APSN Banner

Indonesia & East Timor Digest

Displaying 401-450 of 83620 Documents

Views Default View  Tile View  List View    Help

December 20, 2021

Jakarta Post - December 20, 2021

Nurika Manan/Project Multatuli, Bojonegoro – For two consecutive years, Siyamin's tobacco harvests failed to bring in enough revenue to cover his costs. So, he decided he had to make a change.

The tobacco farmer began growing corn and senerek (red beans) to be harvested every three months.

Kompas.com - December 20, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) says that over the last seven years of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's leadership the issue of corruption eradication has been little more than jargon.

Tabloid JUBI - December 20, 2021

Alexander Loen, Jayapura, Jubi – The agenda on recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must also favor the interests and needs of Indigenous Peoples, Ministry of Education and Culture's director-general of Culture Hilmar Farid says.

Tempo - December 20, 2021

M Hendartyo, Lani Diana, Jakarta – The decision by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to revise the 0.8 percent increase of the city's minimum wage (UMP) to 5.1 percent for 2022 was met with split responses from workers' union and business owners.

Tempo - December 20, 2021

Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Employer Association (Apindo) chairman Hariyadi B. Sukamdani planned to file a lawsuit against Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) concerning matters related to the revised regulation on the 2022 provincial minimum wage (UMP).

Agence France-Presse - December 20, 2021

Chris McCall, Yapsi, Papua New Guinea – Wiro Nongganop says he commands a battalion of West Papua independence fighters, but he has no guns, only bows and arrows, and lives in exile in a bark hut, sometimes surviving on potato leaves.

Suara.com - December 20, 2021

Agung Sandy Lesmana – The Civil Society Coalition, which is made up of the Center for Indonesia's Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI), the Child Protection and Wellbeing Study and Advocacy Centre (PUSKAPA), the volunteer group Lapor COVID-19 and Transparency International Indonesia, are calling on the government to abandon the paid vaccination booster plan.

Tempo - December 20, 2021

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, said that as of now the only cases of the new B.1.1.529 or Omicron variant had only been detected in the Wisma Atlet Kemayoran Emergency Covid-19 Hospital.

According to Luhut, there is no outbreak because the case was detected early in a quarantine zone.

Tempo - December 20, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – Floods swamped five hamlets in Tiku Lima Jorong Village in Tanjungmutiara Sub-district, Agam District, West Sumatra Province, isolating at least 4,000 villagers as the flooding cut off roads connecting the areas to other villages.

Tempo - December 20, 2021

Joniansyah Hardjono, Jakarta – A video which has gone viral in social media shows a large number of travelers who just arrived at Soekarno-Hatta Airport's arrival area waiting in queue for multiple hours for the quarantine process at the Wisma Atlet Hospital

December 19, 2021

Channel News Asia - December 19, 2021

Nivell Rayda, Bandung, Indonesia – Suryo (not his real name) used to believe that he was a bright student.

He was the first in his family to go to college and the first in his village to get accepted to a top university in the outskirts of Jakarta, 350km away from his home in Central Java.

Tempo - December 19, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The recently enforced ministerial regulation on sexual violence prevention and handling is encouraging victims to speak up, seek help, and file a report, stated legal practitioner Justitia Avila Veda.

Reuters - December 19, 2021

Lumajang, East Java – Semeru volcano on Java island erupted early on Sunday spewing a two km (1.24 miles) high ash column, prompting authorities to warn people to stay away from the eruption range.

Sydney Morning Herald - December 19, 2021

Chris Barrett, Singapore – Jose Ramos-Horta, one of East Timor's historic leaders, is weighing up a bid to return to the presidency of the country in next year's elections.

"I have been approached and lobbied by many thousands of people around the country pleading with me to run again," he told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Tempo - December 19, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The departure of Indonesian Umrah pilgrims will be postponed until 2022 after President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) appealed to Indonesian people to avoid traveling abroad.

Minister of Religious Affairs Yaqut Cholil Qoumas also advised people to adjourn their plans for overseas travel.

Tempo - December 19, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia sits on number six on the list of Truecaller Global Span Report for 2021. The list includes the top 20 countries affected by spam and Indonesia has become one of the two countries with more than double the increase in the volume of spam calls from January to October 2021.

December 18, 2021

Tempo - December 18, 2021

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – A public organization named the Alliance of Boarding School Students City Against Sexual Violence urged the East Java Regional Police to arrest a suspect of sexual violence known by the initial MSAT.

The suspect is alleged for committing the crime against female students of a boarding school owned by his father, who is a religious leader.

Jakarta Post Editorial - December 18, 2021

Jakarta – The recent controversy surrounding the Jakarta administration's construction of catchment tanks across the city, except North Jakarta, only shows the complexity of flood prevention in such a densely populated city, where concrete has replaced rice fields, wetlands, forests and even the sea to accommodate the growing economy.

Asia Pacific Report - December 18, 2021

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist – Armed conflict in West Papua continues to claim lives, displace tens of thousands of people and cause resentment at Indonesian rule.

But despite ongoing calls for help, neighbouring countries in the Pacific Islands region remain largely silent and ineffectual in their response.

December 17, 2021

Kompas TV - December 17, 2021

Switzy Sabandar, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) is disappointed that the Draft Law on Sexual Violence Crimes (RUU TPKS, formally the RUU PKS) will not be taken to the final House of Representatives (DPR) plenary meeting for 2021, after which the House will go into recess until next year.

Jakarta Globe - December 17, 2021

Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – Counterterrorism squad Detachment 88 has arrested 13 suspected members of shadowy militant network Jemaah Islamiyah, or JI, during separate operations across Sumatra, the National Police said on Friday.

UCA News - December 17, 2021

Katharina R. Lestari, Jakarta – Religious authorities in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province have come under fire for going back on a decision to allow signs to be put up in public places offering people Christmas greetings.

Tabloid JUBI - December 17, 2021

Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – At least 366 elementary school students in Jayapura Regency, Papua cannot read, a recent survey by Wahana Visi Indonesia (WVI) says.

Education Team Leader of WVI for Sentani Marthen Sambo said the results were obtained from a survey conducted in 78 elementary schools across 15 districts in Jayapura Regency from October 11 to 29, 2021.

China Dialogue - December 17, 2021

Nithin Coca – When it comes to sustainability, "palm oil is simply the superior crop for its effective land utilization," according to the Malaysian Palm Oil Council. It argues that oil palm produces far more oil on far less land than other major global oil seed crops such as sunflower, rapeseed and soybean.

Radio New Zealand - December 17, 2021

The United Nations says Indonesia must immediately drop charges and look into threats, intimidation and reprisals against human rights defender Veronica Koman and her family.

Jakarta Globe - December 17, 2021

Jakarta – The Patimban seaport in the West Java town of Subang reached a new milestone on Friday by delivering its first major export shipment comprising 1,209 cars to the Philippines.

Suara Papua - December 17, 2021

Yance Agapa, Jayapura – Responding to the United Nation's 2021 annual report, Indonesia has launched a criticism of the UN in relation to cases of human rights violations in Papua.

Coconuts Bali - December 17, 2021

Things may be looking up in other parts of the world amid the pandemic, but Bali is still struggling to recover its tourism industry as data shows it only saw 45 foreign visitors in the first 10 months this year.

Coconuts Jakarta - December 17, 2021

West Java's Bogor regency is set to ban kawin kontrak (contractual marriage) – a legal and religious loophole used to justify prostitution involving tourists as clients in the hilly resort town of Puncak.

December 16, 2021

Tempo - December 16, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo asked state officials to refrain from traveling abroad as COVID-19 Omicron has been detected in Indonesia today, Dec. 16.

"I ask all citizens and state officials to refrain from traveling abroad," said the President on Thursday, Dec. 16.

Tempo - December 16, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia has become one of the countries with a low risk of COVID-19 transmission, stated the spokesperson for COVID-19 vaccinations for the Ministry of Health, Siti Nadia Tarmizi.

Reuters - December 16, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesia's central bank left interest rates at a record low on Thursday to support the economy's recovery from COVID-19 and said it sees no need to change its policy outlook after the Federal Reserve announced plans for a quicker bond tapering.

Jakarta Globe - December 16, 2021

Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Thursday the arrival of the Omicron variant is inevitable due to its highly transmissible nature.

Jakarta Globe - December 16, 2021

Jakarta – The government has announced on Thursday that the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus had been detected in Indonesia, being the latest country to detect the most transmissible Covid-19 variant.

UCA News - December 16, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Catholic-majority Timor-Leste is paying a special tribute to the late journalist Max Stahl in recognition of his exemplary work and contribution to the independence of the nation.

Tempo - December 16, 2021

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Deputy Chair for Academic and Research at the Indonesia Jentera School of Law (STH), Bivitri Susanti, criticized the House of Representatives (DPR) for not including the draft of the sexual violence eradication bill (RUU TPKS) in the agenda of today's plenary session, December 16.

Fulcrum - December 16, 2021

A'an Suryana – Indonesia President Joko Widodo has called on police officers to stop visits to patrons of vigilante groups. The problem, however, is that there is a double-standard here in how different groups are treated.

December 15, 2021

Forbes - December 15, 2021

Jane Ho and Naazneen Karmali – Following a 2% contraction in 2020, Indonesia's economy is expected to grow nearly 4% this year, fueled partly by rising commodity exports.

UCA News - December 15, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian police charged a Christian man with blasphemy on Dec. 15 for allegedly insulting Islam by comparing the Prophet Muhammad with an alleged child rapist in a social media post.

Coconuts Jakarta - December 15, 2021

Proponents of freedom of speech celebrated a rare victory against the tool of oppression that is the Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE), after the Surabaya District Court sided with the defendant in a slander case over her online complaint against a beauty clinic.

Tempo - December 15, 2021

Mirza, Jakarta – Researcher at Gadjah Mada University's Center for Anti-Corruption Studies (Pukat UGM), Zaenur Rohman, said the establishment of the Corruption Eradication Corps by the National Police was worth waiting for. He opined that this corps is the Police's effort to improve performance in tackling corruption.

The Diplomat - December 15, 2021

Sebastian Strangio – Yesterday, Indonesia's government announced that it had started administering COVID-19 vaccinations to children aged between 6 and 11, Reuters reported, joining a small group of Asian nations that have started to immunize the very young.

Fulcrum - December 15, 2021

Evan A. Laksmana – Raising the retirement age for Indonesian Defence Force officers could worsen logjams for mid- and high-ranking officers, and as well as undermine Indonesia's broader interests in the Indo-Pacific.

Tempo - December 15, 2021

Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – The House of Representatives (DPR) member from the PKS faction, Suryadi Jaya Purnama, said the draft bill on the new capital city (RUU IKN) has entered the discussion stage.

Jakarta Post Editorial - December 15, 2021

Jakarta – For more than five years, Herry Wirawan, the principal of a girls-only Islamic boarding school in Bandung, West Java, has allegedly raped students in his charge. Of the 12 known victims, nine have given birth as a result of the assaults, and two others are in the advanced stages of pregnancy.

Forbes - December 15, 2021

Yessar Rosendar – Indonesia's growing appetite for nibbles over the past year dished up profits at Garudafood Putra Putri Jaya, one of the country's biggest snack-food makers by sales. Shares have roughly doubled since January to lift the fortune of Garudafood head Sudhamek Agoeng Waspodo Soenjoto to $995 million.

Mongabay - December 15, 2021

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Restoring Indonesia's tropical peatlands is a cost-effective strategy to reduce the impacts of fires tearing through the carbon-rich soil, a new study says.

Coconuts Jakarta - December 15, 2021

The Jakarta Metro Police has arrested a Quran teacher in Beji, Depok on suspicion of molesting 10 young girls – all of whom are his students.

Police said the suspect, identified as 52-year-old MMS, molested girls aged 10-15 between October and December 2021.

Tempo - December 15, 2021

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Human rights activist Veronica Koman has joined Amnesty International Australia to lead the watchdog's strategic campaigns. Confirming this news, Koman sent a text to Tempo "Hope I can uphold the trust," on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

December 14, 2021

Jakarta Globe - December 14, 2021

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is hoping that the Generalized System of Preferences will remain in place in the bilateral trade with the US for coming years, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Tuesday as she hosted a meeting with her American counterpart Antony Blinken.