are guided by their religion in their souls, minds, behavior and actions. In following a religion, human beings gain faith and knowledge,...

Debating the debate

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Indonesia’s political dynamics increasingly involve the public. This was seen in the recent election debates, with many viewers checking rather than instantly accepting the veracity of facts and data cited by the candidates. This is a...

Transmission Patterns of Infectious Diseases Change

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS – Global warming has contributed to changing patterns in the transmission of infectious diseases, especially those spread by insect vectors like mosquitoes. This change has also begun to appear in Indonesia, although data...