The administration of public debates in the elections in 2017 is expected to provide relevant information to the voters on the visions, missions and programs of all regional head candidates. On these occasions, the voters can assess the capabilities of all candidates.
However, the problem now is that the public debates have become political dramas as parts of the campaign strategies of the pairs of candidates. Attacking each is no longer about the visions, missions, and ideas but about the private matters of the candidates.
The main report in the January 2017 edition of the Indonesian Update is ” Looking at the Public Debates in the 2017 Elections”. On legal affairs, it discusses, ” The Revised PP on Mining: a New Round of Mining Policies in Indonesia “. On social affairs, it talks about, ” The Forest Fire Prevention Policy “.
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.