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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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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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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.
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.
victory is a decisive break with Indonesia's old order Jakarta Post.
July 23, 2014. Over 130 million Indonesians voted in the recent presidential
election, and notwithstanding the losing candidate Prabowo Subianto's continued
refusal to concede, the world's third largest democracy awoke today to
a hopeful new future.
promises to make life easier for investors Reuters. July 23, 2014.
Indonesia's new president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, promised to make life
simpler for investors by beefing up the country's threadbare infrastructure,
untangling near-impenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they
aren't up to the job.
junta leader could be PM under interim charter: adviser Reuters.
July 23, 2014. The leader of Thailand's junta could become prime minister
in a government to be set up under a newly drafted interim constitution,
a junta legal adviser says. However the nomination will be decided by an
appointed provisional parliament.
transition 'not yet taken root', threatened by continuing abuses: Group
Irrawaddy. July 23, 2014. Burma's transition to democracy, peace and
justice has yet to take root and is being disrupted by continuing political
repression, cronyism, ethnic conflict and outbreaks of anti-Muslim violence,
an international human rights organization has warned.
mess as Prabowo pulls out of vote count Jakarta Globe. July 22, 2014.
Prabowo Subianto upstaged Tuesday night's announcement confirming his defeat
in the election earlier this month by declaring his rejection of the official
outcome on the basis of alleged fraud, in a move that poses an unusual
precedent for constitutional law.
camp divided over plan to contest poll result Jakarta Post. July
22, 2014. Members of the Red and White Coalition supporting the Prabowo
Subianto-Hatta Rajasa presidential ticket have voiced their objection to
the camp's plan to challenge the final election result at the Constitutional
media call on junta to ease restrictions Reuters. July 22, 2014.
Thai media organizations called on the military government on Monday to
ease restrictions after the junta said it would shut down news outlets
putting out what it considers critical coverage.
opposition ends year-long boycott of parliament Agence France Presse.
July 22, 2014. Cambodia's main opposition party has announced it has struck
a deal with strongman premier Hun Sen to end its year-long boycott of parliament
triggered by a disputed election.
win Indonesia presidential election as KPU completes tally Jakarta
Globe. July 21, 2014. Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has won the presidential
election with just over 53 percent of the vote against Prabowo Subianto,
who garnered just less than 47 percent according to the official results
from 34 provinces compiled on Sunday.
general Prabowo's post-election bluff nears use-by date Sydney Morning
Herald. July 21, 2014. In the almost two weeks since Indonesia's presidential
election on July 9, the big question in Indonesia has been: "What does
Prabowo Subianto think he's doing?.
of Prabowo's team raise white flag Jakarta Post. July 21, 2014. Members
of the Merah-Putih (Red and White) Coalition supporting the Prabowo Subianto-Hatta
Rajasa presidential ticket, have conceded defeat following the release
of a temporary real count by the General Elections Commission (KPU).
Golkar politicians seek extraordinary congress Jakarta Post. July
21, 2014. As hope for a Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa presidential election
win fades, Golkar Party executives have opened up the possibility of holding
an extraordinary congress this year to elect a new leader.
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