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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Tempo - January 20, 2022

Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has officially named the Regent of Langkat, Terbit Rencana Perangin…

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…

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…

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…

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-…

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…

Tempo - January 20, 2022

Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta -The Jakarta Regional Legislative Council (DPRD Jakarta) Commission A speaker Mujiyono on Wednesday assessed that the…

Tempo - January 20, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Six non-governmental organizations (NGOs) under Indonesia Joining Forces (IJF) have urged the government to include forced…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Kompas.com - January 20, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Nusantara Traditional Community Alliance (AMAN) estimates that around 20,000 people from traditional communities…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jakarta Globe - January 19, 2022

Jakarta – Attorney General Sanitiar Burhanuddin announced on Wednesday his office has launched a criminal investigation into alleged corruption in…

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.…