police extend detention of Polish man accused of Papua rebel links
News September 19, 2018
A Polish national who was
arrested last month on suspicion of helping separatist rebels in Indonesia's
Papua province has denied that he took part in a conspiracy to overthrow
the government, his attorney said Wednesday, as police extended his detention
for 40 days for further investigation.
mayor requires Muslim civil servants to do dawn prayer at mosque or face
Jakarta September 19, 2018
While the five daily prayers
are a fundamental pillar of Islam, there are certainly some Muslims who
choose not to do all of them, all of the time, for whatever personal reasons.
rising on Indonesia's resource nationalism
Times September 19, 2018
Propelled by a wave of nationalist
sentiment and political pressure, the Indonesian government appears to
be still coming to terms with the fact that assuming ownership of its once-largest
gas-field and richest copper and gold mine comes at a significant price.
MP Julian Hill criticises Witness K prosecution
Guardian September 18, 2018
The Labor MP Julian Hill
has implicitly criticised the prosecution of the former spy Witness K and
his lawyer, Bernard Collaery, telling caucus colleagues the attorney general
has failed to justify his decision to support the legal action.
accused of killing Papuan fugitive
Post September 18, 2018
The Papua Police have denied
allegations that they are responsible for the death of a Papuan fugitive
who died shortly after his arrest.
call for Jambi rape victim to be punished to deter abortion
Post September 18, 2018
The Muarabulian Prosecutor's
Office has appealed the Jambi High Court's verdict to acquit a 15-year-old
rape victim in Jambi of abortion, saying her punishment would serve as
bans students to engage practical politics on campus
September 18, 2018
Minister of Research, Technology
and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir reminded the students throughout Indonesia
not to engage in practical political activities on campus.
Shihab says if you want LGBT banned and 'pribumi' to be prosperous, vote
Jakarta September 18, 2018
After Prabowo Subianto signed
an "integrity pact" for an Islamic hardliner political group on Sunday
promising he would ensure the safe return of Rizieq Shihab, the fugitive
founder of the FPI) wasted no time in taking to his social media account
to post messages supporting Prabowo's ticket.
questions West Papua arrests at UN meeting
New Zealand International September 17, 2018
Vanuatu has raised the issue
of a West Papuan and a Polish citizen charged with treason in Indonesia
at the United Nations. In connection with Jakub Skrzypski's case, a 29-year
old West Papuan student, Simon Magal, was arrested several days later in
pledges to let Rizieq Shihab return safely to Indonesia if he wins election
Jakarta September 17, 2018
Hope that divisive religious
issues will not play a major role in Indonesia's 2019 presidential election
is dimming after opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto signed an "integrity
pact" from a Islamic hardliner political group promising he would protect
their interests should he win in April.
signs pact with GNPF, promises to uphold religious values
Post September 17, 2018
Presidential candidate Prabowo
Subianto signed on Sunday an "integrity pact" with ulemas and Muslim activists
united under the GNPF with several promises including to uphold religious
values, paying attention to "religious people's interests", protecting
the nation's resources and guaranteeing the return of cleric Rizieq Shihab.
suggests campaign in mosque, Sandiaga: We follow rules
September 17, 2018
Sandiaga Uno, a future vice
presidential candidate, pledged to follow the rules and conditions regarding
the campaign for 2019 presidential election. According to Sandiaga, the
technical matter for the campaign had been regulated.
behind move to defeat Ahok: Prabowo
Post September 17, 2018
National Mandate Party (PAN)
chairman Zulkifli Hasan was the brains behind the strategy to defeat then-Jakarta
governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama in the 2017 gubernatorial election,
presidential candidate and Gerindra Party head Prabowo Subianto said.
human rights context, Jokowi considered no different from Prabowo
JUBI September 16, 2018
The current president of
Indonesia Joko Widodo is considered to be no different from Prabowo in
Human Rights violations in Papua.
surprises, but Aung San Suu Kyi shocks with comments on Rohingya
Morning Herald September 15, 2018
When Aung San Suu Kyi broke
her silence with even-handed indifference about the Rohingya genocide and
the jailing of two reporters in Myanmar on Thursday, there were few surprises.
convicts may contest election: Court
Post September 14, 2018
The Supreme Court has ruled
in favor of former corruption convicts challenging the General Elections
Commission (KPU) regulation that bans them from contesting the 2019 legislative
junta charges four with sedition over T-shirts
France Presse September 14, 2018
Thailand's military has
charged four people with sedition after seizing T-shirts allegedly promoting
republicanism, a legal aid group said Friday, the latest crackdown on political
activism as the kingdom prepares for long-delayed elections.
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