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June 6, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 6, 2024

Stefani Wijaya, Jakarta – As many as 2,316 hospitals, accounting for approximately 79.05 percent of the total hospitals in Indonesia, are prepared to implement the upcoming Standard Inpatient Cass (KRIS).

Tempo - June 6, 2024

Tempo.Co, Jakarta – Members of the Labor Party and the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) are staging a rally today at 10:00 a.m. in front of the State Palace. The police are deploying 1,626 officers to secure the protest.

Tempo - June 6, 2024

Maulani Mulianingsih (Intern), Jakarta – Director of the Center for Economic and Law Studies (CELIOS), Bhima Yudhistira, observed that Bambang Susantono and Dhony Rahajoe, the former Head and Deputy Head of the Nusantara Capital or IKN Authority, were under pressure due to the financial situation of the new capital project, which is related to the government's inability to lure inve

Jakarta Globe - June 6, 2024

Fuad Iqbal Abdullah, Jakarta – Sugianto Kusuma, also known as Aguan, the head of the Nusantara Consortium, has addressed the recent shifts in leadership within the Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN) following the resignations of Bambang Susantono and Dhony Rahajoe from their respective positions.

Reuters - June 6, 2024

The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) said it is reviewing allegations involving Indonesian state miner Aneka Tambang (Antam) over the purity of its gold products.

Indonesia's Attorney General Office has named six former general managers at Antam's Precious Metal Processing and Refining Business Unit as suspects for alleged misuse of Antam's stamping service.

June 5, 2024

Jakarta Post - June 5, 2024

Salman M. Vermonte, Jakarta – Among the pro-Palestine protesters who flocked to the United States embassy in Jakarta over the weekend was Mahmoud A., a Palestinian citizen who has lived in Indonesia for the past twelve years.

Jakarta Post - June 5, 2024

Nur Janti, Jakarta – Former Kampung Bayam residents who were evicted from their homes to make way for the development of the Jakarta International Stadium (JIS) in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, agreed to move to a new apartment complex that will be built by the city administration soon.

Tempo - June 5, 2024

Novali Panji Nugroho, Jakarta – Executive Director of the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development or INFID, Iwan Misthohizzaman, stated that clearing customary forests in Papua by abusing state permits is an act of ecocide and a violation of human rights.

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 5, 2024

Jakarta – The news about the country's youth is by no means good, not only because the Education, Culture, Research and Technology Ministry has proposed higher university tuition fees, but also due to the finding that almost 10 million people aged 15 to 24, known as Gen Z, are unemployed.

Jakarta Globe - June 5, 2024

Fuad Iqbal Abdullah, Nusantara, East Kalimantan – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated a dam on Tuesday that will supply potable water to the future national capital, Nusantara, in East Kalimantan.

Tempo - June 5, 2024

Han Revanda Putra, Jakarta – Muhammadiyah, one of the country's largest Muslim organizations, responded to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's decision to grant coal mining concessions to religious organizations.

Jakarta Globe - June 5, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia's tourism industry is in dire need of investment in its supporting infrastructures as investors today mainly favor putting their money in hotels and restaurants, according to Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno.

Benar News - June 5, 2024

Victor Mambor, Jayapura, Indonesia – Indonesia is going ahead with a project to convert millions of acres in Papua into a gigantic sugarcane plantation so the restive region can become self-sufficient in sugar and its related liquid fuel, bioethanol.

Jakarta Post - June 5, 2024

Jakarta – The government's decision to grant state-owned mine concessions to religious groups has been met with criticism from former chairman of Muhammadiyah Din Syamsudin, who claimed the move caused more harm, especially to the environment, than benefit.

Indonesia at Melbourne - June 5, 2024

Muhammad Beni Saputra – The Indonesian public has been taken aback by two proposed changes to Indonesia's media landscape.

The first is a proposed revision to the Broadcasting Law that would impose a controversial ban on investigative journalism. The bill triggered widespread demonstrations across the country, prompting legislators to postpone the bill for now.

Jakarta Globe - June 5, 2024

Sevianto Pakiding, Timika – Authorities have arrested an army deserter and a civilian for allegedly selling firearms to rebel groups in Papua, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Jakarta Post - June 5, 2024

Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – President-elect Prabowo Subianto is exploring alternative protein sources to dairy milk for his signature free school lunch program. He is also redefining the program by adopting a more flexible approach while remaining true to its core essence and objectives.

Tempo - June 5, 2024
Rachel Farahdiba R, Riri Rahayu, Sultan Abdurrahman, Ricky Juliansyah, Jakarta – Minister of State Secretary Pratikno announced the resignation of IKN Authority (OIKN) chief Bambang Susantono and his deputy Dhony Rahajoe on June 3.
Tempo - June 5, 2024

Jakarta – The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) is still in doubt over what political direction to take after the presidential election. The party finds itself at a crossroads: join the Prabowo Subianto administration formed as a result of an election with many flaws, or follow the straight path of democracy.

Jakarta Post - June 5, 2024

Jakarta – A senior Gerindra Party politician has acknowledged that Kaesang Pangarep is eligible to run in the regional head elections, though he skirted the idea of Prabowo Subianto's political vehicle endorsing a potential bid by the brother of vice president-elect Gibran Rakabuming Raka.

Jakarta Globe - June 5, 2024

Antara, Bekasi – Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Land Agency (ATR/BPN), Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, has assured that the government will not harm local communities in Papua's development projects.

This includes plans for the conversion of traditional forest lands of the Awyu tribe in South Papua and the Moi tribe in Sorong, West Papua.

Agence France-Presse - June 5, 2024

A campaign seeking to drive support for Indigenous tribes fighting palm oil plantations in eastern Indonesia is spreading widely online after taking inspiration from an AI-generated image of Gaza.

June 4, 2024

Bloomberg News - June 4, 2024

Norman Harsono – Indonesia plans to give its diaspora similar rights as its citizens as part of efforts to bring back overseas talent.

The government plans to grant former citizens the same rights as citizens, except for political rights such as the right to vote or run for public office, said Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly in a statement.

CNN Indonesia - June 4, 2024

Makassar – The South Sulawesi Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has spoken out on the government's plan to grant mining concessions to religious social or mass organisations (ormas) which they see as having the potential to create conflicts with communities.

CNN Indonesia - June 4, 2024

Jakarta – The Labour Movement with the People (GEBRAK) is asking that workers in their respective regions hold protests to reject the Public Housing Savings Program (Tapera).

Jakarta Post - June 4, 2024

Jakarta – Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno has voiced disagreement with the Public Housing Savings (Tapera) program, which has sparked public opposition since becoming mandatory for private and independent workers after previously being reserved for civil servants.

Tempo - June 4, 2024

Yohanes Maharso, Ricky Juliansyah, Jakarta – Jakarta Metro Police questioned PDI-P Perjuangan (PDIP) Secretary General Hasto Kristiyanto at 10:00 a.m. today, June 4. Hasto will be asked to provide explanations concerning his statement on national TV about elections fraud.

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 4, 2024

Jakarta – In democracies, social media is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it is riddled with fake news and hate speech that often fuel acts of violence or even insurrection, as happened in the United States on Jan. 6, 2020. On the other hand, it can keep governments with repressive tendencies in check.

Agence France-Presse - June 4, 2024

Jakarta – A new law allowing the Indonesian government to grant permits to religious organizations to operate mines has outraged environmentalists in the world's leading nickel producer.

Outgoing President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, signed a decree on May 30, opening the path for religious groups to manage concessions to "improve social welfare."

Mongabay - June 4, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A dispute simmering for years has erupted into conflict between villagers and a palm oil company on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi over the latter's failure to abide by a profit-sharing scheme.

Jakarta Globe - June 4, 2024

Roy Adriansyah, Jakarta – Zulkifli Hasan, the chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN), revealed that he had proposed Kaesang Pangarep, chairman of the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), as a potential candidate for deputy governor of Jakarta to his father, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, about a year ago. However, Jokowi turned down the suggestion.

Jakarta Globe - June 4, 2024

Ichsan Ali, Balikpapan – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo urged mayors across Indonesia to avoid excessive concrete development in urban areas and instead promote the establishment of green city spaces that are welcoming to pedestrians, individuals with disabilities, cyclists, children, and women.

Mongabay - June 4, 2024

Fathul Rakhman, Wahyu Chandra, Takalar/East Lombok/Jakarta, Indonesia – Mustam Daeng Beta exhaled slowly before he began describing his time as a young fisherman many years ago.

Tempo - June 4, 2024

Ilona Estherina, Jakarta – The government has officially extended the relaxation of the retail price ceiling (HET) for rice. Head of the National Food Agency (Bapanas), Arief Prasetyo Adi, said this was a strategic move to ensure the stability of the supply and price of rice in traditional markets and modern retailers throughout Indonesia.

Jakarta Globe - June 4, 2024

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has decided that the state budget deficit for 2025 should not be more than 2.82 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).

Straits Times - June 4, 2024

Hariz Baharudin and Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo has travelled to East Kalimantan and reassured the public that Indonesia's planned new capital there is on track.

This comes just a day after the bombshell announcement that the leaders of the body overseeing the project had resigned.

Jakarta Globe - June 4, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia still has not reached a national consensus to ratify the Genocide Convention, according to Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

Jakarta Globe - June 4, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Air quality in Jakarta plummeted to unhealthy levels on Tuesday morning, earning the city the title of being the world's most polluted.

Jakarta Globe - June 4, 2024

Prisma Ardianto, Jakarta – The hotly debated mandatory housing savings policy Tapera is expected to cut hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to economic think-tank Celios.

Tempo - June 4, 2024

Tempo.Co, Jakarta – Said Iqbal, president of the Indonesian Confederation of Trade Unions (KSPI), said thousands of workers would demonstrate in front of the palace on Thursday, June 6. They plan to protest the government's mandatory premiums for the public housing savings or Tapera program.

Channel News Asia - June 4, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo plans to move to the country's new capital, Nusantara (IKN), as early as the end of June, ahead of the anticipated inauguration of the city during the Independence Day celebrations on Aug 17.

Jakarta Post - June 4, 2024

Jakarta – A group of lawyers reported to the Judicial Commission on Monday three Supreme Court justices for alleged ethics violations over the court's decision to change the age of candidacy for the regional head elections in November.

Tempo - June 4, 2024

Han Revanda Putra, Jakarta – The Trade Ministry has implemented export relaxation for a number of mining products until December 31, 2024. The commodities include laterite iron concentrate, copper concentrate, zinc concentrate, lead concentrate, and anode slime.

Benar News - June 4, 2024

Pizaro Gozali Idrus – Indonesia's plan to build a new capital is in trouble after its two top officials resigned without explanation Monday, a development that may signal to investors the U.S. $32 billion project is facing serious problems, analysts said.

Tempo - June 4, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Head of the National Food Agency (Bapanas) Arief Prasetyo Adi said that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has approved the extension of the social assistance program in the form of 10-kilogram rice. This program is aimed at benefiting 22 million recipient families (KPM) across the archipelago.

Tempo - June 4, 2024

Defara Dhanya, Jakarta – The regional police chief of Papua, Mathius Derek Fakhiri, warned investors not to violate the rights of Papua's indigenous people. Fakhiri hopes the problems faced by indigenous people, including the lawsuits of the Awyu Tribe in Boven Digoel, South Papua, and the Moi Tribe in Sorong, Southwest Papua, can be resolved soon.

Tempo - June 4, 2024

Defara Dhanya Paramitha, Jakarta – Amid the recent 'All Eyes on Rafah' campaign, a similar movement 'All Eyes on Papua' gains momentum on social media, calling for Indonesian people's attention to Papua. The hashtag #AllEyesOnPapua is widely used as a form of support for the Papuans who are struggling to reject the oil palm plantation project in the province

June 3, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 3, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – While the number of foreign tourists coming to Indonesia is breaking records, their average spending is lower than last year, according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS).

Suara Papua - June 3, 2024

Jayapura – The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT), which was established in 1979 based on the Universal Declaration of People's Rights, and in accordance with United Nations statutes, has opened procedures to investigate the impact of development on the environment in West Papua and human rights violations related to these practices.

Jakarta Globe - June 3, 2024

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – The Customs and Excise Directorate has released 95 percent of the more than 26,500 containers of imported goods that were previously detained at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta and Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya, the country's two largest container ports, in recent weeks.