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workers in Jakarta call for equal pay, reject free market Okezone.com.
March 8, 2015. Commemorating International Women's Day (IWD), scores of
workers from the International Women's Day United Struggle Committee (KPPIWD)
held a protest action at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central
Jakarta on Sunday March 8.
students call on government to end discrimination against women Tribune
Yogya. March 8, 2015. In commemorating International Women's Day (IWD),
students from the Student Alliance for Women held a peaceful action at
the Jl. Malioboro shopping district in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta
on Sunday March 8.
action calls for end to violence against migrant workers Tribune
Yogya. March 8, 2015. International Women's Day (IWD) was commemorated
by various different elements of society who held a demonstration in the
vicinity of the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta on Sunday
in Yogya say women still treated as second-class citizens Tribune
Yogya. March 8, 2015. Because of the great many government policies that
fail to side with women, women are still treated second-class citizens
and only identified by the kitchen, the bed and washing.
reports Miss Indonesia 2015 for wearing hammer-and-sickle T-shirt
February 27, 2015. The Islamic
Defenders Front and the Pancasila Youth have reported Miss Indonesia to
police for influencing and spreading communist ideas after she uploaded
a photo of herself wearing a red T-shirt with a picture of the hammer-and-sickle
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destroyed by warlords and the war on terror By Louise O'Shea. March
state cracks down, but workers keep fighting By Sid Zoichi. March
on Nauru demand freedom By Benjamin Solah. March 10, 2015
workers on the defensive, but still fighting By Sid Zoichi. February
Struggle and survival in West Papua By Ben Hillier. January 29, 2015
attack on democracy in Thailand - By Giles Ji Ungpakorn. January 29,
Korea's 'abandonment of democracy' By Kim Bullimore. January 26,
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police chief says KNPB should be banned Australia West Papua Association
(Sydney) Media Release. March 24, 2015
security forces fire on West Papuans Australia West Papua Association
(Sydney) Media Release. March 22, 2015
condemns the intimidation of the staff of the KNPB Merauke office
Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. March 8, 2015
PSM deplores the heavy handed action of the police! Malaysian Socialist
Party (PSM) Statement. February 20, 2015
Halt imminent executions of 11 people Amnesty International Press
Release. February 18, 2015
Improved legal protections needed for domestic workers Amnesty International
Public Statement. February 14, 2015
End military detention of civilians Human Rights Watch Statement.
February 13, 2015
should welcome Timor's new PM with offer for permanent maritime boundaries
Timor Sea Justice Campaign Media Release. February 11, 2015
Papua resubmits application for MSG membership United Liberation
Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Press Release. February 4, 2015
Undo legacy of rights abuse Human Rights Watch Statement. January
First executions under new president retrograde step for rights Amnesty
International Press Release. January 17, 2015
Paniai shootings make investigation findings public and bring perpetrators
to justice Amnesty International Public Statement. January 9, 2015
Joint inquiry needed into Papua killings Human Rights Watch Statement.
December 24, 2014
Stop planned executions Human Rights Watch Statement. December 17,
is calling on the Australian Governments to add its voice, urging an impartial
investigate into the Killings Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)
Media Release. December 16, 2014
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Network (ETAN). December 15, 2014
Seek justice for 1965-66 mass killings Human Rights Watch Statement.
December 12, 2014
supports Senate resolution on 1965 mass violence in indonesia East
Timor and Indonesia Action Network Statement. December 11, 2014
Security forces kill five in Papua Human Rights Watch Statement.
December 10, 2014
Investigate security forces' use of lethal force against Papuans in Paniai
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shooting, an uneasy calm in Papua Radio New Zealand International.
March 24, 2015. There's an uneasy calm in Yahukimo regency of Indonesia's
Papua province following an incident at a West Papuan fundraising event
which left a person dead.
urge Papua police to complete Paniai case Tabloid JUBI. March 24,
2015. A legislator urged the Papua Police to thoroughly investigate the
shooting case of a number of civilians in Paniai on December 8, 2014.
use pseudo-legal action against Yingluk Red Thai Socialist. March
21, 2015. Let us be clear. The junta's pseudo-legal action against former
Prime Minister Yingluk Shinawat, over her role in the rice price support
scheme for farmers, is a deliberate attempt to ban Yingluk from politics
and it is designed to destroy democracy.
Indonesia blockade enters 5th day, output still halted Jakarta Globe.
March 20, 2015. A blockade by workers at Freeport-McMoRan's Indonesian
mine extended into a fifth day on Friday, a union official said, with output
still halted but maintenance workers allowed into the Grasberg site by
military to maintain political role, president says Reuters. March
20, 2015. FBurma's military will maintain its role in politics in order
to support a transition to democracy but will eventually submit to civilian
rule, President Thein Sein said in an interview broadcast on Friday.
assaulted and gun stolen in Papua at fundraiser Jakarta Globe. March
19, 2015. A policeman was assaulted and his firearm stolen during a fundraising
event in the separatist eastern province of Papua on Thursday, Indonesian
police told the Jakarta Globe.
smoker rate alarming: KNPT Jakarta Post. March 19, 2015. Activists
have lambasted President Widodo for his lenient approach to tobacco use.
The National Commission on Tobacco Control has said that while concerned
about narcotics, the government is seemingly paying less attention to the
negative impacts of tobacco on younger generations.
named most corrupt political party Jakarta Post. March 19, 2015.
A government plan to ease a remission regulation for corruption convicts
has been described as a way of protecting members of the ruling Indonesian
Democratic Party (PDI-P) from legal charges, the party having suffered
more corruption convictions than any other over the past decade.
abuse of children on the rise Jakarta Post. March 19, 2015. Experts
and activists have urged all stakeholders to pay serious attention to sexual
violence against children as the number of reported cases has increased
over the years.
Shinawatra: Former leader of Thailand to face trial over rice subsidy scheme
ABC Radio Australia. March 19, 2015. Thailand's former prime minister,
Yingluck Shinawatra, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of negligence
over a bungled rice subsidy scheme.
Lanka plans to lift 'terrorist' ban on Tamil groups abroad, including Australian
Tamil Congress Agence France Presse. March 19, 2015. Sri Lanka's
new government has announced plans to remove 16 groups and hundreds of
Tamils from a list of "foreign terrorists" as part of reconciliation with
its largest ethnic minority.
military figure arrested for illegal logging Jakarta Post. March
18, 2015. Mount Leuser National Park (TNGL) rangers have arrested a Navy
sailor on suspicion of illegal logging in the Leuser Park protected forest
in Langkat regency, North Sumatra.
Junta uses torture and kidnappings Red Thai Socialist. March 18,
2015. The "Thai Lawyers For Human Rights" have issued a declaration condemning
the military junta's treatment of 4 of the 9 defendants who are accused
of throwing an RGD-5 hand-grenade into the car park of the Criminal Court.
'midnight inspections' remnants of military rule Associated Press.
March 18, 2015. The knock at the door of her family's home came without
warning in the dead of night, just as it always did during Myanmar's long
era of military rule.
expels 20,000 white card holders from party Irrawaddy. March 17,
2015. The National League for Democracy (NLD) has expelled more than 20,000
temporary identification card holders from the party's membership, purging
noncitizens from its ranks in compliance with a legislative mandate.
disturbing pattern of permissiveness to graft Jakarta Globe Editorial.
March 17, 2015. It's hard to look at the government's recent capitulations
in the fight against corruption and write them off as minor setbacks, misguided
policies, or sheer ineptitude on the part of the officials responsible.
oversight of sentence cuts under threat Jakarta Post. March 17, 2015.
Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H. Laoly said Monday he was considering
stripping the authority of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)
to decide on remission proposals for graft convicts.
minister blasted for bid to go easy on graft convicts Jakarta Globe.
March 17, 2015. Antigraft officials have greeted with dismay a plan by
the justice minister to make it easier for corruption convicts to qualify
for sentence reductions, in what is shaping up to be the latest concession
by the administration of President Joko Widodo in the fight against graft.
Golkar seal partnership Jakarta Post. March 17, 2015. The ruling
Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Golkar Party have
agreed to team up in the legislative institution in order to smooth the
way for President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's policies.
nine: Executions could be delayed months as judges re-examine Filipina
maid's case Sydney Morning Herald. March 17, 2015. The Indonesian
Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of a Filipina drug courier
scheduled to be shot at the same time as the Bali nine duo, potentially
delaying the executions for months.
Thai activists to face military court in 'landmark case' Reuters.
March 17, 2015. Four Thai activists are to face military court on charges
of violating junta orders banning public gatherings in what a rights group
on Monday called a "landmark case" that could stir indignation at strict
demand KPP HAM for Paniai tragedy Jakarta Post. March 17, 2015. Church
leaders grouped under an ecumenical cooperation forum in Papua have urged
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to establish a Commission of Inquiry into
Human Rights Violations (KPP HAM) to probe the Paniai tragedy.
will not give up in dispute over oil, maritime boundary: former leader
Xanana Gusmao ABC News. March 17, 2015. Timor-Leste's former leader
Xanana Gusmao has again warned Australia that his fledgling nation will
not back away from a dispute between the two countries over lucrative oil
reserves below the Timor Sea.
General says Budi Gunawan case lacks evidence Jakarta Post. March
16, 2015. The Attorney General's Office (AGO) said on Sunday that its investigators
had found that the dossiers of Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan, who was accused
of being involved in bribery by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK),
grilled for going soft on graft Jakarta Post. March 16, 2015. While
the crisis between the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission
(KPK) recedes, the government has drawn further ire with a plan to relax
a 2012 remission policy for corruption convicts, allowing them more sentence
nine executions: Phone-tapping rumours surround delay Sydney Morning
Herald. March 16, 2015. Indonesian parliamentarians are publicly questioning
the fact that 10 prisoners on death row, including Bali nine organisers
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, have not yet been killed.
of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim arrested for sedition
Agence France Presse. March 16, 2015. The eldest daughter of Malaysian
opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says she has been arrested for sedition
after reading out in Parliament parts of a speech by her father criticising
his recent jailing.
block access to Grasberg mine in labor dispute Jakarta Globe. March
16, 2015. Freeport's operations at the Grasberg mine in Papua are being
hampered, the company confirmed on Monday, as hundreds of upset employees
were blocking access to the facility.
hypocritical on sea disputes: Gusmao Australian Associated Press.
March 16, 2015. East Timor's former leader Xanana Gusmao has attacked Australia
for hypocrisy over maritime boundary disputes. The two nations are at loggerheads
over plans to develop the Greater Sunrise gas field in the Timor Sea.
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