Arie Firdaus, Jakarta – A proposal to establish a regional command for the army in each of Indonesia's 38 provinces has sparked an outcry from human rights and security experts, who fea
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May 31, 2023
May 24, 2023
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko on Wednesday urges calm in the wake of news that the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) Law will be revised.
Former Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri has slammed the military's plans to set up regional commands, asking if it was preparing for a war.
May 23, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) is urging that the discourse on a plan to add additional military commands so that all 38 provinces in Indonesia have regional milita
May 16, 2023
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was tight-lipped when asked about the polemic surrounding the amendment of the Indonesian Armed Forces Law (UU TNI).
May 15, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – A public lecture titled "Exploring Nonviolent Alternatives in Papua" was organized by the Student Executive Board of the Jayapura University of Science and Technology (
April 28, 2023
Jakarta – Misinformation is rampant in this digital era, but the lack of transparency on the part of the government regarding the ongoing attempts to rescue a New Zealand pilot who was
April 27, 2023
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko issued a warning to separatist groups in Papua who have committed human rights violations against civilians, women, and c
They want an end to military operations in the crisis-hit province following the move to implement a 'combat alert operation'
Jayapura, Jubi – Church leaders across denominations in Papua urge President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to stop military operations in Papua and instead, promote a humanitarian approach and n
April 26, 2023
Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – The Cartenz Peace Operation Task Force rebutted the statement that the joint Indonesian military (TNI) and police (Polri) team dropped bombs in Nduga as con
April 25, 2023
Talk about conduct unbecoming of an officer.
April 21, 2023
Indonesian security forces have intensified operations in various conflict areas in West Papua, reports Human Rights Monitor.
April 20, 2023
Papuans are growing increasingly anxious about their security after the Indonesian military warned of a special operation following the killing of four soldiers involved in a mission to
April 19, 2023
On Saturday the 15 April there was a clash between the Free Papua Movement (TPNPB) and the Indonesian security forces (TNI) in the Nduga District.
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Security Sector Reform is urging the TNI (Indonesian military) to cancel a decision to raise the operational status in c
The Indonesian Military (TNI) has officially escalated its operational status in West Papua to "ground combat ready" following a clash with the West Papuan Liberation Army over the week
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The Civil Coalition for Security Reform urged President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to cease the military combat operation being implemented by the Indonesian Mi
April 18, 2023
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The deployment of 1,200 Indonesian Military soldiers to the XVIII/Kasuari Regional Military Command in West Papua and Southwest Papua drew public protest, inc
April 14, 2023
A West Papuan leader has accused Indonesia of imposing a "martial law" on the Melanesian region in response to the kidnapping of a New Zealand pilot by rebels fighting Jakarta's contest
April 13, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Association of Moni Students (IPMMO) in Java-Bali assesses that the armed conflict in Intan Jaya Regency is increasingly heating up with the ongoing sweeping carrie
April 10, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Amidst celebrating the 77th-anniversary commemoration of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU), House of Representatives (DPR) speaker Puan Maharani on Sunday said she wil
April 6, 2023
Aryo Putranto Saptohutomo, Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) Deputy Chairperson Ardi Manto Adiputra is concerned that the formation of new regional military commands (
April 4, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Regional Coordinator of the Kemah Injil Indonesia Church (GKII), Hans Wakerkwa, said that in late March to early April there were a number of house burnings and arr
March 25, 2023
Ahmad B, Kenzu, Palembang, S Sumatra – National Defense Forces (TNI) Commander Admiral Yudo Margono flagged off the departure of 850 soldiers of the Indonesia-Papua New Guinea Border Se
March 21, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Chairman of Yahukimo Students All Around Indonesia Yanis Soll said his party asked President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to guarantee the peace and safety of the people in Yah
March 20, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) asked the Yahukimo Regency Government to pay attention to Papuan civilians in the Yahukimo war zone and protect them fro
Mirza Bagaskara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Air Force or TNI AU plans to strengthen air defenses. One way is through a plan to replace old radars that are still in operation.
Jayapura, Jubi – The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has called on the international community to pay serious attention to the escalated violence that continued to occ
March 15, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Executive Director of Amnesty International Indonesia Usman Hamid said the armed conflict in Papua between the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) and Indonesia
March 10, 2023
The Indonesian state is causing a renewed humanitarian crisis in occupied West Papua.
March 8, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) of Tolikara Region in Mountainous Papua Province is urging young Papuans not to apply as members of the Indonesian Military (TN
March 6, 2023
Another day, another oknum, as they say, with a soldier now in the spotlight for violent behavior that doesn't necessarily represent the institution of which he is part.
March 1, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Democracy Alliance for Papua (AlDP) recorded at least 9,205 Indonesian Military (TNI) and Poice personnel were stationed in Papua and West Papua provinces in 2022.
February 23, 2023
Jakarta – Out of the blue, the government recently announced a plan to form new regional military commands (Kodam) in each of the country's 37 provinces, citing the need to strengthen t
February 22, 2023
Jakarta – The governor of the government's policy think-tank the National Resilience Institute (Lemhannas), Andi Widjajanto, says that the violence in Papua has tended to increase under
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti says that the humanitarian pause negotiated by the National Hu
February 13, 2023
Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Security Sector Reform says that the plan to establish regional military commands (Kodam) in every province is a step backwards for TNI (Indone
February 12, 2023
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has warned that establishing additional regional military commands (Kodam) in the five
February 10, 2023
Nirmala Maulana Achmad, Jakarta – Army Chief of Staff (KSAD) General Dudung Abdurachman says that every province in Indonesia will have a regional military command (Kodam) headquarters.
January 28, 2023
Medan – Defense Minister (Menhan) Prabowo Subianto has revealed a plan to reinforce military forces in every part of Indonesia's territory by establishing Regional Military Commands (Ko
December 30, 2022
Antara – Translator: Intern/Imaji Lasahido, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police extended the period of the territorial operation on Papua Province under the code name Cartenz Peace
December 28, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Jokowi "Jokowi" Widodo told new Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Muhammad Ali on Wednesday that the latter holds one of the country's most important j
December 21, 2022
Sebastian Strangio – Indonesia's newly appointed military chief has played down the seriousness of the situation in Papua, after several years of worsening conflict in the restive easte
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia's new capital Nusantara should strengthen its air defense by adopting advanced military technologies, as the first battle the metropolis would fa
December 20, 2022
BTV, Jakarta – Newly-installed Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) Commander Admiral Yudo Margono said restoring order and security in Papua is one of his top priorities during his short tenu
Arie Firdaus and Dandy Koswaraputra, Jakarta – Indonesia's new military chief said Tuesday that violence in the troubled Papua region had not risen to an emergency level after one perso
December 19, 2022
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Monday he supports plans to scale back the presence of troops in the eastern region of Papua, where the military has been accused of hum
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Admiral Yudo Margono has officially become the new commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces, or TNI, replacing the retiring General Andika Perkasa.
December 14, 2022
Maeve McGregor – The quiet appointment of Indonesia's defence chief to the military division of the Order of Australia has been criticised by human rights organisations, who say the dec