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Media Monitoring

We provide media monitoring services from selected Indonesian mainstream media, both print and online, as well as social media. Every day, our media monitoring team summarizes headlines and picks highlights of the day that help our clients meet their daily need for information.

Govt to enhance data gathering for collecting tax

It appears that the government is continuing its pursuit of increasing its tax revenue. Such perseverance is a must, particularly considering the government’s ambitious 2019 target....


MR vaccine 'haram': Addressing increased demand for halal products

After a lengthy discussion, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued on Monday, Aug. 20, a fatwa declaring that the MUI considered measles-rubella (MR) vaccine mubah (permitted for Muslims’ use), despite the porcine gelatin the vaccine contains, affirming that the vaccine could be given to Muslims until a halal vaccine could be produced....


2019 state budget: New face of Indonesian development

With Indonesia entering a political year in 2019, the government is taking a more populist approach in its development plan. The announcement of the 2019 draft state budget (RAPBN) on Aug. 16 was a clear signal of how the government would proceed next year....


Record spending on infrastructure

The proposed 2019 state budget will be the hallmark of the President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo administration’s great concentration on infrastructure programs. According to the proposed state budget, the government will allocate Rp 420.5 trillion (US$28.8 billion) for a large number of infrastructure projects across the country. Compared to Jokowi’s first state budget in 2015, during which the government allocated Rp 256.1 trillion for building infrastructure, the 2019 state budget for infrastructure will increase by 64.19 percent, giving 2019 the country’s all-time record for infrastructure agenda....


Election and stagnated democracy  

The 2017 Indonesian Democracy Index (IDI) released by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) shows that democracy in Indonesia was slightly better last year compared to 2016, yet it relatively stagnated throughout the past decade. Using a scale of 1 to 100, democracy is deemed “good” if the country scores above 80, "average" if it is between 60 to 80, and "poor" if it falls below 60....


Proceed with caution in improving forex reserves

The government should be cautious in managing ongoing economic challenges, as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s instruction to temporarily halt imports to save exchange foreign reserves might adversely affect both the economy and the country’s international standing....