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February 3, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Yulia Savitri, Palembang, South Sumatra – Youths in South Sumatra are encouraged to participate in the restoration of degraded forests and land through data crowdsourcing platforms.

RESTORE+ project manager Hidayah Hamzah said such data crowdsourcing used an app available for download called Urundata.

News ›› West Papua ›› Ethnic and Racial Discrimination
Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Benny Mawel, Jayapura – During a meeting about the fate of Papuan migrant students after last year's racial abuse incidents in East Java, the Papuan People's Assembly (MRP) asked Jember Regent Faida to ensure the safety of the Papuan students in her regency.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Globe - February 3, 2020

Tara Marchelin, Markus Junianto Sihaloho, Jakarta – All 238 Indonesian citizens who had just returned from the Chinese province of Hubei, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, are in good condition but will continue to be quarantined at a military base on Natuna Island for at least two weeks, Health Ministry officials said on Monday.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
South China Morning Post - February 3, 2020

Joe Cochrane – Indonesia's arbitrary arrest and imprisonment of an American environmental journalist earlier this month, for the "crime" of attending a public legislative hearing on indigenous land rights in Borneo, would be considered uncalled for, in democratic countries, at least.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Interpreter - February 3, 2020

Tim Lindsey, Tim Mann – Indonesia's booming economy has been growing between 5% and 6% for years and its GDP (PPP) is well ahead of Australia's. A G20 member, it is proud of its new status as an emerging middle-class country, with PricewaterhouseCoopers predicting it will be among the world's top five economies by 2050.

News ›› Indonesia ›› News & Issues
Tempo - February 3, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – The National Anti-Narcotics Agency (BNN) has firmly rejected a suggestion raised by a lawmaker of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) to export cannabis, currently categorized as type 1 narcotics.

News ›› Indonesia ›› People & Places
Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Jakarta – Salahuddin "Gus Sholah" Wahid, a renowned Muslim figure and luminary of the country's largest Islamic group, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), passed away on Sunday evening. He was 77 years old, and is survived by his wife and three children.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has issued a presidential regulation (Perpres) turning the Hindu Dharma State Institute (IHDN) in Denpasar, Bali into the country's first Hindu state university.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Tourism & Hospitality
Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – A total of 16.1 million foreign tourists visited Indonesia throughout 2019, falling short of the government's target of attracting 20 million tourists, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced on Monday, warning that the coronavirus outbreak could cloud the outlook this year.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Fake News & Black Campaigns
Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Jakarta – The Indonesian government has decided to wage a war against misinformation about China's deadly coronavirus on social media, as dozens of hoaxes about the new virus have been circulating online over the past two weeks.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Tourism & Hospitality
Jakarta Globe - February 3, 2020

Jakarta – The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia rose by 1.8 percent to 16.1 million last year from 15.8 million in 2018, according to a monthly report by the Central Statistics Agency, or BPS, published on Monday.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Conservation & Animal Rights
Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Jakarta – A contest to save a wild crocodile that has been living with a used motorcycle tire around its neck for years has been cancelled after the Central Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Central Sulawesi) failed to gain any interest from the community.

News ›› West Papua ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Spinoff - February 3, 2020

Cat MacLennan – In 1994, New Zealand sent a cross-party delegation of five MPs to Timor-Leste on a fact-finding mission. It made a real difference, and could do again for West Papuans, writes Cat McLennan.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Farming & Agriculture
Reuters - February 3, 2020

Jakarta – The world's top palm oil producer Indonesia exported a record 36.18 million tonnes of palm oil and its products, including biodiesel and oleochemical last year, data from the Indonesia Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) showed on Monday.

News ›› Indonesia ›› People & Places
Jakarta Globe - February 3, 2020

Jakarta – Salahuddin Wahid, a key figure in Indonesia's largest Muslim group Nahdlatul Ulama, passed away during treatment at a Jakarta hospital on Sunday evening. He was 77.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Jakarta – Deputy Trade Minister Jerry Sambuaga joined delegates from the European Union and other countries at a World Trade Organization (WTO) consultation on Thursday in Geneva, Switzerland, to comply with the dispute settlement regarding the EU's objection to a number of Indonesia's coal and mineral policies.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Post - February 3, 2020

Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Indonesia recorded annual inflation of 2.68 percent in January in applying a new formula for calculating its consumer price index (CPI), Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced on Monday.

The new formula uses 2018 as the base year of the CPI instead of 2012, as well as a new consumption pattern.

February 1, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
Asia Pacific Report - February 1, 2020

Andreas Harsono, Jakarta – Mongabay environmental editor Phil Jacobson was deported from Indonesia last evening, flying from Jakarta to New York after he was ordered not to leave Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, for 45 days.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Tourism & Hospitality
Jakarta Post - February 1, 2020

Jakarta – The Bali Tourism Agency organized a mass prayer on Friday amid a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak originating from China, which has taken a toll on the famous resort island's tourism industry.

Officials from the agency alongside those working in the tourism sector held the prayer on Friday morning at Pura Candi Narmada, a Hindu temple in Kuta, Badung regency.

News ›› Indonesia ›› LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
CNN Indonesia - February 1, 2020

Jakarta – A number of protesters opposing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in the Jakarta satellite city of Depok held an audience at the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) offices at the Depok town hall on Friday January 31. During the audience, the protesters called for Depok City to immediately ratify a draft regional regulation (Raperda) against LGBT.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Al Jazeera - February 1, 2020

Febriana Firdaus, Bali, Indonesia – Musician I Gede 'Jerinx' Ari Astina was still a student at the University of National Education in Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, when he first got involved in activism.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
Tempo - February 1, 2020

Jakarta – The arrest of American journalist Philip Myrer Jacobson is further evidence of the Indonesian government's paranoia and dislike of criticism. Although the official reason for the detention was a visa matter, it is difficult not to link it to Jacobson's activities in Indonesia.

January 31, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Parliament & Legislation
Nikkei Asian Review - January 31, 2020

Asmiati Malik – Indonesia, which sits below Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand in global competitiveness rankings, is a classic example of how legal uncertainty, legislative sprawl and labor issues can put off global investors.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
KBR - January 31, 2020

Adi Ahdiat, Jakarta – The Pantau Foundation – a Jakarta-based journalism research and training organisation – has given this year's Oktovianus Pogau Award to Yael Sinaga and Widiya Hastuti, two student journalists from the North Sumatra University (USU) in Medan. The award was given to them for their courage in opposing press censorship on the USU campus.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Sydney Morning Herald - January 31, 2020

James Massola, Jakarta – Medical experts have raised concerns about Indonesia's ability to detect novel coronavirus, potentially leaving a number of undiagnosed cases on Australia's doorstep.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - January 31, 2020

Nina A. Loasana, Jakarta – Jakartans have been struggling to get hold of surgical and N95 masks as sellers run out and prices skyrocket.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
Jakarta Post - January 31, 2020

Jakarta – Philip Jacobson, an American editor for the non-profit environmental news platform Mongabay, was deported from Indonesia on Jan. 31, more than six weeks after authorities in the city of Palangkaraya detained him over an alleged visa violation, Mongabay said in a release on Friday evening.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Labour & Migrant Workers
Tempo - January 31, 2020

Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said the omnibus law on job creation would increase labor absorption. He said that more than 3 million new workers will be absorbed.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Retail & Service Industry
Jakarta Post - January 31, 2020

Riska Rahman, Jakarta – Publicly listed consumer goods giant PT Unilever Indonesia recorded flat growth in sales last year amid sluggish household consumption.

The Anglo-Dutch company booked a 2.7 percent year-on-year (yoy) growth in sales to Rp 42.9 trillion (US$3.15 billion) in 2019, the company said in a statement obtained by The Jakarta Post on Thursday.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Oxford Business Group - January 31, 2020

Jakarta – In a bid to boost economic growth, Bank Indonesia (BI), the country's central bank, cut in October 2019 its benchmark interest rate for the fourth time in four months.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Post - January 31, 2020

Jakarta – Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly says he is prepared to resign from his ministerial seat if Ronny F. Sompie, who was recently removed from his position as the ministry's director general of immigration, is found not guilty of covering up about the whereabouts of graft fugitive Harun Masiku.

News ›› West Papua ›› Ethnic and Racial Discrimination
CNN Indonesia - January 31, 2020

Surabaya – One of the Papuan students in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya who was the target of racist abuse last year believes that the five month jail sentence handed down against the defendant Syamsul Arifin was too light.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Farming & Agriculture
Coconuts Bali - January 31, 2020

Hundreds of pigs across Bali have reportedly died from similar symptoms since December, prompting authorities to launch an investigation and raise better awareness among farmers and local residents as a precaution.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
Tempo - January 31, 2020

Jakarta – A foreign journalist and editor of a non-profit environmental science news outlet Mongabay, Philip Jacobson, has finally been released on January 30. His suspect status on charges of violating a business visa has also been lifted by the Central Kalimantan Immigration Office.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Coconuts Jakarta - January 31, 2020

Might we be looking at the dawn of weed legalization in Indonesia?

News ›› Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Agence France Presse - January 31, 2020

Jakarta – More than 40,000 workers at a vast Chinese-controlled industrial complex in Indonesia have been quarantined over fears about the spread of a deadly coronavirus strain which has killed more than 200 people in China, it said Friday.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Human Rights & Justice
East Asia Forum - January 31, 2020

Fadhilah F Primandari and Anisha Maulida – The administration of Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo accomplished little in the human rights realm last year in Indonesia. Jokowi's 2019 election campaign promised to protect democracy and deliver justice to the victims of human rights violations.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Film & Television
Tempo - January 31, 2020

Jakarta – The chaos at Republic of Indonesia Television (TVRI) seems to be never-ending. Like a household without a head, everybody at the TV station can do whatever they wish to, including elbowing and tripping others, without repercussion. Reports of internal conflict at the publicly-owned station have never come to an end.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Jakarta Post - January 31, 2020

Jakarta – Starting July this year, all traditional markets in Jakarta operated by city-owned PD Pasar Jaya are to be free of single-use plastic bags.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Jakarta Post - January 31, 2020

Jakarta – An Islam-based Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician and House of Representatives lawmaker has suggested that the Trade Ministry export marijuana.

Rafli, a lawmaker from House Commission VI overseeing trade and industry, floated the idea during a hearing with Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto on Thursday.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Post - January 31, 2020

Riska Rahman, Jakarta – The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) slipped 1.5 percent during morning trade on Friday as fears over the spread of the new coronavirus were suspected of having affected market sentiment.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Democracy & Civil Rights
CNN Indonesia - January 31, 2020

Jakarta – As many as 40 people's organisations and civil society groups from the Indonesian People's Faction (Fraksi Rakyat Indonesia, FRI) have expressed their opposition to the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation or RUU Cilaka.

The groups said that RUU Cilaka is just a tool for the government to attract foreign investment through colonial methods.

News ›› West Papua ›› OPM & Armed Resistance
Radio New Zealand - January 31, 2020

Indonesian security forces say a West Papuan was shot dead in a clash with police and military forces in Intan Jaya regency of Papua province.

It's the latest in a series of deadly violence in Papua's highlands region where a proliferation of guns is fuelling ongoing conflict.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Jakarta Globe - January 31, 2020

Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The United Kingdom will be a more open and welcoming country for Indonesia post-Brexit, the UK ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste Owen Jenkins said on Friday, with plans in place to attract more Indonesian students to study there and the possibility of a future cooperation in palm oil, Indonesia's main export commodity currently taking a lot of flak fr

News ›› Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Jakarta Post - January 31, 2020

Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has signed a new regulation to allow Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) head Bahlil Lahadalia to have five new expert staff members and five new specialized staff members on top of six deputies.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Tribune - January 31, 2020

Dwi Putra Kesuma, Sawangan – Opposing the presence of the Ahmadiyah religious sect, a number of people demonstrated and called for the Ahmadiyah headquarters on Jl Raya Sawangan in the Jakarta satellite city of Depok to be torn down.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Indigenous & Minority Rights
The Conversation - January 31, 2020

Truly Santika, Matthew Struebig and Sugeng Budiharta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration will continue giving permits for local communities and indigenous peoples to manage forests under the Social Forestry Scheme during his second term.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Tourism & Hospitality
Jakarta Post - January 31, 2020

Riza Roidila Mufti, Jakarta – Chinese tourists are starting to cancel their trips to Indonesia over fears of an acceleration of the spread of a deadly coronavirus in the Asian nation and around the world, as the World Health Organization declared it an international emergency on Friday.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Taxation & State Budget
Jakarta Post - January 31, 2020

Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – The World Bank has called on the government to strengthen tax collection to stimulate growth amid tax reforms plans that will lower tax revenue.

Statements ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
Mongabay - January 31, 2020

Philip Jacobson, an award-winning American editor for the non-profit environmental news site Mongabay, was deported from Indonesia today, January 31, 45 days after authorities in the city of Palangkaraya detained him over an alleged visa violation.