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May 21, 2023

Agence-France Presse - May 21, 2023

Dili, Timor Leste – Timor Leste holds parliamentary elections Sunday with independence hero Xanana Gusmao hoping to make a comeback as prime minister and end political deadlock in Asia's youngest country.

The polls are the fifth for the legislature since Timor Leste became independent from Indonesia in 2002 after 24 years of occupation.

Red Ant - May 21, 2023

It is twenty-five years since mass "Reformasi" (reform) protests brought down the "New Order" Indonesian military dictatorship, marked by the resignation of General Suharto on May 21, 1998 after 33 years in power. The military had come to power through a historic massacre of the Indonesian Communist Party and the broader Indonesian left between 1965-1968.

Agence France-Presse - May 21, 2023

Voters in East Timor flocked to polling stations on Sunday to cast their ballot in parliamentary elections, hoping for an end to years of political deadlock in Asia's youngest country.

This is the fifth parliamentary poll since East Timor gained independence from Indonesia in 2002 after a 24-year occupation, with 65 national lawmakers to be elected to a five-year mandate.

May 20, 2023

ABC News - May 20, 2023

Marian Faa, Dili – When 63-year-old Armanda Ferriera talks about her country's struggle for independence, tears spill from her eyes.

She wipes them away forcefully, as if trying to erase the painful memories they hold – these tears are angry tears.

Tempo - May 20, 2023

Amy Heppy, Jakarta – Jakarta's acting governor Heru Budi Hartono participated in a tree planting activity in East Jakarta on Friday, May 19, 2023, on vacant land under the Becakayu toll road, Duren Sawit, East Jakarta.

Tempo - May 20, 2023

Amelia Rahima Sari, Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The Alumni Brotherhood or PA 212 threatens to besiege the airport if Coldplay comes to Indonesia. Coldplay plans to hold a concert in Jakarta on November 15.

The spokesperson of Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Jodi Mahardi, responded to this issue.

Eurasia Review - May 20, 2023

James M. Dorsey – Little did Elianu Hia know that a video he posted on Facebook in early 2021 would shape Indonesian policy and turn his life upside down.

Jakarta Globe - May 20, 2023

BTV, Solo, Central Java – Solo Mayor Gibran Rakabuming Raka said on Saturday he was summoned by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, or PDI-P, after he was seen at an informal gathering where a group of people declared support for Prabowo Subianto's presidential aspiration.

Jakarta Globe - May 20, 2023

Solo, Central Java – Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) Chairman Prabowo Subianto has revealed his plan to build a football academy to follow in the step of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's son, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, who owns Persis FC in Solo.

Melbourne Age - May 20, 2023

Chris Barrett, Dili – When Timor-Leste was reborn as an independent nation in 2002, formalising its freedom from Indonesian occupation and, before that, Portuguese colonialism, boys and girls wrote down their aspirations for the new state on the back of postcards.

Tribunnews.com - May 20, 2023

Rina Ayu, Jakarta – Opposition to Coldplay holding a concert in Indonesia has again been raised by Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) Chairperson for Islamic cultural arts and civilisation, KH Jeje Zaenudin.

ABC News - May 20, 2023

Anne Barker, Indonesia – Bodhi Risby-Jones's lawyer and family had hoped to strike a private deal that would see him released without charge, for attacking a fisherman on the island of Simeulue in the religiously conservative province of Aceh.

Green Left - May 20, 2023

Learo Earle – Grasberg mine – the largest gold mine and third-largest copper mine in the world – is central to the story of West Papua's colonisation. The mine, in West Papua's Waa Valley on traditional lands (tanah adat) belonging to the Amungme and Kamora people, is a site of extraction, violence and profit.

May 19, 2023

Tempo - May 19, 2023

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Survey institute Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC), issued its latest survey on how the public views the government's performance. The survey was conducted from April 30 to May 7, 2023. One of the intriguing aspects is that the majority, or 81.7 percent of respondents, approved of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's overall leadership.

Sydney Morning Herald - May 19, 2023

Chris Barrett, Maubisse, Timor-Leste – In the cool air of Timor-Leste's central highlands, Xanana Gusmao takes to a makeshift stage before hundreds of devotees in a park across from the local Catholic church.

Jakarta Post - May 19, 2023

Ruth Dea Juwita, Jakarta – Indonesia's vast maritime territory should play a greater role in spurring the country's economy, says a government agency tasked with drawing up long-term plans for national development.

The Conversation - May 19, 2023

Melissa Conley Tyler and Andrea Fahey – Sunday May 21 is election day in Timor-Leste, when voters decide on 65 members of parliament to represent them.

Jakarta Post - May 19, 2023

Fadli, Batam – The Agricultural Quarantine Agency has limited the local supply of pigs following a finding of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in Batam. Pig exports to Singapore from Batam are temporarily suspended.

Office head Aris Hadiyono said the limitation was intended to control the spread of the ASF virus, even though it is not contagious to humans.

Rest of World - May 19, 2023

Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – In a TikTok clip posted on March 9, Indonesian influencer Lina Luftiawati, who uses the stage name Lina Mukherjee, sits in front of a plate of rice, vegetables, and a slab of crispy pork skin.

Tempo - May 19, 2023

Dicky Kurniawan, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko disclosed a number of problems that complicate the distribution of electric vehicle subsidies in Indonesia. He emphasized that simplification in the policies is a necessity.

Tempo - May 19, 2023

Dicky Kurniawan, Jakarta – Statistics Indonesia (BPS) released data on the total number of motorized vehicles in the country in 2019-2021. The data shows an increase in the vehicle population every year.

Mongabay - May 19, 2023

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Indonesia has put nearly a tenth of its national waters, the sixth-largest maritime jurisdiction of any country, under some form of protection. But poor management means these protected areas haven't been to achieve their biodiversity conservation goals, a new study says.

Tabloid Jubi - May 19, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – In a public lecture organized by the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) and the Amnesty International Chapter of Cenderawasih University on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, KontraS coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti said civil liberties in Papua had worsened due to the deployment of the Indonesian Military (TNI) and Police.

Jakarta Globe - May 19, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Chief Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD will temporarily take over Communications Minister Johnny G Plate's post after the latter got detained for graft.

May 18, 2023

Jakarta Globe - May 18, 2023

Fana Suparman, Jakarta – Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny Plate goes down in history by becoming the first active minister to be named a corruption suspect by the Attorney General's Office.

CNN Indonesia - May 18, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia Ulama Council (MUI) Deputy Chairperson Marsudi Suhud is reminding all citizens who have the right to vote and not to "golput" or abstain from voting in the 2024 presidential and legislative elections.

According to Suhud, voting for a leader is also part of Islamic religious teachings.

Jakarta Globe - May 18, 2023

Investor Daily, Jakarta – State-owned telecom giant Telkomsel recently announced it would finish upgrading the 3G base transceiver stations (BTS) for the faster 4G networks in 31 cities/regencies by the end of this month.

Jakarta Globe - May 18, 2023

Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – National Democratic Party (Nasdem) Chairman Surya Paloh said Wednesday a major corruption scandal that sees Information Technology Minister Johnny Plate as a key suspect could affect the party's performance in the general elections next year.

Johnny is also Nasdem's secretary-general.

May 17, 2023

Tempo - May 17, 2023

Joniansyah, Jakarta – The Migrant Worker Protection Agency (BP2MI) and Soekarno-Hatta Airport Immigration Office prevented the departure of 10 illegal migrant workers to Saudi Arabia.

Women from several regions in West Java was about to depart for Saudi Arabia using their umrah visa. "The method was to use umrah visa," said BP2MI Secretary Rinardi on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

BBC News - May 17, 2023

Endang Nurdin, Indonesia – Eleven Indonesian villagers from Aceh province have reached a confidential financial settlement with oil giant ExxonMobil.

The villagers have been at the centre of a two-decade long legal battle over alleged human rights abuses. They say they endured torture, sexual assault, and beatings by Indonesian soldiers contracted by ExxonMobil.

Tempo - May 17, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Women's Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA) Minister I Gusti Ayu Bintang Darmawati on Tuesday reiterated the importance of women building their awareness on digital technology in the era of globalization.

Tempo - May 17, 2023

Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – Acting Governor of Jakarta Heru Budi Hartono stated that the government is preparing Jakarta to be a global business city after it will no longer hold the status of the capital city.

Coconuts Jakarta - May 17, 2023

Bambang Soesatyo, the Speaker of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), has been pushing for regulations that would allow civilians to own and carry guns for self-defense.

He claims that there is often confusion and misinterpretation among the police and civilian gun owners about when they can use their firearms.

Jakarta Globe - May 17, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia and the European Union are aiming to wrap up the negotiations on their trade pact by the end of 2023, a Trade Ministry official said on Wednesday.

BBC News - May 17, 2023

Trisha Husada & Silvano Hajid Maulana – The future of Indonesia's only Islamic community centre for transgender women is in jeopardy after its leader, Shinta Ratri, died in February – and the government says it cannot support it.

Tempo - May 17, 2023

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday announced the disbursement of Rp800 billion sourced from the central government to repair damaged roads and highways in the North Sumatran province. This is the same amount the central government handed to Lampung.

Tabloid JUBI - May 17, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – The Yahukimo Police on Tuesday met with several community leaders to explain about the apprehension of 22 people during a raid at the Obio Complex in Dekai District, the capital of Yahukimo Regency, Mountainous Papua Province.

Tabloid JUBI - May 17, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – In a recent online discussion on "Status and Trends of Freedom of Expression, Assembly, and Digital Rights in West Papua", Esther Haluk, a women's rights activist from GARDA Papua, expressed her concerns about the declining state of freedom of speech in Papua.

Asia Pacific Report - May 17, 2023

Free Papua Organisation (OPM) leader Jeffrey Bomanak has appealed to US President Joe Biden for a "proactive role" in ending Indonesia's "unlawful military occupation and annexation" of West Papua.

He claims this illegal occupation led to the subsequent US "foreign policy failure" in protecting six decades of crimes against humanity.

Jakarta Post - May 17, 2023

Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – Indonesian exports plummeted last month, yet the country maintained its trade surplus because imports dropped even further, as a feeble global economy takes its toll on the exchange of goods and services.

Tempo - May 17, 2023

Daniel A. Fajri, Jakarta – Political observer Rocky Gerung argued that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo should avoid from endorsing a certain presidential candidate for the upcoming 2024 presidential election in order to prevent unfair competition among presidential candidates.

Jakarta Post - May 17, 2023

Fikri Harish, Jakarta - When the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) suddenly announced its decision to nominate Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo as its presidential candidate on Kartini Day, many of the President's loyal supporters were jubilant.

Jakarta Globe - May 17, 2023

Muhammad Aulia, Jakarta – The Attorney General's Office said on Wednesday the ongoing corruption investigation against Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny G. Plate is purely an act of law enforcement to protect the national interest and keep state assets from being stolen.

May 16, 2023

Jakarta Globe - May 16, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The National Development Planning Agency, or Bappenas, on Tuesday predicted that Indonesia's population could reach 324 million people in 2045. Bappenas said it had made three scenarios for the projections of Indonesia's population growth.

Mongabay - May 16, 2023

A. Asnawi, Pasuruan, Indonesia – Indonesia is one of the world's largest producers of food commodities, but until recently this archipelago of 270 million people produced relatively little avocado. Julianto Effendi is among a growing number of farmers trying to change that.

Tempo - May 16, 2023

Amy Heppy, Jakarta – Jakarta Education Agency Acting Head Syaefuloh Hidayat stated that the agency will revoke the Jakarta Smart Card (KJP) of students who are caught smoking cigarettes.

The program, Syaefuloh explained, is aimed at assisting underprivileged students to meet their school needs, such as books, bags, shoes, and transportation.

Coconuts Jakarta - May 16, 2023

The cameras aren't enough – the Jakarta Metro Police is reinstating manual ticketing just seven months after going all but digital in traffic law enforcement.

The National Police has issued a new directive for manual ticketing in the capital amid a purported increase in traffic violations in areas not covered by Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (E-TLE) cameras.

Tempo - May 16, 2023

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Minister of National Development Planning or Bappenas Head Suharso Monoarfa emphasized that the government needs to formulate a new family planning (KB) policy since population growth continues to slow down.

Coconuts - May 16, 2023

Andra Nasrie – Bank Syariah Indonesia (BSI), the largest Islamic bank in Indonesia, was reportedly hit by a ransomware attack that disrupted its services for several days. The hacker group LockBit claimed responsibility for the attack and reportedly released a massive trove of customer data today after the bank refused to pay their ransom of US$20 million.

Tempo - May 16, 2023

Eka Yudha Saputra, Bandung – The National Police's Security Preservation Agency (Baharkam) Chief Commissioner General Fadil Imran announced that the police program at the neighborhood unit level dubbed 'Polisi RW' will become a national program aimed at anticipating crime in society.