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January 23, 2022

Jakarta Globe - January 23, 2022

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Indonesian authorities are making final preparations to host the country's first MotoGP race since 1997 in the resort island of Lombok where spectators will outnumber the available accommodation.

The Pertamina Mandalika International Circuit can house 200,000 people but Lombok has only around 16,000 hotel rooms.

The National Interest - January 23, 2022

Donald Greenlees – On 22 February, the Indonesian Survey Institute published the results of a poll that rated Minister of Defence Prabowo Subianto as the top performer among President Joko Widodo's ministers, with 75% of respondents expressing satisfaction with his performance.

The Guardian - January 23, 2022

Paul Lashmer, Nicholas Gilby, James Oliver – Shocking new details have emerged of Britain's role in one of the most brutal massacres of the postwar 20th century.

Last year the Observer revealed how British officials secretly deployed black propaganda in the 1960s to incite prominent Indonesians to "cut out" the "communist cancer".

Jakarta Post - January 23, 2022

Agencies, Jakarta – Tens of thousands of indigenous people are at risk of being expelled from their lands to make way for the construction of a new capital on jungle-clad East Kalimantan province, a rights group warned on Friday.

Antara News - January 23, 2022

Prisca Triferna, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – A total of 3,205 people were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 on Saturday, with 2,889 cases involving local transmission and the rest involving transmission during international travel, the COVID-19 handling task force informed.

January 22, 2022

CNN Indonesia - January 22, 2022

Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti claims that they along with their lawyers and human rights activist Haris Azhar have sufficiently strong evidence to face Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in court.

Al Jazeera - January 22, 2022

Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – It is every parent's worst nightmare.

As six distraught families looked on, the man accused of sexually assaulting their daughters was handed a 10-year prison sentence by the District Court in the city of Medan, Indonesia.

"Our children," gasped the mother of one, as she slumped in her chair, prompting fears that she had fainted.

Jakarta Post Editorial - January 22, 2022

Jakarta – As COVID-19 cases rise amid the spread of the Omicron variant worldwide, vaccine boosters have been recommended for large parts of the population, as full inoculation may not effectively protect people from the new strain.

Jakarta Globe - January 22, 2022

Jakarta – Two patients diagnosed with the Omicron coronavirus variant have died while being treated at the hospital, marking Indonesia's first known fatalities from the highly contagious variant, the Health Ministry announced on Saturday.

Channel News Asia - January 22, 2022

Lianne Chia, East Java – In August, 17-year-old Tasya Aprilia Agatha lost her father to COVID-19. It left the family struggling to survive.

As a delivery driver and sole breadwinner, he used to earn just enough for the family every month. With his death, an alternative source of income was needed, and Tasya had to step up.

UCA News - January 22, 2022

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste has recorded a significant increase in dengue fever cases with this year's death toll already touching 14, making it the deadliest year in recent times.

A report by the Ministry of Health published on Jan. 20 confirmed that the 14 deaths recorded so far this year had surpassed the 11 and 10 deaths recorded in 2021 and 2020 respectively.

January 21, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - January 21, 2022

Jakarta – The Attorney General's Office has moved quickly to investigate possible embezzlement and misuse of power in the lease and procurement of a defense communications satellite by the Defense Ministry dating back to 2016.

UCA News - January 21, 2022

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – At least 1,000 students in Indonesia's Papua province held a protest at the local authority office in Yahukimo district demanding members of the police force move out of their school premises.

Benar News - January 21, 2022

Victor Mambor Jayapura – For the second time in four months, the Indonesian military blamed a pro-independence group for a deadly attack in West Papua, although separatist rebels claimed responsibility for the incidents in September and on Thursday.

Tempo - January 21, 2022

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Omicron patients, both showing symptoms and mild symptoms, are allowed to self-isolate so long as they meet clinical and residential requirements as regulated via the Health Ministerial Circular No. HK.02.01/MENKES/18/2022 concerning prevention and control of the Omicron variant cases of COVID-19 dated January 17, 2022.

Jakarta Post - January 21, 2022

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Video footage of a tiger confronting heavy machinery during a land clearing operation in West Sumatra, believed to have been recorded by one of the excavator drivers, went viral on Tuesday morning.

Tempo - January 21, 2022

Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – A group called the 'clean Indonesia coalition' on Friday launched a campaign inviting the general public and bank customers to urge banks to stop financing coal-related businesses.

Jakarta Globe - January 21, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesia has recorded more than 1,000 cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant since the first cases were confirmed in mid-December, according to government data released on Friday.

Health Ministry spokeswoman Siti Nadia Tarmizi said there have been a total of 1,078 Omicron cases as of Friday, as opposed to 882 cases a day earlier.

Kompas.com - January 21, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – Fifteen years. In such a period of time, a mother can still remember the cute little child who she used to deliver to the primary school gates, and who is now struggling to graduate from university.

That same number of years has also been enough to place three different presidents in the State Place.

Tempo - January 21, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The spokesman of the national Covid-19 Task Force, Wiku Adidasmito, said it would be best for the general public to postpone traveling overseas amidst the government's attempt to suppress the spread of Omicron.

January 20, 2022

Jakarta Globe - January 20, 2022

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Thursday's global economic forum asked developed nations to help their developing counterparts, including Indonesia, in the energy transition by providing funds and technology transfer.

Tempo - January 20, 2022

Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has officially named the Regent of Langkat, Terbit Rencana Perangin Angin, as a suspect of graft. The regent is believed to have accepted a bribe following a KPK sting operation on Tuesday, January 18.

Jakarta Globe - January 20, 2022

Jakarta – A district head in North Sumatra was detained by the Corruption Eradication Commission or KPK late Wednesday for allegedly taking bribes in yet another major graft bust targeting crooked regional leaders.

Al Jazeera - January 20, 2022

Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – When Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a surprise plan to move the country's capital during his annual address to the nation on 16 August 2019, he outlined a grandiose vision.

Coconuts Bali - January 20, 2022

Australia's 9News is on a roll for showing ignorance about their country's neighbors Up Above.

We all know that, to some geographically-challenged outsiders, Bali is a country separate from Indonesia. Or Bali is Indonesia.

Kompas.com - January 20, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition has criticised the new capital city (IKN) project for being a megaproject of the oligarchy which threatens the safety of the ordinary people.

Jakarta Globe - January 20, 2022

Jakarta – A judge in the Surabaya District Court was arrested by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Thursday morning for allegedly accepting bribe money from a defendant whose legal case was under his handling.

Tempo - January 20, 2022

Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta -The Jakarta Regional Legislative Council (DPRD Jakarta) Commission A speaker Mujiyono on Wednesday assessed that the capital city move from Jakarta to East Kalimantan will inflict a negative impact on Jakarta's economy. However, he believes other common issues regarding the city will remain such as traffic congestion and air pollution.

Tempo - January 20, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Six non-governmental organizations (NGOs) under Indonesia Joining Forces (IJF) have urged the government to include forced marriage in the problem inventory list (DIM) of the Sexual Violence Bill (RUU TPKS).

Jakarta Post Editorial - January 20, 2022

Jakarta – The enforcement of the domestic market obligation (DMO) for coal producers, set at 25 percent of their respective output, will continue to be problematic insofar as the government is unable to set a formula or a better mechanism for setting what are seen by coal firms as relatively fair prices they get under the DMO scheme.

The Strategist - January 20, 2022

[Editors' note: This piece was originally published in November 2019; we are republishing it in light of the Indonesian parliament's passing of key legislation for the creation of the new capital and President Joko Widodo's choosing of the name Nusantara for the city.]

Global Voices - January 20, 2022

Sydney Allen – A peaceful protest of Afghan refugees was violently broken up by police on January 17 in Pekanbaru, Indonesia, a city on the island of Sumatra. The refugees were attempting to draw international attention to their years of displacement, mistreatment, and neglect by the Indonesian government and the international community.

Tempo - January 20, 2022

Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Head of the Jakarta legal bureau Yayan Yuhanah on Wednesday said the Jakarta administration will face the lawsuit filed by the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) on the 2022 provincial minimum wage.

"We will face the lawsuit, we will not run away. [The lawsuit] will be faced no matter who the plaintiff is," said Yuhanah on January 19.

Coconuts Jakarta - January 20, 2022

One of Indonesia's – and the world's – largest Islamic organizations has declared cryptocurrency as haram, or forbidden for Muslims.

Muhammadiyah on Tuesday published a fresh fatwa (religious edict) forbidding the use of crypto as an investment tool or as a transactional tool.

Straits Times - January 20, 2022

Manila (Bloomberg) – More than a million Covid-19 vaccine shots expired in Indonesia before they could be given out, as most of them were donated with a short shelf life.

Of the 1.1 million doses that were thrown out, about 98 per cent were donated just one to three months away from expiry, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said in Parliament on Wednesday (Jan 19).

Kompas.com - January 20, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Nusantara Traditional Community Alliance (AMAN) estimates that around 20,000 people from traditional communities will be sacrificed by the project to move the state capital (IKN) to East Kalimantan.

Tabloid JUBI - January 20, 2022

Benny Mawel, Jayapura, Jubi – Human rights activist Natalius Pigai said there were ministers of the government of President Joko Widodo who had taken actions outside of their main duties and functions that, according to Pigai, would disrupt regional stability and democracy in Papua.

January 19, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - January 19, 2022

Jubi TV – Peter Prove, the director of International Affairs of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has spoken about the human rights situation in Papua, internationally known as West Papua. In a recent broadcast by the council, Prove said the Indonesian government had failed to address and improve the humanitarian crisis in Papua.

UCA News - January 19, 2022

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Former Catholic priest Martinho Germano da Silva Gusmao has officially announced his candidacy for Timor-Leste's presidential elections on March 19.

Pope Francis revoked the priesthood status of the diocesan priest last November, clearing the path for his intended run for president in the Catholic-majority nation.

Antara News - January 19, 2022

Dewa W, Kenzu T, Jakarta – At least 815 West Jakarta residents were evacuated after their houses were inundated by floodwaters reaching a height of up to one meter, the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has said.

"Sixty-four neighborhood units are still flooded," Head of data and information center of Jakarta BPBD M Insyaf informed here on Wednesday.

Tempo - January 19, 2022

Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The 6.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's Banten Province on January 14 damaged 3,078 houses. At least 395 of those homes were heavily damaged.

The earthquake also caused damages to 51 school buildings, 17 health facilities, 8 government offices, 3 business venues and 21 houses of worship.

Agence France-Presse - January 19, 2022

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Six Indonesian women drowned off Malaysia after their boat capsized during a suspected attempt to enter the country illegally, officials said, in the latest migrant tragedy in the area.

UCA News - January 19, 2022

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights has called on the government to rein in security forces after recording hundreds of acts of violence committed by them against civilians in Papua over the last year.

New Mandala - January 19, 2022

Muhammad Beni Saputra – At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow this November Indonesia pledged to completely phase out its coal use by 2056. Coal is a primary resource in Indonesia's energy sector, generating for 65% of electricity in 2029.

Kompas.com - January 19, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Ministry for the Empowerment of Women and Protection of Children (KPPPA) recorded tens of thousands of cases of violence against children and women throughout 2021.

Tempo - January 19, 2022

Jamal A. Nashr, Jakarta – Police commissioner Eko Marudin of the Boyolali Police Sector has been stripped of his position as the region's chief of criminal investigation unit after he reportedly made a derogatory comment towards a victim of sexual crimes case as the victim was reporting the case.

Jakarta Post - January 19, 2022

Jakarta (Agencies) – The East Jakarta District Court sentenced an Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militant to 15 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in the 2002 bombings that killed more than 200 people on the resort island of Bali.

Reuters - January 19, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesia's biggest palm oil association GAPKI on Wednesday shrugged off a new government policy requiring exporters of the vegetable oil to gain approval for their shipments and declare their domestic sales.

Jakarta Globe - January 19, 2022

Jakarta – Attorney General Sanitiar Burhanuddin announced on Wednesday his office has launched a criminal investigation into alleged corruption in state-owned airline Garuda Indonesia concerning aircraft lease.

Burhanuddin said the alleged fraudulent procurement has inflicted a loss of at least Rp 3.6 trillion ($250 million) to the state.

Tempo - January 19, 2022

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police and TNI Army deployed 1,925 personnel to Papua for the 2022 Cartenz Peace Operation. The peacekeeping operation began on January 17 and will end on December 31 this year.