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Who is behind proposed laws which ban extramarital sex in Indonesia?

These past days, I have read some articles about efforts (which nearly succeeded) to ban extramarital sex in Indonesia. What none of those articles mentioned however was how this bill came about in ...
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Does Indonesia restrict chicken wings import under the pretext of halal certification?

I couldn't find the link on the Americans do not like chicken wings enough. The consumption is far less than production. That's because the chickens are injected with so many hormons on their wings. ...
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Who is lying between Ahok and Anies in reclamation projects claim?

https://en.tempo.co/read/1214191/anies-criticized-over-issuing-building-permit-on-reclaimed-island We got 2 politicians. Ahok and Anies. Ahok support reclamation project. However, he wants the ...
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Does Prabowo really have any reasonable reason to believe he is winning?

Quick counts clearly says that Jokowi wins by BIG margin. By 9% Yet Prabowo insists that he get 60% of the vote. Is he blatantly lying? https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/world/loser-prabowo-...
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How does Indonesia's unofficial presidential election tally finish with “head-snapping” speed?

The NPR News item and podcast In Indonesia, Joko Widodo Secures Another 5-Year Term As President quotes Indonesian president Joko Widodo, and continues: "Let us reunite as family. Let us strengthen ...
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Why do laws prohibit possession and usage of narcotics separately?

In Indonesia there is article 112 that prohibits the possession of narcotics, this carries a minimum sentence of 4 years. Then there is article 127 which prohibits using narcotics, which carries a ...
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Has Ma'ruf Amin given any reason why he wants Abu Bakr Baasyir freed?

https://news.detik.com/berita/4392582/maruf-amin-sempat-usulkan-pembebasan-abu-bakar-baasyir-tahun-lalu Basically, Jokowi's vice presiden, Ma'ruf Amin wants Abu Bakr Baasyir freed. However, this is ...
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Why does Jokowi intend to release Abu Bakr Baasyir from prison? [closed]

Jokowi intends on releasing Abu Bakr Baasyir, a suspected terrorist charged with involvement in the 2002 Bali bombings and the 2003 Marriot Hotel bomb attack: “Today I want to announce President ...
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How come Jokowi Build Far More Roads than Other Previous Presidents? [closed]

Jokowi followers claim that Jokowi build many more TOL roads than previous presidents. The roads are also build at "fair price" rather than inflated corrupt price. Some people are discussing this. ...
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How many votes does a political party in Indonesia need to have a seat in parliement?

I've heard that the parliamentary treshold is 2%. However, it doesn't seem to make sense to me. There are around 500 people in DPR in Indonesia. So parliamentary treshold should be 100%/500 =.2% My ...
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How did Prabowo make his money?

Prabowo, one of the presidential candidates in Indonesia is very rich. Some say he is corrupt or effectively corrupt. He's a general, not a businessman. Also generals are prohibited from doing ...
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Why does Indonesian identity card religion include only 6 religions?

According to Wikipedia, Indonesian identity card includes religion of the person: The card requires identification with one of the six officially recognised religions in Indonesia: Islam, ...
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What are the similarities and differences between Ahok and Jokowi' Base?

It seems that secular people that oppose corruption will choose Jokowi and Ahok. Those who wants more religious influence in their life will choose others. Are there any similar or different ...
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What percentage of Indonesians want Secularism?

Or libertarian-ism, or capitalism? How many are they? Any survey or statistic showing that?
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Is there any political party in Indonesia that wants to repeal blasphemy laws?

I've heard Nasdem may want to do it. However, I couldn't find the link. I am sure there are many that wants those repealed. Here is a back story. As for background stories, you can read a summary ...
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Why is there no secular/liberal/libertarian parties in Indonesia?

In the US, the Libertarian Party has few seats because of the winner-takes-all election. However, in Indonesia, there is no winner-takes-all election. You can go to the local DPRD (regional ...
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Why less educated people tend to vote Jokowi?

This article says that Jokowi base is uneducated people. May be it's a bit controversial. However, Jokowi improves Indonesian corruption perception index. He also deregulate most sectors. He made ...
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How did Agus affect Ahok's election?

Agus, Ahok, and Anies were Jakarta gubernatorial candidates. Some say that Agus wasn't a serious candidate. He was there to help Anies win. Basically, the gubernatorial election is done in 2 stage. ...