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January 31, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 31, 2024

Jakarta – Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto recently said that people should keep an eye on the voting stations to prevent any rigging.

Prabowo was addressing a crowd of his supporters –who were members of the Bakti untuk Rakyat ('Serving the People') community– in Jakarta on Monday.

Jakarta Globe - January 31, 2024

Celvin Moniaga Sipahutar, Jakarta – Indonesia holds the sixth position among ASEAN countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2023.

Indonesia's CPI remains unchanged at 34. Despite the stability in Indonesia's CPI score, the country's global ranking dropped by five positions to 115th place in 2023.

Jakarta Post - January 31, 2024

Yogyakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Tuesday continued his tour of the Central Java region where he inaugurated seven new roads connecting a number of small cities in Yogyakarta.

Mongabay - January 31, 2024

Ridzki R. Sigit, Central Aru, Indonesia – One afternoon last November, Natanel Ginobal, 67, drove his motorboat to check the mud crabs caught by the traps he had installed earlier the day. He had to move quickly before the tide started receding and made it much more difficult for him to harvest his catch of the day.

Jakarta Globe - January 31, 2024

Jakarta – Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto said he would dedicate his life to serving the Indonesian people.

Speaking to his supporters, Prabowo, who used to be in the military, said that he had vowed to serve this country since a young age.

Jakarta Globe - January 31, 2024

Jakarta – Bank Mandiri announced on Wednesday that it had achieved a record-high net profit of Rp 55.1 trillion ($3.5 billion) in 2023, reflecting robust growth of 33.7 percent year-on-year, driven by the positive outcomes of its digitalization initiatives.

Jakarta Post - January 31, 2024

Jakarta – Vice presidential candidate Gibran Rakabuming Raka revealed the possibility of discontinuing the Farmer's Card (Kartu Tani) program if he and Prabowo Subianto won the 2024 election during his visit to a farming community in Tegal regency, Central Java.

Jakarta Globe - January 31, 2024

Alfida Rizky Febrianna, Jakarta – The Citywide Inclusive Sanitation Project, currently in progress in Mataram, Pontianak, and Semarang, will receive a $419.6 million (Rp 6.6 trillion) loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Jakarta Globe - January 31, 2024

Jakarta – Prabowo Subianto recently earned more support for his presidential bid. Hundreds of thousands of people joining the Bakti untuk Rakyat ('Serving the People") community declared their support for Prabowo in Jakarta earlier this week. There are around 500,000 members, all coming from different backgrounds.

Tempo - January 31, 2024

Yohanes Maharso, Defara Dhanya, Jakarta – Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning/Head of Bappenas, denied the notion that investors are hesitant to invest in Nusantara National Capital City (IKN) projects in East Kalimantan.

Suharso said the fact that many projects have started is proof that investors are interested in IKN.

Channel News Asia - January 31, 2024

Ian Wilson, Singapore – When, during Indonesia's first presidential debate on Dec 12 last year, candidate Anies Baswedan remarked that people had lost faith in Indonesia's democratic process, his rival, current frontrunner Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto responded animatedly, "If democracy failed, it would have been impossible for you to be the governor!"

Jakarta Post - January 31, 2024

Jakarta (Agencies) – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs and vice presidential candidate Mahfud MD on Wednesday said that he would tender his resignation to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo once he has the chance to meet the president.

Tempo - January 31, 2024

Adil Al Hasan, Jakarta – Presidential candidate number 3 Ganjar Pranowo claimed that he received reports from regional heads regarding intervention to not support him in the upcoming presidential election. He stressed that he would fight such intimidation in a constitutional manner.

Mongabay - January 31, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The Indonesian government's freedom-of-information clearinghouse has ordered state-owned electricity utility PLN to disclose emissions data for some of the country's biggest coal-fired power plants.

ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute - January 31, 2024

By Max Lane

Executive summary

Jakarta Globe - January 31, 2024

Stevani Wijaya, Jakarta – The National Police's Traffic Corps (Korlantas) has implemented "ZZ" as the new identifier for VIP license plates exclusively designated for high-ranking state officials.

The fresh identifier, positioned at the end of the alphanumeric sequence, replaces "RF" and "QH," which have been widely misappropriated by private vehicle owners.

Benar News - January 31, 2024

Pizaro Gozali Idrus, Jakarta – Separatist rebels in Indonesia's restive Papua region on Wednesday said they would like to release a New Zealand pilot taken hostage nearly a year ago, but officials in Jakarta and Wellington were delaying negotiations for his freedom.

Tempo - January 31, 2024

Clara Maria Tjandra Dewi H., Jakarta – PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KAI Commuter) apologized for the disruption to Commuter Line services this morning due to flooding on the upstream and downstream routes between Jakarta Kota-Tanjung Priok Station. The flooding disrupted at least 11 rail trips in the Priok area.

Tempo - January 31, 2024

Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) detained another suspect in the alleged corruption scandal at the Manpower Ministry. The suspect, the director of PT AIM (Adi Inti Mandiri) Karunia, was detained at the KPK Detention Center last Monday.

Jakarta Post - January 31, 2024

Jakarta – Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said that controlling volatile food prices, including rice, chilies and onions, is one of the government's main focuses to curb inflation and maintain people's purchasing power.

Jakarta Post - January 31, 2024

Divya Karyza, Jakarta – The government is facing fresh calls to evaluate the public health and socioeconomic impacts of the country's widespread use of coal-fired power plants as it moves to implement the landmark Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP).

January 30, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 30, 2024

Jakarta – Sholeh, the owner of a meatball soup shop in the Magelang district of Bandongan, said he did not expect to see President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto.

Jokowi and Prabowo recently made headlines for having lunch at Sholeh's meatball soup shop. They were in Magelang for the inauguration ceremony of a new military academy facility.

Mongabay - January 30, 2024

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has invited Turkish investors to help develop an offshore tuna farm in the country's eastern Papua region, which it aims to turn into a major tuna export hub.

South China Morning Post - January 30, 2024

Su-Lin Tan, Singapore – The Australian government has pledged A$35 million (US$23 million) towards supporting East Timor's policing services and another A$4 million (US$2.6 million) in aid to help Timorese workers integrate in Australia, as Canberra continued to make good on its intentions to improve regional relations amid China's increased influence.

Tempo - January 30, 2024

Novali Panji Nugroho, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) assessed that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has failed to contribute to strengthening the anti-corruption agenda. This is in consideration of the stagnant discussion on the asset forfeiture bill.

Tempo - January 30, 2024

Defara Dhanya Paramitha, Jakarta – Institute for Economic and Social Research – Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI) has recently released Indonesia's Q1 of 2024 economic outlook report, highlighting the country's economic growth, titled 'Transitional Year'.

Republika - January 30, 2024

Bilal Ramadhan, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) has responded to Indonesia's latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) score which was recently released by Transparency International Indonesia (TII). Indonesia's score in 2023 experienced a stagnation compared with previous years.

South China Morning Post - January 30, 2024

Officials in Indonesia's tourism hotspot of Bali are on the hunt for a British influencer after she took a swipe at the island's "unbearable" traffic and called the famous Kuta beach "absolutely awful" in viral TikTok videos.

Jakarta Globe - January 30, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – A German diplomat said Tuesday that his country was keeping a close eye on Indonesia's capital relocation amidst the government's attempts to convince foreign investors.

Jakarta Globe - January 30, 2024

Faisal Maliki Baskoro, Jakarta – Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto will not bring back the tax amnesty program and instead aims to enhance the tax ratio as a means to increase state revenue.

"Indonesia has exercised several tax amnesties. We will not continue that," Eddy Soeparno, a member of Prabowo's expert council said at a conference in Jakarta, on Tuesday.

Jakarta Globe - January 30, 2024

Monique Handa Shafira, Jakarta – Singkawang, a city in West Kalimantan, has once again been named Indonesia's most tolerant city for the third consecutive time by the human rights group Setara Institute.

South China Morning Post - January 30, 2024

Johannes Nugroho – The arrest of an Indonesian social media celebrity for her alleged involvement in an adult film ring has again sparked debate over the Muslim-majority country's strict anti-pornography laws amid calls for legal and social reform.

Jakarta Post Editorial - January 30, 2024

Jakarta – When we reflect, in the years ahead, on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's decade in power, we may recall it as a Big Bang for the country's infrastructure – with all of that cosmic event's chaotic consequences.

Tabloid Jubi - January 30, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Jayapura Bishop Yanuarius Theofilus Matopai You emphasizes that violence and conflict in Papua can only be resolved through peaceful dialogue. This sentiment was expressed during a public discussion organized by the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Secretariat of the Franciscans in Papua, held in Jayapura City on Monday (29/1/2024).

South China Morning Post - January 30, 2024

Aisyah Llewellyn – Families and friends of those who died in a deadly bomb attack in Bali in Indonesia that killed 202 people and injured another 200 have expressed shock and anger after two Malaysians incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for their roles in the attack had their jail sentences cut from 23 years to five.

Agence France-Presse - January 30, 2024

Jack Moore – Joko Widodo has led Indonesia for a nearly a decade pledging to do things differently, but he stands accused of manoeuvring to build his own political dynasty in next month's presidential vote in a country long known for its nepotistic politics.

Tempo - January 30, 2024

Daniel A. Fajri, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi handed over rice assistance from the government's rice reserves (CBP) at the Bulog Purwomartani warehouse in Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta on Monday, January 29. He said the aid was given in response to the surge in rice prices due to crop failures in almost all countries.

Tabloid Jubi - January 30, 2024

Timika, Jubi – On Saturday (27/1/2024), the Acting Regent of Intan Jaya, Apolos Bagau, facilitated a meeting between the Regional Leadership Coordination Forum (Forkopimda) of Intan Jaya Regency and the Intan Jaya people, as well as religious figures in Sugapa, the capital of Intan Jaya.

Jakarta Globe - January 30, 2024

Mita Amalia Hapsari, Jakarta – A judge in Jakarta ruled for former vice justice minister Edward Omar Sharief Hiariej on Tuesday and ordered the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to drop corruption charges against him.

Jakarta Globe - January 30, 2024

Alfida Rizky Febrianna, Jakarta – Finance Minister Sri Mulyani is planning to introduce a student loan program funded by the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP), modeled after a similar program in the United States.

Tempo - January 30, 2024

Defara Dhanya Paramitha, Jakarta – IKN Authority head Bambang Susantono said the Nusantara capital city (IKN) will be built differently than other Indonesian metropolitans.

According to Bambang, IKN will be free of traffic jams which is so often a plight in other big cities in Indonesia, especially Jakarta.

Jakarta Post - January 30, 2024

Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – The increased distribution of subsidized fertilizer has done little to improve agricultural production in the country, industry players and experts say, noting that other aspects must be enhanced for Indonesia to achieve agricultural self-sufficiency.

CNN Indonesia - January 30, 2024

Jakarta – The Four Finger Salute (Salam 4 Jari) movement or campaign initiated by Indonesian Green Party president John Muhammad has gone viral on social media platforms X (Twitter) and Instagram.

Jakarta Globe - January 30, 2024

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – West Sumatra and West Java have joined Bali in implementing an entertainment tax of less than 40 percent for establishments like nightclubs, karaoke spots, bars, and spas, as announced by Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian.

Jakarta Globe - January 30, 2024

Fito Akhmad Erlangga, Jakarta – A recent poll by the Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) of Denny JA indicated that 80.8 percent of respondents are satisfied with the performance of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in his final year in office.

January 29, 2024

Tempo - January 29, 2024

Michelle Gabriela Momole, Jakarta – Economist Thomas Trikasih Lembong, popularly known as Tom Lembong, highlighted the second-term curse of President Joko Widodo or Jokowi's administration in a podcast with Novel Baswedan, a former investigator of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), released on Sunday, January 28.

Jakarta Globe - January 29, 2024

Fito Akhmad Erlangga, Magelang – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo shared a meal with his potential successor, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, at a restaurant in Magelang on Monday.

Reuters - January 29, 2024

Sydney – Australia said it will spend $23 million to support policing in East Timor, boosting disaster response and technology capabilities in the small Southeast Asian neighbor that recently upgraded ties with China.

Minister for International Development and the Pacific Pat Conroy arrived in East Timor on Monday and met with Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao.

Tempo - January 29, 2024

Aisyah Amira Wakang, Jakarta – Former investigator of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Yudi Purnomo Harahap expressed his concern about the decline in the National Integrity Index in 2023. "This decline is certainly worrying," he told Tempo on Sunday, January 28.

Tempo - January 29, 2024

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – North Maluku's Halmahera Study Forum of Foshal, The Indonesian Forum for Environment, Trend Asia, and the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation revealed a plethora of problems found in the nickel downstream agenda. The Jokowi-initiated program in North Maluku, for example, led to a massive deforestation issue.