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resistance movement paralyzes industrial areas in Karawang Solidarity
Net. November 25, 2015. Rejecting Government Regulation (PP) Number 78/2015
on Wages, the Fraternity of Indonesian Muslim Workers (PPMI) together with
the United People's Committee (KPR) launched a national resistance movement
on Tuesday November 24, which was marked by a convoy action.
workers in Malaysia and Hong Kong reject new wage regulation Solidarity
Net. November 25, 2015. Indonesian migrant workers (BMI) working in Malaysia
have joined in opposing Government Regulation (PP) Number 78/2015 on Wages
with posters reading, "We as workers in Malaysia reject the PP 78".
workers join call for national strike against new wage regulation
Solidarity Net. November 25, 2015. Responding to the call for a national
strike on November 24-27, on Tuesday November 24 thousands of workers in
the city of Bekasi, West Java, held a convoy opposing Government Regulation
Number 78/2015 on Wages.
protest new wage regulation with 180km march to Jakarta Berita Satu.
November 17, 2015. At least 200 workers from the West Java Labour Alliance
(Al-Jabar) are marching from the West Java provincial capital of Bandung
to Jakarta on Monday November 16. The workers, are scheduled to arrive
at the Proclamation Monument in Central Jakarta on Friday November 20.
take to the streets to protest new wage regulation Solidarity Net.
November 11, 2015. Around 3,000 workers from the Karawang district branch
of the Fraternity of Indonesian Muslim Workers organised a convoy in on
November 11. This was a warm-up action in the lead up to a 'stop production'
action rejecting the government's new wage regulation.
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Papuan pro-independence activist jailed for raising a flag finally freed
Amnesty International Public Statement. November 19, 2015
activist Filep Karma released from prison Freedom Now Media Release.
November 19, 2015
New bill on the Indonesian Penal Code needs immediate review Asian
Human Rights Commission Statement. November 17, 2015
releases new human rights report 2015 International Coalition for
Papua (ICP) Media Release. November 11, 2015
End access restrictions to Papua Human Rights Watch Media Release.
November 11, 2015
letter to Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull concerning the issue of West Papua
Australia West Papua Association (Sydney). November 10, 2015
One year later, protection of human rights has yet to become policy of
Widodo government Asian Human Rights Commission Statement. November
People's Tribunal 1965 press release November 3, 2015
Damning evidence of officials' involvement in transnational crime uncovered
Amnesty International Public Statement. October 28, 2015
Stop treating criticism as a crime Human Rights Watch Statement.
October 27, 2015
massive attack against Indonesia's freedom of expression Open Statement.
October 24, 2015
Repeal abhorrent bylaw that imposes flogging for consensual sex Amnesty
International Press Statement. October 23, 2015
Land rights activists attacked and killed for protesting illegal sand mining
Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal. October 23, 2015
Rights should top Jokowi-Obama summit Human Rights Watch Statement.
October 23, 2015
President Jokowi support justice for all East Timor and Indonesia
Action Network. October 20, 2015
president fails to keep media freedom pledges in first year Reporters
Without Borders Press Release. October 20, 2015
Minimum wage changes unacceptable International Trade Union Confederation
(ITUC) News Release. October 16, 2015
years on: Balibo victims remembered with scholarship International
Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Statement. October 16, 2015
Report reveals endemic judicial flaws in death penalty cases Amnesty
International News Release. October 15, 2015
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of workers to hold strikes across Greater Jakarta Jakarta Post. November
24, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of industrial workers across Greater Jakarta
are set to hold mass strikes on Tuesday as part of a three-day national
strike protesting Government Regulation No. 78/2015 on wages.
workers take to the streets Jakarta Post. November 24, 2015. Hundreds
of laborers demonstrated in Jakarta on Tuesday after trade union leaders
called of a national labor strike scheduled to take place from Tuesday
to Friday. Many others, however, continued to work in the face of calls
to join the rally.
expected to release more Papuan political prisoners Jakarta Post.
November 24, 2015. Rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has praised an
Indonesian government move to release Papuan political prisoner Filep Karma,
who has spent 11 years behind bars for raising the Morning Star flag, a
West Papua independence symbol.
in South Sulawesi bans the sale of condoms Jakarta Post. November
24, 2015. The local administration of Luwu regency in South Sulawesi has
banned the sale of condoms over concerns about teenagers having casual
least tolerant city now home to national anti-Shiite movement Jakarta
Globe. November 23, 2015. Islamic hard-liners in Indonesia's least tolerant
city have declared a national anti-Shiite movement, in a clear-cut case
of hate speech that the police have blatantly chosen to overlook.
people still suffer from widespread violent abuse in Yogyakarta Jakarta
Post. November 22, 2015. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)
communities in Yogyakarta celebrated on Friday the Transgender Day of Remembrance
by staging a silent rally at the Yogyakarta Police office.
politician wants 'traitors' at IPT 1965 to be prosecuted Jakarta
Globe. November 22, 2015. Aboe Bakar Alhabsyi, a lawmaker for the Prosperous
Justice Party (PKS), wants the Indonesian "traitors" who attended proceedings
of the International People's Tribunal 1965 in The Hague recently to be
prosecuted upon return.
rebel leader walks free after 11 years Jakarta Post. November 20,
2015. After 11 years behind bars, Papuan pro-independence leader Filep
Jacob Semuel Karma, 56, was released on Thursday from prison by the government,
a move applauded by democracy activists as a promising step toward resolving
problems in one of the country's least-developed regions.
does not protect national interests: NGO Jakarta Post. November 20,
2015. The government must take into account certain risks before joining
the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), as the final investment chapter of
the agreement contains many dangers for member countries, according to
Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ).
Filep Karma detention was travesty of justice Jakarta Globe. November
20, 2015. Amnesty International on Thursday welcomed the release of Papuan
independence activist Filep Karma but stressed that his decade-long detention
for peaceful opposition to Indonesian rule was "an outrageous travesty
police beef up security ahead of minimum wage rally Jakarta Globe.
November 20, 2015. City police on Friday deployed more than 1,000 officers
to one of Indonesia's national landmark in an upscale area of Central Jakarta
as laborers gather to rally for an increase to the minimum wage.
soldier fired, imprisoned after fatal shooting Jakarta Post. November
20, 2015. The panel of judges at the Jayapura Military Court in Papua dismissed
First Sgt. Ashar from the Indonesian Army on Thursday, sentencing him to
nine years' imprisonment for his involvement in a shooting incident that
killed two civilians in Mimika regency.
vows support for labor-intensive industries Jakarta Post. November
20, 2015. In an effort to propel economic growth and boost the business
climate in the country, the government's upcoming economic policy package
would focus on incentives for labor-intensive industries, a senior government
advisor has said.
rights activists welcome release of political prisoner Filep Karma
Jakarta Globe. November 19, 2015. A prominent Papuan separatist leader
on Thursday walked out of prison a free man in Indonesia's easternmost
province after serving over a decade behind bars for treason.
pomp of APEC summit, crushing poverty endures Associated Press. November
19, 2015. Just a few miles from the gleaming venue hosting President Barack
Obama and other world leaders sits Manila's slum of slums on a mountain
of trash, a potent reminder to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation bloc
that the globalization agenda it promotes has left many behind.
protests take place in Manila Associated Press. November 19, 2015.
Large protests are taking place on the streets on the Philippine capital,
Manila, where leaders are attending the Apec regional trade summit. Hundreds
of people from indigenous, student and labour groups clashed with police,
who deployed water cannon.
'opening' of Papua still needs to bridge the gap between reality and rhetoric
The Conversation. November 18, 2015. In September, Jakarta-based French
journalist Marie Dhumieres decided to test whether Indonesia's decades-long
barring of foreign media from Papua had indeed ended.
voices in legislatures set to rise almost threefold Irrawaddy. November
18, 2015. While much attention in recent days has focused on the mammoth
electoral gains of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD),
advocates of women's participation in politics also have something to smile
urged to apologize for alleged role in purge Jakarta Post. November
18, 2015. Yogyakarta's Gadjah Mada University (UGM) was involved in the
purge of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) and its supporters in 1965
and the following years, a participant of the International People's Tribunal
in The Hague has claimed.
junta 'crony' sees business as usual after NLD win Reuters. November
18, 2015. Aung San Suu Kyi's landslide election win might be bad news for
Burma's businessmen like construction magnate Khin Shwe, who lost his parliament
seat and remains barred from doing business with US nationals due to his
ties to the former junta.
government urged not to delay on human rights reforms Irrawaddy.
November 17, 2015. In the wake of the NLD's emphatic election victory,
and a UN review into Burma's human rights record, international rights
advocates have told The Irrawaddy that the current government should take
action on a number of urgent rights concerns before the next administration
Timor appeals to Australian public in border dispute Reuters. November
17, 2015. East Timor is seeking Australian public support to try to persuade
Canberra to settle a longstanding maritime border dispute over the oil
and gas rich waters that lie between the two countries, a senior minister
court praised for convictions in Papua murder case Jakarta Post.
November 17, 2015. The New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW)
has praised the decision by a military court in Papua last week to convict
two soldiers for their role in the deaths of two civilians on Aug. 28.
will lobby government over peatland clearing license Jakarta Post.
November 17, 2015. Indonesia's forestry business players have urged the
government to withdraw a draft Presidential Decree that would see an end
to new licenses for peatland clearing and corporate licenses for cultivating
new peatland for business purposes.
denounces extortion bid as focus settles on House speaker Setya Jakarta
Globe. November 16, 2015. Freeport Indonesia has pledged its full cooperation
in an impending inquiry by the House into allegations that Speaker Setya
Novanto may have demanded shares from a highly anticipated divestment by
the miner's US parent in exchange for political support in contract renegotiations.
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