reports translated from Indonesian language news sources.
To subscribe to the Indoleft
news service free, just send a blank email to <email@example.com>
and you will be automatically added to the list.
The lighter (or darker) side
of Indonesian politics.
Red Flag is the fortnightly
newspaper of the Australian socialist organisation Socialist
& Press Releases
Statements, press releases,
solidarity and urgent appeals are archived under
their country specific page/section, which can be selected from the drop-down
menu on the left.
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
on the rule of law in Timor-Leste East Timor & Indonesia Action
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
Amnesty International Public Statement. December 10, 2014
News, in-depth reports
and analysis focusing on political developments in the Asia Pacific region.
Lanes Blog Commentary and analysis on the history, contemporary
politics and culture of Indonesian and its relationships with Australia
and the world.
informed, subscribe to APSN's Indonesia/East Timor daily news updates.
To subscribe free, just send a blank email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
and you will be automatically added to the list. View sample
documents reveal Australia targeting Indonesia, South Pacific mobile phone
networks Sydney Morning Herald. March 5, 2015. Australian spies are
targeting Indonesia's largest mobile phone network as well as the telecommunications
systems of Australia's small Pacific Island neighbours, according to documents
obtained from the former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
as spectacle: Why the Bali nine duo were treated like the world's most
dangerous men Sydney Morning Herald. March 5, 2015. The absurd display
of military muscle during the transfer of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan
to the site of their execution was as much about whipping up the nationalist
fervour of Indonesians as sending any message to Australia.
join hands to admonish Ruki's surrender Jakarta Post. March 5, 2015.
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) officials, including directors
and investigators, have pledged to continue demonstrating against KPK leaders
until they voided Monday's decision to hand over Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan's
investigation to the AGO.
the Papua issue in the Pacific Jakarta Post. March 5, 2015. Foreign
Minister Retno LP Marsudi visited three Pacific countries this week, namely
Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Solomon Islands and Fiji, to strengthen relations
between Indonesia and Pacific nations.
soldiers ordered to watch 'The Look of Silence' Jakarta Globe. March
4, 2015. Hundreds of members of the military command in Central Java's
capital, Semarang, attended the screening of "Senyap" ("The Look of Silence")
last week by award-winning American director Joshua Oppenheimer.
media watchdog queries 'gagging' order over West Papua issue during Indonesian
minister's visit ABC Radio Australia. March 4, 2015. Papua New Guinea's
media watchdog has demanded an explanation for why local journalists were
blocked from asking questions about West Papua during an official visit
by Indonesia's foreign minister, Retno Marsudi.
Law sows radicalization: Experts Jakarta Post. March 4, 2015. Experts
have warned that implementation of the Blasphemy Law could lead to the
radicalization of Muslims.
target 'Tempo' for Budi story Jakarta Post. March 4, 2015. In what
appears to be a threat to future press freedom, the National Police are
following up on a report against Tempo magazine for publishing a story
on the suspicious bank accounts of a politically wired police general.
MP slams government as Indonesian minister visits Radio New Zealand
International. March 3, 2015. The Indonesian Foreign Minister is visiting
New Zealand today and meeting her counterpart Murray McCully, amid calls
in Parliament for them to discuss human rights abuses in Papua.
on trial for supporting armed groups Jakarta Post. March 3, 2015.
Three Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers at Cenderawasih Military Command
are on trial charged with providing ammunition to armed civilian groups
in remote Papua.
throws in towel against cop Jakarta Post. March 3, 2015. Graft suspect
Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan may walk free as the Corruption Eradication Commission
(KPK) "admitted defeat" in its attempt to proceed with the prosecution
of the general known for his close ties to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's
staff walk out in protest at Budi case handover Jakarta Post. March
3, 2015. Hundreds of employees of the Corruption Eradication Commission
staged a walkout for a quarter of an hour and in protest at the commission's
decision to hand over the case on former National Police chief candidate
Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan to AGO.
seeking to drop Abraham, Bambang cases Jakarta Post. March 3, 2015.
Acting National Police chief Comr. Gen. Badrodin Haiti said police were
still approaching those who have filed reports against suspended KPK leaders,
Abraham Samad and Bambang Widjojanto, for their consent to drop the legal
Indonesia's foreign minister, Melanesian shuttle diplomacy Jakarta
Globe. March 2, 2015. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi is
rushing to put out diplomatic fires across the Pacific with back-to-back
visits to three members of the Melanesian Spearhead Group that have threatened
to recognize West Papua as an occupied member state.
overture to AGO, a sign of the KPK's submission in Budi Gunawan case
Jakarta Globe. March 2, 2015. Indonesia's antigraft commission on Monday
handed over its investigation into would-be police chief Budi Gunawan to
the Attorney General's Office, an institution with far less success in
prosecuting graft cases.
to hand over Budi Gunawan case to police Jakarta Post. March 2, 2015.
The AGO will hand over the Budi Gunawan case to the National Police. "To
be more effective, I, in my capacity as attorney general, will hand over
Budi's dossier to the National Police to be dealt with in accordance with
the law," he said in a press conference Monday.
Megawati's role in BLBI case: NGO Jakarta Post. March 2, 2015. The
Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (FITRA) has urged President Joko
"Jokowi" Widodo to investigate the controversial decision of former president
Megawati Soekarnoputri in the 2002 Bank Indonesia liquidity support (BLBI)
speaker elected new PAN chief Jakarta Post. March 2, 2015. National
Mandate Party (PAN) cofounder and senior politician Amien Rais has illustrated
his strong grip on the party, with a successful attempt to sway support
for his in-law, Zulkifli Hasan, ensuring the latter is the new chairman
of the party.
high child poverty rate driven by an increasing number of single-parent
families ABC Radio Australia. March 1, 2015. Japan is one of the
world's richest countries but one in six Japanese children now live in
poverty one of the worst rates in the industrialised world.
spy at centre of East Timor bugging scandal still under investigation
WA Today. March 1, 2015. A former Australian spy remains under police
investigation more than 14 months after ASIO controversially raided his
home and triggered international legal action by East Timor that humiliated
the Australian government.
touted for local Muslims, again Jakarta Post. March 1, 2015. Religious
leaders are urging Muslims nationwide to take the lead in promoting religious
tolerance in multicultural Indonesia.
to focus on Century, sidelines BLBI Jakarta Post. February 27, 2015.
The Corruption Eradication Commission leadership has said that for the
remainder of its 10-month tenure, it will sideline the probe into the Bank
Indonesia liquidity support case, which could have implicated former president
beaten, KPK punching below its weight Jakarta Post. February 27,
2015. Since its inception in 2003, the Corruption Eradication Commission
has endured a series of attempts to erode its power and deter future graft
crackdowns following its successful prosecution of corrupt officials, judges,
generals, businessmen and politicians.
for crooks is Pandora's Box for graft-busters Jakarta Globe. February
26, 2015. The Supreme Court must order all judges not to accept pretrial
motions challenging a person's suspect status, a legal expert has said,
following a controversial ruling that has opened an avenue for corruption
suspects looking to charges against them dropped before they are even indicted
in a court.
chief cedes ground in the wake of top cop crisis Jakarta Post. February
26, 2015. Acting Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Taufiqurrahman
Ruki has vowed to pursue corruption cases less aggressively "to help government
programs keep running" in the wake of the crisis between the antigraft
body and the National Police.
International presents Jokowi with lengthy to-do list Jakarta Globe.
February 25, 2015. President Joko Widodo, already under increasingly heavy
fire over the imminent execution of 11 drug convicts, on Wednesday was
presented with a lengthy to-do list courtesy of Amnesty International.
on Aceh, Indonesia and West Papua are archived in the Indonesia
on East Timor are archived in the East
Timor News Digests.
news reports are archived under their country specific page/section.