Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

RI expresses hope democracy will thrive

  • Dian Septiari


Jakarta   /   Fri, December 11 2020   /  01:00 am
A TransJakarta bus station at capital's main road, Thamrin street, is on fire on Thursday, October 8, as people taking part in the last day of a three-day nationwide strike against a controversial new law which critics fear will favour investors at the expense of labour rights and the environment.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

In the midst of what has been called a global “democratic recession” exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak, Indonesia has expressed hope that democracy will continue to thrive in a post-pandemic world at the opening of a global forum in Bali. The 13th Bali Democracy Forum was held in Nusa Dua, Bali, with 44 delegates from 26 countries and three international organizations, as well as some 500 additional delegates from 69 countries attending virtually. Organizers prepared a part-online, part-offline format for the discussions. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi opened Thursday’s event, which invited governments and international organizations to candidly share how democracy was practiced in their respective countries. Not only was COVID-19 a threat to public health and the economy, Retno said in her remarks, it was also a test of democracy and democratic values. ...