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December 8, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Criminalisation & Attacks on Activism
Jawa Pos - December 8, 2019

Muhammad Ridwan – Becoming an activist, especially a human rights defender, often means confronting the law.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Sexual & Domestic Violence
Jakarta Post - December 8, 2019

Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – In its previous term, the House of Representatives failed to pass a bill on the elimination of sexual violence even though it was included in its priori

News ›› Indonesia ›› Labour & Migrant Workers
South China Morning Post - December 8, 2019

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat – News about the 165,000 Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong dominates coverage of the relationship between the city and the Southeast Asian nation.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Globe - December 8, 2019

Yustinus Paat, Fana Suparman, Jakarta – The smuggling fiasco at Garuda Indonesia continues with the flag carrier's board of commissioners taking the drastic action to suspend several o

News ›› Indonesia ›› Conservation & Animal Rights
Tempo - December 8, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – A joint team of the police and the Environment and Forestry Ministry has arrested five people over alleged illegal hunting of Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris) in Ria

News ›› Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - December 8, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesian Child Protection Agency (LPAI) head Seto Mulyadi has suggested that the government cut down the school week to three days from the common five to six days to allow

News ›› Indonesia ›› Literature & The Arts
South China Morning Post - December 8, 2019

Ainur Rohmah – It is early morning in Giriloyo, Yogyakarta, and a group of women are busy drawing motifs on white cloth in an open gazebo.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Globe - December 8, 2019

Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo introduces a unique anti-corruption campaign targeting his own subordinates by sticking stickers reading a daring oath to

News ›› Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Globe - December 8, 2019

Jakarta – State-owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir has issued a circular meant to end the notorious practices of distributing souvenirs during state companies' shareholders meetin

News ›› Indonesia ›› Tourism & Hospitality
Straits Times - December 8, 2019

Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – Indonesia's Health Minister has caused a stir by proposing that the country promote traditional Indonesian treatments and herbs such as Tongkat Ali, Pu

News ›› West Papua ›› Treason & Subversion
Internationalist Notebook - December 8, 2019

James Balowski – Surya Anta Ginting, the national spokesperson for the pro-independence Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) – who along with five other Papuan activists i

December 7, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Strategist - December 7, 2019

Donald Greenlees – Joko Widodo begins his second term contemplating the legacy he will bequeath as Indonesia's seventh president and with precious little time to do it.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Religion & Identity Politics
South China Morning Post - December 7, 2019

Amy Chew – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has fuelled speculation that he plans a tilt at the presidency by speaking at a rally held by the Islamist movement that helped orchestrate t

News ›› West Papua ›› Literature & The Arts
Jakarta Post - December 7, 2019

Jakarta – An exhibition at Darmawangsa Residence in South Jakarta brings the art of Papua's Kamoro tribe to the capital and lets visitors place bids on sculptures and plait work from I

News ›› Indonesia ›› Human Rights & Justice
Tempo - December 7, 2019

Purwani Diyah Prabandari, Jakarta – A number of regional administrations are striving hard to make human rights the basis of their policies.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Jakarta Post - December 7, 2019

Arya Dipa, Bandung – Heavy rains in Greater Bandung since Friday afternoon have caused the Cisangkuy River, part of West Java's longest river, the Citarum, to overflow, inundating with

News ›› Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Straits Times - December 7, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesia has been named the third-most spammed country in the world by Swedish-based smartphone application Truecaller, a significant jump from last year's 16th position.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Analysis & Opinion
New Mandala - December 7, 2019

Edward Aspinall and Marcus Mietzner – Indonesia's 2019 elections confirmed both the country's status as a competitive electoral democracy and the trend of decreasing democratic quality

News ›› Indonesia ›› Labour & Migrant Workers
South China Morning Post - December 7, 2019

Kathleen Magramo – An Indonesian domestic helper and citizen journalist deported from Hong Kong for overstaying her visa said on Saturday she was forced to take off her clothes in fron

News ›› Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Tempo - December 7, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – A landslide hit railway in the area of Cicewol Village, Sukabumi, West Java, on Saturday, December 7, canceling four train schedules of Sukabumi-Bogor's KA Pangrango

News ›› Indonesia ›› Money Politics & Elite Conflicts
Jakarta Post - December 7, 2019

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle has addressed President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's disapproval of the party's plan to amend the Constitution at

News ›› Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Sydney Morning Herald - December 7, 2019

Fergus Hunter – Australia and Indonesia have jointly declared "serious concerns" about the state of the South China Sea, issuing a warning about China's militarisation of the contested

News ›› Indonesia ›› Civil Service & Bureaucracy
Tempo - December 7, 2019

Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – Minister of State-owned Enterprises (SOE), Erick Thohir, said his office would deactivate four other directors of flag carrier Garuda Indonesia.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - December 7, 2019

Kharishar Kahfi, Jakarta – Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD played down on Friday recent reports from several organizations regarding Indonesia's f

December 6, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Reuters - December 6, 2019

Stanley Widianto, Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Jakarta – An Indonesian anti-corruption investigator, who was partially blinded in an acid attack in 2017, said on Friday a new law governing