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March 12, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - March 12, 2021

A 21-year-old man was arrested this week for allegedly killing two women in the span of two weeks, with the suspect confessing to his hatred of women after his arrest.

Though the suspect has been accused of killing two people, the police have described the gruesome murders as the work of a serial killer.

Tribune News - March 12, 2021

Igman Ibrahim, Jakarta – Malang city district police chief (Kapolres) Senior Commissioner Leonardus Simarmata has been reported to the police's professionalism and security affairs division (Propam) over alleged racial slurs when securing an International Women's Day (IWD) rally by Papuan students on March 8.

Sindo news - March 12, 2021

Helmi Syarif, Jakarta – The Metro Jaya regional police have summoned Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance (KASBI) General Chairperson Nining Elitos over alleged incitement and violations of health protocols. Elitos is scheduled to be questioned by police on March 15.

Tempo - March 12, 2021

Pribadi Wicaksono (Contributor), Yogyakarta – The number of Covid-19 cases in Yogyakarta keeps rising, bringing the total to almost 30,000. On Thursday, March 11, the province detected 128 new infections.

"This makes the total number of confirmed cases to 29,636," said Berty Murtiningsih, the spokesperson for the special region's Covid-19 Task Force.

Tempo - March 12, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – Tourism workers are among the people prioritized to receive Covid-19 vaccines, as the Indonesian government seeks to rejuvenate its tourism, which has slumped since the coronavirus arrived in the archipelago last year.

Tourism workers in 10 cities can apply for a drive-through vaccination service through apps.

Tempo - March 12, 2021

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The government has removed coal residue, or FABA (Fly Ash and Bottom Ash), from the list of toxic and hazardous waste (B3 waste). FABA is the solid waste from coal combustion at coal-fired power plants (PLTU), boilers, and industrial furnaces used for construction raw materials.

Coconuts Bali - March 12, 2021

Authorities in Bali's Badung regency announced that it has recorded over 2,200 people violating health protocols in the last two months, hundreds of whom – including more than 300 foreign nationals – were fined IDR100,000 (US$6.94).

Antara News - March 12, 2021

Aria Cindyara, Jakarta – The youth activists movement network the Milk Tea Alliance in Indonesia is pushing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations (UN) to take firm measures in relation to the situation which is developing in Myanmar following the February 1 military coup.

Tempo - March 12, 2021

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The National Police (Polri) on Friday announced that its virtual police had sent out warnings to 89 social media accounts from February 23 to March 11 for spreading contents classified as SARA or ethnicity, religion, race, and societal group.

Tempo - March 12, 2021

Jakarta – The Nusantara vaccine is not suitable for Indonesia, which needs to inoculate large numbers of people. Existing vaccines area already proven effective for old people and those with other health conditions.

Tabloid JUBI - March 12, 2021

Jean Bisay, Jayapura – The International Women's Day this year was special for Efi Paulin Numberi, not only because the world celebrated women but also because that day, on Monday, March 8, 2021, she began her duty as the head of Biak Numfor Prosecutor's Office in Papua Land, or internationally known as West Papua.

Tempo - March 12, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – Bali now has recorded 1,000 Covid-19 deaths after four more people died from the virus. Authorities reported on Thursday, March 11 that the latest casualties of the pandemic are from Jembrana, Badung, and two from Buleleng.

New Mandala - March 12, 2021

Natali Pearson – Indonesia has had a moratorium on the commercial salvage of underwater cultural heritage since 2010. But a new and seemingly unrelated Law has reintroduced the prospect that Indonesia's waters will again be "open for investment."

Nikkei Asia - March 12, 2021

Prodita Sabarini – An assessment system that predominantly evaluates research performance based on journal output and citations is steering academics from developing countries like mine to chasing quantity over quality. And being exploited while doing so.

Jakarta Globe - March 12, 2021

Natasia Christy Wahyuni, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has no plan to delay the rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine it received via global procurement scheme Covax, a spokesperson said on Friday.

A number of countries including neighboring Thailand have delayed or suspended the Covid-19 vaccine amid reports of blood clots after it was administered.

March 11, 2021

Mongabay - March 11, 2021

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has declared coal ash is no longer a hazardous waste product, despite containing heavy metals such as mercury, lead and arsenic, in a nod to industry efforts for greater deregulation.

Tempo - March 11, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The Public Works and Public Housing Ministry has completed the construction of 263 Tourism Accommodation Facilities (Sarhunta) in the super-priority destination of Manado-Likupang, North Sulawesi, to support recovery of the tourism sector.

Tabloid JUBI - March 11, 2021

Jayapura – Military Resort 172/PWY Commander Brig. Gen. Izak Pangemanan welcomed a new deployment of the military to secure Indonesia-PNG borders on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at a Navy port at the base in Jayapura, Papua.

Eurasia Review - March 11, 2021

Teri Caraway – Indonesia's Omnibus Law for Job Creation came into law in November 2020, amending more than 70 different pieces of legislation. The law, which the Widodo administration claims is necessary to improve Indonesia's investment climate and promote employment, was rammed through amid the COVID-19 pandemic despite the opposition of civil society actors.

Asia Pacific Report - March 11, 2021

David Robie – Asia Pacific Report, the Auckland-based independent news and analysis website, has been increasingly targeted by Indonesian trolls over the past three months, involving a spate of "letters to the editor" and social media attacks.

Tempo - March 11, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has been earmarking Rp4 trillion-Rp5 trillion every year for disaster mitigation efforts in the country, director general of budget at the Finance Ministry, Askolani, said.

CNN Indonesia - March 11, 2021

Jakarta – The director of the Makassar Legal Aid Foundation (LBH), Muhammad Haedir, has revealed that two participants of an action commemorating International Women's Day (IWD) in Makassar, South Sulawesi, were detained by the Makassar metropolitan district police for 24 hours.

Tabloid JUBI - March 11, 2021

Alexander Loen, Jayapura – Papuan People Council (MRP) released a book containing reviews of problems and achievements in the past 20 years of the special autonomy (otsus) implementation in Papua province, gathered from hearings with the native Papuans.

Reuters - March 11, 2021

Kate Lamb – Hussy, mistress, whore, evil woman – these are just some of the nine example compound words that artist Ika Vantiani was shocked to find listed under the entry for 'woman' or 'perempuan' in Indonesia's official dictionary.

Tempo - March 11, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has urged the people, particularly Muslims, to take Ramadan this year as a month of self-revolution, including in receiving and responding to any information.

Jakarta Globe - March 11, 2021

Jakarta – A bus carrying junior high school students, their parents and teachers plunged into a ravine in the West Java town of Sumedang on Wednesday evening, killing at least 22 people.

The bus was on its way to neighboring Subang district after taking the students for a pilgrimage in Tasikmalaya when the accident occurred.

The Strategist - March 11, 2021

Natalie Sambhi – At first glance, given their geographic distance, there seems little pushing France and Indonesia closer together. But from Paris's perspective, the French territories in the region and the fact that 93% of France's exclusive economic zone is in the Indian and Pacific Oceans are compelling reasons for it to seek a greater presence in the Indo-Pacific.

Jakarta Post - March 11, 2021

Jakarta – The special autonomy (otsus) status of Papua and West Papua has been at the core of the central government's claims that its policies in the provinces are on the right track.

But self-determination activists believe the arrangement has become a pretext for Jakarta to exert undue control over Papuans and that it should be rejected.

March 10, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - March 10, 2021

Jayapura – Citizens including a religious figure demand the Indonesian state to take responsibility for the displaced people who had left their homes due to fear of losing their lives amid armed conflicts in the two regencies in Papua Land, or internationally known as West Papua

Tempo - March 10, 2021

Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – A number of people who have yet been registered as Covid-19 vaccine recipients on Wednesday, March 10, flocked the 'Covid-19 Vaccine Center' that was set up temporarily at Jakarta's Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) complex in Senayan.

The Guardian - March 10, 2021

Rory James – Papuans whose island has been offered up as a potential launch site for Elon Musk's SpaceX project have told the billionaire Tesla chief his company is not welcome on their land, and its presence would devastate their island's ecosystem and drive people from their homes.

The Conversation - March 10, 2021

Dedi Dinarto and Jefferson Ng Jin Chuan – Growing numbers of former military and police officers are running and winning regional elections in Indonesia. This has led to concerns about their resurgence in the politics and government administration of the world's third-largest democracy.

Straits Times - March 10, 2021

M. Taufiqurrahman, Jakarta – There aren't many heroes in the latest saga rocking the Democratic Party, but plenty of villains seem to be involved, and Indonesia's democracy is certainly worse off because of the drama.

Coconuts Jakarta - March 10, 2021

Indonesian children will have to continue to learn about their respective faiths until at least 2035 despite concerns that religious studies was going to be dropped from the national curriculum.

Okezone - March 10, 2021

Erfan Maaruf, Jakarta – The State Intelligence Agency (BIN) is conducting 24 hour patrols for hate speech and hoaxes on social media (medsos). And they are not just patrolling cyberspace, BIN will also go into the field to act against those spreading negative content.

Tempo - March 10, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) said the Covid-19 mortality rate of health workers in February 2021 decreased significantly by 63 percent.

"[The death rate] in December 2020 to January 2021 is quite high, but it has declined by 63 percent in February," said IDI Chairman Daeng Faqih in Jakarta on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

Nikkei Asia - March 10, 2021

Koya Jibiki, Jakarta – Indomie, the half-century-old instant noodle brand that has been dubbed Indonesia's national food, has enjoyed an added boost from not only consumers cooped up at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, but also the recent death of a company legend.

Asia Pacific Report - March 10, 2021

A 17-year-old youth has become the latest victim of Indonesia's six-decades-long colonisation of West Papua, alleges the United Liberation Movement of West Papua.

"Killed on March 6, Melianus Nayagau has been murdered in Intan Jaya, where Indonesian military operations have displaced thousands of my people," said ULMWP interim president Benny Wenda in a statement today.

Coconuts Jakarta - March 10, 2021

While not necessarily a milestone for LGBTQ+ rights, Indonesia has legally accepted the sex change of a former athlete, which has nonetheless sparked a discussion for gender fluidity in the country.

Jakarta Globe - March 10, 2021

Fana Suparman, Jakarta – Two high ranking police officers were found guilty of taking bribe from graft convict Djoko Tjandra during separate trials on Wednesday.

Inspector General Napoleon Bonaparte was sentenced to four and a half years for accepting US$370,000 and SIN$200,000 from Djoko, according to the verdict delivered by the Jakarta Anti-Corruption Court.

Tabloid JUBI - March 10, 2021

Jakarta, Jubi – The Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police had been investigating a case in which "a stray bullet" hit a resident, Andres Bewarmbo, when the police and the military tried to disperse an angry crowd in Kampung Pomako in Mimika Regency, Papua on March 7, 2021.

Tempo - March 10, 2021

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy said the government planned to provide GeNose, the screening tool to detect Covid-19 using human breath, in movie theaters in a bid to revive the national film industry.

Jakarta Globe - March 10, 2021

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The United Kingdom has agreed to help the Jakarta government achieve its ambitious target of electrifying 10,000 TransJakarta's public buses by 2030 to help Indonesia's capital and the largest city to reduce its emission, the British Ambassador to Indonesia Owen Jenkins announced in an online conference on Tuesday.

Eurasia Review - March 10, 2021

Keisyah Aprilia (BenarNews) – Risna recounted scrambling to save herself when dirt and rocks came tumbling into a 49-foot deep pit where she and other residents were mining for gold in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province on Feb. 24.

Kompas.com - March 10, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The lawyer representing the families of victims of the Semanggi I and II tragedies, Muhammad Isnur, says that they will take their case to the Supreme Court following a ruling against them by the State Administrative High Court (PTTUN).

Coconuts Jakarta - March 10, 2021

Jakarta's plan to ban vehicles 10 years or older from the city's roads has come to a screeching halt as a prohibition may come in direct collision with national regulations.

Tempo - March 10, 2021

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – State Intelligence Agency (BIN) supports the revision on the Information and Electronics Transactions Law (ITE Law) No. 11/2008.

Tempo - March 10, 2021

Antara, Bogor – Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto said the Covid-19 vaccines injected into health workers in the city have started to work well which is evident from zero cases of coronavirus disease among them this month.

March 9, 2021

United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Statement - March 9, 2021

A 17-year-old boy has become the latest victim of Indonesia's six-decades-long colonisation of West Papua. Killed on March 6, Melianus Nayagau has been murdered in Intan Jaya, where Indonesian military operations have displaced thousands of my people.

Tempo - March 9, 2021

Imam Hamdi, Jakarta – The Jakarta Ombudsman Head Teguh Nugroho stressed that a request for the Covid-19 vaccination for families of the Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) members is against the technical guidance issued by the Health Ministry.

"The council's request for a vaccine for their families violates the technical guidelines," said Teguh on Monday, March 8.