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June 23, 2019

Jakarta Post - June 23, 2019

Jakarta – With this year's school enrollment period having drawn to a close, East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa has apologized to parents who failed to place their children in state high schools.

Khofifah said state high schools across the region, especially in the provincial capital Surabaya, had a limited number of students that it could enroll.

Reuters - June 23, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesian authorities have arrested three people suspected of negligence after a fire ripped through a makeshift factory in North Sumatra, killing 30 people, a police spokesman said on Sunday.

June 22, 2019

Suara.com - June 22, 2019

Chandra Iswinarno and Ria Rizki Nirmala Sari – Razman Arif Nasution, the legal affairs spokesperson for the Joko Widodo-Ma'ruf Amin election campaign team (TKN), says that the National Mandate Party (PAN) and the Democrat Party are beginning to change course towards the Widodo camp.

Jakarta Post - June 22, 2019

Apriadi Gunawan, Langkat, North Sumatra – Following a fire that killed 30 people at a cigarette lighter factory in Sambirejo village, Langkat regency, North Sumatra, Binjai Police have arrested the owner and manager.

Tempo - June 22, 2019

M Yusuf Manurung, Jakarta – A public attorney from the Jakarta Legal Aid (LBH) institution Ayu Eza Tiara, mentioned that there were dozens of procedures that must be taken before Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan can issue building permits (IMB) for one of the islets of the Jakarta reclamation project.

Jakarta Post - June 22, 2019

Jakarta – The Jakarta administration has allocated Rp 20 billion (US$1.42 million) for a series of events to celebrate the capital city's 492nd anniversary, making it the most lavish celebration the city has ever had, according to an official.

Tempo - June 22, 2019

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Indonesian press experienced dark history twenty-five years ago on June 21, 1994, when Tempo magazine was banned by Soeharto administration, the New Order era.

Jakarta Post - June 22, 2019

Jakarta – Maj. Gen. (ret) Soenarko, a former commander of the Army's Special Forces (Kopassus), was released from detention on Friday. His release was guaranteed by Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto and Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

Kompas.com - June 22, 2019

Junaedi, Polewali Mandar – Riots broke out at the Polewali Mandar Class IIB Prison (Lapas Polman) in Polewali Mandar regency, West Sulawesi, on Saturday June 22 after prisoners rejected a new parole policy by the prison warden.

Jakarta Post - June 22, 2019

Jakarta – As a popular domestic tourist site in Jakarta, Ancol Dreamland Park in North Jakarta has the potential to attract foreign visitors, especially from Southeast Asia, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said following the launch of new attractions at the park.

Channel News Asia - June 22, 2019

Iqra Anugrah, Jakarta – I met Sugeng, a fisher and a community organiser in my research trip to Kendal District, Central Java earlier this year before the Indonesian general elections.

June 21, 2019

Tempo - June 21, 2019

Adam Prireza, Jakarta – Kivlan Zen, who is suspected of illegal firearms possession, has filed for a pre-trial. The retired major general submitted the motion request to the South Jakarta District Court yesterday, June 19.

Jakarta Globe - June 21, 2019

Herman, Jakarta – The government plans to lower minimum airfares on certain routes, cut fuel price and offer fiscal incentives to airlines starting next week in its latest attempt to keep a lid on the skyrocketing cost of air travel.

Jakarta Post - June 21, 2019

Nezar Patria, Oslo – Top Indonesian scholars have supported the nomination of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, Indonesia's two largest Islamic organizations, for the Nobel Peace Prize, saying the two groups have played a key role in promoting religious tolerance in the country and the region.

Radio New Zealand - June 21, 2019

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has come under attack for "neglecting the cries of its people, particularly in West Papua".

Fiji Opposition MP, Anare Jale, told Parliament's Budget debate this week the government's allocation of $FJ1.12 million to the regional group should be reduced by $120,000.

Coconuts Jakarta - June 21, 2019

The West Java Police have arrested a preacher named Rahmat Baequni for his alleged role in perpetuating a hoax positing that hundreds of election workers in last April's election died because they were poisoned.

Jakarta Globe - June 21, 2019

Jakarta – Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has gone abroad to an unidentified country while his legal team is busily engaged in the election dispute trial at the Constitutional Court.

"Prabowo is currently abroad," Lukendra Lukistian, a spokesman for Prabowo's campaign team, told reporters on Friday as quoted by Antara news agency.

Jakarta Post - June 21, 2019

Apriadi Gunawan, Langkat, North Sumatra – Twenty-seven adults and three children who died in a fire at a lighter factory in Binjai district in Langkat regency, North Sumatra, had apparently been unable to flee the blaze. The police suspect they had been locked inside when the fire broke out at noon on Friday.

Straits Times - June 21, 2019

Linda Yulisman and Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh,ljakarta – Lawyers for Indonesia's defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto spent the past four days trying to cast doubt on the online vote count information system and voter rolls in their bid to prove that the April 17 election was rigged, but experts say their chances of success are slim.

Tempo - June 21, 2019

Friski Riana, Bandung – Presidential Chief of Staff, Moeldoko, hoped that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Prabowo Subianto could meet anytime soon.

Hopefully, the meeting of the two leaders and top political figures can be held before the end of the presidential election dispute trials at the Constitutional Court (MK).

Tempo - June 21, 2019

Muh Syaifullah, Jakarta – An academician at the Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Bagas Pujilaksono Widyakanigara Ph. D, wrote an open letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo regarding the campus environments that are often used as radical movement breeding grounds.

Jakarta Globe - June 21, 2019

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said the upcoming Asean Summit and G-20 Summit will provide a momentum for Indonesia to strengthen its economy and national interests.

Jokowi will attend the Asean Summit in Bangkok this week and the G-20 Summit in Tokyo next week.

Jakarta Post - June 21, 2019

Agnes Anya, Jakarta – Indonesia and other countries that significantly contribute to the world's high carbon emissions must take concrete steps to address climate change, United Nations representative to Indonesia Anita Nirody said on Thursday.

Jakarta Post - June 21, 2019

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who is celebrating his 58th birthday today, received well wishes from construction workers at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten.

Reuters - June 21, 2019

Kanupriya Kapoor, Jakarta – Indonesia plans to tighten vetting of senior public servants amid fears that hardline Islamist ideology has permeated high levels of government, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and a senior official involved in the plan.

Coconuts Jakarta - June 21, 2019

Almost all of the recent drama surrounding the election lawsuit by losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has taken place within the walls of the Constitutional Court (MK) this week as only a small number of die-hard Prabowo supporters have held peaceful protests outside the courtroom since the trial began last Friday.

Jakarta Globe - June 21, 2019

Jeis Montesori & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – About 8,000 people, including representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, regional governments and residents of 33 subdistricts of West Java and Jakarta, will participate in a simultaneous cleanup action of the Ciliwung River on Sunday.

Jakarta Post - June 21, 2019

Jakarta – Every member of the Cilincing and Koja district election committees (PPK) in North Jakarta have been named suspects of vote rigging during the 2019 Jakarta legislative election.

The Asian Age - June 21, 2019

Yogyakarta – It is widely known that Indonesia was once ruled by a Hindu kingdom. However, centuries after the fall of that kingdom, the values of Hinduism are still being preserved by locals in the region.

Tempo - June 21, 2019

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Deputy Head of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Saut Situmorang, denied rumors about radicalism in his agency. He then asked the public not to accuse people as a terrorist by their looks; having a beard and wearing short trousers.

Jakarta Globe - June 21, 2019

Jakarta – A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Sarmi, a district in Papua, early on Thursday morning. No casualty was reported, although dozens of houses in the area were damaged.

Tremors from the earthquake were also felt in the provincial capital of Jayapura, 176 kilometers east of Sarmi.

Jakarta Post - June 21, 2019

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan, North Sumatra – At least 30 people died in a fire at a lighter factory in Binjai district, Langkat regency in North Sumatra on Friday afternoon.

Langkat Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Langkat) head Irwan Syahri said the bodies of the victims, which included three children, were severely burned. "No survivors have been found so far," Irwan added.

Jakarta Post - June 21, 2019

Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman, JAKARTA – State mining holding company PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) has booked total assets of Rp 162 trillion (US$11.44 billion), about 600 percent higher than the value of assets recorded three years ago when Inalum had yet to become a holding company.

Radio New Zealand - June 21, 2019

Fiji's diplomatic relations with Indonesia have come under intense scrutiny in Parliament this week over human rights abuses in West Papua.

Opposition MP, Anare Jale, accused the Bainimarama government of turning its back on innocent West Papuans.

Jakarta Globe - June 21, 2019

Angel Riadi & Egna Setiawan, Jakarta – "Race for Water," a solar-powered hybrid catamaran, arrived in Jakarta this week as part of a global campaign to raise awareness of the impact of plastic waste on the marine environment.

June 20, 2019

Straits Times - June 20, 2019

Kuala Lumpur (Reuters) – Less than half of the garbage produced on Indonesia's resort island of Bali is recycled, with thousands of tonnes burned or dumped in rivers and the ocean, researchers warned on Thursday (June 20).

Jakarta Globe - June 20, 2019

Antara & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – MRT Jakarta, the operator of the capital's first underground and overground metro system, said the Jakarta MRT's second line, from the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle to Kota Tua, will pass some historical landmarks, including the Dutch-built Jakarta Kota train station.

Radio New Zealand International - June 20, 2019

New Zealand's Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, says he will raise concerns over human rights abuses in West Papua with his Indonesian counterpart.

Mr Peters was responding to a question from Green Party foreign affairs spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman in a select committee hearing today.

Tempo - June 20, 2019

Friski Riana, Jakarta – Expert on terrorism and intelligence Harits Abu Ulya questioned the motive behind Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu's statement where he announced 3 percent Military members have been exposed to radicalism.

Tempo - June 20, 2019

Irsyan Hasyim (Antara), Jakarta – An expert witness presented by the Election Commission (KPU) Marsudi Wahyu Kisworo, explained that the vote counting information system website or Situng does not present significant benefits for any presidential candidate pair.

Jakarta Globe - June 20, 2019

Yudha Baskoro – A tiny alley just around the corner from the United Nations' refugee agency, the UNHCR, on Jalan Kebon Sirih in Central Jakarta, has become a home in transit for a group of 15 asylum seekers and refugees from Afghanistan, South Sudan and Somalia.

Detik News - June 20, 2019

Haris Fadhil, Jakarta – One of the witnesses that was to be presented by the legal team representing the loosing 02 presidential ticket of Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno, Haris Azhar, has refused to testify at a challenge to the presidential election (pilpres) result at the Constitutional Court.

Reuters - June 20, 2019

Gayatri Suroyo, Maikel Jefriando, Jakarta – Indonesia's central bank held its policy interest rate unchanged on Thursday, but moved to cut the reserve requirement for banks and said it was now appeared a "matter of timing and magnitude" before it made its first cut in rates since September of 2017.

Radio New Zealand International - June 20, 2019

Johnny Blades – The United Liberation Movement of West Papua has officially submitted an application for full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group.

The Liberation Movement already has observer status in the regional group whose full members are Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia's Kanaks.

Coconuts Jakarta - June 20, 2019

One of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan's main campaign promises was stopping the land reclamation project in Jakarta Bay, but he has effectively reneged on that promise and blamed his predecessor, Basuki "BTP" Tjahaja Purnama aka Ahok, for continuing construction on the controversial project.

Detik News - June 20, 2019

Mochamad Zhacky, Jakarta – The Alumni Brotherhood 212 (PA 212), the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Ulema Council's Fatwa (GNPF-MUI) and a number of other Islamic groups will hold an action to safeguard the final hearing of a challenge to the presidential election result at the Constitutional Court (MK) on June 28.

Tempo - June 20, 2019

Hendartyo Hanggi and Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta (Bisnis) – Member of Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) Agung Firman Sampurna said that the agency discovered a number of issues in state-carrier Garuda Indonesia's financial audit report.

"Generally, we found strong allegations of financial engineering," said Agung at BPK's education and training center today.

Jakarta Globe - June 20, 2019

Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Three miners died after a landslide hit an illegal tin mine in a village in Central Bangka, a district in the Bangka Belitung Islands province, on Tuesday.

"Faulty mining methods coupled with medium-intensity rain might have caused the landslide," Rita Rosita Simatupang from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said on Wednesday.

Jakarta Post - June 20, 2019

Jakarta – The Central Jakarta Environment Agency has spoken about its struggle to clean up the Krukut River in Kebon Kacang subdistrict, Tanah Abang, citing the lack of awareness on proper waste disposal among local residents – particularly those of riverbank settlements – as its greatest challenge.

Vanuatu Daily Post - June 20, 2019

The United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) has officially submitted its application for full membership of the regional Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) with the formal handing-over of the application to the MSG Secretariat in Port Vila, Vanuatu on Wednesday 19th June.