Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – At the tail end of his master's degree course in Singapore, 24-year-old Bagas from South Tangerang, Banten, ponders if he should stay to work there or return h
Population & Migration
August 10, 2023
May 16, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The National Development Planning Agency, or Bappenas, on Tuesday predicted that Indonesia's population could reach 324 million people in 2045.
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Minister of National Development Planning or Bappenas Head Suharso Monoarfa emphasized that the government needs to formulate a new family planning (KB) po
March 6, 2023
Rachel Farahdiba Regar, Jakarta – Based on the official worldpopulationreview website, the independent organization World Population Review (WPR) ranks Indonesians in first place with t
February 5, 2023
Anastasia Ika, Fadhlan Aulia Akbar. Jakarta – This Sunday marks the celebration of the Cap Go Meh festival for 2.8 million Chinese-Indonesians.
June 7, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Office of Statistics Indonesia (BPS) hoped that people in 29 regencies and cities in Papua would be willing to open up and accept 2020 Population Census offic
May 23, 2022
Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – Parents should consider placing at least two words when giving names to their children to avoid administrative issues when they grow up, a Home Affairs M
May 20, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi TV – The Papuan Customary Council of the IV Great Conference of Indigenous Papuans assessed that the government should impose restrictions on migration to the Papua land.
April 22, 2022
Hreeloita D S, Mecca Yumna, Jakarta – The National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN) pointed out that the state had experienced a decline in the economic situation while the
Andi Firdaus, Suharto, Jakarta – The government needs to create at least three million jobs per year to prepare for the demographic bonus, Coordinating Minister for Human Development an
January 31, 2021
Muhsidin, Rahmad Nasution, Jayapura, Papua – Population in the Indonesian province of Papua currently reached 4.30 million, or rose by some 1.47 million, from that in 2010, according to
January 22, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia would reach the peak of its demographic dividend this year as the working-age population now account for close to 71 percent of the country's total population, and i
January 14, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini or Risma initiated a breakthrough by making identity cards for street buskers, homeless people, and other marginal people in Ja
October 9, 2020
Police and demonstrators have clashed in the Indonesian capital on the third day of protests and strikes against a polarising new jobs law passed in South-East Asia's largest economy.
August 13, 2020
Jakarta – Deputy National Police chief Comr. Gen.
March 31, 2020
Jakarta – The 2020 national online population census is to be extended until May 29 as a mere 12 percent of the needed data was gathered by the March 31 deadline, with the door-to-door
February 19, 2020
A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil and Apriadi Gunawan, Jakarta – The 2020 population census by Statistics Indonesia (BPS) has started.
January 24, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – The government is set to conduct a population census, which are done every 10 years, next month to update data on the country's demographics.
December 15, 2019
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – At least 25 percent and up to 49 percent of Indonesian children under the age of five are never issued a birth certificate, putting them in danger of being ex
November 4, 2019
A new report alleges officials across Indonesia's West Papua have inflated population figures for personal gain.
June 27, 2019
Fearing a significant decline in Bali's local population, the provincial government is stepping up its campaign to increase the birth rate on the island by advising islanders to consid
June 11, 2019
Jakarta – The Jakarta administration will grant undocumented newcomers civil registration documents during a post-Idul Fitri survey, dubbed the civil training service, starting Friday.
May 31, 2019
Jakarta – In a bid to create a more equal capital for all, the Jakarta administration has decided that it will no longer carry out post-Idul Fitri civil registration raids targeting ne
March 24, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Some 60 families of Timor Leste are currently settled in Indonesia's Naktuka Village, Amfoang Timur Sub-district, Kupang District, East Nusa Tenggara, with this risi
February 12, 2019
Ade Ridwan Yandwiputra, Jakarta – Head of Bogor National and Political Unity Office (Kesbangpol) Wawan Darmawan revealed that Puncak remains as the favored area in Bogor District for i
September 14, 2018
Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura – Septer Manufandu, the former Executive Secretary of Non-Governmental Organization Working Forum of Papua (FOKER LSM Papua), stated stakeholders in Papua need
April 23, 2018
Aprila Wayar this month published her third novel, "Sentuh Papua", which covered human rights issues and the effects of Indonesian transmigration in Papua.
January 14, 2018
Muhamad Al Azhari, Jakarta – The Indonesian Palm Oil Association, or Gapki, urged the government to revive its now defunct transmigration program, first implemented under former Preside
January 27, 2017
New statistics show indigenous Melanesians are not yet the minority they were thought to be in West Papua.
January 26, 2017
New statistics on the ethnic composition of Indonesia's Papua region indicate that the indigenous West Papuans are not yet the minority there.
November 22, 2016
Anton Hermansyah, Jakarta – The introduction of electronic identification cards (e-KTP) will not only simplify population data management, but also help women discover whether their husbands have m
August 9, 2016
Venidora Oliveira – The Civil registry has granted 680 foreigners Timorese citizenship, mostly from Indonesia.
May 24, 2016
The official transmigration programme is not active anymore in Papua region, according to an Indonesian government official.
February 15, 2016
Nani Afrida, Jakarta – The government's plan to issue ID cards for children has met with criticism from activists who call for better public service with regard to birth certificate issuance and ch
December 30, 2015
Venidora Oliveira – The Vice Minister of Finance Helder Lopes said based on the preliminary results of the Population and Household Census 2015, the Timorese population has grown from 1.066.409 in
October 23, 2015
Australia's new Prime Minister has indicated that his government will prioritise economic interests over support to reinscribe West Papua on the UN list of territories to be decolonised.
June 8, 2015
June 7, 2015
Jakarta – An Indonesian minister has countered President Joko Widodo's declaration that the controversial transmigration program to Papua province will be stopped, saying instead that, if anything,
June 5, 2015
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has signalled an end to the country's transmigration programme to Papua region.
November 14, 2014
Jayapura – A new local political party, Papua Bersatu (Papua United), will be declared next week, its chairman said.
November 5, 2014
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Maintaining Indonesia's transmigration program in Papua will threaten indigenous culture and further destabilize an already troubled area, critics of the controver
November 3, 2014
The Indonesian President Joko Widodo (better known as Jokowi) promised to make Papua one of his priorities if elected as president.
October 29, 2014
Nic Maclellan – Writing in Crikey yesterday, Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma said the appointment of retired general Ryamizard Ryacudu as new Indonesian Defence Minister "could have
August 15, 2014
Craig Hoyle – Political activists are using this month's "Pacific shame" seminar in New Zealand to highlight the plight of indigenous West Papuans, and some say they fear the extinction
August 3, 2014
Ari Supriyanti R., Lenny Tristia Tambun & Vita A.D.
June 17, 2014
Jakarta – The National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) has said that it is high time the family-planning sector received more attention, following support from both preside
March 27, 2014
Josua Gantan, Jakarta – When the National Population and Family Planning Board, or BKKBN, held its annual meeting on Monday, there was a palpable tension in the room.
October 13, 2013
Paulina Quintao – The National Director for Civil Registries in Dili District Vitor da Costa Neto says the system of issuing identity cards to the community has stopped running.
July 17, 2013
Slamet Susanto and Bambang Muryanto, Bantul/Yogyakarta – Indonesia requires better population management so its huge population can be turned into quality human resource potential, acco
May 2, 2012
Jakarta – Several religious leaders from the Pentecostal Church of Indonesia Alpha Omega in Bunaken District, Manado, North Sulawesi have rejected the electronic identity card, or e-ID