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By: Wildan Nasution *)
Resolve Issue of 2017 Election in Papua

The preparation of the 2017 elections in some areas still marked by a number of issues that should be promoted to be completed so as not to obstruct the implementation of the 2017 elections. A number of 2017 pre-election problems  until the end of 2016 also occurred in several districts in Papua. The 2017 Election Issues in Papua deserves attention because as one of the areas that otherwise have high vulnerability index in The Supervisory Board of Elections version, the problems in Papua elections if not resolved will be a "political ammunition" which undermine the development of democratization in Indonesia, even internationalized by interest groups.

By: Amril Jambak *)
Notes Related to 2017 Election

According to the authors, there are several problems of 2017 elections which unresolved and can still be found at the provincial, district, and city that will host the fifth annual celebration of democracy. The most crucial problemsand needs to be addressed, among others, the continuing problems of the budget; the invalidity of DPT; Election disputes; as well as security issues. The problemsneed to get the direction or order of the President as the Head of State tothe stakeholders of 2017 elections to be resolved, so that the elections in 2017can be democratic and full of integrity.

By: Herdiansyah Rahman *)
Is The Preparation of 2017 Regional Election Chaotic?

Should there be no problem, the 2017 simultaneous elections will be held on February 15, 2017. Seven provinces will hold Governor Election, namely Aceh, West Papua, Papua, West Sulawesi, Banten, Jakarta and Babel, and in 76 districts will elect the Regents and in 18 cities to elect the mayors.

Failed to Understand, HTI Wants to Replace Pancasila with Caliphate

In various mass media, both printed and online, and in discussions carried out both by various circles of national issues observers, there is a controversial issue especially among the youth related to the existence of Hizbut-Tahrir Indonesia or better known as HTI that considers the Caliphate system as the only system that must be applied on earth and under one command.

Bekasi Immigration to deport nine Chinese nationals for violating visa

The Bekasi Immigration Office in West Java will deport nine Chinese workers for violating their tourist visas.

By : Erlangga Pratama
PMKRI vs Habib Rizieq Shihab, It Must be Solved Without Mobs

Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Habib Rizieq Shihab was reported to the Jakarta Police on Monday by executives from the Indonesian Catholic Students Association (PMKRI) for allegedly committing religious blasphemy in a speech circulated on the internet.

By: HerdiansyahRahman

If nothing gets in the way, the simultaneous election in 2017 will be held in February 15th, 2016 in 7 provinces with the gubernatorial election, such as Aceh, West Papua, Papua, West Sulawesi, Banten, Jakarta and Bangka Belitung, 76 districts with the regent election and 18 cities with mayor election.

By: Rama Ramadhan, Young Researcher at Kajian Kebangkitan Umat untuk Kebangsaan
Vigilance to Prevent Terrorist Threat during Christmas and New Year Celebration

Terrorist threats in this country is now increasingly evident, beware of suspicious newcomers and immediately report to the Chairman of RT / RW if you see something strange about the new person, such as directly making a report to the nearest police station about the suspicious person, in order to prevent any unexpected situation. We may not be missed!

By: Stanislaus Riyanta

Detachment 88 successfully prevents the acts of terror in the end of 2016. Detachment 88 arrested against the perpetrators of terror followed by various item of evidence. The arrest that made by Detachment 88 in Bekasi, Ngawi, Payakumbuh, Deli Serdang and South Tanggerang proved that there is a movement of terror groups that will take an action or “concert” at the end of year.

By: Ahya Firmansyah
Trust the Legal Process 100%

The development of the Defending Islamic rally should be stopped. No more rally is required. The demonstrators no longer have any reason for rally as their demands are met. On this matter, Police Chief Tito Karnavian already made an official statement that this case should be entrusted to the legal procedures so it will not harm the law itself, because we are a law-based state where the law must be upheld. Ahok case has been handed over to the Attorney General for further process and trial. The fact that Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) is not detained although he was named suspect, is due to his candidacy in the 2017 election, and therefore he has the right to hold campaign until there is a verdict.

By: Linda Rahmawati

Indonesia has various tribes, religions, and races which respect each other since a long time ago. It proved with the birth of the Youth Pledge, while current Indonesian nation is being tested in maturity and diversity with the rampant cases of tolerance, blasphemy and numerous cases of SARA that always happen now, but in the 70s to 80s are rare, perhaps due to the New Order era at that time has a very strong power with nullify the values of democracy and respect of human rights.

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