The February 2023 edition of the Indonesian Update presents a main report regarding the growth of family politics in the political system, which indirectly has an impact on the emergence of female leaders. In the absence of regulations that limit this, the female candidates must be able to demonstrate her capabilities.
In the economic field, the Indonesian Update examines the realization of the APBD of two provinces in eastern Indonesia; namely South Sulawesi and Papua. Regional wealth certainly contributes to national development. Thus, more attention is needed in its development from optimizing the spending and revenue budgets. Furthermore, we discuss the downstreaming of industry that President Joko Widodo has introduced can be felt today; for example, by looking at investment figures in the manufacturing industry and mining industry, such as nickel.
In the field of law, the Indonesian Update examines the practices of different religions in Indonesia. In practice, interfaith marriage (PBA) is not something new and has been going on for a long time for the multicultural Indonesian society. However, from the perspective of regulation and rule of law, this issue has deep complexity. Next, we discuss the enforcement of the eradication of criminal acts of corruption must be carried out by taking into account the reforms of several legal aspects: structure, substance, and culture.
In the political field, the Indonesian Update raises the issue of Inter-Religious Harmony Week, or more popularly known as the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW), which is celebrated every year in the first week of February. However, considering the conditions in Indonesia, religious harmony is still a problem today, especially with regard to the construction of houses of worship.
In the social field, the Indonesian Update raises the issue of demographic bonus in Indonesia. However, Indonesia’s current demographic conditions still have various problems, including a large population, low quality of population and even a lack of population distribution. This is important to discuss because the advancement of a country’s human resources based on every human birth should have a significant impact on the development of the country itself.
It is hoped that the monthly publication of the Indonesian Update with current themes will help policy makers in government and business institutions – as well as academics, think tanks and elements of civil society, both domestic and foreign, to obtain actual information and contextual analysis on economic conditions. political, social, and legal in Indonesia, as well as an understanding of public policy in Indonesia.