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Dealing with antidemocratic voices

  • Pranoto Iskandar
    Pranoto Iskandar

    Founding editor of the Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law

Cianjur | Wed, March 28, 2018 | 10:20 am
Dealing with antidemocratic voices Democracy under threat: Demonstrators protest at the Constitutional Court in Jakarta against the implementation of the Legislative Insitutions ( MD3 ) Law. The protesters claimed the law undermined democracy. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

PREMIUM Democracy is to be earned, rather than given. For Indonesia, this statement is self-evident. The transition from the chaotic Old Order to the militaristic New Order and, then to the period of Reformasi (Reformation) required a great amount of sacrifice in “blood, toil, tears and sweat”. Unfortunately, Indonesia has forgotten the high price that it has had to pay to get to whe...

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