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Indonesia In-depth focuses on topics related to Indonesia such as politics, business, policy and even culture. We provide listeners with in-depth information about Indonesia in a casual and easy to absorb format. Each episode will feature discussions among colleagues or interviews with special guests such as lawmakers, key government officials, top business leaders and various experts.

Indonesia In-depth focuses on topics related to Indonesia such as politics, business, policy and even culture. We provide listeners with in-depth information about Indonesia in a casual and easy to absorb format. Each episode will feature discussions among colleagues or interviews with special guests such as lawmakers, key government officials, top business leaders and various experts.
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Indonesia In-depth focuses on topics related to Indonesia such as politics, business, policy and even culture. We provide listeners with in-depth information about Indonesia in a casual and easy to absorb format. Each episode will feature discussions among colleagues or interviews with special guests such as lawmakers, key government officials, top business leaders and various experts.

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E36: The Future of Dining

8/30/2019
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Technology has changed the way we consume our food and beverages, and consequently, the way business players run their businesses. The rapidly penetrating online food delivery services and the rise of virtual kitchens along with traffic jams and a busy lifestyle, have paved ways for less brick-and-mortars establishments. However, not all F&B businesses have followed suit. One of them is Kopi Kenangan, a grab-and-go coffee chain that has experienced explosive growth in Jakarta’s metro area...

Duration:00:39:12

E35: What It Takes To Rig An Election

8/16/2019
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The 2019 election has ended but the discourse of “election fraud” in Indonesia remains foggy and tends to shun away from the statistical elements that makes up the election itself. The Constitutional Court rejected Prabowo’s challenge to the 2019 presidential election results when he complained of “structural, systematic and massive electoral fraud”, but what does that standard even mean? Why does It matter in a large-scale election like Indonesia’s? How do you actually manipulate the voter...

Duration:00:55:08

E34: A Receding Wave of Optimism in Myanmar

7/29/2019
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A wave of optimism flowed over Myanmar in 2010 when the military leadership began the slow process of opening up the country and implementing both economic and democratic reforms. At the same time, the government began new efforts to establish peace with more than a dozen armed ethnic minority groups. This was followed by historic general elections in 2015 and a new government. International leaders lifted sanctions on the country and competed with each other to meet the defacto leader and...

Duration:00:34:59

E33: "The election system is broken"...again

7/12/2019
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Presidential contender, Prabowo Subianto and his political coalition, rejected the official presidential election results announced by the General Election Commission (KPU) and filed a lawsuit in the Constitutional Court citing that “structural, systematic and massive electoral fraud” occurred. His challenge received quite a bit of attention in both the local/international media and by political observers who believed that such a move could escalate political tensions and could divide the...

E32: Happiness On Loan

6/21/2019
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We start with this question: Are there alternatives for borrowers to take loans safely without resorting to predatory loan sharks? But our quest to seek answers reveal how complicated Indonesians’ relationship with loans are. The obstacles with financial inclusivity in the conventional system and the growing online loan services clearly complicate the deeply-rooted loan culture among Indonesians. Join us in this episode with Dr. Chaikal Nuryakin from the Institute for Economic and Social...

Duration:00:29:58

E31: One-on-one with Jusuf Kalla

4/26/2019
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Jusuf Kalla is known as prominent businessman turned veteran politician, serving two five-year terms as vice president for two different presidents. He was the critical figure in mediating peace in Aceh along with conflicts in Poso and Ambon and has been called “the peacemaker”. He was also tasked with running the country’s economy during Yudhoyono’s first term. As he is about to complete his second five-year term as vice president, we take a look on his thoughts, insights and legacy...

Duration:00:29:47

E30: Appreciating Indonesia’s Democratic Election

4/16/2019
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Some people, primarily among the international community, question whether the 2019 Indonesian elections will be free and fair, void of voter irregularities and/or violence. But are these concerns well-grounded? Do we need to be worried? Shawn believes that these concerns are reasonable but unfounded. We take a look at Indonesia’s recent history in 1998 and appreciate how far the country has come in terms of its democratic elections. In addition, we will discuss whether the new shift to a...

Duration:00:22:34

E29: ASEAN Through the Lens of a Human Rights Activist Working Inside ASEAN

3/22/2019
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Although ASEAN has been under fire for its powerlessness in the face of several human rights atrocities such as attacks on Rohingya ethnic minority in Myanmar, internal ASEAN officials, some of whom have lengthy human rights activism experience, remain optimistic that the association can be a force for good. Join us for a discussion with the Indonesian Representative of the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission of Human Rights (AICHR), Yuyun Wahyuningrum.

Duration:00:26:53

E28: Lost in Labels

3/1/2019
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What is wrong with foreign media’s portrayal to a Muslim figure who calls out other Muslims? How could it be harmful? Join us with Sakdiyah Ma’ruf, a brilliant stand-up comedian who gained international recognition for her stand against Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. In this episode, she reflects on her fear of misrepresentation, the actual rise of conservatism in Indonesia, complicated upbringing that influence her stances and untangling her thoughts on the complexities of these...

Duration:00:41:04

E27: Simultaneously Strenuous

1/30/2019
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Despite its importance, not a lot has been discussed about the upcoming legislative election that will take place at the same day with the presidential election. The legislative election this year is going to be tougher as changes in various regulations influence how political parties behave. What’s the relationship between the presidential candidates and their coalition parties? Will political parties benefit from a “coattail effect”? Will we see the end of some old and popular parties this...

Duration:00:13:51

E26: Indonesian Presidential Debates: Do They Matter?

1/17/2019
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The Indonesian Election Committee (KPU) will conduct the first official presidential debate on the January 17 and discuss pressing subjects such as legal affairs, human rights, corruption, and terrorism. How impactful will this debate be compared to the one in the 2014 election? Can this resolve the current flow of unsubstantial or sensational news relating to the candidates and the election?

Duration:00:30:47

E25: Electronic Nationalism

12/21/2018
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How do everyday Indonesian youths express their nationalism and how do they reconcile it with their interests? This episode is transporting you to the mind and works of Alffy Rev, the man behind the electronic remixes of Indonesian national songs and even the national anthem. Here is his story exclusively for Indonesia in-depth podcast.

Duration:00:16:55

E24: Doubling Down on Data Part 2

12/7/2018
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Indonesian officials hope new policies can expedite growth for its digital economy. The government is preparing to finalize the revision to a controversial regulation (GR82/2012) which is viewed as overprotective and inflexible data regime. We breakdown all the essential changes that will impact how data is managed and processed and which data can flow outside Indonesia’s borders.

Duration:00:25:14

E23: Doubling Down On Data Part 1

11/30/2018
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After a wave of data privacy scandals hitting Facebook, Google and Starwood, the government plans to introduce the Data Privacy Bill to parliament with hopes it will be passed in mid 2019 We discuss all the key points of the bill with the man behind the bill, Director General Samuel Abrijani.

Duration:00:23:30

E22: Between Faith & Hope - Shanty Shamdasani's Journey Towards Politics

11/16/2018
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After 20 years as a senior executive with multinational corporations across Southeast Asia, Miss Shanti Shamdasani is running for seat in parliament. She hopes to bring her values and lessons learned to the Lower House. She talks to us about the difficulties of staying “clean” and not “paying to play” on the campaign trail, her thoughts on how to improve the e-commerce sector and her stance on the latest Indonesia-Australia Free Trade Deal.

Duration:00:43:28

E21: 2014 vs 2019, Surprise Bill & Rising Stars - Q&A Roundtable

11/7/2018
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The 2019 presidential race has officially started. With two months into the campaign, we are joined by our colleague at LEXICO Indonesia, Arief Budiman, who shares valuable insights on what’s different from this year’s campaign from the one in 2014, analysis on both campaign teams, and the trajectory for the coming general election next April. We will also learn how bills and policies are strategically prepared during this period and see which may have some surprises.

Duration:00:32:06

E20: Indonesians Hope to Control Their Data in 2019

10/25/2018
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We discuss important issues involving Indonesia’s technology sector, namely data privacy, data centers and streaming services with senior Golkar lawmaker Satya Yudha. The government will soon submit a new data privacy bill to the House. This is an important bill. We provide you the details and talk about how it will impact both consumers and tech companies.

Duration:00:35:22

E19: Who Controls Water in Indonesia?

10/18/2018
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We sit down Dr. Mohammad Mova Al’Afghani to discuss the 2018 Water Bill being deliberated by the House. This is a crucial bill and as the current draft stands, it would have a wide impact on the businesses as well as on local communities. This bill involves a lot more than just water and we break down all the key aspects that you need to know.

Duration:00:38:46

E18: Illegal Food, Water & Data Leaks & - Parliament Update

9/14/2018
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We respond to feedback from listeners and answer some of their questions about bills in parliament such as the Data Privacy Protection Bill, Water Bill and Food and Drug Bill. I also talk about what happens if one of the candidates withdraws from the 2019 presidential election.

Duration:00:12:55

E17: Why Jokowi & Prabowo Need Other Parties

8/3/2018
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In recent episodes, we have covered the run up to the 2019 presidential campaign and the political negotiations that have been involved, particularly the coalition building between political parties. We also discussed how parties are scrambling to form coalitions to meet presidential thresholds. But why do they even need coalitions and what’s all the fuss about?

Duration:00:11:36