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May 31, 2022

Tempo - May 31, 2022

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The first stage for the 2024 General Elections begins in less than a month, but the budget has not been disbursed yet.

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, in a meeting with the General Elections Commission (KPU) at the Presidential Palace on Monday, May 30, ensured that the government will immediately disburse the budget based on the needs of each stage.

Channel News Asia - May 31, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesia's anti-monopoly agency on Tuesday called for tighter controls on how much palm oil plantation area a business group can operate, to reduce the risk of unfair competition in the downstream cooking oil industry.

Tabloid JUBI - May 31, 2022

Jakarta, Jubi TV – The bill on the Establishment of the Southwest Papua Province has secured an endorsement from the House of Representatives Legislative Body (Baleg) on Monday, May 30, 2022.

CNN Indonesia - May 31, 2022

Jakarta – The Majene district police in West Sulawesi have declared four students suspects on charges of taking down the national red-and-white flag during a protest action on the grounds of the local regent's office.

The student protest took place on Monday May 23. Following the demonstration, police questioned nine people.

Mongabay - May 31, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A court in Indonesia has dismissed lawsuits filed by two palm oil companies against a district head who revoked their permits over various violations. The May 23 rulings mark the latest in a string of legal defeats for palm oil companies who lost their licenses to operate in Indonesia's West Papua province.

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 31, 2022

Jakarta – It is heartening to see how Indonesia is moving to easing restrictions on dual citizenship, although how far reaching and how soon this will happen, we have to wait and see.

Straits Times - May 31, 2022

Jakarta (Bloomberg) – Once precious Covid-19 vaccines, now expired, will be destroyed to make way for routine children's immunisations in Indonesia as coronavirus worries ease.

"Our storage facilities are feeling the strain as they're filled with expired doses," Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said in a Tuesday (May 31) briefing.

Indonesia at Melbourne - May 31, 2022

Ahmad Rizky M Umar – On 23 May, Anthony Albanese was formally sworn in as the 31st prime minister of Australia.

Jakarta Post - May 31, 2022

Nur Janti, Jakarta – The Attorney General's Office has appointed a team of 34 attorneys as public prosecutors to draft an indictment in human rights violations that occurred in Paniai, Papua.

Jakarta Post - May 31, 2022

Vincent Fabian Thomas, Jakarta – The Industry Ministry has announced it would scrap the subsidy for bulk cooking oil, effective from Tuesday, leaving many producers unable to file a subsidy claim for selling the staple food below market prices.

AsiaOne - May 31, 2022

The rights of Indonesia's LGBT community are in the spotlight after a shock jock invited a married gay couple to his YouTube talk show, triggering backlash in the Muslim-majority nation and prompting one official to float a ban on homosexuality.

UCA News - May 31, 2022

Konradus Epa – Indonesian security forces shot dead a top separatist in a shootout in the predominantly Christian region of Papua.

Lerinus Murib, a member of the West Papua National Liberation Army and Free Papua Movement, was killed in a clash in Puncak district, on May 27, police spokesman Ahmad Mustofa Kamal said on May 31.

Tabloid JUBI - May 31, 2022

Jakarta, Jubi TV – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe finally opened up about his experience of receiving intimidation through the distribution of hoaxes on social media by certain groups, such as questioning his loyalty to Indonesia.

May 30, 2022

Jakarta Globe - May 30, 2022

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – After three days of live performances, the 2022 Java Jazz Festival officially came to an end on Sunday night.

Internatinoal Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Press Release - May 30, 2022

A parliament minister has brought defamation charges under Timor Leste's Penal Code against journalist Francisco Belo Simoes da Costa, following coverage of an allegation of ministerial corruption.

Tabloid JUBI - May 30, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi TV – A shooting occurred between The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) and Police's Mobile Brigade at Trikora Kago Field in Ilaga District, Puncak Regency on Friday evening, May 27, 2022.

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 30, 2022

Jakarta – Forget, for a while, our commitment to reform the energy sector in light of our national pledge to reduce carbon emissions. Instead, let us burn billions more dollars in cheap gasoline and other fossil fuels to sustain the post-pandemic recovery and tame inflationary pressures.

UCA News - May 30, 2022

Ryan Dagur – Timor-Leste is celebrating the appointment of Archbishop Dom Virgilio do Carmo da Silva of Dili as the Catholic-majority country's first-ever cardinal.

The 54-year-old archbishop was one of 21 new cardinals announced by Pope Francis on May 29 and will receive the red hat on Aug. 27. He is one of six new cardinals from Asia – five archbishops and one bishop.

Viva - May 30, 2022

Police have broken up a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) party at a futsal ground in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar.

The party was broken up because police said that the event titled Rundown Play Dancer K-Pop or Mister Makassar did not have a permit.

Associated Press - May 30, 2022

Makassar – Ten more survivors of an Indonesian boat that sank three days earlier were rescued Monday by local fishermen, leaving 11 people still missing, an official said.

The captain and other crew of the cargo vessel, which was carrying 42 people, were among those rescued Monday, said Djunaidi, head of the provincial search and rescue agency.

Tempo - May 30, 2022

Eka Yudha Saputra, Avit Hidayat, Jakarta – A total of 150 disability organizations were set to file a letter on Monday, May 30, 2022, demanding Finance Minister Sri Mulyani respect the rights of persons with disabilities and restore the rights of DH, an employee of the ministry who was deemed unfairly dismissed in 2020.

Agence France-Presse - May 30, 2022

Pekanbaru – A Sumatran elephant and her unborn baby were found dead from suspected poisoning in western Indonesia, a conservation official said on Thursday.

The carcass of the heavily pregnant mammal, a critically endangered species, was found next to a palm plantation in Riau province on Sumatra, home to some of the world's rarest animals.

The Diplomat - May 30, 2022

Sebastian Strangio – Late last week, the governor of Indonesia's Papua province gave an interview with Reuters in which he cast doubt about the government's controversial plans to create new provinces in the restive eastern region.

Tabloid JUBI - May 30, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi TV – The Papuan office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua) has formed a team to investigate the alleged arson in Dogiyai Regency last Monday, May 22, 2022.

Head of Komnas HAM Papua Frits Ramandey said his party conducted field monitoring and investigations on May 27.

May 29, 2022

Tempo - May 29, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Foot and mouth disease infecting cattle could acutely damage the ruminant livestock industry, with annual losses estimated at a total of Rp9.9 trillion.

Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo make this cautionary statement during a recent meeting with Commission IV of the House of Representatives.

Asia Times - May 29, 2022

John McBeth, Jakarta – Risking a confrontation with ruling Indonesian Democratic Party for Struggle (PDI-P) leader Megawati Sukarnoputri, with whom he has always had strained relations, President Joko Widodo has dropped his broadest hint yet he will endorse Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo as his successor at the 2024 presidential election.

May 28, 2022

CNN Indonesia - May 28, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Director Muhammad Isnur has criticised the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) saying it could trigger a rise in the number of child marriages in the future.

Jakarta Globe - May 28, 2022

Jakarta – The National Police on Friday named 14 suspects in the ongoing investigation into pyramid scheme-style investment app DNA Pro after thousands of users reported financial losses totaling Rp 551 billion ($38 million).

DNA Pro was one of the so-called trading robots taken down in a recent government crackdown on phony investment apps.

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 28, 2022

Jakarta – After two years of closure, office buildings across Greater Jakarta can now reopen in full, welcoming back those who have been forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The government policy followed the most recent statistics that saw a drastic decline in the number of both active cases and transmissions.

Agence France-Presse - May 28, 2022

Jakarta – Twenty-six people are missing after a ferry ran out of fuel and sank in bad weather off the coast of Indonesia, officials have said.

The country's search and rescue agency said the vessel was carrying 43 people when it capsized on Thursday in the Makassar Strait, the sea separating the islands of Sulawesi and Borneo.

May 27, 2022

The Guardian - May 27, 2022

Christopher Knaus – The president of Timor-Leste, Jose Ramos-Horta, has accused former foreign affairs minister Alexander Downer of "avoiding and distorting" the issues around the 2004 bugging scandal, saying recent comments ignored the fact that Australia had spied "on behalf of oil companies and using the cover of Australia's supposedly altruistic foreign aid program".

Channel News Asia - May 27, 2022

Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – Indonesia's overwhelmingly large supply of chickens for domestic consumption meant that it would be difficult for its poultry industry to step up production to replace Malaysia's external supply of chickens.

Tabloid JUBI - May 27, 2022

Jakarta, Jubi – Greenpeace Indonesia appreciates the decision of the Jayapura State Administrative Court which rejected the lawsuits of two palm oil companies, PT Anugerah Sakti Internusa and PT Persada Utama Agromulia, against South Sorong Regent Samsudi Anggiluli for revoking their operational permits.

CNN Indonesia - May 27, 2022

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has revealed that police officers forced a number of residents of Intan Jaya regency in Papua to cut their hair and beards because they were seen as the characteristics of armed group members.

Al Jazeera - May 27, 2022

Allegra Mendelson, Dili, East Timor – In the middle of his speech marking the 20th anniversary of East Timor's restoration of independence, newly inaugurated president Jose Ramos-Horta stopped for a moment to tell the audience – more than 100 guests from around the world – that he had invited his "friends" to join the celebrations.

UCA News - May 27, 2022

Ryan Dagur – Indonesian Catholics are mourning the death of Ahmad Syafi'i Maarif, a Muslim cleric known for his spirit of nationalism and defense of minority groups as well as being critical of hardline Islam.

Reuters - May 27, 2022

Stanley Widianto, Jakarta – Indonesia's plan to create new provinces in its impoverished eastern region of Papua has not been adequately discussed with the local population and is unviable, its governor said.

Tabloid JUBI - May 27, 2022

Jakarta, Jubi – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) regrets the deployment of hundreds of personnel from the Police's Mobile Brigade and the Indonesian Military (TNI) following the burning of dozens of buildings in Dogiyai Regency, Papua. Komnas HAM assessed that the deployment of forces actually worsened the situation and added to tensions in Dogiyai.

May 26, 2022

ABC News - May 26, 2022

Elizabeth Byrne – Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery will face trial in the ACT Supreme Court in October, four years after he was first charged with conspiring to release classified information about an alleged spying operation in East Timor.

Tribune News - May 26, 2022

Gita Irawan, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has criticised the appointment of Central Sulawesi State Intelligence Agency (BIN) regional chief (Kabinda) Brigadier General Andi Chandra As'aduddin as the acting (Pj) regent of Seram Bagian Barat in Maluku province.

Stuff - May 26, 2022

George Heagney – Students from West Papua desperate to stay in New Zealand after having their scholarships cut are pinning their hopes on finding an employer to sponsor new working visas.

About 40 students from the Indonesia province have been studying at different tertiary institutions in New Zealand.

Jakarta Post - May 26, 2022

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – New York-based publisher The New Press is set to launch a new book titled "We Have Tired of Violence" by Matt Easton, geared to shedding light on the death of human rights activist Munir Said Thalib, which occurred close to 18 years ago.

Channel News Asia - May 26, 2022

Kuala Lumpur – Leading edible oil analyst Dorab Ministry on Thursday urged Indonesia to immediately resume exports of palm oil, warning that a halt in shipments pending details of a domestic sales rule could spell economic "doom" for farmers.

Fulcrum - May 26, 2022

Burhanuddin Muhtadi, Julia Lau – Rising inflation in Indonesia, especially for cooking oil prices, has dented President Joko Widodo's popularity. If left unresolved, his party's showing in the next elections could well be adversely affected by this issue.

Reuters - May 26, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesia has raised $3.25 billion by selling U.S. dollar-denominated Islamic bonds with 5-year and 10-year tenures, the country's biggest global sukuk issuance, the finance ministry said on Wednesday.

UCA News - May 26, 2022

By UCA News reporter, Jakarta – An Indonesian student arrested by anti-terrorism forces has admitted being radicalized by the Islamic State group and wanting to carry out a suicide attack on a public target that could have included a church, according to police.

Jakarta Globe - May 26, 2022

Jakarta – Active military and police officers can serve as acting governors or mayors while awaiting regional elections for new leaders across the country in 2024, according to the chief political and security minister.

May 25, 2022

Tempo - May 25, 2022

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud Md clarified the recent controversy related to the appointment of the Indonesian Military (TNI) and Police personnel as acting regional heads. He ensured that no regulation restricts it.

Jakarta Post - May 25, 2022

A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil, Melonguane, North Sulawesi – Two Cabinet ministers recently visited Indonesia's northernmost regency in a show of the government's commitment to maintaining territorial integrity and developing the economies of outlying regions, but experts say its commitment in the long term remains to be seen.