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February 21, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Sport & Recreation
Jakarta Globe - February 21, 2019

Jakarta – The future of professional football in Indonesia is hanging by a thread.

It is increasingly unclear when Liga 1, the country's top-tier professional football league, will start its new season after a massive match-fixing scandal led to the arrest and resignation of key organizers.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Taxation & State Budget
Jakarta Post - February 21, 2019

Jakarta – After joining 120 countries in the Automatic Exchange of Information in 2018, the tax office has obtained information about the wealth of Indonesian nationals that is deposited in financial institutions in 65 countries, according to the Finance Ministry's Taxation Directorate General.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Surveys & Opinion Polls
Jakarta Post - February 21, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesia ranks third among the most optimistic countries globally, after India and the Philippines, according to the Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey, which was conducted in collaboration with Nielsen.

News ›› West Papua ›› Peace Talks & Dialogue with Jakarta
Radio New Zealand International - February 21, 2019

The Free West Papua Movement, or OPM, has called on the international community to mediate negotiations with Indonesia's government to end conflict in Papua region.

Armed conflict in Papua's Highlands between the OPM's armed wing, the West Papua Liberation Army, and Indonesian security forces has intensified since last year.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Mining & Energy
Jakarta Post - February 21, 2019

Jakarta – The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has announced a downward revision of its electricity procurement target because of an unexpected slowdown in the growth of electricity demand.

In the 2019-2028 electricity procurement plan (RUPTL), the projected growth of electricity demand is set at 6.42 percent annually, down from 6.86 percent in the 2016-2025 RUTL.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Post - February 21, 2019

Makassar – The campaign team of presidential candidate pair Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno has reported 15 district heads in Makassar, South Sulawesi, to the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) over footage that reportedly promotes the incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and running mate Ma'ruf Amin.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Military Ties & Arms Trade
Tribune News - February 21, 2019

Gita Irawan, Jakarta – Army Chief of Staff (Kasad) General Andika Perkasa and Australian Defense Force chief General Angus John Campbell have agreed to further increase military cooperation between the two countries.

The meeting between Perkasa and Campbell was held in the framework of a "courtesy call" between the military leaders of the two countries.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Criminal Justice & Legal System
Coconuts Jakarta - February 21, 2019

There have been a few moments in recent Indonesian history that embarrassingly revealed to the world how little many Indonesians knew about the history of Nazi Germany, to the point that some even openly expressed their infatuation with the genocidal authoritarian regime.

Statements ›› West Papua ›› Human Rights & Justice
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - February 21, 2019

Geneva – Prompt and impartial investigations must be carried out into numerous cases of alleged killings, unlawful arrests, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of indigenous Papuans by the Indonesian police and military in West Papua and Papua provinces, say a group of UN human rights experts.

February 20, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Tourism & Hospitality
Jakarta Post - February 20, 2019

Jakarta – The Indonesian government is preparing a regulation to relax the value added tax (VAT) refund requirements for foreign tourists to support efforts to achieve this year's target to attract 20 million tourist arrivals.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Tourism & Hospitality
Jakarta Post - February 20, 2019

Ni Komang Erviani, Denpasar – Hans van Ginneken and his wife Corrie fell in love with Bali the first time they visited the resort island several years ago.

This year, during the Dutch couple's second holiday in Bali, they decided to go on a Java-Bali round trip.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
Jakarta Post - February 20, 2019

Kharishar Kahfi, Jakarta – Journalists and rights activists have condemned a defamation lawsuit against Fadli Aksar and Wiwid Abid Abadi, two Southeast Sulawesi journalists who wrote news reports about alleged fraud and document forgery by a legislative candidate.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Asian Correspondent - February 20, 2019

When Joko Widodo (Jokowi) took over the Indonesian presidency in 2014, he faced a stagnating poverty reduction effort and stubbornly high inequality levels.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Fake News & Black Campaigns
Jakarta Post - February 20, 2019

Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Jakarta – The Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) has condemned the hacking of cekfakta.com, an official fact-checking website that was created in a collaborative project involving 24 mainstream media organizations in Indonesia.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Post - February 20, 2019

Jakarta – Election watchdog the Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem) launched on Tuesday its new web-based platform pintarmemilih.id that will allow the public, particularly young voters, to find comprehensive information regarding the 2019 simultaneous presidential and legislative elections.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Jakarta Post - February 20, 2019

Jakarta – The Finance Ministry is in the process of completing a regulation that will provide the legal basis for offering fiscal incentives to businesses that establish education and research and development (R&D) centers.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Indonesia at Melbourne - February 20, 2019

Indonesia's presidential election – Joko "Jokowi" Widodo versus Prabowo Subianto II – is trundling toward its 17 April denouement, an event less exciting for its potential drama and more for its status as the end point of a long and, thus far, insipid contest.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Land & Agrarian Conflicts
BBC Indonesia - February 20, 2019

Abraham Utama – A debate about land use rights (HGU) controlled by a handful of businesspeople has come to the fore following the second presidential debate on Sunday February 17.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Mining & Energy
Jakarta Post - February 20, 2019

Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman, Jakarta – The continuous decline in oil prices that has led to a lower contribution to national revenue should become a wake-up call for the government to immediately kick off fiscal reform that would speed up the use of renewable energy, experts in a recent discussion said.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Jakarta Post - February 20, 2019

Jakarta – City-owned busway operator PT Transjakarta has suspended the operation of 60 buses following a fire that engulfed one of its buses on Monday evening in Central Jakarta.

The bus caught fire at 8.33 p.m. on Monday on Jl. Pos Nomor 2 in Pasar Baru, Sawah Besar, Central Jakarta. No casualties were reported.

News ›› West Papua ›› Armed Forces & Military Operations
Agence France Presse - February 20, 2019

Jakarta – Hundreds of students have fled fighting in Indonesia's restive Papua province, a local NGO said, amid unconfirmed reports of violent military reprisals after a massacre of civilian workers by separatist rebels.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Post - February 20, 2019

Safrin La Batu and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Jakarta – The General Elections Commission (KPU) named on Tuesday another 32 former corruption convicts who are running in the legislative elections slated for April, with the Democratic Party and Hanura Party topping the list.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Jakarta Post - February 20, 2019

Riska Rahman, Jakarta – The concept of a low carbon footprint in buildings has long been around in Indonesia, but it has yet to gain traction to the point where developers, buyers and tenants prioritize its value in their decisions on constructing, buying or renting homes.

February 19, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Mining & Energy
Jakarta Post - February 19, 2019

Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman, Jakarta – The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry on Monday recorded a US$10.95 million investment commitment from operators (KKP) for exploration activities and well developments in three oil and gas blocks that were auctioned last year.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Post - February 19, 2019

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Indonesia's external debt increased in 2018 amid rising foreign capital inflows toward the end of the year.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Religion & Identity Politics
Coconuts Jakarta - February 19, 2019

As has become prevalent in Indonesia in recent years, especially in the lead up to major elections, many religious figures have used their influence to push a political agenda, often in the form of thinly veiled black campaigning against politicians they oppose.

News ›› West Papua ›› Arbitrary Arrest & Detention
Tabloid JUBI - February 19, 2019

Jayapura, Jubi – Two West Papua National Committee (KNPB) activists have been arrested by police in Bitung City, North Sulawesi, for carrying shirts with the Morning Star logo.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Left-Wing & Alternative Politics
Tribune News - February 19, 2019

Tondano – District police officers have "secured" protesters from the Student Struggle Centre for National Liberation (Pembebasan) who were holding a rally at the God Bless Minahasa Park in West Tondano, Minahasa, North Sulawesi, on Monday February 18.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Globe - February 19, 2019

Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – The chairman of the Democratic Party Jansean Sitindaon has revealed that a quarrel had occured between the Jokowi and Prabowo camps inside the venue for the second presidential election debate – the Golden Ballroom of the Sultan Hotel in Central Jakarta on Sunday (17/02).

The brouhaha was recorded in a video that has gone viral on social media.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Tempo - February 19, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – Both incumbent presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Prabowo Subianto failed to talk about the root cause of natural resources and energy issues in the second presidential debate on Sunday.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Post - February 19, 2019

Jakarta – The Trade Ministry's Futures Exchange Supervisory Board (Bappebti) has issued four regulations that treat crypto assets as commodities.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Post - February 19, 2019

Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo

Statement: In the past three years, there are no forest and land fire [across the country].

Fact: According to the latest data from the Environment and Forestry Ministry, thousands of hotspots are still detected across the country from 2016 to 2018, although its number is decreasing from year to year.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Armed Forces & Military Operations
CNN Indonesia - February 19, 2019

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan expects that active TNI (Indonesian military) and Polri (National Police) officers will maintain their neutrality if they hold posts in government.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Post - February 19, 2019

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has been reported to the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) for his remark during the second presidential election debate calling out his opponent Prabowo Subianto's ownership of hundreds of thousands of hectares of land.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Globe - February 19, 2019

Imam Suhartadi, Jakarta – In two lukewarm rounds of the presidential debate, both the incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his challenger Prabowo Subianto seemed happy enough to stick to a humdrum script. Not so their supporters, who have been happy enough to throw wild accusations to each other as soon as the debate ends.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Jakarta Post - February 19, 2019

Jakarta – The administration of Bogor in West Java has significantly reduced plastic waste through a policy banning plastic bags at many retailers, which has been in place since Dec. 12. Mayoral Regulation No. 60/2018 bars modern retailers from providing plastic bags to their customers.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Tempo - February 19, 2019

Syafiul Hadi, Jakarta – Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) Executive Director Djayadi Hanan deemed Sunday's second presidential debate between incumbent Jokowi and Prabowo Subianto had an effect toward voters, especially the swing voters or undecided voters.

News ›› West Papua ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Post - February 19, 2019

A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have named Papua administration regional secretary Hery Dosinaen a suspect in a case of alleged assault against two Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators who were assigned to tail several Papuan officials at a Jakarta hotel early this month.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - February 19, 2019

Jakarta – The Indonesia AIDS Coalition (IAC) has urged the government to establish a special working unit to increase public awareness about HIV/AIDS following recent cases in Surakarta, Central Java, and Samosir Regency, North Sumatra, of students living with HIV/AIDS being prevented from attending school following complaints from parents of other students.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Land & Agrarian Conflicts
Jakarta Post - February 19, 2019

Jakarta – Palm oil corporations, nongovernmental organizations and farmers are engaged in constant tugs-of-war in resolving land disputes.

Some 306 plantation-related conflicts over more than 341,000 hectares of disputed land across the country are impacting around 52,000 families, according to data from environmental watchdog Indonesia Forum for the Environment (Walhi).

News ›› Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Jakarta Globe - February 19, 2019

Joy Muchtar, Bali – Tirta Investama, the company that produces Indonesia's oldest and most popular bottled water product Aqua, has just launched the first water bottle in Indonesia made of 100 percent recycled plastic.

The new bottle was launched on Friday (15/02) in the tourist island of Bali, marking a milestone in the company's journey toward zero waste in 2025.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Police & Law Enforcement
Jakarta Post - February 19, 2019

Jakarta – The North Jakarta Police fired six officers on Tuesday who abused drugs and were absent from work.

"They have been proven to have been involved in drug abuse and desertion," said North Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Budhi Herdi Susianto as quoted by kompas.com.

News ›› West Papua ›› Criminalisation & Attacks on Activism
Antara News - February 19, 2019

Evarianus Supar, Timika – A sole judge at the Timika District Court in West Papua, Saiful Amam, has rejected a pre-trail suit by three West Papuan National Committee (KNPB) activists against National Police Chief (Kapolri) Tito Karnavian, Papua Police Chief (Kapolda) Inspector General Martuani Sormin and Mimika District Police Chief (Kapolres) Assistance Superintendent Agung Marlia

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Tempo - February 19, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – The Indonesian Environmental Forum (Walhi) has expressed disappointment with Indonesia's presidential candidates for failing to mention the climate change impacts and forest issue during the second round of the presidential election debate on Sunday evening.

February 18, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Globe - February 18, 2019

Muhamad Al Azhari & Dion Bisara, Jakarta – Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his sole challenger, Prabowo Subianto, both put forward policies based on resource nationalism, a known "vote-getter," during their second presidential debate on Sunday evening, but their statements did not quite live up to expectations.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Intolerance & Sectarianism
Jakarta Post - February 18, 2019

Ivany Atina Arbi, Bengkulu – Islamic group Muhammadiyah is planning to mobilize its members to campaign for wasatiyyah (religious moderation) in a renewed attempt to stem the tide of religious extremism.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Mining & Energy
Jakarta Post - February 18, 2019

Jakarta – The Rooftop Solar Power Users Forum (PPLSA) has called on the government to revoke a ministerial regulation that has discouraged PLN users from installing photovoltaic (PV) cells on the roofs of their homes.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Mining & Energy
Jakarta Post - February 18, 2019

Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman, Jakarta – Last December, East Kalimantan Governor Isran Noor was criticized for dismissing offhand the possibility that a landslide in the province's Kutai Kartanegara regency was the result of coal-mining activities that damaged roads and houses.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Nikkei Asian Review - February 18, 2019

Shotaro Tani, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo defended his signature infrastructure spending on Sunday in the second televised debate ahead of presidential elections in April, as opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto accused it of not bringing material benefits to the country.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
The Interpreter - February 18, 2019

Ben Bland – With the slick presenters, questions pulled out of a fishbowl, and baritone voice-overs, the casual viewer might have thought this was a game show rather than a political battle to lead a nation of more than 260 million people.