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  • Papuans to ask for MSG membership – Radio New Zealand International. January 27, 2015. The West Papua National Liberation Front will submit its application for West Papua to become a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group by the end of the next week.
  • Bambang resigns from KPK, tells Budi to follow suit – Jakarta Post. January 27, 2015. Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto tendered his resignation to the KPK collective leadership on Monday, only days after being named a suspect in a perjury case by the National Police.
  • Police defy Jokowi's orders, again – Jakarta Post. January 27, 2015. Despite President Widodo's order that the national police cooperate in the fight against graft, some high-ranking police generals for the second time defied summons sent by Corruption Eradication Commission investigators for questioning.
  • Government revives deliberation on national security bill – Jakarta Post. January 27, 2015. The Defense Ministry is pushing for the endorsement of the national security (Kamnas) bill, the deliberation of which has been postponed for years as a result of public rejection.
  • Ex-Thai PM's party promises calm following indictment – Reuters. January 27, 2015. Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party vowed on Monday it would not retaliate against a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader, and a leading party figure said the movement could survive without the powerful family.
  • Activists report security minister to police over demeaning remarks – Jakarta Globe. January 26, 2015. Activists have filed a complaint with the police against the chief security minister, Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno, over remarks he made over the weekend belittling supporters of the national antigraft commission.
  • Little progress in Papua shooting probe, says Amnesty – Radio New Zealand International. January 26, 2015. The Indonesia researcher for Amnesty International says there is little sign of progress being made in the investigation into five students who were killed by the military in West Papua.
  • KPK, under attack, finds strength in the public – Jakarta Globe. January 26, 2015. Protests are mounting against what some observers increasingly believe now to be systematic efforts to incapacitate the Corruption Eradication Commission which seems to have been cast adrift now with only the public as its faithful ally.
  • Public outraged by Minister Tedjo's derogatory remarks – Jakarta Post. January 26, 2015. The public's rising anger toward the police and a growing impatience with President Widodo have been partly channeled against Security Affairs Minister Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno, who has acted more like the spokesman of his Nasdem Party than as Jokowi's chief security minister.
  • Bambang submits resignation – Jakarta Post. January 26, 2015. Corruption Eradication Commission deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto submitted his resignation on Monday following his naming as a suspect in a case related to a regional election dispute case in Waringin Barat, Central Kalimantan..
  • Security minister roasted for belittling KPK supporters as 'unimportant' – Jakarta Post. January 25, 2015. Activists have lashed out at chief security minister Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno after he accused the national antigraft commission of inciting the public into taking its side in a contentious spat with the police force.
  • Jokowi offers no help to KPK – Jakarta Post. January 25, 2015. While resisting attacks from the National Police on its commissioners, the Corruption Eradication Commission is still getting no help from President Widodo, who refuses to intervene in the attempts by police to engineer legal cases against the agency's leaders.
  • Another KPK commissioner reported to police – Jakarta Post. January 24, 2015. After Bambang Widjojanto, another deputy chairman of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Adnan Pandu Praja, was reported by a timber company on Saturday to the police for the alleged takeover of the company's shares.
  • Jokowi risks public backlash after arrest of KPK deputy chairman – Jakarta Globe. January 23, 2015. President Joko Widodo and his Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle could lose public support in the next election for not standing behind the beleaguered Corruption Eradication Commission.
  • Police arrest KPK deputy chief Bambang Widjojanto over election dispute – Jakarta Globe. January 23, 2015. The National Police arrested Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chief Bambang Widjojanto on Friday, citing an election-dispute case in 2010.
  • Philippines homeless 'relocated' during Pope Francis visit – BBC News. January 23, 2015. The government in the Philippines is facing calls for an inquiry after it admitted relocating homeless people temporarily during Pope Francis' visit.
  • Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's former PM, impeached – Sydney Morning Herald. January 23, 2015. Thailand's military-stacked parliament has impeached former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in a secret vote that will shake the country's fragile calm and deepen political divisions.
  • Yingluk's impeachment: A fraudulent 'legal' means used by an illegal junta – Red Thai Socialist. January 23, 2015. Let us be clear. The impeachment motion against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawat, submitted to the junta's appointed Assembly by the National Anti-Corruption Commission, over her role in the rice price support scheme for farmers, is a total farce and a red herring.
  • Government may avoid trials for past human rights abuses – Jakarta Post. January 23, 2015. Contrary to a previous commitment to set up an ad hoc human rights court to hear cases of past human rights violations, President Widodo's officials have signaled the government may instead create a non-judicial mechanism to settle the outstanding matters.
  • Military ready to fight terrorism in Poso – Jakarta Post. January 23, 2015. The Indonesian Military (TNI) has said it is ready to launch a military operation to quell terrorism in Poso, Central Sulawesi, if required to do so.
  • Teachers criticize 'piety grades' – Jakarta Post. January 23, 2015. Teachers have complained about the inclusion of piety as a category of student assessment in the 2013 curriculum.
  • Reconciliation best solution to past rights abuses: Attorney General – Jakarta Post. January 22, 2015. Although President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration has yet to formally discuss measures taken to end prolonged unresolved human rights abuses in the past, Attorney General HM Prasetyo has suggested ruling out the judicial process.
  • Investigation into activist shooting continues – Jakarta Post. January 22, 2015. The police continue their investigation into Tuesday's nonfatal shooting of anticorruption activist Mathur Husaini, 47, of Bangkalan regency, Madura Island, East Java.
  • Hostilities mount against KPK – Jakarta Post. January 22, 2015. President Widodo's pick for the position of National Police chief, Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan, has launched his first salvo in what many see as a repeat of the "gecko vs crocodile" standoffs that pitted the police against the KPK.

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