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June 7, 2024

Jakarta Post - June 7, 2024

Jakarta – Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has condemned Israel's parliamentary bill seeking to label the United Nations refugee agency for Palestinians (UNRWA) as a terrorist group.

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).

Mongabay - June 6, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – In 2015, Indonesian forestry giant Asia Pulp & Paper announced it would retire thousands of hectares of its commercial timber plantation in Sumatra, with the ultimate goal of restoring the land back to the tropical peat swamp it once was.

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.

Straits Times - June 6, 2024

Judith Tan, Singapore – The Indonesian farm on Pulau Bulan that supplies two-thirds of Singapore's freshly slaughtered pork has still not received the green light to resume export of live pigs to the Republic.

The exports stopped on April 19, 2023, after Singapore detected African swine fever in a consignment of pigs from the island, located in the Riau Islands province.

Tempo - June 6, 2024

Intan Setiawanty, Jakarta – The 'All Eyes on Papua' campaign has been trending on social media amid rampant land confiscation from indigenous peoples in Papua. A number of environmental activists from the Awyu tribe in Boven Digoel and the Moi tribe in Sorong came to the Supreme Court building in Jakarta.

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

Tempo - June 6, 2024

Adil Al Hasan, Jakarta – Thousands of workers from the Labor Party are ready to demonstrate in front of the palace on Thursday, June 6. They will urge President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to revoke the policy on the public housing savings or Tapera program, which deducts 3 percent of workers' salaries per month. The new rule is stipulated in Government Regulation (PP) No.

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.

ABC News - June 6, 2024

Natasya Salim – Thousands of workers in Indonesia have rallied in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta to protest a new plan to take from their salaries to support a national housing scheme.

The Public Housing Savings Program, known in Indonesia as Tapera, was brought in late last month by outgoing President Joko Widodo.

Red Ant - June 6, 2024

Max Lane – Last week, while in Dili, I had the opportunity for a chat over coffee with the Cuban Ambassador to Timor Leste, Alina Aldama. I had met the Ambassador briefly at the State Restoration of Independence Day Celebrations on 20 May.

Jakarta Globe - June 6, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo recently congratulated Narendra Modi for his re-election as India's prime minister, saying that Indonesia looks forward to deepening its ties with New Delhi.

Jakarta Globe - June 6, 2024

Muhammad Aulia Rahman, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) announced on Thursday that it has confiscated 91 luxury vehicles from graft convict Rita Widyasari, the former regent of Kutai Kartanegara in East Kalimantan, as part of asset recovery measures.

Tempo - June 6, 2024

Mohammad Hatta Muarabagja, Jakarta – Elon Musk's social media platform X (formerly Twitter) officially updated its policies under which its users are allowed to openly share pornographic content that is consensually produced and distributed, as long as the adult content is labeled and not in highly visible places such as profile photos or banners.

Jakarta Post - June 6, 2024

Jakarta – A recently passed law governing the rights of women and children during the first 1,000 days of a child's life paves the way for longer maternity leave, although lawmakers assert that the longer break only applies in certain conditions.

Jakarta Globe - June 6, 2024

Vinnilya, Jakarta – The ongoing trade war between the world's economic giants, China and the United States, is anticipated to escalate further as the November 5, 2024 election approaches. This trade conflict could have adverse effects on Indonesia, which relies heavily on the world's biggest economies.

Jakarta Globe - June 6, 2024

Muhammad Ghafur Fadillah, Jakarta – The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry of Indonesia has set a target for oil and gas production for 2025, aiming around 1.6 million barrels of oil equivalents per day (BOEPD).

Minister Arifin Tasrif also projected the Indonesia Crude Price (ICP) to range between $75 and $85 per barrel in the 2025 State Budget (APBN) draft.

Global Voices - June 6, 2024

Mong Palatino – Media groups, academics, and human rights advocates are opposing a bill containing proposed amendments to Indonesia's Broadcasting Law, which would restrict the broadcast of investigative reports and LGBTQ+ content.

Tempo - June 6, 2024

Ikhsan Reliubun, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo or Jokowi's nephew, Bagaskara Ikhlasulla Arif, was appointed as Manager of Non-Government Relations at state-owned oil and gas giant PT Pertamina. Prior to joining Pertamina, he worked at state lender PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI).

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 6, 2024

Jakarta – The sudden and simultaneous exit of the head and deputy head of the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) Authority is no small matter that can be brushed aside with the acknowledgement that everyone is replaceable.

Jakarta Globe - June 6, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) has clarified that a Rp 50 million ($3,000) fine will be imposed on residents if larvae of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of dengue fever (DBD), are discovered inside their homes. However, there are several stages involved before this fine is applied.

Detik News - June 6, 2024

Kurniawan Fadilah, Jakarta – Labour group held an protest action in the Horse Statue area of Central Jakarta today demanding that Government Regulation (PP) Number 21/2024 on the Public Housing Savings (Tapera) program be revoked.

June 5, 2024

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 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

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

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

June 4, 2024

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.