This report provides a recapitulation of the significant developments that transpired in Indonesia for the period Dec 01 – Dec 14, 2018 and their potential implications on the country’s business risk outlook. SECURITY/PEACE/ORDER: Nduga - Papua conflict, Ciracas police station attacked, Terrorist arrested SAFETY/ENVIRONMENT: West Jakarta open defecation health threat, Papua palm oil threat ECONOMY/BUSINESS: Infrastructure projects driving conflict, Jakarta labor rally LEGAL/POLITICS: Call to officially label the OPM a “Terrorist organisation” , Human rights a “political commodity”
The exodus of politicians from UMNO has continued. Yesterday, six more MPs tendered their common letter of resignation from the former ruling party. On December 12, five UMNO Sabah MPs, along with close to 30 other leaders, left the party.
The national leadership of the Congress Party confirmed Ashok Gehlot as the chief minister (CM) of Rajasthan today. Sachin Pilot has been confirmed as the deputy CM. The tensions between the supporters of the two leaders caused protests and demonstrations in several districts of the state.
Weekly Reformasi Report
Clashes were reported in Pabna, Brahmanbaria, Narsingdi, Noakhali, Munshiganj, and Khagrachhari on Thursday, December 13. Thirty-five people were injured after political offices were vandalized and several vehicles were torched in several districts.
Cambodia’s parliament amended the Political Party Law that bans opposition politicians from political activities for five years.
Twelve senators and 223 representatives voted to grant President Rodrigo Duterte’s request yesterday.
The US added Pakistan to a blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom. Pakistan was added due to its treatment of its minorities on Tuesday, December 11.
The results of assembly election conducted on December 7 in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Mizoram were announced yesterday, December 11. Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) was the ruling party in Rajasthan, MP, and Chhattisgarh. They could not secure a majority of the seats in the three states.