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Widodo hopes G30S/PKI communist rebellion won't happen again Kompas.com
- October 1, 2015. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is certain that past
incidents such as the rebellion by the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI)
will not be repeated in Indonesia. Nevertheless, he is calling on all parties
to be on guard against the emergence of movement groups such as this.
'slaughter the PKI', Islamic youth burn communist flags in Blitar
Tempo.co. September 30, 2015. Thousands of members of the Islamic mass
organisation Nahdlatul Ulama's paramilitary youth wing Banser demonstrated
in front of the Blitar regent's office in East Java on Wednesday September
30 to commemorate the bloody September 30, 1965 affair.
to gather sympathisers by 'hitching a ride' on Slank concert Tribune
News. September 26, 2015. Former Army Strategic Reserves Command (green
berets) Chief of Staff (Kaskostrad) Kivlan Zen claims that the Indonesian
Communist Party (PKI) is trying to rebuild its forces in order to reestablish
a presence in Indonesia.
29 percent of mining companies pay tax Detik Finance. September 7,
2015. Currently there are 10,922 companies holding Mining Business Permits
(IUPs) in Indonesia. Of this total, only 29 percent pay tax.
minister Ryacudu says no need to apologies to PKI families Merdeka.
August 19, 2015. Defense minister Ryamizard Ryacudu says that the government
does not need to apologise to the families of former Indonesian Communist
Party (PKI) members, saying that the PKI killed seven generals and organised
a coup in Indonesia.
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'Suspected lesbians' detained Human Rights Watch News Release. October
supports Senate Resolution on 50th Anniversary of 1965 Mass Violence in
Indonesia East Timor and Indonesia Action Network Statement. October
Millions of victims and families still abandoned 50 years after mass killings
Amnesty International Statement. September 30, 2015
condemns the shooting of two high school students in Timika Australia
West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. September 30, 2015
journalists face five years in prison for filming without permit
Reporters without Boarders Statement. September 29, 2015
Fifty years on, victims of '65 still waiting for truth, justice and reparation
Amnesty International and TAPOL Statement. September 23, 2015
Jakarta Governor forcibly evicts and attacks thousands of Kampung Pulo
residents Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal. September
Army grabs customary land and ignores law enforcement Asian Human
Rights Commission Urgent Appeal. September 14, 2015
condemns foreign minister for lack of support for fact-finding mission
West Papua Action Auckland Media Release. September 9, 2015
should support a fact finding mission to West Papua Australia West
Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. September 9, 2015
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to wanton murder? Jakarta Post Editorial. October 6, 2015. A murder
in public view in an East Java village takes us back to the dark days of
impunity, an end to which was promised by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo
during his election campaign.
residents demand fairness, dialogue, compensation Jakarta Post. October
6, 2015. About 100 protestors representing thousands of residents who have
been evicted, or who expect to be evicted soon staged a protest Monday,
urging Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama to end evictions,
involve them in future plans and to provide rightful compensation.
want soldiers to face civilian justice Jakarta Post. October 6, 2015.
Tantowi Yahya, deputy chairman of Commission I of the House of Representatives,
said on Monday that all factions of the legislature support the idea of
revising the law on military tribunals.
intrusion into public life met with wariness Jakarta Post. October
5, 2015. Marking its 70th year of existence on Monday, the Indonesian Military
(TNI) has been accused of becoming more unprofessional, with increasing
involvement in political, social and economic affairs.
criticized for inaction in lead up to activist's death Jakarta Post.
October 5, 2015. A team of House members have alleged that the Lumajang
Police did not respond correctly to threats received by Samsul, or Salim
Kancil, a 52-year-old villager from Pasirian district, Lumajang, who was
beaten to death for organizing a protest last week.
activist criminalized for uploading alleged bribery video Jakarta
Post. October 5, 2015. Defying public pressure, the North Maluku Police
have reiterated that they will continue their investigation into alleged
defamation by a local activist who uploaded to YouTube a video showing
a Ternate Police officer accepting money from a traffic violator.
company Kayung Agro Lestari investigated over Indonesian fires Sydney
Morning Herald. October 5, 2015. An Australian company is being investigated
by Indonesian police over a fire on a palm oil plantation in Borneo as
the republic tries to crack down on companies responsible for the haze
choking the region.
demands independent probe into Afghan hospital strike Reuters. October
5, 2015. Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Sunday demanded
an independent international inquiry into a suspected US air strike that
killed 22 people in an Afghan hospital it runs, branding the attack a "war
military's multiple methods of control Irrawaddy. October 5, 2015.
The durability of the Burmese military establishment can be explained in
reference to several key bulwarks. In military parlance, these might be
referred to as 'defensive lines,' employed to ensure the army's preeminent
urged to release women accused of being lesbians Jakarta Post. October
4, 2015. An international rights group has called on authorities in Aceh
to immediately release unconditionally two women arrested on suspicion
of being lesbians.
urges UN to address West Papua Solomon Star News. October 4, 2015.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has called on the Geneva-based United
Nations Human Rights Council to do more in investigating and monitoring
allegations of human rights abuse and violations in the Papua and West
Papua regions of Indonesia.
suspected lesbians in Indonesia to undergo rehabilitation Jakarta
Post. October 3, 2015. Islamic Shariah police in Indonesia's devout Aceh
province say two suspected lesbians apprehended this past week in a tourist
resort will undergo rehabilitation instead of being charged with a crime.
senator wants key information on PKI purge declassified Jakarta Post.
October 3, 2015. On the 50th anniversary of the 1965 communist purge, US
Senator Tom Udall has reintroduced a resolution that would bring attention
the murder of up to 1 million people, which he deemed as one of the worst
atrocities of the 20th century.
leaders ride the tide that favors truth about '60s killings? Jakarta
Post. October 3, 2015. This month marks the 50th year Indonesia has been
ignoring the murder of more than half a million people. The gruesome crimes
of 1965 were provoked by Cold War era anti-communist propaganda that the
state has yet to dispel.
desk to save textile, shoe industries from layoffs Jakarta Post.
October 3, 2015. The government will launch a help desk dedicated to helping
to solve problems in the textile and footwear industries in a bid to prevent
more layoffs in labor-intensive businesses.
refugee deal hits another snag Sydney Morning Herald. October 3,
2015. Australia's controversial $55 million agreement to send refugees
from the tiny Pacific island of Nauru to impoverished Cambodia has hit
of East Timor pays official visit to Cuba Cuban News Agency. October
2, 2015. The Prime Minister of East Timor, Rui Maria De Araujo, is paying
an official visit to Cuba on Friday, during which he will hold talks with
President Raul Castro and will carry out other activities on his agenda.
refuse to free student who uploaded bribery video Jakarta Post. October
2, 2015. The police in Ternate have ignored public outcry and demands for
the release of Adlun Fiqri, a student arrested for uploading a video of
a police officer accepting money from a road-rules violator.
Prevent recurrence of 'an event like this': But which one? Jakarta
Post. October 2, 2015. At the base of the Pancasila Sakti Monument, below
the towering statue of Gen. Ahmad Yani, is a plaque with the inscription:
"Be vigilant and conscientious so that an event like this never happens
Indonesia's bloody coup The Diplomat. October 2, 2015. In the heart
of Medan, Indonesia third largest city and the setting for much of Joshua
Oppenheimer's Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing, is a meticulously
maintained, but quiet memorial.
journalist Frank Palmos: First witness to 1965 Indonesian massacre
Sydney Morning Herald. October 2, 2015. Australian journalist Frank Palmos
was one of the first foreigners in the world to witness the scale of the
communist purge that started in Indonesia this month 50 years ago.
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