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October 22, 2020

Kompas.com - October 22, 2020

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia investigator Ari Pramuditya has criticised a recommendation by Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD to deploy more troops in Papua.

Mahfud's recommendation was to add more troops to areas in Papua which do not yet have pockets of military troops.

Jakarta Post - October 22, 2020

Yulia Savitri, Palembang – South Sumatra has extended the alert status for forest fires until the end of November despite the high intensity rainfall that the region has experienced since the start of the rainy season.

October 21, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – A coalition of medical associations is planning to file a judicial review and issue a subpoena to Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto over a recently issued ministerial regulation on clinical radiology, which the group has deemed "an abuse of power".

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – The COVID-19 health crisis has made it difficult for Indonesian women with disabilities to access help and support, local advocacy groups say, as a recent survey shows that a majority of women with disabilities have been experiencing gender-based violence.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The think tank's Freedom on the Net 2020 report gives Indonesia an overall score of 49 on a scale of 0 to 100, classifying the country's internet freedom rank as "partly free" – a slight dip from last year's overall rating of 51 and 54 in 2018.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Dicky Christanto, Jakarta – The Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) says it has prepared a strict health protocol for next year's U-20 Championship, as ordered. The rules include mandatory swab tests for every player and official involved and admission of just a handful of spectators for matches to ensure sufficient distance is maintained.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Jakarta – An upcoming long weekend is the next test for the country's COVID-19 mitigation efforts as mobility will be hard to control, warns an epidemiologist.

"Remember that the pandemic will persist for a relatively long period of time," an epidemiologist from Griffith University, Dicky Budiman, said Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – A provision in the controversial Job Creation Law raises the risk of further forest devastation as it relaxes rules on environmental protection, a local think tank says.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Jakarta – A healthcare worker in Tulungagung regency, Central Java, has died after contracting SARS-CoV2 for the second time, a local COVID-19 task force official has said.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Jakarta – West Java and Banten have reduced the number of regions categorized as COVID-19 high-risk red zones.

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil posted on his Instagram account on Tuesday a picture of a risk map with a caption explaining that the province had two red zones: Bekasi regency and Cirebon city.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) has raised concerns over the National Police's recent dismissal of a one-star police general based on their sexual orientation, calling it a discriminatory gesture that contradicted the 1945 Constitution.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie, Jakarta – A government-sanctioned joint fact-finding team has reported that it found indications that security forces were involved in the shooting of Papuan pastor Yeremia Zanambani after investigating a series of shootings in Intan Jaya regency, Papua.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Mardika Parama, Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Singaporean property start-up 99 Group has recorded shrinking housing supply and demand on its websites in the third quarter as property agents and consumers return to conventional transactions, company executives have said.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Jakarta – Police have arrested six suspects over the murder of a journalist in Central Mamuju, West Sulawesi, that took place in August.

"A joint force has arrested the suspects in the murder case of a journalist named Demas Laira," National Police Criminal Investigation Unit (Bareskrim) head Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo said in a statement on Wednesday.

Vice - October 21, 2020

Ikhwan Hastanto – Indonesia's military has vowed to purge LGBT soldiers from its ranks in an escalating campaign that has spread to the police force and alarmed human rights groups.

Leading the charge is Maj. Gen. Burhan Dahlan, who commanded military judges to order a number of removals and has railed against the community's "deviant" behavior.

Asia Pacific Report - October 21, 2020

Jose Sarito Amaral, Balibo – The Jornal Independente newspaper has been awarded Timor-Leste's media outlet of the year prize in the National Press Council's 2019 awards.

Coconuts Jakarta - October 21, 2020

At least seven Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officers on Batam Island, Riau Islands Province have been arrested and could potentially face imprisonment after they were caught on film extorting money from a beggar.

Kompas - October 21, 2020

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has met with his Austrian counterpart Klaudia Tanner in Vienna to discuss the sale of 15 Eurofighter Typhoon multipurpose fighter jets.

Prabowo arrived in Austria on October 20 for the second leg of his foreign trip to bolster Indonesia's defense capabilities.

Radio New Zealand - October 21, 2020

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua says it is adopting a provisional constitution for a democratic state.

The organisation is pursuing a referendum in West Papua on independence from Indonesia. The Movement's Legislative Council had been holding its third annual session in Jayapura.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Jakarta – Housing complexes in Jakarta may no longer be located along river banks, Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said on Tuesday.

"We will evict [residents of] housing complexes that violate regulations and can cause flooding similar to what occurred in Ciganjur," Riza said, as quoted by kompas.com.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Jakarta – Ahead of several national holidays next week, the national COVID-19 task force has warned the public that long weekends could lead to a spike in the cumulative number of daily and weekly coronavirus infections by up to 118 percent.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Jakarta – More movie theaters in Indonesia have resumed operations this month. In Jakarta, cinema chains CGV Cinemas and Cinepolis Cinemas reopened for the public on Wednesday.

CNN Indonesia - October 21, 2020

Jakarta – A series of demonstrations around the country against the recently enacted Omnibus Law on Job Creation took place on Tuesday October 20 to coincide with the first year of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's second term.

Tempo - October 21, 2020

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) was preparing to issue a Ministerial Regulation (Permen) to block social media accounts spreading false news or hoaxes. The plan has been criticized as it has the potential to suppress or ban opinion diversity of society.

Tempo - October 21, 2020

Fikri Arigi, Andita Rahma, Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) condemned the acts of the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police (Polri) toward their alleged LGBT members, arguing it as a blatant act of discrimination that not only violates the law but also the Constitution.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Jon Afrizal, Jambi – A video showing Jambi riot police fighting among themselves after an undercover officer was mistaken for a protester and beaten by a fellow officer has gone viral on social media amid widespread reports of police brutality during the protests.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – The economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak has taken a toll on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the energy, transportation and infrastructure sectors, a top government official has said.

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jon Afrizal and Apriadi Gunawan, Jakarta, Jambi and Medan – Thousands of students and members of labor unions took to the streets again on Tuesday to continue voicing opposition to the newly passed Job Creation Law, with their protests coinciding with the first anniversary of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's second term.

October 20, 2020

The Conversation - October 20, 2020

Aulia Nastiti – The COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrations have not deterred the government and the House of Representatives (DPR) from passing the omnibus bill on job creation. Even though the government had promised to postpone the vote, it accelerated the preparation of this controversial regulation, even when the DPR was in recess.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Experts and activists have called for a larger civil movement and collective civil disobedience to convey public distrust in the government following the passage of the controversial omnibus law on job creation at the beginning of this month.

Bloomberg News - October 20, 2020

Arys Aditya and Philip J. Heijmans – Student groups across Indonesia resumed protests against a landmark labor law passed earlier this month that opponents say will erode workers' rights and dismantle environmental protections.

The Diplomat - October 20, 2020

James Guild – Indonesia's recent "Omnibus Bill" on job creation touched off massive pushback from civil society groups in recent days, even as there remains quite a bit of confusion about what exactly is in the bill.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – The first year of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin's administration was marked by continued democratic decline, the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) reported on Monday.

International League of People's Justice (ILPS) - October 20, 2020

Since the early 20th century under the domination of imperialism, the nation and people in Indonesia have been confronted with chronic crises. It worsen when the imperialist shifted its burden of crises to a semi-colonial a country like Indonesia.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Jakarta – The United Arab Emirates has changed the name of a main street in Abu Dhabi to "President Joko Widodo Street" to honor the Indonesian President for "strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two countries", embassy officials have said.

The Interpreter - October 20, 2020

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan – Having been barred for more than 20 years from entering the United States, Indonesia's Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto was welcomed to Washington last week after accepting a formal state invitation from his American counterpart, Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have named 131 suspects for allegedly rioting during a series of protests against the controversial Job Creation Law in the capital over the past two weeks.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Jakarta – The government has denied restricting access to social media platforms amid the flood of protests against the controversial Job Creation Law, arguing that such a measure could not be carried out suddenly without any supporting evidence.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Jakarta – Representatives of the tourism industry in North Sumatra's Samosir regency, which includes a large portion of the Lake Toba area, oppose a local policy mandating the rapid testing of visitors to the area.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Jakarta – Home Minister Tito Karnavian has warned of the potential emergence of COVID-19 clusters as people take collective leave at the end of October and suggests people get tested beforehand.

"People should make sure they [test] negative for COVID-19. Don't let us infect our family members, parents and others," he said Monday as quoted by tempo.co.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – Indonesia is seeing a rise in agriculture exports as its coffee, vegetables and fruits are in demand overseas despite declining global trade.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – Coordinating Legal, Political and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD has called for "humane" handling of mass protests against the Job Creation Law, urging the police to practice restraint to ensure peaceful demonstrations amid heightened tensions.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Jakarta – Edhi Ahmadi, a 67-year-old resident of Danaraja in Banyumas, Central Java, donned a plastic bracelet put on him by Banyumas Regent Achmad Husein on Monday. The pink color contrasted with his skin.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Thousands of students from the National Association of University Student Executive Bodies (BEM SI) are set to take to the streets again on Tuesday to demand that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo revoke the recently passed Job Creation Law.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – When 53-year-old Azizi is not tending to his crab farm, he would be nursing the 456-hectare mangrove forest near his home in the village of Gambus in North Sumatra's Batu Bara regency.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Sausan Atika, Jakarta – The ambitious fully underground construction plan for the second phase of the Jakarta MRT faces a stumbling block resulting from a lack of interest by construction firms in working on such a complex project combined with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials have said.

Tempo - October 20, 2020

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Executive Director of Amnesty International Indonesia, Usman Hamid, opined that after one year of Joko Widodo or Jokowi-Ma'ruf Amin's governance, the quality of democracy and human rights in Indonesia tends to decline over the years.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Jakarta – Many Indonesians are dissatisfied with the performance of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin after their first year in office, a recent survey by Kompas daily has found.

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) has condemned recent restrictions imposed on the Twitter accounts of certain civil groups that have been critical of the Job Creation Law.

Jakarta Globe - October 20, 2020

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The National Covid-19 Task Force warned against traveling during long holidays next week as it could trigger an uptick in newly coronavirus cases.

Task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito said on Tuesday consecutive holidays can result in a more than 100 percent surge in the number of infections based on experience in the past.