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October 17, 2019

West Papua ›› Human Rights & Justice
Jakarta Post - October 17, 2019

Jakarta – Human rights lawyer Veronica Koman met with the Australian parliament's human rights subcommittee on Wednesday to speak with its…

Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Post - October 17, 2019

Asip A. Hasani, Blitar, East Java – Lawmaker Arteria Dahlan from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has been in the news lately…

West Papua ›› Human Rights & Justice
CNN Indonesia - October 17, 2019

Jakarta – Activist and human rights lawyer for Papuan affairs, Veronica Koman, has met with Australian parliamentarians in Canberra. She said…

Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
The Conversation - October 17, 2019

Noir Primadona Purba – Indonesia's oceans, some of the richest in marine biodiversity, are becoming rubbish bins – altering underwater ecosystems…

Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Jakarta Globe - October 17, 2019

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo must shift his government's focus to increasing productivity in the domestic manufacturing…

Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Tempo - October 17, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party Secretary General Ahmad Muzani said he was keen to see the party leader, Prabowo…

Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Reuters - October 17, 2019

Kuala Lumpur – A new green fund being set up by the government should prioritize protecting its rain forests and creating a carbon trading…

Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Post - October 17, 2019

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – A group of economists have penned an open letter addressed to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, urging him to…

Indonesia ›› Youth & Student Activism
Jakarta Post - October 17, 2019

Jakarta – The National Association of University Student Executive Bodies (BEM-SI) plans to stage a rally in front of the State Palace on…

Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Jakarta Post - October 17, 2019

Eisya A. Eloksari, Jakarta – Indonesia has risen six places over the last decade to be ranked 68th out of 170 countries in the Global Index of…

Indonesia ›› 1998 Fall of Suharto & Reformasi
The Conversation - October 17, 2019

Tim Lindsey – It's deeply ironic that Indonesia's third president, BJ Habibie, died on September 11 – less than a week before the national…

Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Jakarta Globe - October 17, 2019

Arnoldus Kristianus & Abdul Muslim & Herman, Jakarta – The government is optimistic that an international trade exhibition will help the…

Indonesia ›› Protests & Popular Resistance
Jakarta Post - October 17, 2019

Arya Dipa and Bambang Muryanto, Bandung – Hundreds of protesters – students and activists – rallied in big cities on Thursday to demand that the…

Indonesia ›› Protests & Popular Resistance
Tempo - October 17, 2019

Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – The Police have started to close off access to Merdeka Palace with barbed wire today, Oct. 17, before the…

Indonesia ›› Jakarta & Urban Life
Tempo - October 17, 2019

Imam Hamdi, Jakarta – The Jakarta Administration's water resources agency has lodged a budget up to Rp110 billion to continue the construction of…

Indonesia ›› Jakarta & Urban Life
Reuters - October 17, 2019

Tabita Diela and John Geddie, Jakarta – An Indonesian unit of management consultants McKinsey & Company has been appointed to conduct a…

Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Jakarta Post - October 17, 2019

Syofiardi Bachyul J.B, West Sumatra – Air quality in West Sumatra has decreased significantly as it touches a level considered unhealthy this…

Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Jakarta Post - October 17, 2019

Riza Roidila Mufti, Jakarta – National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is working hand-in-hand with nine other state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to…

East Timor ›› Timor Sea Spy Scandal
Australian Associated Press - October 17, 2019

A Canberra court has shut down a private citizen's bid to provide advice to the court in a trial involving an East Timor bugging scandal.

Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Coconuts Jakarta - October 17, 2019

Today, the controversial revision to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law officially comes into effect, as President Joko Widodo has…

Indonesia ›› Cabinet & The Presidency
Jakarta Globe - October 17, 2019

Telly Nathalia & Beritasatu TV, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo confirmed in a Twitter posting on Thursday that he had completed the…

Indonesia ›› Youth & Student Activism
Detik News - October 17, 2019

Jakarta – Students have taken to the streets on the first day that the revised Corruption Eradication Commission Law (UU KPK) came into effect.…

Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Tempo - October 17, 2019
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian Chief of Police Gen. Tito Karnavian reminded about staging demonstrations ahead of the presidential…
Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Globe - October 17, 2019

Heru Andriyanto, Carlos K.Y. Paath, Jakarta – The heavily amended Corruption Eradication Commission Law will come into effect by default on…

Indonesia ›› Parliament & Legislation
Jakarta Post - October 17, 2019

Jakarta – People's Consultative Assembly Speaker Bambang Soesatyo has made assurances to the public that the constitutional articles on the…

October 16, 2019

Indonesia ›› Cabinet & The Presidency
Straits Times - October 16, 2019

Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo, who was re-elected in April with a majority vote, has received the backing of defeated…

West Papua ›› Refugees & Asylum Seekers
Tabloid JUBI - October 16, 2019

Agus Pabika, Jayapura – The way government handling the humanitarian conflict in Papua has become a spotlight. Many people think the government…

Indonesia ›› Shootings & Violence Against Civilians
Tempo - October 16, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) urged the Indonesian Police (Polri) to initiate legal process…

Indonesia ›› Youth & Student Activism
Tempo - October 16, 2019

Didit Hariyadi, Makassar – The University of Hasanuddin's Student Executive Body (BEM Unhas) president, Fatir Kasim, deemed South Sulawesi Police…

Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Globe - October 16, 2019

Fana Suparman, Jakarta – Indramayu district head Supendi was named a corruption suspect on Tuesday, only eight months since he assumed his post…

Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Jakarta Post - October 16, 2019

Jon Afrizal, Jambi – Haze from ongoing forest and land fires continued to plague Jambi on Wednesday, despite the government's attempts to create…

Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Post - October 16, 2019

N. Adri, Jakarta and Balikpapan – Medan Mayor Dzulmi Edin and 14 other people, including officials and private individuals, have been arrested on…

Indonesia ›› Abductions & Extra-Judicial Killings
SBS News - October 16, 2019

Aaron Fernandes – Golfrid Siregar dedicated his life to defending Indonesia's environment and exposing corruption. It's a role that his family…

Indonesia ›› Social Organisations & NGOs
Coconuts Jakarta - October 16, 2019

Vice President-elect Ma'ruf Amin will not permanently step down from his role as the chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council – the country's…

Indonesia ›› Internet & Social Media
Jakarta Globe - October 16, 2019

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Facebook said on Wednesday during its first-ever Facebook Summit in Jakarta that its myriad of applications – including the…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Tempo - October 16, 2019

Muh. Syaifullah, Yogyakarta – A total of 400 Indonesianists from 43 countries attend the World Indonesianist Congress held in Yogyakarta State…

Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Tempo - October 16, 2019

Friski Riana, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo decided not to comment on questions about the Law on the Corruption Eradication Commission…

Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Jakarta Globe - October 16, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – MRT Jakarta, the operator of the city's mass rapid transit train network, has collaborated with Gojek Indonesia, one of the…

Indonesia ›› Mining & Energy
Jakarta Post - October 16, 2019

Norman Harsono, Jakarta – The government has given Japanese oil company Inpex Corp and Dutch energy giant Shell a 27-year extension…

Indonesia ›› Terrorism & Religious Extremism
Jakarta Post - October 16, 2019

Jakarta – The National Police claim to have foiled terror plots, including suicide bombings, in several cities across Java, which were allegedly…

Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
CNN Indonesia - October 16, 2019

Jakarta – The Institute for Public Research and Advocacy (Elsam) says that freedom of expression and opinion in Indonesia has declined since 2014…

Indonesia ›› Jakarta & Urban Life
Nikkei Asian Review - October 16, 2019

Shotaro Tani, Jakarta – On the face of it, Indonesia's capital Jakarta, a sprawling megacity of 10 million people, and Sweden's Kiruna, a town of…

Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Coconuts Jakarta - October 16, 2019

On Friday, TransJakarta recommissioned buses made by Chinese manufacturers ZhongTong, officials have confirmed, which had previously been mired…

Indonesia ›› Abductions & Extra-Judicial Killings
Detik News - October 16, 2019

Muhammad Aminudin, Malang – Seven young people in the East Java city of Malang took turns in reading out quotes from the Fact Finding Team (TPF)…

Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Tempo - October 16, 2019

Friski Riana, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi claimed that he did not order police apparatus to prohibit public demonstration on the…

Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Globe - October 16, 2019

Fana Suparman, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, has arrested eight people in the East Kalimantan cities of Bontang and…

Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Jakarta Globe - October 16, 2019

Jakarta – The International Monetary Fund has kept its economic growth projection for Indonesia at 5 percent this year and 5.1 percent next year…

Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - October 16, 2019

Jakarta – The Indonesian Military (TNI) has handed down disciplinary sanctions against five more serving Army personnel in relation to negative…

October 15, 2019

Indonesia ›› Sexual & Domestic Violence
Kompas.com - October 15, 2019

Deti Mega Purnamasari, Jakarta – The Draft Law on the Elimination of Sexual Violence (RUU PKS) has still not been ratified. The group Women's…

Indonesia ›› Sexual & Domestic Violence
Coconuts Jakarta - October 15, 2019

A 24-year-old man, identified by his initials HN, has been arrested by police for allegedly sexually harassing a teenage girl aboard the KRL…