• Popularitas Prabowo di mata rakyat sendiri sudah turun pasca Pemilihan Presiden dan keputusan Mahkamah Konstitusi. Ada kemungkinan Koalisi Merah Putih yang didalamnya terdapat Abu Rizal Bakrie dan Surya Dharma Ali pun dalam waktu kedepan akan bubar meski tidak diumumkan langsung. Namun pelan-pelan orang akan menarik diri dari koalisi. “Karena suatu koalisi yang dibangun atas dasar kebencian tidak mungkin akan bertahan lama”, ucap Wimar.

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  • 'Dayak and Drones' communicates first-hand the unique personal stories of an inconspicuous yet vital people, as they battle to protect their lives, their cultures and our forests. Protecting our planet is not only about politics and policies, it's about people taking ownership and taking action, no matter how small. If Not Us, Then Who?

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  • REDD alert Critic’s says Noway’s Diplomats have soft-pedaled President Yudhoyono, who for years has strong along the Nordic Nation, as well as UN monitors of its pay-for-promises partnerships with Indonesia, in ongoing hustle to cultivate credibility without results

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  • Sembilan kementrian mendeklarasikan komitmen pengakuan dan perlindungan masyarakat hukum adat dengan skema REDD+.

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  • tadinya hutan, dirubah menjadi kebun, kemudian jadi gedung. Hutan pohon berubah menjadi Hutan Beton’

    Diakui bahwa banyak orang lebih menyukai adanya gedung megah, pusat perbelanjaan modern, kantor-kantor besar, atau apartement dibandingkan hutan. Tetapi perlu ditanamkan dalam pikiran bahwa planet Bumi kita ini lebih sayang terhadap hutan.

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  • Kebakaran hutan dan kekeringan terjadi kembali sejak pemerintah memberikan izin konsesi kepada perusahaan atau pengusaha untuk mengelola tanaman sagu. Dan kesalahan terbesar yang dilakukan oleh perusahaan dalam mengelola tanaman sagu ialah merubah tanah gambut menjadi kanal. Hal itu kemudian menjadi penyebab utama dari berkurangnya jumlah air di tanah gambut sehingga rentan terhadap kebakaran.

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  • Pasangan Jokowi-JK dinilai sebagai pasangan yang mengusung program-program yang membela hak-hak masyarakat adat. Jokowi-JK berjanji untuk membentuk komisi independen dan permanen untuk menjalankan keputusan MK 35.

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  • Jokowi berceritera: "17 Agustusan kemarin, maunya lomba krupuk.  Tapi tidak diizinkan security. Mau panjat pinang, takut ngga bisa.  Jadinya ikut main karung. Lompat-lompat hampir jatuh, akhirnya kalah. Dari 10 peserta, saya nomor 10. Tapi nggak apa2, masyarakat gembira, saya gembira. Tidak perlu protes Panitia.”

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  • Dampak dari El Nino yang mulai terjadi sejak Januari lalu mengakibatkan naiknya suhu rata-rata di Sumsel. Akibatnya terjadi pergeseran waktu panen tanaman pangan.

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  • The great thing about these elections is also what’s great about Indonesia. We have a democracy. People can have different opinions and sit nicely side by side. I hope we will still be friends after the elections.

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  • He should place unmost importance on retaining the level of confidence that he has displayed throughout the elections but in a different form. He will not get the support he got from the citizen constituency. He will need party support without compromising. So it's a tall order, his biggest challenge probably.

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  • What I would like to see is for the country to stay on course in adhering to the Constitution, the laws and the by-laws. It has been going well until now . There is turbulence caused by Mr Prabowo but we are taking it in stride. We cannot always have good contestants  but we have a very strong electorate, a good democratic system and trust of the people. 

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  • Elation came with the feeling that we were coming out of the tunnel. We knew that we had done more than just successfully participate in a peaceful election.

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  • I think the coalition is damaged. The PAN is unclear. Amien Rais, the founder of PAN, has declared himself not in support. Prabowo has no choice but stand firm . Actually I sympathize with him, because to a certain extent he has been done a disservice by his coalition members. These people are all more street smart than Prabowo, so if they gave him the wrong impression, that really did him a disservice.

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  • At mass gatherings the difference between Prabowo and his rival Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is striking. The first accentuates party identity with flags and banners proclaiming party support, while Jokowi’s campaigns are volunteer-driven without any signs of party affiliation. 

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  • We were not silent during reformasi. Neither have we been shy when power is abused or civil rights trespassed. Good men and women cannot stay idle and do nothing. Speak out when persecution occurs, stand firm in rejecting the tide of sinister forces.

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  • Sekumpulan orang-orang dari berbagai macam kalangan yang independen alias tidak berpartai namun mereka memberikan dukungannya untuk salah satu kandidat calon presiden yaitu Jokowi. Dari Mei 2014, bersamaan dengan hari kebangkitan Nasional, mendeklarasikan dan berkomitmen, mendukung Jokowi, menjadi pemimpin Indonesia.

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  • Political analyst and commentator, Wimar Witoelar, discusses the up coming Indonesian election which will replace President Susilo Bambang Yudhuyono and says it's going to be a choice between those who would like to go back to the Suharto days and those who want to get as far away from the Suharto era as possible.

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  • Para pekerja kreatif yang selalu dianggap kurang melek politik, hari selasa kemarin menjadi pembuktian lain bahwa mereka juga menampilkan diri di depan umum dan memamerkan karya-karya kreatifnya dalam bentuk dukungan dan kampanye. Mereka mendeklarasikan diri sebagai Generasi Optimis Indonesia dengan melakukan Kampanye Kreatif untuk Jokowi-JK.

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  • My main objection is.. Why should we pick someone who has been problematic in the past when we have a candidate who is clean? All Prabowo has to do is explain what he did in 98, why he went to Jordan, and what he has done since, campaigning here. It’s a bit opaque, not transparent

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  • 1994: SCTV execs consulted Wimar. He told them they need a good talk show. But who would host, they asked. "Me?". The Larry King style Perspektif drew a cult following.
  • 1995: For Perspektif's anniversary, a full day discussion panel was held with 1000 fans. Perspektif then published two bestsellers supported by publishing giants. Hotter than ever, Perspektif was mysteriously cancelled in September. SCTV claims it was self censorship. People ask was it really? Fans get nostalgic and Perspektif Live! toured the country responding to invitations and drew crowds of up to 2,000
  • 1996: No TV, no worry. Perspektif Baru was born, a weekly talk show syndicated on nationwide radio with transcripts in newspapers in major cities. The edgy image attracted major brands to sponsor more live events. Official website Perspektif Online was launched.
  • 1997: Back on TV with Selayang Pandang, award-winning talk show, and Dialog Aktual, which was axed in the middle of broadcast.
  • 1998: More political appearances in post-Suharto transition. Balanced by the Ordinary People concept, strengthened in a book launch event star-studded by public figures and celebrities.
  • 1999: Come election time, Wimar stirred the air with Detak Detik Pemilu live commentary simultaneously on six national TV channels. Terror threats reached home, while he won his second Panasonic Award as favorite talk show host.
  • 2000: President Abdurrahman Wahid said to the press he needs Wimar to be his spokesperson. Indonesia got the first spokesperson, Wimar got an insightful and exciting ride.
  • 2002: Wimar's tell all book No Regrets was launched in Jakarta, Singapore, Australia and USA. The bestseller required second printing, and Wimar became the intl press first option for political commentary.
  • 2003: Years promoting democracy, Perspektif Baru got support from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung based in Germany.
  • 2004: Perspektif Baru moved into public education on electoral democracy
  • 2005: Book launch of Perspektif Baru Spreads Its Wings
  • March 2006-2007: StarTV HK Board Member/strong>
  • March-June 2006: Perspektif Wimar/strong> Daily talk show on Anteve at 06:00-06:30, Maret-Juni 2008
  • Sep-Oct 2009: Wimar Live/strong> Weekly talk show on Metro TV
  • 2011: Talkindo/strong> Weekly talk show with Dalton Tanonaka anhd Rahayu Saraswati on Metro TV
  • Sep 2011: Book Launch, Still More About Nothing/strong> Cold Stone, Pondok Indah Mall 2

Sejarah Perspektif

  • Maret 1994: Saat belum ada talk show lugas, Perspektif muncul di SCTV tanggal 19 Maret 1994, setiap Sabtu sore.
  • Maret 1995: SCTV merayakan satu tahun Perspektif dengan acara diskusi panel "Perspektif Masa Depan" melibatkan 1000 peserta semangat.
  • Agustus 1995: Perspektif makin panas. Dua buku diterbitkan atas dukungan Mochtar Lubis dan Gramedia, langsung bestseller.
  • Sep 1995: Perspektif mendadak dihentikan SCTV tanggal 16 September 1995. SCTV tidak mengaku ada tekanan, tapi saksi dekat menyatakan penghentian datang langsung dari puncak pemerintahan.
  • Oct 1995: Penonton TV kangen. Perspektif Live! kunjungi kota-kota besar memenuhi undangan setempat, menyedot ratusan khalayak tiap pertunjukan. Rekor dicapai di Bandung dengan 2000 penonton.
  • Nov 1995: Wimar mengisi kolom Asal Usul di harian Kompas dengan tulisan pertama "Mendengarkan Orang Biasa". Sebuah konsep baru dalam perjuangan.
  • Jan 1996: Perspektif Baru hadir melalui media baru, radio dan suratkabar dalam sindikasi nasional di berbagai kota. Mewawancara Orang Biasa tiap minggu sampai sekarang.
  • Nov 1996: Berbagai show muncul dengan format sama dan judul berbeda sesuai dengan target audience. WW Live, Perspektif Bisnis Republika, LA Lights Dialog, dll, semua atas dasar permintaan.
  • Des 1996: Setelah berjalan dua website Perspektif dari penggemar, Perspektif Online lahir sebagai website resmi. Kebebasan bicara di internet semakin marak.
  • Mar 1997: Wimar kembali ke TV dalam acara Selayang Pandang di Indosiar. Lebih santai, tetap menyengat. Disusul oleh Dialog Aktual dengan moderator ganda bersama Dr. Sjahrir, sangat tajam dan dihentikan mendadak saat siaran.
  • Des 1998: Peluncuran buku baru dikemas dalam bentuk deklarasi Partai Orang Biasa. Meriah dengan atraksi 'reverse talk show' dan anugerah untuk Munir, diramaikan tokoh, selebriti dan teman2 yang semuanya Orang Biasa.
  • Jun 1999: Wimar membawa acara Detak Detik Pemilu, live di enam stasiun TV nasional. Saat status quo mulai terancam, Wimar diteror di rumah dan di kantor.
  • Nov 1999: Untuk kedua kali, Wimar menang Panasonic Awards sebagai Pemandu Talk Show Pria Favorit. Dinominasi empat tahun berturut2, menang dua kali (1997 dan 1999).
  • Oct 2000: Wimar baca di koran online bahwa Gus Dur memintanya menjadi juru bicara. Kenal saja tidak. Suatu kehormatan dan kesempatan bekerja untuk negara.
  • Feb 2002: Berisi pandangan mata, No Regrets terbit dan diluncurkan di empat negara Indonesia, Singapura, Australia, Amerika Serikat. Langsung habis dan edisi kedua diterbitkan.
  • Sep 2005: Perspektif Online ubah tampilan bersama dengan peluncuran buku Perspektif Baru Melebarkan Sayap  dengan dukungan Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
  • Maret-Juni 2008: Perspektif Wimar/strong> acara talkshow Anteve tiap hari jam 06:00-06:30