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election monitoring website targeted by hackers
Tempo.co. July 16, 2014. The Kawal Pemilu (Guard the Elections)
website www.kawalpemilu.org, which is maintained by volunteers to report
the movement of vote results from the presidential election was attacked
by hundreds of hackers throughout Wednesday afternoon.
against 1969 annexation of West Papua held in three Java cities
Selangkah Magazine. July 15, 2014. Insisting that the annexation of West
Papua into Indonesia through the 1969 referendum was done undemocratically
and was a gross human rights violation, the Papuan Students Alliance has
held peaceful actions in several university cities in Java.
quick count institutions declaring Widodo victory pass ethics council audit
Kompas.com. July 15, 2014. The Association of Indonesian Public Opinion
Surveys Firms completed its audit of the CSIS-Cyrus, Indikator Politik,
the LSI and SMRC on Tuesday July 15. The results, the four survey institutions
were declared to have used valid survey methodologies.
count institution declaring Prabowo victory refuses to be audited
Kompas.com. July 15, 2014. The strategic Development and Policy Research
Center (Puskaptis) has refused to attend an audit by the Association of
Indonesian Public Opinion Surveys Firms (Persepi).
lashes out at Jakarta Post, calls owner a 'useless sh!t'
Merdeka.com. July 14, 2014. Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto held
a press conference after attending a declaration of a permanent coalition
at the Proclamation Building in Central Jakarta. The event was attended
by scores of foreign journalists.
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condemned for failing to meet Papuan journalist West Papua Action
Auckland Media Release. July 29, 2014
leaders should discuss West Papua at its Koror Summit Australia West
Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. July 28, 2014
Human rights challenges await Indonesia next president Asian Human
Rights Commission Statement. July 23, 2014
New president Widodo must make good on human rights pledges Amnesty
International Public Statement. July 22, 2014
rights abuses in Papua and West Papua Joint Statement. July 17, 2014
Timor: Revise repressive media law Human Rights Watch Statement.
July 16, 2014
Governments must expedite establishing fate of the disappeared Amnesty
International Public Statement. July 15, 2014
on Indonesia presidential election East Timor and Indonesia Action
Network (ETAN). July 10, 2014
Papua on 'Siaga Satu' (full alert), West Papuan leaders call for a boycott
Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. July 7, 2014
KNPB activists arrested and beaten Australia West Papua Association
(Sydney) Media Release. July 4, 2014
UN Committee calls for better protection of child rights Amnesty
International Public Statement. July 1, 2014
urge any new government of Indonesia to pursue justice and respect rights
East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) Media Release. June 30,
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harsh new media law still in limbo Pacific Scoop. July 30, 2014.
Media will be silenced and the people will lose their voice if a controversial
new Media Law is ratified in one of the Asia Pacific's newest countries.
leaders urged to speak on West Papua Radio New Zealand International.
July 29, 2014. The Pacific Islands Forum leaders in Palau have been urged
to discuss human rights violations in West Papua.
ministers asked to meet with visiting West Papuan journalist Pacific
Media Centre. July 29, 2014. New Zealand police minister Anne Tolley and
defence minister Dr Jonathan Coleman must meet with the first West Papuan
journalist to visit New Zealand, says a spokesperson for West Papua Action
in Pakistan kills woman, two girls over 'blasphemous' Facebook post
ABC Radio Australia. July 28, 2014. A mob in Pakistan has torched an
Ahmadi Muslim minority neighbourhood, killing a woman and her two granddaughters
after a sect member was accused of a blasphemous posting on Facebook.
Kong's pro-democracy movement is about inequality. The elite knows it
Jakarta Post. July 28, 2014. Popular analyses of burgeoning political
agitation around universal suffrage in Hong Kong often side-step an inconvenient
reality that the underlying story is not simply about relations with
the mainland or concerns over its authoritarian ways.
crooks or human rights abusers in new Cabinet: Activists Jakarta
Post. July 26, 2014. Human rights groups have called on president-elect
Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to fill the new Cabinet only with figures whose track
records are free from corruption or human rights violations.
duck SBY slips in Freeport deal Jakarta Post. July 26, 2014. Less
than three months before the administration of President Susilo Bambang
Yudhoyono is due to leave office, it sealed a strategic deal on Friday
with the local unit of US giant miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
of Baha'I faith welcomed Jakarta Post. July 26, 2014. Amid the growing
intolerance of the Shia and Ahmadiyah groups, newly appointed Religious
Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin offered a glint of hope for pluralism
with his acknowledgment of Baha'i as a religion.
one per cent control a third of China's wealth: report Agence France
Presse. July 26, 2014. The top one per cent of households in Communist-ruled
China control more than one third of the country's wealth, while the bottom
25 per cent control just one hundredth, official media said, citing an
seek to halt dam construction on Salween river Irrawaddy. July 26,
2014. Activists, researchers and environmentalists from Burma and Thailand
met on Friday to find a way to stop hydropower dams planned on Burma's
section of the Salween River, one of Asia's last free-flowing rivers.
more farmers imprisoned in Sagaing division over land protest Irrawaddy.
July 25, 2014. Sagaing Division authorities have taken further harsh action
against farmers in Kantbalu Township who claim their land was grabbed,
as a court sentenced another 47 villagers to prison terms last week.
files challenge to election result at Constitutional Court Reuters.
July 25, 2014. The ex-general who lost Indonesia's presidential election
to Jakarta governor Joko Widodo mounted a legal challenge to the result
on Friday, alleging widespread electoral fraud and irregularities in vote
allegations of hackers stealing votes completely unfounded: Police
Jakarta Globe. July 25, 2014. The campaign team of losing presidential
candidate Prabowo Subianto arrived outside Indonesia's Constitutional Court
on Friday with a 200-strong army of lawyers in tow in a last-ditch bid
to nullify the election result.
turnout fails to meet expectations Jakarta Post. July 25, 2014. With
this year's presidential election featuring two presidential candidates
with contrasting styles, many predicted voter turnout would reach a record
needs more accessible services: UN Jakarta Post. July 25, 2014. Indonesia
must improve access to quality social services and to jobs to reduce the
widening inequality gap that has left the country's growing middle class
vulnerable to poverty, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) says
in its latest report.
draft constitution will not restore democracy, expert says ABC Radio
Australia. July 25, 2014. A Thai academic says the military government's
new constitution, signed by the King on Wednesday, is a ploy to strengthen
good news for West Papua Asia Sentinel. July 24, 2014. New and encouraging
developments in the struggle for independence of West Papua have been unfolding
in the past week.
panel urges Japan to probe wartime sex slavery and compensate former 'comfort
women' Reuters. July 24, 2014. A United Nations human rights panel
has called on Japan to undertake independent investigations of wartime
sex slavery and apologise to the victims.
farewell to the New Order with Jokowi? Jakarta Globe. July 24, 2014.
Joko Widodo's election victory has inspired fresh hope that the country
can finally resolve rights abuses that have gone unaddressed for decades,
as well as sweep away all vestiges of the New Order era that continue to
pervade the government and politics.
concerns as Prabowo seeks to overturn election result Jakarta Globe.
July 24, 2014. While Joko Widodo has been officially announced as Indonesia's
president elect by the General Elections Committee, or KPU, his rival contender
Prabowo Subianto has indicated that he will use legal as well as political
means to overturn the election result.
junta awards itself sweeping amnesty under interim constitution Washington
Post. July 24, 2014. Thailand's junta has announced an interim constitution
that gives itself an amnesty for staging the May 22 coup that overthrew
the government of Yingluck Shinawatra. The constitution has been approved
by King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
concerns' over Australia asylum centre top rights official BBC
News. July 24, 2014. Australia's top rights official says the situation
at the Christmas Island asylum detention centre has "significantly deteriorated",
leaving people "plagued by despair".
Subianto launches court challenge to Joko Widodo's presidential victory
Sydney Morning Herald. July 23, 2014. Defeated Indonesian presidential
candidate Prabowo Subianto will challenge the result of the election in
the country's constitutional court, citing "irregularities" that his team
says cast doubt on up to 21 million votes.
legal challenge futile: Legal experts Jakarta Post. July 23, 2014.
The loser of the presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, may well have
to swallow his claim that he has absolutely no trust in the state institutions
handling election cases after his camp strongly indicated that they would
file a complaint to the Constitutional Court.
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