Tenggara Backgrounder October 19

IndonesiaLeaks: How will we proceed?

Whistleblower IndonesiaLeaks recently made an allegation of the involvement of National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian in a meat-importing corruption case. Considering the current state of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), it is doubtful that further investigation on the allegation will be conducted.


Candidates borrow American themes in campaign race

The use of popular American references in presidential candidates’ campaign aims to woo and impress potential voters. Such tactics demonstrates how candidates will resort to any possible means in winning votes, particularly at times when campaign activities have been strictly limited.


HCI focuses on children’s health and education

World Bank Group launching of the Human Capital Index (HCI) during IMF-WB annual meetings last week sparked some controversies, despite being the first global ranking to focus on quality education and children’s health.


Insurance SOE downed by poor regulation

A well-managed company, Jiwasraya was a success story for a state-owned (SOE) insurance company. Unfortunately, poorly designed regulation deeming SOE’s business loss as criminal offense puts the company into bad financing situation.