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December 10, 2018

News ›› Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Tempo - December 10, 2018

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) and the Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) have released a report on its latest study on the public's perception of corruption.

The poll, which was conducted from October 8-October 24, 2018, showed that 52 percent of respondents in 2018 agreed that corruption levels have increased in some way.

News ›› Indonesia ›› 1998 Fall of Suharto & Reformasi
Tempo - December 10, 2018

Friski Riana, Jakarta – Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said the increasingly rife corruption in the country is the direct effect of reformation.

Kalla expained corruption in the past was only rampant in the central government, but now it had spread to regional administrations, the House of Representatives (DPR), and the Legislative.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
New Mandala - December 10, 2018

Azis Anwar Fachrudin – There were several reasons to anticipate a modest turnout at the second reunion of the 2 December 2016 anti-Ahok mobilisation. First, that the "212" movement, as it's since become known, has lost its original raison d'etre of having Ahok prosecuted for blasphemy.

Statements ›› West Papua ›› Military Ties & Arms Trade
West Papua Action Auckland Media Release - December 10, 2018

Auckland – West Papua Action Auckland is calling on the New Zealand Government to cut all military ties to the Indonesian security forces. Violence cannot solve the problems in West Papua.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
Tempo - December 10, 2018

Ahmad Faiz Ibnu Sani, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has thrown his weight behind the movement initiated by the Indonesian Public Relations Association (Perhumas) that urges people to express words more positively under the tagline #IndonesiaBicaraBaik.

News ›› West Papua ›› Human Rights & Justice
Asia Pacific Report - December 10, 2018

West Papuan rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly have been defended by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in a response to the mass arrests of Papuan protesters during flag raising ceremonies earlier this month.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Human Rights & Justice
CNN Indonesia - December 10, 2018

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the issue of past human rights violations are turned into a political commodity every time there is a presidential election. Yet, after one of the candidates is elected as president, human rights issues are simply ignored.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Religion & Identity Politics
Coconuts Jakarta - December 10, 2018

Those who keep abreast of happenings around the region may be aware that Malaysia had their own "212" moment over the weekend, specifically the huge "Malay-First" rally protesting against the ratification of an anti-discriminatory convention that has been dubbed "812" in some quarters to denote the date of the rally (December 8).

December 9, 2018

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
Tempo - December 9, 2018

Jakarta (Antara) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expected students from universities in Indonesia conduct rally to support government programs. His statement came when welcomed the participants of National Student Conference at Bogor Palace on Friday (Dec. 7).

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
Jakarta Globe - December 9, 2018

Sheany, Nusa Dua – With less than six months to go until the 2019 presidential and legislative elections, will Indonesia offer a ray of hope to a world experiencing democratic backsliding?

News ›› West Papua ›› Armed Forces & Military Operations
Jakarta Post - December 9, 2018

Jakarta – A spokesperson for the Indonesian Military's (TNI) Cendrawasih Military Command, Lt. Col. Dax Sianturi, denied reports that a joint team of military and police personnel involved in a rescue mission to save victims of recent mass shootings in Nduga, Papua, had carried explosives or fired guns during the process.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Tempo - December 9, 2018

Jakarta – When Ms. Dinny asks her class who wants to be a teacher when they grow up, only one student raises a hand.

In Jakarta, its seems the brightest children aspire to become doctors, lawyers and engineers, favoring a career of financial stability over a passion to share knowledge.

Statements ›› West Papua ›› Armed Forces & Military Operations
Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release - December 9, 2018

In response to the latest shooting in the Yall District, Nduga Regency, in West Papua, the Indonesian security forces are undertaking a military operation to find those deemed responsible

News ›› Indonesia ›› Human Rights & Justice
ABC News - December 9, 2018

Anne Barker – Shortly before he died last year, a poor Indonesian farmer sat in a wheelchair in a room in eastern Java and addressed a panel of judges at the District Court in the Hague via Skype.

News ›› West Papua ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Asia Times - December 9, 2018

Philip Jacobson – The Indonesian government must put an immediate halt to land clearing in the Tanah Merah project, a vast stretch of land in Papua earmarked to become the world's biggest oil palm plantation, environmental advocates and anti-graft watchdogs say.

Statements ›› West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
Human Rights Watch News Release - December 9, 2018

Jakarta – Indonesian police should investigate a Papuan armed group's killing of at least 17 people, including a soldier, at a construction area in Nduga in Papua's densely forested Central Highlands on December 2, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Human Rights & Justice
Jakarta Post - December 9, 2018

Jakarta – Indonesia is an increasingly dangerous place for people defending the environment and their land, activists have claimed, with recent data showing environmentalists being the most persecuted activists over the past four years.

December 8, 2018

News ›› Indonesia ›› Sexual & Domestic Violence
Jakarta Post - December 8, 2018

Bambang Muryanto, Yogyakarta – Gadjah Mada University (UGM) rector Panut Mulyono on Friday apologized to the public for the slow handling of a recent case of alleged sexual assault involving two students, which put the top university under a national spotlight.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
Tempo - December 8, 2018

Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – A researcher at the Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) Denny JA, Ardian Sopa, has invited the campaign team of Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno to respond to the pollster's study and conduct a direct comparison after the team cast doubt on LSI's poll results.

News ›› West Papua ›› Independence & Self-Determination
Associated Press - December 8, 2018

Jakarta – Rebels in Indonesia's troubled Papua province demanded that the government hold negotiations on self-determination for the province and warned of more attacks.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
CNN Indonesia - December 8, 2018

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – The Working Party (Partai Berkarya) which is led by Hutomo Mandala Putra alias Tommy Suharto claims that the 2nd president of Indonesia, Suharto, was a pioneer in the eradication of corruption. It was Suharto who enacted Law Number 3/1971 on the Eradication of Corruption at the start of his administration.

News ›› West Papua ›› Infrastructure & Development
Tempo - December 8, 2018

Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – Former commissioner of National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM), Natallius Pigai, opined the Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo's administration did not have thoughtful planning to carry out the Trans Papua project in the conflict-prone area. Thus, he added, it became one of the conflict triggers that caused casualties.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Tempo - December 8, 2018

Jakarta (Antara) – Human rights advocacy group Setara Institute has revealed its study that ranked cities based on its tolerance level through its third tolerant city index (IKT) that involved 94 Indonesian cities.

"The city with the highest IKT is Singkawang in West Kalimantan, which scores a final result of 6,513 points," said Setara Institute chairman Hendardi today.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Sexual & Domestic Violence
Tempo - December 8, 2018

Ryan Dwiky Anggriawan, Jakarta – Civil society organisations held a march and protest action in Jakarta on Saturday December 8 calling on the House of Representatives (DPR) to immediately enact the Draft Law (RUU) on the Eradication of Sexual Violence.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Labour & Migrant Workers
CNN Indonesia - December 8, 2018

Jakarta – Hundreds of workers from the Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (KPBI) held a protest march on Saturday December 8 from the Farmers Monument in Central Jakarta to the nearby State Palace. During the action, the workers highlighted the problems of corruption and the government's failure to resolve human rights violations.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
CNN Indonesia - December 8, 2018

Palembang – The secretary general of Tommy Suharto's Working Party (Partai Berkarya), Priyo Budi Santoso, says that the Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno presidential ticket will restore the country to exactly the same as it was under Tommy's father, Indonesia's second president Suharto.

December 7, 2018

News ›› West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
Jakarta Post - December 7, 2018

Karina M. Tehusijarana, Jakarta – At least 20 people have been killed in Nduga regency, Papua, by an armed group with ties to the Free Papua Movement (OPM).

News ›› Indonesia ›› Jakarta & Urban Life
Straits Times - December 7, 2018

Jakarta – Dozens of bicyclists entered City Hall on Wednesday morning (Dec 5) to send a warning to the Jakarta administration and the central government that, if they do not do something about Jakarta's air pollution within 60 days, they will file a citizen lawsuit.

Three of them wore orange jumpsuits and respirator masks while yelling: "Clean the air of the capital city!"

News ›› Indonesia ›› Fake News & Black Campaigns
CNN Indonesia - December 7, 2018

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has spoken out about banners which have appeared with the writing #JokowiBersamaPKI (#JokowiSameAsPKI – Jokowi is the same as the Indonesian Communist Party, PKI). The white banners smacking of slander have been put up around the Kebon Kacang area of Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Tempo - December 7, 2018

Syafiul Hadi, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) denied several findings issued by Ombudsman regarding maladministration during the probe on the attack against the senior investigator Novel Baswedan.

News ›› West Papua ›› Infrastructure & Development
Detik News - December 7, 2018

Ray Jordan, Lampung – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo insists that work on the Trans Papua road project will continue despite the recent shooting of construction workers in Nduga regency, Papua.

Widodo is asking that all infrastructure projects and Trans Papua workers always be accompanied by security personnel.

News ›› West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
Radio New Zealand International - December 7, 2018

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua says a separatist group which killed dozens of people earlier this week is not criminal.

The bodies of 16 people have been recovered from the Papua highlands, where a massacre of at least 24 Indonesian construction workers is believed to have taken place on Sunday.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Fake News & Black Campaigns
Tempo - December 7, 2018

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – A research by KedaiKOPI (Kajian Opini Publik Indonesia/Indonesian Public Opinion Study) shows that only 4 percent of voters in West Java can identify fake news or hoaxes. The remaining 96 percent couldn't.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Brisbane Times - December 7, 2018

James Massola & Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – The man who helped pay the protesters demonstrating against Australia at its embassy in Jakarta is the head of "Jomin", one of President Joko Widodo's official volunteer teams campaigning for his re-election.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Post - December 7, 2018

Jakarta – The Finance Ministry has said that the Taxation Directorate General recorded Rp 1.14 trillion (US$78.24 billion) in tax revenue in the first 11 months of this year or 79.8 percent of the full-year target of Rp 1.42 quadrillion.

The figure shows that tax revenue grew 15.3 percent year-on-year, compared to the previous year's growth of 1.6 percent yoy.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - December 7, 2018

Jakarta – Depok in West Java is recruiting volunteers to monitor places and people in its efforts to map potential targets for dakwah (Islamic preaching).

Include in the map are entertainment spots as well as a list of ustadz (Muslim preacher), hajj pilgrims, majelis taklim (Quran study congregations) and Islamic boarding schools.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Religion & Identity Politics
Tempo - December 7, 2018

Andita Rahma, Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – National Police confirmed the status of a cleric Muhammad Bahar alias Bahar bin Smith as the suspect for allegedly defaming President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo.

They named him as a suspect after the National Police's criminal investigation department (Bareskim) questioned the latter on Thursday, December 6.

December 6, 2018

News ›› Indonesia ›› Sexual & Domestic Violence
Tempo - December 6, 2018

Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – Commissioner of National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) Riri Khariroh said that 50 percent of sexual violence cases were not reported and were solved through mediation, where often resulted in the victim forced to marry the perpetrator.

News ›› West Papua ›› Fake News & Black Campaigns
Tabloid JUBI - December 6, 2018

Arjuna Pademme – Over the last few years the online media in Papua has grown rapidly. In concert with this, online "ghost" media sites have also emerged which appear to present journalistic reports but it is unclear who is responsible, who the journalists are or what there address is.

Statements ›› West Papua ›› Armed Forces & Military Operations
Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release - December 6, 2018

In response to the latest shooting in the Yall District, Nduga Regency, in West Papua, the Indonesian security forces are preparing to undertake a military operation to find those deemed responsible.

Joe Collins of AWPA said, "there have been many conflicting reports in relation to the incident including the number of those killed which varies between 19 and 31 dead".

News ›› Indonesia ›› Suharto & New Order Regime
CNN Indonesia - December 6, 2018

Jakarta – Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI) political observer Hermawan Sulistyo believes that promoting the achievements of Suharto's New Order (Orba) regime in the 2019 presidential elections will not prove attractive to the millennial generation.

News ›› West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
Jakarta Post - December 6, 2018

Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has urged the National Police, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the government to be transparent in investigating the mass killing of construction workers in Nduga regency, Papua.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Post - December 6, 2018

Jakarta – As the presidential election draws near and has begun to divide the nation, Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Idham Azis has called on his subordinates to maintain impartiality and avoid making hand gestures while being photographed.

He said hand gesturing could cause controversy, as it may be interpreted as showing support for a certain presidential candidate.

News ›› Indonesia ›› LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
ABC News - December 6, 2018

Tasha Wibawa and Erwin Renaldi – An Indonesian city has launched a new campaign to "cleanse" LGBT people of their "social sickness" through religious exorcisms, a move that's been seen as part of the country's growing intolerance towards the community.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
Crikey.com - December 6, 2018

Damien Kingsbury – West Papua is in turmoil with the killing of 31 construction workers and a soldier, widespread protests and the arrest of 537 West Papuan activists across Indonesia. These events follow what West Papuan sources say have been the killing of numerous villagers in recent weeks.

News ›› East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
Eurasia Review - December 6, 2018

Viji Menon – In March 2018, Timor-Leste and Australia signed a treaty resolving the issue of the long-disputed maritime boundaries between the two countries.

News ›› West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
The Guardian - December 6, 2018

Helen Davidson – The exiled leader of the West Papuan independence movement has called for calm after independence fighters attacked and killed up to 31 people in a remote West Papuan district on Sunday.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Post - December 6, 2018

Karina M. Tehusijarana, Jakarta – Presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto's history has been the subject of many attacks from political opponents.

A former Indonesian Military (TNI) general and son-in-law of former president Soeharto, Prabowo has been accused of being involved in human rights violations and wanting to bring back the New Order.

December 5, 2018

News ›› Indonesia ›› Religion & Identity Politics
Detik News - December 5, 2018

M Guruh Nuary, Jakarta – The 212 Reunion is over and proceeded in an orderly fashion. Presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto however has criticised the media over its coverage of the event at the National Monument (Monas) on December 2.

Prabowo highlighted the reports on the number of people attending the event and strongly criticised the media.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Post - December 5, 2018

Devina Heriyanto, Jakarta – Incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and running mate Ma'ruf Amin have released their platform for the 2019 presidential election, giving it the title Indonesia Maju (Indonesia Moving Forward).