So I am asking you my international friends, especially those who are staying in Indonesia for work or have any interest about the going-ons & the future of Indonesia, to please read and understand the ramification of the scraping of Direct Voting for the regional election in Indonesia.
This is an attempt by the Red and White Coalition to keep the remnants from the New Order era where the parliament hold more power than the constitution. In this case, the process of passing the bill were decided by the current members of the parliament (which consists of many political parties) and the citizens cannot have any say in this.
What happened last night in Indonesia at 3 AM is that the Democrat Party decided to perform a last minute Walk-Out - therefore nullified their own votes. This was a complete shit move and suspected as an orchestrated act due to the timings, considering they hold the balancing votes for such bill to pass. Now the bill has passed and with this, the political parties have the power to elect mayors, district heads and governors. The citizens no longer have any say in that.
This is a complete reverse of what the constitution wants and completely shit on our attempts to fight and keep the actual democracy system (not the New Order’s) but as you can see, they do not give a flying fuck.
What you guys can do is simply to understand or be aware of what’s currently going on and if you’re inclined, perhaps to also spread the word, because this is one of the very real and calculated (successful) attempts by the current members of parliament to overthrow the upcoming cabinet and principles that will be led by Jokowi and JK from the inside when he steps into the office. This is their first successful attempt after many failed ones, because we citizens have no say in the internal voting system.
It’s a rotting practice and while we’re making attempts to force the whole thing to go on a judicial review by the supreme constitution court, the more minds know & aware about this (especially if brought up to the International eyes, relating to the recent presidential election and the progress we’re trying to make), the harder for them to make more extreme moves (which they will definitely do.)
I certainly understand it really does not affect some of you all in the slightest, but please forgive me for raising the issue all the same. Even just knowing about it helps. Regardless, thank you so much for taking your time to read through this all.
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You might know me as Dr.Salt, or as 100Skulls, but you may also be interested to know my other weird name “Cairn”. This is the name I go by on my fortnightly, self-indulgent, comedy podcast “The Re-Education Programme”, which is about various topics.
This fortnight’s topic is “body hair”. That’s of interest to Tumblr, right? Very political!
Anyway, please give it a go. It’s available for download from the links below.
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Someone told me that “boys are called witches too, and Warlocks are fake witches trying to, like, do an inside job.”
What I liked about that is that she used the word “boys” which makes me imagine a young witch girl saying that to a boy she likes.
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