Recently, the Red-and-White Coalition led by Prabowo Subianto has been
making trouble again. They are trying to re-enact the election of local
leaders through city/district councils instead of by direct election.
Their intention is loud and clear. Their combined representatives
dominate the councils, so they have the biggest chance of retaining the
regional top jobs all over Indonesia. The coalition’s hidden motive is
to exact revenge for losing the presidential election. However, their
move, which jeopardizes Indonesia’s nascent democracy, must be stopped.