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3 February 2023

Widodo alliance frays as parties assail PDI-P’s Brin; TNI chief comments on ministry; Gov’t opposes ‘power wheeling’; Stunting declines; Copper ban threatened; MK ethics impugned; Inflation persists;

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The president has refrained from reshuffling Nasdem members from the cabinet — and, on the contrary, held a cordial meeting with Nasdem’s chair.  Meanwhile, diverse parliamentarians assailed a staunch Megawati loyalist, Research Agency (Brin) Chief Laksana Handoko.  A Widodo-Mega rift may be imminent (Page 2).

Also in this issue:

  • Widodo still makes deft use of ‘blusukan’
  • A reshuffle in the ranks of PPP
  • The government unveiled its stance on power wheeling — ‘the essence’ of the Renewables Bill
  • The military chief made rare comments on the Defense Ministry
  • Inflation data signals a direction for rates
  • A New York Times article on China in Indonesia misses some recent trends
  • New nationwide data on stunting rates
  • Yet another controversy embroils the Constitutional Court
  • Assessing CPO for diesel


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