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June 30, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 30, 2024

Riza, Sukabumi – Dozens of migrants were stranded on the Sukabumi coast in West Java, causing anxiety among residents as they attempted to enter…

Ekklesia - June 30, 2024

BASF, the German chemical giant, has pulled out of a $2.6 billion project to refine nickel on the Indonesian island of Halmahera, after…

South China Morning Post - June 30, 2024

Aisyah Llewellyn – News that criminal charges will be brought against Boeing over alleged breaches of a 2021 settlement related to two fatal…

Jakarta Globe - June 30, 2024

Hendro D Situmorang, Jakarta – Kaesang Pangarep, the youngest son of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, has emerged as the strongest candidate for…

Amnesty International News Release - June 30, 2024

Responding to the final statement of Permanent Peoples' Tribunal on Papua in London, Amnesty International Indonesia's executive director Usman…

June 29, 2024

Tempo - June 29, 2024

Ikhsan Reliubun, Jakarta – Indonesia's textile industry is struggling, according to the chairman of the Indonesian Fiber and Filament Yarn…

Tempo - June 29, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia's Nusantara Capital City (IKN) Authority has prepared guidelines for the reclamation of land disturbed by mining…

Mongabay - June 29, 2024

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – In continuing to provide controversial subsidies for small-scale fishers, Indonesia must also integrate marine protection…

Reuters - June 29, 2024

Jakarta =- Indonesia is preparing to impose safeguard duties of 100% to 200% on imports ranging from footwear to ceramics, reviving a…

Channel News Asia - June 29, 2024

Kiki Siregar, Bulungan, Indonesia – In the middle of North Kalimantan's lush forest, a helicopter touched down on May 30, bearing a special guest…

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 29, 2024

Jakarta – Aboy and his older brother stole motorbikes in East Java, an elderly man broke into a shoe store and stole shoes in West Sumatra, a…

Tempo Editorial - June 29, 2024

Jakarta – The true facts behind the murders of Vina Dewi Arsita and Muhammad Rizky Rudiana, alias Eky, will only be revealed through the…

Agence France-Presse - June 29, 2024

Bangkok – The first assessment of the pint-sized Bornean elephant by a global conservation authority concluded Thursday that the animal is…

June 28, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - June 28, 2024

The Indonesian government's plan to transform Merauke town, South Papua (Papua Selatan) Province, into a major centre for sugarcane plantations…

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – What was expected to be a bright and festive celebration of Jakarta's 497th anniversary turned out to be a gloomy and chaotic affair;…

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Ichsan Ali, Jakarta – The public prosecutor of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has demanded a 12-year prison sentence and a fine of Rp…

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2024

Alifia Sekar, Jakarta – The government and law enforcement bodies need to improve mechanisms to prevent torture and excessive use of force by law…

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Yustinus Patris Paat, Jakarta – Kaesang Pangarep on Friday called out an executive of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) for making a baseless…

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2024

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The nation's online gambling controversy has deepened following reports that Indonesians from all walks of life have become…

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Delfi Neski, Padang – A total of 17 police officers are under investigation for violating standard operating procedures (SOP) in the arrest of…

Suara Papua - June 28, 2024

Jayapura – Papuan journalists held a solidarity action to support the struggle by senior Papuan journalist Victor Mambor who is seeking justice…

Tempo - June 28, 2024

Aisyah Amira Wakang, Jakarta – Minister of Communications and Informatics (Kominfo) Budi Arie Setiadi said he is planning to make a regulation…

Benar News - June 28, 2024

Arie Firdaus and Tria Dianti, Jakarta – Cases linked to the alleged "torture" of children by Indonesian law enforcement agencies rose threefold…

Tempo - June 28, 2024

Daniel A. Fajri, Jakarta – Presidential Special Staff Grace Natalie denies that President Joko Widodo or Jokowi will interfere in the 2024…

Tempo - June 28, 2024

Anwar Siswadi, Jakarta – The Research Center for Climate and Atmosphere at the National Innovation Research Agency (BRIN) stated that most weather…

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – The Golkar Party planned to announce its candidate for the Jakarta gubernatorial election on Aug. 27, the first day of the official…

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2024

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) estimates state losses of around Rp 125 billion (US$7.6 million) from a new…

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – Prosecutors from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) lodged a sentence demand of eight years in prison for Emirsyah Satar at a…

Berita Moneter - June 28, 2024

Carol Aji, Jakarta – The Jakarta Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has condemned the doxing of Business Indonesia journalist Ni Luh…

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), the country's sovereign wealth fund, announced Friday that it had recently…

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Bella Evanglista, Antara, Jakarta – Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly has confirmed that immigration data services, now hosted on Amazon…

Agence France-Presse - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – Police have arrested more than 100 Taiwanese at a villa in Bali over alleged cyber fraud, authorities said Friday.

The…

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – The government has seized assets worth Rp 333.66 billion ($20.4 million) belonging to former bankers Benny Ahadi…

Channel News Asia - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesia has seen a rise in the number of people getting radicalised even as there appears to be a shift in terror tactics of late.…

Human Rights Monitor - June 28, 2024

The Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency (BPN) and the government of Sorong Regency, Southwest Papua (Papua…

The Guardian - June 28, 2024

Christopher Knaus – In a small room at Perth's Hakea maximum security adult jail, an Indonesian child sat with eyes transfixed on a television…

Reuters - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – The bulk of Indonesian government data affected by a recent ransomware cyber attack was not backed up, officials said, in an incident…

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) says former West Java governor Ridwan Kamil, who hails from the Golkar Party, is interested in…

Human Rights Monitor - June 28, 2024

Long-standing tensions in Timika have escalated, resulting in the significant destruction of local community plantations. The conflict began in…

Channel News Asia - June 28, 2024

Singapore – Singapore passport holders will soon be able to travel to Timor-Leste without a visa under a new agreement, said the Ministry of…

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The government spending on the ambitious capital relocation project has reached Rp 5.5 trillion ($336 million) as of…

June 27, 2024

Tempo - June 27, 2024

Hendri Agung Pratama, Fauzi Ibrahim, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission or Komnas HAM reported that the National Police is the most…

Tempo - June 27, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – West Sumatra Regional Police Chief Inspector General Suharyono admitted that his members had procedural errors in handling 18…

Human Rights Monitor - June 27, 2024

The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT), established in 1979 on the basis of the Universal Declaration of Peoples' Rights, and in compliance with…

Kompas.com - June 27, 2024

Dani Prabowo, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that only two out of 11 recommendations by the…

Tempo - June 27, 2024

Jihan Ristiyanti, Jakarta – Director of Citizen Protection at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Judha Nugraha, said there were over 53,000…

Tempo - June 27, 2024

Jakarta – Aliansi Kolibri, a coalition promoting sustainable agriculture and fighting deforestation in Indonesia, said local involvement in…

Kompas.com - June 27, 2024

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SafeNET) has launched a petition on the change.org website calling…

CNN Indonesia - June 27, 2024

Jakarta – Protesters from the Labour Movement with the People (GEBRAK) and other social groups have disbanded after holding a demonstration near…

Jakarta Globe - June 27, 2024

Yustinus Patris Paat, Jakarta – Following a ransomware attack that compromised the national data center and crippled the immigration service,…