BackgrounderSeptember 22, 2023
Tale of two Islam-based parties in Team Anies
Two Islam-based parties could not be more different than the National Mandate Party (PKB) and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), yet they have joined hands in nominating former Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan as their presidential candidate for next year’s election. Should Anies goes on to win, the PKB and PKS will be fighting it out in determining the extent to which Islam is going to be a factor in influencing the policies of the new government.Other Topics
After investor departure, Balikpapan refinery suffers cost overrun, delays
The expansion of the Balikpapan oil refinery in East Kalimantan belonging to state-owned oil and gas holding company Pertamina has suffered a 30 percent cost overrun and further delay to its completion. The Balikpapan refinery expansion is one of the few progressing refinery expansion and development projects mandated by President Jokowi to reduce dependency on fuel imports.Other Topics
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