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November 18, 2020, 02.11 AM

The group has also cited the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as the reason the annual event has been canceled this year.


2. Indonesian Democracy Slipping, Heading Towards Authoritarianism

The Institute for Research, Education, and Information on Economic and Social Affairs (LP3S) finds that democracy in Indonesia has taken some steps backward.

LP3S had predicted Indonesia’s democracy slipping in its report issued at the end of 2019.

LP3S Director for Media and Democracy, Wijayanto explained that democracy in Indonesia is looking worrisome as the government shows signs of authoritarianism in some regards.

Wijayanto explained that the consolidation of oligarchies is one sign of the country backpedaling on democratic values.

Other indicators including growing intolerance, disavowing democratic principles, ridding oppositions, and advising violence were also cited.

Wijayanto additionally highlighted evidence of repression towards activists and society during nationwide protests over the Job Creation Law.



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