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The East Java gubernatorial race : dead heat but non - controversial
While the East Java gubernatorial election remains one of the most significant regional-level leadership races in Indonesia this year, campaigns had been orderly and free of controversy. Only a few hot-button issues that ...
RSIS Series on Malaysia's 14th General Election - Black Swan, Dark Horse, and Elephant in the Room
As Malaysians prepare to vote in the 14th general election on 9 May 2018, three key features mark the country’s most crucial political struggle in years.
Inter-Agency Dynamics in Indonesia - Shifting Sands : POLRI-TNI Ties in Counterterrorism
Despite many looming questions with regard to the rules of engagement, militarisation of counterterrorism in Indonesia seems to be an irreversible trend. Ruffled ties between the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) and the police ...
TNI’s Reshuffle: Jokowi’s Strategic Move
The recent rotation of senior officers carried out by Indonesia’s new military chief Hadi Tjahjanto is seen as a strategic move by President Joko Widodo to secure his men for the top posts in the Army (TNI AD) amid a looming ...
The Hindu Rights Action Force and the Malaysian Indian minority after the 2018 general election in Malaysia
The Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) came out from a series of controversial actions perceived by the Malaysian Indian community as discriminatory. The issues were topical occurrences such as the errant destruction of ...