Posts in Politicians in Focus
E31: One-on-one with Jusuf Kalla

Jusuf Kalla is known as prominent businessman turned veteran politician, serving two five-year terms as vice president for two different presidents. He was the critical figure in mediating peace in Aceh along with conflicts in Poso and Ambon and has been called “the peacemaker”. He was also tasked with running the country’s economy during Yudhoyono’s first term. As he is about to complete his second five-year term as vice president, we take a look on his thoughts, insights and legacy regarding Indonesia's progress in the election, the economy, politics and international affairs.   

Read More
E22: Between Faith & Hope - Shanty Shamdasani's Journey Towards Politics

After 20 years as a senior executive with multinational corporations across Southeast Asia, Miss Shanti Shamdasani is running for seat in parliament. She hopes to bring her values and lessons learned to the Lower House. She talks to us about the difficulties of staying “clean” and not “paying to play” on the campaign trail, her thoughts on how to improve the e-commerce sector and her stance on the latest Indonesia-Australia Free Trade Deal.

Read More
E11: Ahok's Trusted Assistant & Indonesian Solidarity Party PSI Member- Michael Sianipar

We speak with Michael Sianipar, at age 27, he was one of former Jakarta Governor Ahok's trusted assistant until his final days in office. He is now head of the Indonesia Solidarity Party (PSI) Jakarta office. We discuss Ahok's demise, his style of leadership and the future of Indonesia. We also learn more about one of Indonesia's newest political parties and how this younger generation plan on changing Indonesia politics.

Read More
E7: Rising Star - Governor of NTB Dr. Zainul Majdi

We speak to one of Indonesia's rising stars and two-term governor to discuss his future plans, his key policies and the future of the West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB). The governor has successfully cut the bureaucracy, increased agricultural production and promoted moderate Islam and he is only 45 years old. Dr. Zainul is aiming for higher office and is someone to watch in 2019.

Read More