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August 16, 2019

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

Erwida Maulia, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo formally proposed to parliament on Friday a plan to relocate Indonesia's capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Taxation & State Budget
Reuters - August 16, 2019

Maikel Jefriando, Tabita Diela, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday proposed a 2,528.8 trillion rupiah ($177.56 billion) budget to parliament for 2020, focusing spendi

News ›› West Papua ›› Melanesian & Pacific Solidarity
The Guardian - August 16, 2019

Kate Lyons in Funafuti and Ben Doherty – The United Nations high commissioner for human rights should investigate the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua within a year,

News ›› West Papua ›› Melanesian & Pacific Solidarity
Islands Business - August 16, 2019

Nic Maclellan in Funafuti, Tuvalu – Members of the Pacific Islands Forum have urged Indonesia to take action on human rights violations in West Papua, and strongly encouraged Jakarta t

News ›› Indonesia ›› Infrastructure & Development
Jakarta Post - August 16, 2019

Rachmadea Aisyah, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will continue with his human capital development focus in the first year of his second term as his administration has designe

News ›› West Papua ›› New York Agreement & 1969 Referendum
Tabloid JUBI - August 16, 2019

David Sobolim, Jayapura – Papuan students from the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) and the Semarang and Salatiga Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) Committees held a joint

News ›› Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Tempo - August 16, 2019

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The National Police Headquarters has named 87 suspects in forest and land fires in six provinces, Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Jambi,

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

Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo appealed on Friday (Aug 16) to all the branches of government – executive, legislative and judicial – in Indonesia to work togeth

News ›› East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Interpreter - August 16, 2019

Mica Barreto Soares – This month, Timor-Leste is in a festive mood, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its independence referendum.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Protests & Popular Resistance
Coconuts Jakarta - August 16, 2019

Four police officers in Cianjur, West Java have been hospitalized due to burn injuries they sustained while securing a student protest in the regency, with one officer reportedly suffe

News ›› Indonesia ›› Infrastructure & Development
Jakarta Globe - August 16, 2019

Dion Bisara, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo targets a narrower deficit in his 2020 state budget, staying true to his original vision of developing local talents to strengthen

News ›› Indonesia ›› Parliament & Legislation
Jakarta Post - August 16, 2019

Kharishar Kahfi, Jakarta – Being known for pushing his administration to become more efficient in using the state budget, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo tried to pass the same message

News ›› West Papua ›› New York Agreement & 1969 Referendum
CNN Indonesia - August 16, 2019

Jakarta – The Papuan student dormitory in the Kalasan area of the East Java city of Surabaya was besieged by hundreds of people from various ormas (mass or social organisations) on the

News ›› Indonesia ›› Human Rights & Justice
Tempo - August 16, 2019

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) speaker Bambang Soesatyo touched on the incompletion of severe human rights violation cases during his opening speech at

News ›› Indonesia ›› Mining & Energy
Jakarta Globe - August 16, 2019

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has renewed his call to accelerate the development of palm oil-derived biodiesel in his State of the Nation address on Friday, claiming this wo

News ›› Indonesia ›› Jakarta & Urban Life
Australian Associated Press - August 16, 2019

Jakarta – Time is running out for Jakarta.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Urban Poor & Informal Sector
Business Times - August 16, 2019

Marvie Chorawan-Basilan – Indonesia recently stopped foreign waste from entering the country but some villagers Bangun noted that "cash for trash" is their way of life – a booming busi

News ›› West Papua ›› Melanesian & Pacific Solidarity
Radio New Zealand - August 16, 2019

Leaders of Pacific Islands Forum countries and territories want Indonesia to allow a team from the UN Human Rights Commissioner's office to visit West Papua soon.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Labour & Migrant Workers
CNN Indonesia - August 16, 2019

Jakarta – A number of workers planning to hold a protest action were arrested by police in the vicinity of the House of Representatives (DPR) and People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) b

News ›› Indonesia ›› Poverty & Social Inequity
Jakarta Post - August 16, 2019

Norman Harsono, Jakarta – The government is optimistic that it can reduce inequality and poverty rates next year by continuing current socio-economic initiatives.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Melbourne Age - August 16, 2019

James Massola and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – Imagine, for a moment, that three of Scott Morrison's ministers were caught up in corruption investigations and the speaker of the Australia

News ›› Indonesia ›› Cabinet & The Presidency
Jakarta Post - August 16, 2019

Kharishar Kahfi and Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – In his annual state of the nation address, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo highlighted his vision to develop the nation's human capital, a v

August 15, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Arbitrary Arrest & Detention
Radio New Zealand - August 15, 2019

An Indonesian lawyer says police have arrested dozens of West Papuan independence activists in Jayapura.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Sexual & Domestic Violence
Tempo - August 15, 2019

M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The investigation on the alleged rape case experienced by a former employee of the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) which implicated

News ›› Indonesia ›› Parliament & Legislation
Jakarta Post - August 15, 2019

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has indicated his opposition to a discourse on restoring authority to the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) to appoint the nation's presiden