Biography of the Author Deasy Simandjuntak

Deasy Simandjuntak

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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    Commentary: Indonesia is reopening for business even with record high COVID-19 infections

    Indonesia has plans to lift restrictions and embrace a “new normal” but the sharp spike of COVID-19 cases makes this look like bad timing, says Dr ...
  2. Firefighters spray disinfectant on the road, to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19

    Commentary: Restrictions on movements in some Southeast Asian countries to fight COVID-19 have been patchy, even scary

    Restrictions on movement, which take varying forms in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, must balance the need to suppress the ...
  3. University students take part in a protest outside the Indonesian Parliament building in Jakarta

    Commentary: So much for eradicating corruption in Indonesia

    The Indonesian Parliament’s passing of a sweeping law that many say will hamstring the Corruption Eradication Agency should be reconsidered, say ...
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    Commentary: Cards stacked against Jokowi in Indonesia's new political landscape

    The battle lines have been drawn in the lead-up to the country’s most hotly contested elections, as parties fight for Indonesia’s heart and soul, ...
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    Commentary: Jokowi’s ban on radical groups and Pancasila’s uncomfortable past

    Discomfort over Jokowi’s ban on radical groups in the name of Pancasila arises because it harkens back to the harsher tactics of Suharto's New ...
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    Commentary: 1,000 days in office, growing intolerance may be Jokowi’s Achilles heel

    Notwithstanding strong performance on many fronts, curbing hardliners will still be the key challenge for Joko Widodo’s government. More than past ...
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    Commentary: Faced with a troubling blasphemy verdict, Ahok at least left Jakarta a legacy of reform

    The former governor had done a lot to improve the lives of ordinary Jakarta residents. But his blasphemy trial verdict sets a troubling precedence ...