The TNI's desire to have the MBTs has recived an opposition from the members of the House of Representatives' Commission I. There are a number of reasons for such rejection, ranging from the geographical reason to the utilization of the domestic products of alutsista. This edition of the Indonesian Update raises a main topic about the polemics over the planned purchase of main battle of tanks (MBTs).
This edition of the Indonesian Update also raises several important themes in legal affairs, politics, and social affairs. On legal affairs, it talks about the long and winding road to ensure press freedom in Indonesia and the urgency of the Law on the Protection of Fishermen. On politics, it discusses the relevance of defending the country. On social affairs, it talks about the rights of pedestrians.
The regular publication of the Indonesian Update with its actual themes is expected to help policy makers in the government and the business sector, academicians, and international think tanks get actual information and contextual analyses on economic, political, social, and cultural developments in Indonesia.
Download Update Indonesia Volume VI No. 9 Februari 2012 (English)