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By : Toni Ervianto*)
2017 Regional Election in Aceh: a Democracy Increasing in Aceh
Aceh province, which hosted 21 elections, including a gubernatorial election, saw a smooth electoral process on February 15th, 2017 in which residents showed enthusiasm in exercising their voting rights. All Aceh’s people were enthusiastic because they felt they had a say in determining their next leader and were contributing to improving the political economy of her regency, through choosing the right person, so that the next leader of the regency and the Aceh provinces were “well-mannered.” “Because a well-mannered leader is a good example. That can be seen in a candidate who really pushes for sharia,” said Roni as quoted by Antara news agency. The future leaders of Aceh province and some regencies should be someone who did not intimidate people, because an intimidation and violent must be forever stopped in Aceh. Indeed, according to law No. 11/2006 grants Aceh, known as the Veranda of Mecca, a special status in Indonesia, allowing the Aceh administration to uphold sharia. 

By : Erlangga Pratama*)
Questioning SBY-Antasari Azhar Dispute
Former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Antasari Azhar accused former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) on Tuesday of being behind the murder charges that resulted in him being sentenced to 18 years in prison.  Antasari claimed that Yudhoyono had instructed tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo to visit him a few weeks before his arrest to ask him not to detain former Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Aulia Pohan, who had been implemented in corruption. 

By Bayu Kusuma*)
The Simultaneous Local Election and The Buying of Helicopter AW 101, How Do We Understand It?
In the occasion of the implementation of the simultaneous local election, we were just finished to hold the ballot day on Wednesday 15, 2017 to elect the new respective Governor and Vice Governor for the period of 2017 -2022. The local election that was just implemented to be considered as one of the national political peak of this country we hope until end of this year around ten months ahead.  

Outward Looking and Open Minded, Viewing Indonesia- China Bilateral Relation
Diplomacy is the art of bargaining, or the art of negotiation, or more broadly defined the overall activities to implement the foreign policy of a country in relation to other countries to obtain certain goals. As an art, a certain diplomatic tactics is not necessarily effective to win the negotiation, because success key of diplomacy greatly depending on the capacity of a country (in the group) that faced with the capacity of other countries (out group).

By : Toni Ervianto *)
We Must Support the Decision of GNPF-MUI’s Chairman

Chairman of the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Council of Ulama's Fatwa (GNPF MUI) ustaz Bachtiar Nasir said the 112 rally would be held without having a long march as previously planned. He reiterated if there was a long march, then it did not organized by GNPF. "We would not be responsible for it," he said after a meeting with Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Wiranto at the minister house on Thursday.

By: Ricky Saputra, Politic Observer in LSISI
Erroneous Interpretation of Students Today

The rising price of fuel oil (BBM), the rising cost of administrative management Vehicle registration number (vehicle registration), high electricity rates, and the increase of the price of pepper in the market significantly fuel resistance among students in Indonesia. It can be seen fromthe efforts of Whole Indonesia Student Executive Board (BEM-SI) to organize demonstrations related to the rejection of the current government policy that considered likely to strangle and misery to the people.

Hoaxes are Dangerous

A few days ago (January, 13th), public was surprised by the riots that occurred between the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and the Indonesian Down Society Movement (GMBI). Alleged initial cause about why the burning case of GMBI headquarters in Bogor by FPI happen is because their hoaxes or hoax in social media.

By : Lieutenant General (Ret) Soedibyo *)
Law No 21 Of 2001 on Special Autonomy for the Papua Province should become the main object of the Legal Reform

The Government had launched a series of Legal Action against various illegal activities took place in the society and it was reported the result of this legal action were satisfy  with  a big number of illegal activities were crushed.

By : Erlangga Pratama *)

The Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) has said increasing tension among the Jakarta gubernatorial candidate pairs and their supporters could have an impact on voting day, which is scheduled for Feb. 15. Bawaslu’s monitoring division coordinator Daniel Zuchron said increasing political tension in Jakarta could be seen in news reports in mass media and conversations on social media.

By: Stanislaus Riyanta*
Jakarta’s Election in 2017: Conducive Optimistic Despite High Risk

In no longer time, Indonesia will hold the simultaneouslylocal elections democratic party in February 2017. This time there were 101 heads of regions to be selected, consisting of heads of regions in 7 provinces, 76 districts and 18 cities. Concurrent local elections in 2017 needs to be examined and prepared well, especially at the provincial level in Aceh, Bangka Belitung, Jakarta, Banten, Gorontalo, West Sulawesi and Papua. The vulnerability of the elections at the provincial level was higher than the district or city given area distribution and broader and more diverse participants.

By: Stanislaus Riyanta*
Against the ISIS Appeal

In mid-2015, Indonesian public was shocked by Dwi Djoko Wiwoho, former director of One Stop Services (PTSO) Concession Agency (BP) Batam who joined ISIS. Dwi Djoko Wiwoho leave employment and occupation are quite prestigious, from an economic standpoint there is no problem anymore. A similar incident was repeated in 2017. Triyono Utomo Abdul Way, former Head of Sub Non-Tax Revenues Non Natural Resources Ministry of Finance resigned from the civil service and trying to join ISIS.

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A book entitled Japanese Militarism and Its War Crimes in Asia Pacific Region (Hendrajit, ed) was recently sent to me, by the publisher, The Global Future Institute. No doubt, this book made me re-think and recollect my trip to Japan in 1996. At that time, I was warmly received by Japanese families who became my host, invited to travel to various places, and bought souvenirs. The psycological effect of my short visit is that it is hard to imagine that the Japanese people were cruel ones, perpetrators of the massacre of our ancestors, raping Indonesian girls, making them as prostitutes and enslaving our grandfathers to work on various projects.

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