Beritasatu TV & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto is considering a meeting with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in a reconciliatory move widely seen as crucial to repairing the rift that formed during this year's presidential election.
Indonesia & East Timor Digest
July 1, 2019
Jakarta – The Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) summoned on Monday flag carrier Garuda Indonesia president director Ari Askhara for questioning on a report that he had positions in airlines under the Garuda Indonesia Group's management.
Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge – Just like any 12-year-old boy, Daniel appeared happy and carefree as he played soccer with his friends in the churchyard of Kingmi Weneroma.
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Former Jakarta deputy governor Sandiaga Uno talked about reports that he would be appointed as a minister in Joko Widodo's 2019-2024 cabinet. Sandiaga, who ran for vice president opposed Jokowi, said he is not interested.
Leonard A.L. Cahyoputra, Jakarta – Hyundai Motor Company has affirmed its Rp 40 trillion ($2.8 billion) investment in Indonesia as part of the South Korean automotive giant's plans to make Indonesia one of its car export hubs and develop electric vehicles in Southeast Asia, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said in a statement on Sunday.
Jakarta – Vice-presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno uploaded a video congratulating Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin for winning the 2019 presidential election through his Instagram account @sandiuno on Sunday.
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja – A man believed to be the emir, or top leader, of the South-east Asia terror group Jemaah Islamiah (JI) has been arrested after a 16-year-long hunt.
Farouk Arnaz & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – The National Police's elite anti-terrorism squad arrested five militants, including Para Wijayanto, leader of the terrorist group Jamaah Islamiyah, in various locations in West Java and East Java over the weekend, a spokesman said on Monday.
Sandiaga Uno, running mate to defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, has seemingly been forced to shift his views several times following the April 17 election.
Maria Fatima Bona & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Religious teaching in Indonesian state universities could be amplifying fundamentalist tendencies among their students, making them more accepting of extremist ideas, a recent survey has shown.
Jakarta – Local residents of Rawa Rengas village in Tangerang have returned to the streets to demand compensation from airport authorities for their land, which will be replaced by Soekarno-Hatta International Airport's third runway.
While some conservative Indonesian culture warriors are concerned about the increasing "westernization" of Indonesian culture and social norms, those on the other end of the political spectrum often object to what they call the "Arabization" of Indonesia, particularly the implementation of government regulations based on strict interpretations of Islamic sharia law, similar to what
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Commissioner of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Choirul Anam urges the police to publically announce its investigation report on the May 22 riots, without having to wait for the reports from his commission or the Indonesian Ombudsman or Ombudsman RI.
June 30, 2019
Yustinus Paat & Dion Bisara & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, officially re-elected after the Constitutional Court threw out Prabowo Subianto's election challenge this week, on Sunday called on his defeated rival and his running mate Sandiaga Uno to work together to build the country.
Sheith Khidhir – Last Tuesday, an Indonesian military spokesman was reported as saying that any use of child soldiers by Papuan independence fighters would be a violation of human rights. The spokesman said this violation would implicate both, the rebels as well as state institutions.
Karina M. Tehusijarana, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and running mate Ma'ruf Amin once again reiterated their call for national unity after they were declared president- and vice president-elect by the General Elections Commission (KPU).
June 29, 2019
Linda Yulisman and Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, Jakarta – All eyes are on Indonesia's defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his allies after he lost his bid to overturn the April election results and claim the presidency in the world's third largest democracy.
Hannah Beech, Bunga Tanjung, Indonesia – The men came at Hope and her baby with spears and guns. But she would not leave. There was no place for her to go.
When the air-gun pellets pierced Hope's eyes, blinding her, she felt her way up the tree trunks, auburn-furred fingers searching out tropical fruit for sustenance.
Christoforus Ristianto, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that Presidential Regulation Number 37/2019 on Indonesian Military (TNI) Functional Posts will increase the number of active TNI officers holding functional posts in government institutions.
Jakarta – A plan to operate electric buses in the capital, lauded by many as a means of reducing pollution, is facing legal hurdles.
Transjakarta's electric buses are unable to hit the streets because they have yet to obtain vehicle registration certificates (STNK).
Jack Board, Samarinda, Indonesia – In the late 1970s, it is told, Indonesian president Suharto embarked on a journey along the coast of East Kalimantan, a lush flank of land stretching up the island of Borneo.
Josua Satria Collins – Indonesia's Constitutional Court Thursday rejected defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto's lawsuit against incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's victory in the 2019 April presidential election.
Prabowo's lawyers brought at least 16 voting fraud allegations claims Jokowi's National Campaign Team (TKN).
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – Silas Papare Air Force base in Sentani, Jayapura, has reported that an Mi-17 helicopter belonging to the Indonesian Army lost contact after departing from Oksibil airport in Pegunungan Bintang regency, Papua, on Friday afternoon.
Stania Puspa, Jakarta – For those living in North Jakarta, regular coastal flooding is a fact of life.
Entire communities are inundated, usually in the middle of the month, as the sea level rises around the full moon period. Residents of Kaliadem in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, simply refer to coastal flooding using the Javanese word "rob".
June 28, 2019
Yeremia Sukoyo & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Prabowo Subianto officially disbanded his "Adil Makmur" coalition on Friday after losing a legal battle at the Constitutional Court to overturn the result of the presidential election in April.
James Massola, Jakarta – It has been nearly a year since Indonesia's President, Joko Widodo, formally put his name forward as a candidate for a second term in office.
Joniansyah, Tangerang – Hundreds of Rawarengas residents, Tangerang Regency, who were victims of the land eviction for Soekarno-Hatta Airport Runway 3 project continued staging protests by blocking roads, burning tires, and flying kites on Friday, June 28.
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo should take immediate action to boost the economy after the Constitutional Court rejected Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno's legal challenge to his reelection, says the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin).
Jakarta – With the official end to the presidential election dispute, the opposition Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) called for the coalition supporting presidential election challenger Prabowo Subianto to play a role in providing "constructive criticism" to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration.
Jakarta – The General Elections Commission (KPU) is set to name President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his running mate, Ma'ruf Amin, president-elect and vice president-elect in a plenary meeting on Sunday.
Jakarta (Bloomberg) – For Indonesian opposition leader Prabowo Subianto, a second straight presidential election loss has done little to dent his ambitions, and is unlikely to mark the end of his checkered political career.
A West Papuan human rights defender has called for more Pacific islands countries to speak up internationally about human rights abuses in her homeland.
Rosa Moiwend, who has been visiting New Zealand this week, said it was important that Pacific Islands Forum countries advanced this issue to reflect widespread, grassroots concern for West Papua in the region.
Jakarta – In commemorating its sixth anniversary, the Southeast Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) once again highlighted the Indonesian government's move of curbing people's access to internet information.
Jakarta – The Constitutional Court's rejection of losing ticket Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno's legal challenge to the presidential election result marked the end of the coalition supporting the pair's candidacy, National Mandate Party (PAN) chairman Zulkifli Hasan said.
Jakarta – The consumer confidence index (CCI) fell for the second straight month in June to 100.7 from 103.1 the previous month as consumers gave more negative assessments of current economic and employment conditions.
James Massola and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – Indonesia's Joko Widodo will serve a second five-year term as president after the Constitutional Court confirmed his April election win and comprehensively rejected defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto's multiple claims of electoral malfeasance.
After two successive presidential election defeats – the latest of which was legally cemented by the Constitutional Court's rejection of his election fraud lawsuit yesterday evening – Gerindra Chairman Prabowo Subianto appears to be resigned to the possibility that the opposition coalition, which his party leads, is crumbling hard.
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – An observer from the Indonesian Transportation Society (MTI), Djoko Setijowarno, opined the achievement of Jakarta in the transportation sector is the result of the previous administration's works.
Dion Bisara & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has called on all Indonesians to reconcile and put any disagreements related to this year's election behind them, after the Constitutional Court rejected claims of massive and systematic fraud made by his rival, Prabowo Subianto.
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has signed a regulation on Satu Data Indonesia an integrated data-management service, in accordance with a recent presidential regulation (Perpres).
Riska Rahman, Jakarta – The stock market and the rupiah showed no significant reaction on Friday morning to the Constitutional Court's ruling approving the reelection of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.
Agnes Anya, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo received abundant congratulatory messages from state leaders during the opening ceremony of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on Friday – a day after the President was officially declared reelected.
Aisyah Llewellyn, Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Hendra, an academic in Indonesia's semi-autonomous region of Aceh, vaguely remembers the first time he saw a public caning take place in his 20s. It was years ago and it didn't faze him much.
June 27, 2019
Jakarta – Thousands of people "safeguarding" a challenge to the 2019 presidential election result at the Constructional Court by the loosing presidential ticket of Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno converged on Jl Medan Merdeka Barat in Central Jakarta on Thursday June 27.
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara recorded an increasing number of URL spreading hoax nearing the Constitutional Court's verdict trial on election dispute, Thursday, June 27. The number was doubled compared to previous days.
Jakarta – Foreign investors have started investing in Indonesia's capital market thanks to the more stable condition of the country's economy.
This month, foreign investor net purchases in the regular market have totaled Rp 2.72 trillion (US$192.02 million), compared to Rp 4.52 trillion over the last three months.
Jakarta – Reports that SMP 44 state junior high school in East Jakarta is separating its stairways based on gender have gone viral on social media.
Signs placed on the gates in front of the stairways read "girls' stairs" and "boys' stairs." A picture of the stairs was uploaded by Twitter user @bukandigembok.
Kharishar Kahfi, Jakarta – The Environment and Forestry Ministry has reported a drop in the number of hot spots across the country during this year's first half from the equivalent period last year.
Jakarta – Unoccupied office space in Jakarta remains plentiful, with 23.8 percent of office space in the Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD) empty and 23.9 percent empty outside the district, a situation one property consultant does not believe is likely to change.
Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – The Indonesian Military (TNI) have arrested two Pekanbaru residents for allegedly trading illegal wildlife in Dumai, Riau.
Dumai Customs and Excise Office head Fuad Fauzi said he had received a report from residents regarding the illegal selling of protected animals in the area.