Yassar Aulia

Yassar Aulia works In the Political Corruption Division of Indonesia Corruption Watch. His work focuses on oligarchy and democratic backsliding.

This article reviews how the Indonesian electoral system and political funding scheme create a condition where only individuals with significant economic capital could participate in politics. The oligarchs, whose interests collide with Indonesia’s agenda of environmental protection, are a force to reckon with in the run up to Pemilihan Umum 2024 (the 2024 General Election – Pemilu).