Update Indonesia

Update Indonesia Volume V No. 03 July 2010 (English)

According to the budgetting principle that is guaranteed by Law No. 33 on Financial Balance between the Central and Local Governments, there are two specific components of the fund transfer mechanism to the regions. The first one is the General  Allocation Fund (DAU), and the second one is the Special Allocation Fund (DAK). The components are examined to eliminate all ...

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Update Indonesia Volume V No. 02 June 2010 (English)

The political constellation is changing rapidly after the resignation of Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati (SMI). A day after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) aceepted SMI’s resignation to take up a new job as a Managing Director of the World Bank, the President immediately met with leaders of political parties of the coalition and ministers from the elements of the ...

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Update Indonesia Volume V No. 01 May 2010 (English)

In the context of implementing bureaucratic reform, there are several barriers that need to be dealth with. First, there are no legal tools to regulate public service standards that must be met by the government. Second, all levels of bureaucracy tend to be involved in corrupt activities. Third, the culture and ethics of human resources are still conventional and traditional. ...

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Update Indonesia Volume IV No. 11 April 2010 (English)

The partner parties of the coalition of the Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono administration – Golkar, PKS, and PPP – shared a different stance with the government in a vote in the Plenary Meeting of the House of Representatives (DPR) on the final conclusions of the Century Bank Scandal. These political parties stand on one leg in the coalition with the government ...

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Update Indonesia Volume IV No. 11 April 2010 (bahasa Indonesia)

Partai-partai mitra koalisi Pemerintahan Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono – Golkar, PKS, dan PPP – berseberangan dengan pemerintah dalam voting Rapat Paripurna DPR dalam penetapan kesimpulan laporan Panitia Angket Century. Ketiga partai itu berdiri di dua kaki, berkoalisi dengan pemerintahan, sekaligus menjalankan peran oposisi di DPR. Fenomena ini juga tidak jarang dijumpai pada masa lima tahun Pemerintahan Yudhoyono-Kalla. Koalisi yang terbangun tidak ...

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Update Indonesia Volume IV No. 10 Maret 2010 (Bahasa Indonesia)

Usulan draf Rancangan Undang-undang tentang Hukum Materiil Peradilan Agama Bidang Perkawinan ramai menimbulkan pro dan kontra di masyarakat. RUU ini dianggap sebagai revisi UU Perkawinan atau melengkapi UU Nomor 1 Tahun 1974 tentang Perkawinan.Polemik yang ramai dibicarakan di masyarakat terutama adalah pasal-pasal yang akan mengatur pemberian sanksi pidana terhadap kasus perkawinan di bawah tangan (kawin siri) dan kawin kontrak (kawin ...

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Update Indonesia Volume IV No. 09 February 2010 (English)

During 2009, a number of kidnapping cases of children (especially infants) had caught the public’s attention. The National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) revealed that during 2009 there was an increase in the number of child kidnapping cases. This was based on complaints that were submitted to the Commission. In the year 2008, there were 72 reported cases of ...

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Update Indonesia Volume IV No. 09 Februari 2010 (Bahasa Indonesia)

Sepanjang tahun 2009, sejumlah kasus penculikan anak (terutama bayi) cukup menyita perhatian publik. Komisi Nasional Perlindungan Anak (KomNas PA) mengungkapkan bahwa selama tahun 2009 terjadi peningkatan kasus penculikan anak. Hal ini didasarkan pada pengaduan yang masuk ke mereka.Pada tahun 2008 dilaporkan 72 kasus penculikan bayi di Jabodetabek—12 diantaranya terjadi di tempat persalinan—tahun 2009 terjadi 102 kasus dengan 38 penculikan berlangsung ...

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Update Indonesia Volume IV No. 08 January 2010 (English)

The political dynamics within the National Mandate Party (PAN) in the days leading up to its national congress scheduled to take place during 8-10 January 2010 have increased significantly.Who will become the party chair is always the central issue in a political party’s succession. Two figures that will compete for the chair position are Hatta Rajasa dan Drajad Wibowo. Both ...

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Update Indonesia Volume IV No. 08 Januari 2010 (Bahasa Indonesia)

Dinamika politik di internal Partai Amanat Nasional (PAN) menjelang Kongres PAN pada 8-10 Januari 2010 semakin dinamis. Siapa yang akan menjadi ketua umum selalu menjadi isu sentral dalam setiap suksesi partai politik. Dua figur yang sudah hampir pasti maju dalam pertarungan itu adalah Hatta Rajasa dan Drajad Wibowo. Keduanya dikenal dekat dengan Ketua Majelis Pertimbangan Partai (MPP) PAN Amien Rais. ...

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