Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Setya Novanto, through his attorney on October 10, 2017, reported a number of social media accounts to the police.
There are a total of 31 accounts, consisting of 15 twitter accounts, 9 Instagram accounts, and 8 Facebook accounts. They were all reported for allegedly making and disseminating insultimg memes about Setya Novanto.
The main report in the 2017 November edition of the Indonesian Update is “The Threat against the Freedom of Expression in the Case of Memes about Setya Novanto”. On legal issues, it discusses “The Existence of Indigenous Religion after the Constitutional Court Decision”. On social affairs, it talks about “A Look at the Safety and Child Labor Policies”.
The regular publication of the Indonesian Update with its actual themes is expected to help policy makers in government and business environment — as well as academics, think tanks, and other elements of civil society, both within and outside the country, to get the actual information and contextual analysis of economic, legal, political, cultural and social developments in Indonesia, as well as to understand the public policy in Indonesia.