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June 30, 2024

South China Morning Post - June 30, 2024

Aisyah Llewellyn – News that criminal charges will be brought against Boeing over alleged breaches of a 2021 settlement related to two fatal crashes has elicited a mixed response from victims' families, with some welcoming the prospect of perceived justice, while others have voiced scepticism and lamented the need to "dig up the past."

Ekklesia - June 30, 2024

BASF, the German chemical giant, has pulled out of a $2.6 billion project to refine nickel on the Indonesian island of Halmahera, after campaigners highlighted the plight of uncontacted people in the area.

Jakarta Globe - June 30, 2024

Riza, Sukabumi – Dozens of migrants were stranded on the Sukabumi coast in West Java, causing anxiety among residents as they attempted to enter houses to hide from authorities over the weekend.

Jakarta Globe - June 30, 2024

Hendro D Situmorang, Jakarta – Kaesang Pangarep, the youngest son of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, has emerged as the strongest candidate for the upcoming Central Java gubernatorial election, according to a survey published on Sunday.

June 29, 2024

Tempo - June 29, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia's Nusantara Capital City (IKN) Authority has prepared guidelines for the reclamation of land disturbed by mining activities to restore and rehabilitate the ecosystem of the area that will soon become the country's new capital replacing Jakarta.

Tempo Editorial - June 29, 2024

Jakarta – The true facts behind the murders of Vina Dewi Arsita and Muhammad Rizky Rudiana, alias Eky, will only be revealed through the establishment of an independent team.

Tempo - June 29, 2024

Ikhsan Reliubun, Jakarta – Indonesia's textile industry is struggling, according to the chairman of the Indonesian Fiber and Filament Yarn Producers Association (APsyFI), Redma Gita Wirawasta. As of June 2024, 21 textile factories have closed and another 31 are at risk. Since 2022, the capacity utilization of the factories has dropped significantly.

Mongabay - June 29, 2024

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – In continuing to provide controversial subsidies for small-scale fishers, Indonesia must also integrate marine protection measures into social protection schemes, a new study has said.

Agence France-Presse - June 29, 2024

Bangkok – The first assessment of the pint-sized Bornean elephant by a global conservation authority concluded Thursday that the animal is endangered, with only an estimated 1,000 left in the wild.

Reuters - June 29, 2024

Jakarta =- Indonesia is preparing to impose safeguard duties of 100% to 200% on imports ranging from footwear to ceramics, reviving a plan to protect domestic industries, according to its trade minister.

Channel News Asia - June 29, 2024

Kiki Siregar, Bulungan, Indonesia – In the middle of North Kalimantan's lush forest, a helicopter touched down on May 30, bearing a special guest as it blew dust into the eyes of nearby security personnel.

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 29, 2024

Jakarta – Aboy and his older brother stole motorbikes in East Java, an elderly man broke into a shoe store and stole shoes in West Sumatra, a village head embezzled his village fund in Central Java and a soldier committed suicide by hanging himself in West Java.

June 28, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Bella Evanglista, Antara, Jakarta – Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly has confirmed that immigration data services, now hosted on Amazon Web Service (AWS) following a cyberattack, are secure.

Tempo - June 28, 2024

Daniel A. Fajri, Jakarta – Presidential Special Staff Grace Natalie denies that President Joko Widodo or Jokowi will interfere in the 2024 regional elections as it is under political parties' authority.

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – What was expected to be a bright and festive celebration of Jakarta's 497th anniversary turned out to be a gloomy and chaotic affair; not because the city was bidding farewell to its decades-long status as the capital, but due to the thick smog shrouding the city.

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Delfi Neski, Padang – A total of 17 police officers are under investigation for violating standard operating procedures (SOP) in the arrest of several teenagers, which resulted in the death of 13-year-old Afif Maulana in West Sumatra. The officers are suspected of misconduct and will be brought to trial.

Reuters - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – The bulk of Indonesian government data affected by a recent ransomware cyber attack was not backed up, officials said, in an incident that has exposed the lack of preparations for such an attack in South-east Asia's biggest economy.

Tempo - June 28, 2024

Aisyah Amira Wakang, Jakarta – Minister of Communications and Informatics (Kominfo) Budi Arie Setiadi said he is planning to make a regulation requiring all ministries and institutions to backup their data after the Temporary National Data Center (PDNS) server was hacked.

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – The government has seized assets worth Rp 333.66 billion ($20.4 million) belonging to former bankers Benny Ahadi and Andri Tedjadharma as part of a debt recovery initiative targeting major debtors who received state bailouts during the 1998 financial crisis.

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), the country's sovereign wealth fund, announced Friday that it had recently signed a partnership deal with the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.

Berita Moneter - June 28, 2024

Carol Aji, Jakarta – The Jakarta Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has condemned the doxing of Business Indonesia journalist Ni Luh Anggela after she wrote an article on increased Israeli trade with Indonesia.

Agence France-Presse - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – Police have arrested more than 100 Taiwanese at a villa in Bali over alleged cyber fraud, authorities said Friday.

The proliferation of cyber fraud groups in Southeast Asia has become a growing concern in recent years, and authorities in countries including China, Indonesia and Malaysia have stepped up efforts to stop them.

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2024

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) estimates state losses of around Rp 125 billion (US$7.6 million) from a new corruption case it is investigating that centers around the distribution of food aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Ichsan Ali, Jakarta – The public prosecutor of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has demanded a 12-year prison sentence and a fine of Rp 500 million for former Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo, also known as SYL.

Benar News - June 28, 2024

Arie Firdaus and Tria Dianti, Jakarta – Cases linked to the alleged "torture" of children by Indonesian law enforcement agencies rose threefold from June 2023 to May 2024 compared with the previous year, as authorities stepped up their battle against illegal drugs, a new report says.

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The government spending on the ambitious capital relocation project has reached Rp 5.5 trillion ($336 million) as of May, according to Finance Minister Sri Mulyani.

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2024

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The nation's online gambling controversy has deepened following reports that Indonesians from all walks of life have become addicted to the practice, including some civil servants and lawmakers.

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – Prosecutors from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) lodged a sentence demand of eight years in prison for Emirsyah Satar at a hearing on Thursday at the Jakarta Corruption Court, in the graft trial over Emirsyah's alleged role in a rigged airplane procurement during his tenure as president director of flag carrier Garuda Indonesia.

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2024

Yustinus Patris Paat, Jakarta – Kaesang Pangarep on Friday called out an executive of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) for making a baseless claim that his father, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, had asked the party to nominate him for the Jakarta gubernatorial election.

The Guardian - June 28, 2024

Christopher Knaus – In a small room at Perth's Hakea maximum security adult jail, an Indonesian child sat with eyes transfixed on a television screen.

Before him, suited figures rose one by one to discuss his fate, speaking a language he could not understand.

Channel News Asia - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesia has seen a rise in the number of people getting radicalised even as there appears to be a shift in terror tactics of late.

Commissioner General Mohammed Rycko Amelza Dahniel – who is the head of the country's National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) – said on Thursday (Jun 27) that there has been a paradigm shift in how these groups conduct themselves.

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) says former West Java governor Ridwan Kamil, who hails from the Golkar Party, is interested in partnering with its members in the 2024 regional head elections.

PKS spokesman Pipin Sopian said the party was like a magnet for potential candidates of the West Java gubernatorial race.

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2024

Jakarta – The Golkar Party planned to announce its candidate for the Jakarta gubernatorial election on Aug. 27, the first day of the official registration period, party chairman Airlangga Hartanto said on Tuesday at the State Palace.

"We'll wait until later, [on] Aug. 27," he said, as quoted by cnnindonesia.com.

Tempo - June 28, 2024

Anwar Siswadi, Jakarta – The Research Center for Climate and Atmosphere at the National Innovation Research Agency (BRIN) stated that most weather prediction models indicate the appearance of La Nina in September.

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2024

Alifia Sekar, Jakarta – The government and law enforcement bodies need to improve mechanisms to prevent torture and excessive use of force by law enforcement enforcers, especially the police.

June 27, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 27, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia will not block social media platform X (formerly Twitter) because it is not violating the country's pornography law.

Kompas.com - June 27, 2024

Dani Prabowo, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that only two out of 11 recommendations by the government's Team for the Non-Judicial Resolution of Past Gross Human Rights Violations (TPPHAM) have been followed up on by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration.

Jakarta Globe - June 27, 2024

Yustinus Patris Paat, Jakarta – Following a ransomware attack that compromised the national data center and crippled the immigration service, Communication and Informatics Minister Budi Arie Setiadi said on Thursday Indonesia is not the only country to suffer from such an attack.

Tempo - June 27, 2024

Jihan Ristiyanti, Jakarta – Director of Citizen Protection at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Judha Nugraha, said there were over 53,000 Indonesian citizens who migrated abroad through unlawful means.

"There has been a consistent increase in the last 5 years," he told Tempo on Monday, June 24, 2024.

Jakarta Globe - June 27, 2024

Faisal Maliki Baskoro, Antara, Jakarta – German chemical producer BASF and French miner Eramet have withdrawn from a $2.6 billion ($42.67 trillion) investment in a nickel-cobalt refining complex in Weda Bay, North Maluku.

Jakarta Globe - June 27, 2024

Fito Akhmad Erlangga, Balikpapan – The Public Works and Housing Ministry (PUPR) is working diligently to ensure President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo can occupy the presidential office in the new capital, Nusantara Capital City (IKN) in East Kalimantan, by next month.

Kompas.com - June 27, 2024

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SafeNET) has launched a petition on the change.org website calling for Communication and Information Technology Minister (Menkominfo) Budi Arie Setiadi to resign from his position.

Tempo - June 27, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – West Sumatra Regional Police Chief Inspector General Suharyono admitted that his members had procedural errors in handling 18 teenagers suspected of being involved in brawls in Padang City.

Tempo - June 27, 2024

Hendri Agung Pratama, Fauzi Ibrahim, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission or Komnas HAM reported that the National Police is the most frequently reported for torture cases compared to other state institutions. From January 1, 2020, to June 24, 2024, the human rights institution received a total of 176 torture cases by police out of 282 reports.

Tempo - June 27, 2024

Eka Yudha Saputra, Novali Panji Nugroho, Jakarta – The Ministry of Communications and Information (Kominfo) assured the country's digital transformation efforts will not be deterred by the recent ransomware attack on the Temporary National Data Center (PDNS). Deputy Kominfo Minister Nezar Patria emphasized the importance of staying the course.

Jakarta Globe - June 27, 2024

Faisal Maliki Baskoro, Jakarta – Jakarta has emerged as one of the top 10 most congested cities worldwide. The three cities topping the list for highest traffic congestion are New York City, Mexico City, and London, according to the 2023 Global Traffic Scorecard released by traffic data analysis firm INRIX.

Jakarta Globe - June 27, 2024

Djibril Muhammad, Jakarta – Hundreds of foreign nationals were arrested by immigration officials for misusing their residence permits and suspected cybercrimes.

Silmy Karim, Director General of Immigration at the Law and Human Rights Ministry, reported that the Bali Becik surveillance operation led to the capture of 103 foreign nationals at a villa in Bali.

Jakarta Globe - June 27, 2024

Yustinus Patris Paat, Jakarta – An executive of the National Awakening Party (PKB) criticized the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) on Wednesday for nominating its former chairman, Sohibul Iman, as a running mate for Anies Baswedan in the upcoming Jakarta gubernatorial election.

CNN Indonesia - June 27, 2024

Jakarta – Protesters from the Labour Movement with the People (GEBRAK) and other social groups have disbanded after holding a demonstration near the Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Thursday June 27 opposing the Public Housing Savings (Tapera) program.

Tempo - June 27, 2024

Jakarta – Aliansi Kolibri, a coalition promoting sustainable agriculture and fighting deforestation in Indonesia, said local involvement in sustainability is important in contrast with dominant national strategies such as the extensive development of new agricultural lands known as 'food estates'.