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KPU to Build Information System to Prevent Vote Counting Fraud

28 May 2013   JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com — The General Elections Commission (KPU) plans to build a system that can minimize manipulation of vote counting in polling stations (TPS). KPU commissioner Hadar Nafis Gumay said the system will be used to record and publish results of vote counting in TPS.   “In every TPS, when the results are in, they can be …

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Integrity and Openness of Election Organizers Still Questioned

29 November 2013 TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – The Secure 2014 Elections Coalition said the General Elections Commission (KPU) and the Elections Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) must still improve their commitment to integrity. Voter Education for People Network coordinator Mochamad Afifuddin said in a press conference on Thursday (28/11/2013) that integrity problems emerged due to procurement of new official vehicles and technical training overseas …

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All Political Parties Have Submitted Campaign Fund Periodic Report

7 January 2014 All political parties that participate in the 2014 general elections have submitted their campaign fund period report (27/12). The Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party has the largest initial campaign fund with Rp144 billion, while the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI) has the lowest campaign fund with Rp19 billion. According to Democratic Party politician Andi Nurpati, campaign …

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KPU to Obey DKPP Decision

27 May 2013 Jakarta – General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Arief Budiman stressed that KPU would comply with the Elections Organizers Honorary Council’s (DKPP) decision as the decision is final and binding. “KPU has no other choice, except to obey DKPP’s decision and implement it,” he said on Thursday (23/5). Arief added that KPU had held a plenary meeting to …

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Information System in TPS Promotes Fair and Honest Elections

30 May 2013 The General Elections Commission’s (KPU) plan to build an information system at polling station (TPS) is a good initial step to promote fair and honest elections, according to Masykurudin Hafidz, deputy of the People Voters Education Network (JPPR). He explained that KPU’s plan could support the effort to improve transparency in all processes of elections, especially the …

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Observation of Central Information Commission Selection 2013-2017 Period

27 June 2013 The selection process of the Information Commission for 2013-2017 period has ended. Based on Fit and Proper Test conducted by Commission I of the House of Representatives (DPR) resulted in seven names that consist of Abdulhamid Dipopramono, Dyah Aryani Prastyastuti, Evy Trisulo Dianasari, Henny S Widyaningsih, John Fresly, Rumadi and Yhannu Setyawan. According to FOINI Coalition’s observation …

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KPU Improves Election Information Services

2 July 2013 The General Elections Commission (KPU) is improving their information services for the 2014 general elections so that people’s participation in all elections process may increase. KPU chairman Husni Kamil Manik said that KPU opened access to information as wide as possible to the public about process of elections. “One of our breakthroughs is providing information about biographies …

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Walhi Receives No Information Despite Winning Lawsuit

7 June 2013 The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) in Bali has not received their requested information from the Bali Forestry Agency even though they won their information dispute lawsuit. The Forestry Agency has not given all requested information regarding Bali Governor’s Decree about exploitation permit at Tahuran area despite the court obliging the agency to provide all information, …

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Walhi Wins Adjudication Against Bali Governor

26 April 2013 Walhi Bali won their lawsuit against Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika related to Tahura (public forest park) license in Ngurah Rai area of 102.22 hectares beign given to PT Tirta Rahmat Bahari (TRB). Based on Information Commission’s (KI) decision, there are three documents that the Bali government must provide. The first is application letter to manage mangrove …

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2013, Year of International Water Cooperation

20 March 2013 Water is humans’ basic need. Humans need water for food, daily needs and even industrial needs. Water is vital for humans and humans cannot live without water. About 70% of Earth is covered by water, but availability of freshwater is only 3% of that amount, with even clean water availability only 1%. From that amount, 69% of …

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The Difficulties in Seeing Migrant Workers Information in Cirebon

26 November 2013 Dissemination of Public Information Openness Law (UU KIP) is several regions seems lavish and glamorous, but is the large spending of government’s budget for those activities accompanied with the implementation? Apparently not. It was proved by Jingga Media Cirebon activist Ahmad Rovahan who used UU KIP to find migrant workers in Cirebon region. During the initial process, …

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Central Information Commission in Vacuum, Information Disputes Unprocessed

17 June 2013 Filing of public information dispute against the Indonesian Consulate General in Hong Kong (KJRI Hong Kong) met another obstacle. The Hong Kong BMI II Team who pioneered the request for information to KJRI Hong Kong must wait their turn for their dispute to be processed as there is a vacuum in the Central information Commission (KIP) It …

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