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The Weekly Global Roundup: The Fall Of Governor Ahok (April 24 to 29, 2017)

Outgoing Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, or Governor Ahok, lost a contentious gubernatorial election last week. His chances were adversely effected by a blasphemy scandal, and an Indonesian court will rule on this case on May 9, after the governor responded to “the prosecution’s recommendation of two years’ probation in lieu of a suspended jail term”. Pollster Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting found that even though 76 per cent of respondents were satisfied with his performance, 50 per cent said they would not vote for him, and while Governor Ahok’s brash approach and controversial policies could be to blame, there are also broader questions about “the country’s endemic electoral fight between pluralistic democracy and political Islam”. Continue reading

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin’s “Missed Information”

A short review of David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin’s “Missed Information”. Continue reading

Draw More Critical Insights From Social Workers

A good second step – building on the laudable moves by the government “to attract and retain talent in a sector that is facing a labour crunch” (TODAY, Apr. 13), through a “slew of initiatives” – would be to engage social workers or social work professionals more actively, to understand their concerns about retention or advancement within the social service sector. And besides present employees, perspectives of those who have moved between charities or who have left the non-profit and philanthropy sector altogether must be sought, because they are likely to be more candid about the deficiencies they have observed or experienced. These critical insights, moreover, can then be put to bear on quantitative indicators, especially the turnover rates over time, across sectors, and compared between socio-demographic traits. Continue reading

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