At the beginning of September, two extraordinary events occurred almost simultaneously in Indonesia. The first is the series of the 43rd ASEAN Summit which was held in Jakarta on 5-7 September with the theme ASEAN as the epicentrum of growth. Second, at the same time clashes broke out in Rempang – Batam which occurred on […]
The Indonesia government is clamping down on the lavish lifestyles of some tax officials amid concerns that a recent scandal centering on the suspicious wealth of a Jakarta tax official, as this could spiral into a widespread anti-tax movement also ruin the reputation of the ministry of finance as a state institution.
Anadolu agency reported that Thailand has appointed the first Muslim woman governor, as a sign of “improvement of Muslim women in politics,” according to observers. Pateemoh Sadeeyamu, 57, has been appointed as the new governor of southern Pattani province.
Early December 2022, The Diplomat published an article about the dark side of K-Pop; that beneath the glittering surface image of K-pop idols lies the Dorian Grey-like heart of an industry that abuses and discards its trainees and stars. While the K-Wave draws attention to South Korea and offers a global position of cultural influence, […]
More than 50 million Indonesians of productive age belong to the “sandwich” generation. They are under the economic burden of having to support their children and at the same time support the needs of the generation above them. The portrait of the Indonesian sandwich generation was captured in a Kompas Research and Development poll on […]
The plight of Indonesian migrant workers in Cambodia was revealed in early August. In a virtual press conference entitled ‘Indonesian Migrant Workers Emergency in Cambodia’ organized by the Migrant Care, (August 1) “Those who do not reach their targets are trafficked, beaten and electrocuted. Passports were burned, no fines were paid,” From reports received by […]
The Indonesia House of Representatives (DPR RI) and the government on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, ratified the Draft Law on the Crime of Sexual Violence (RUU TPKS) into law. The chairman of the Indonesian House of Representatives, Puan Maharani, said that the ratification of the TPKS Bill was a historic moment, because the bill had […]
“Let religion be my business with my God” or “talk about Islam is only in the Masjid.” We often hear words like this in public spaces, even by a Muslim. Secularism and Liberalism have become chronic diseases that infect Muslim communities especially when they manage their affairs in public. They are even willing to be […]
More than 100 Rohingya refugees were stranded in Aceh, Indonesia, in the early hours of Sunday, March 6th, 2022. The 114 Rohingyas, consisting of 68 men, 21 women, and 35 children, were stranded in Kuala Muara Raja, Kuala District, Bireuen Regency, Aceh. Republika reported on March 18 that the condition of Rohingya refugees in Aceh […]
The pattern of digital interaction, which is controlled by capitalist corporations and the puppet Muslim regimes – has broken down the wall of honor of the Muslim community, ruined future generations and tarnished the honor of Muslim women. Sexual violence against women does not stand alone only because of patriarchal culture such as the feminist […]
At the end of 2021, the largest Muslim country, namely Indonesia, was rocked by news of sexual violence and the heated pros and cons of its prevention policies. There was fierce debate at home about how to solve the violence against women, especially among women’s activist groups, university academics, community leaders as well as policy […]
“Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi rojiu’un. I’m sorry to hear the death of Advocate Jurkani due to a brutal stabbing when he advocated for the illegal mining case in Tanah Bumbu, South Kalimantan, Indonesia. There were many such barbaric incidents in Banua, South Kalimantan. A teacher was killed because of the coal mine matter. Some journalists […]