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providing military training for FPI Islamic vigilantes Jawa Post
(JPPN). January 7, 2017. The Islamic Defenders Front's (FPI) Banten Regional
Representatives Council (DPD) held State Defence Preliminary Training (PPBN)
in the Lebak regency of Banten, West Java, on Thursday January 5.
action suit demands Ahok pay cost incurred by 'Islamic community' for protesting
against him Detik News. December 8, 2016. I Love the Fatherland (Aku
Cinta Tanah Air, ACTA) deputy chairperson Ali Lubis is suing Jakarta Governor
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama over the campaign speech he made at the Thousand
Islands in late September.
say Jokowi's move to join mass prayer sets bad president, legitimises intolerance
BBC Indonesia. December 2, 2016. Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader
Rizieq Shihab delivered a sermon during Friday prayers at the National
Monument in Central Jakarta on December 2.
arrested and beaten at Papuan pro-independence rally in Jakarta BBC
News Indonesia. December 2, 2016. Police used water cannons to disperse
a rally by Papuan near the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta
on Thursday December 1.
arrested in three cities during West Papua pro-independence protests
Suara Papua. December 1, 2016. Indonesian colonial police arrested 221
people on December 1 in three different cities with 203 people arrested
in Jakarta, four in Sentani, West Papua and 14 people in the Central Java
city of Yogyakarta.
police deny they are afraid to tackle hardline Islamic leader Sydney
Morning Herald. January 16, 2017. About 5000 members of the Islam Defenders'
Front (FPI) turned up outside Indonesian police headquarters on Monday
morning, to demand the removal of West Java's police chief.
groups report FPI's Munarman for alleged defamation Jakarta Globe.
January 16, 2017. Denpasar. A number of mass groups have reported Munarman,
spokesman for Islamic Defenders Front, or FPI, over alleged defamation
of Bali's traditional security guards, known locally as pecalang.
shifting toward conservatism Jakarta Post. January 16, 2017. Jakarta
gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswedan has taken further steps to reach
out to conservative Muslims by speaking at a mass gathering organized by
the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Ulema Council's Fatwa
(GNPF-MUI) on Sunday.
asks TNI, police to tackle obstacles to national development Jakarta
Post. January 16, 2017. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Thursday opened
the four-day Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police leaders meeting
at TNI headquarters in Jakarta, instructing the two institutions to move
fast to tackle any barriers that could hamper the government's national
development programs in 2017.
of FPI members protest detention of suspects in Bogor attack Jakarta
Globe. January 15, 2017. Hundreds of members of the hardline Islamic Defenders
Front, or FPI, gathered in front of the Bogor Police headquarters on Saturday
(14/01) to demand the immediate release of 12 sympathizers who were arrested
for their alleged involvement in an attack on the offices of the GMBI.
is run by barbarians in uniform Ugly Truth Thailand. January 15,
2017. As some prisoners are released under a traditional amnesty on the
occasion of Thailand having a new king, the jails continue to fill up with
should meet East Timor halfway on maritime boundary The Australian.
January 14, 2017. When Australian commandos landed in the colony of Portuguese
Timor in 1941, they immediately noticed that the gum trees, rocks and ochre-coloured
earth were strikingly similar to home.
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Silence, and complicity on human rights abuses Human Rights Watch
News Release. January 12, 2017
statement by the governments of Timor-Leste and Australia and the Conciliation
Commission Constituted Pursuant to Annex V of the United Nations Convention
on the Law of the Sea January 9, 2017
Sea Justice Campaign welcomes decision to terminate Timor Sea Treaty 2006
Timor Sea Justice Campaign (TSJC). January 9, 2017
by the Indonesian military re military ties with Australia Australia
East Timor Friendship Association South Australia Inc Media Statement.
January 8, 2017
condemns the arrest of 6 KNPB members in Nabire, West Papua Australia
West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. December 17, 2016
of indigenous Papuans affected by forestry, plantations and mining
Awas MIFEE. December 15, 2016
Two years under Widodo and rights protection still weak Asian Human
Rights Commission Statement. December 8, 2016
with the West Papua people's struggle for self-determination Malaysia
Kini. December 1, 2016
Judges of Central Jakarta District Court refuse Prosecutor's indictment
and order rehabilitation of defendants Asian Human Rights Commission
Urgent Action. November 30, 2016
the right to self-determination for West Papua! Indonesian People's
Front for West Papua Declaration. November 29, 2016
letter to Aust. Foreign Minister re 1st December in West Papua Australia
West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. November 29, 2016
Drop blasphemy case against Jakarta Governor Amnesty International
News Release. November 16, 2016
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Papua independence bid continues decades after 1969 UN backing Courier
Mail. January 14, 2017. They gathered on Biak, a small island nestled in
the crystalline waters of Cenderawasih Bay.
equals complicity: Indonesia's Jokowi blamed for human rights failures
Asia Correspondent. January 13, 2017. Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi"
Widodo's second year in office was marred by his alleged failure to address
serious abuses in the republic, from attacks on religious freedom to sexual
and gender discrimination and violations against child and minority rights.
in Indonesia biased against LGBT community Jakarta Post. January
13, 2017. The media has failed to meet its obligation to educate the public
on homosexuality by not being objective and independent in reporting about
the LGBT community, a joint study by various NGOs shows.
line in the water Inside Story. January 13, 2017. Election year in
Timor-Leste got off to an unexpected start with Monday's joint announcement
that the government in Dili would terminate its 2006 treaty with Australia
covering maritime arrangements in the Timor Sea.
youth protest prompts MUI secretary general to abandon Sintang visit
Jakarta Globe. January 13, 2017. The arrival of a leader of Indonesia's
highest Islamic clerical council in Sintang, West Kalimantan, on Thursday
(12/01) drew strong rejection from a group of Dayak youths, who accused
him of having insulted the tribe.
Duterte approves free contraception in mostly Catholic Philippines for
millions Washington Post. January 13, 2017. Philippine President
Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order directing government agencies
to provide contraception to 6 million Filipino women who don't have access
to birth control and other reproductive health-related services.
on drugs: Philippine president Duterte warns mayors will be shot
Sydney Morning Herald. January 13, 2017. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
has repeated threats to kill municipal mayors involved in drugs as the
number of Filipinos killed in his deadly crackdown tops 6200.
sex does not constitute crime: Govt Jakarta Post. January 12, 2017.
Thursday's hearing at the Constitutional Court (MK) again saw a fierce
debate about criminalizing consensual sex outside marriage between unmarried
couples, with representatives from the government insisting that casual
sex does not constitute a crime.
hold meeting on Bela Negara, to incorporate it in schools Jakarta
Post. January 12, 2017. Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu held on Thursday
an annual meeting with other ministers, including Finance Minister Sri
Mulyani Indrawati and Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo, to discuss the country's
defense strategy this year, including the controversial Bela Negara program.
experts speak at court to have casual, LGBT sex criminalized Jakarta
Post. January 12, 2017. Experts taking the witness stand at the Constitutional
Court argued that allowing extramarital sex between unmarried couples and
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) sexual activities might turn
Indonesia into an uncivilized nation.
witnesses' testimonies unreliable: Ahok's lawyers Jakarta Post. January
12, 2017. The defense team of Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama
have criticized the credibility of eight witnesses presented by prosecutors
on Jan. 3 and Jan. 10, saying that none of them witnessed Ahok's alleged
blasphemous comment firsthand during a work visit to Thousand Islands regency
on Sept. 27, 2016.
promise to follow up on reports filed against FPI's Rizieq Shihab
Jakarta Globe. January 12, 2017. Islamic Defenders' Front, or FPI, leader
Rizieq Shihab complained on Wednesday (11/01) to the House of Representatives
deputy speakers about reports filed against him.
to stamp 'Hoax' on unreliable news online Jakarta Post. January 12,
2017. In fighting against rampant fake news circulating online, the National
Police have issued a special sign to declare certain information unreliable.
chief denies spat with Jokowi Jakarta Post. January 11, 2017. Indonesian
Military (TNI) chief Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo has denied reports claiming that
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo reprimanded the top military official for
unilaterally suspending military cooperation with Australia.
unscrupulous pursuit of East Timor's oil needs to stop WA Today.
January 11, 2017. Australia's dodgy oil and gas treaty with East Timor
is dead. Now it's time to negotiate fair and permanent maritime boundaries
with our tiny neighbour.
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