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January 14, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - January 14, 2023

Jakarta – The government's plan to discontinue commuter line (KRL) subsidies for middle-high income earners is flawed for a number of reasons.

October 20, 2022

Detik News - October 20, 2022

Silvia Ng, Jakarta – Workers from the Labour Movement with the People (Gebrak) held a protest action near the Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Thursday October 20.

October 12, 2022

CNN Indonesia - October 12, 2022

Jakarta – Protesters from labour organisations will hold follow up demonstrations centred on the State Palace in Central Jakarta on November 10 to protest last month's increase in fuel

September 28, 2022

IHS Markit - September 28, 2022

Anton Alifandi and Bree Neff – Students and labor unions are planning periodic rallies through October against the Indonesian government's decision on Sept.

September 27, 2022

Kompas.com - September 27, 2022

Retno Ayuningrum and Muhammad Isa Bustomi, Jakarta – Demonstrations opposing the recent fuel (BBM) price hike have again taken place in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) build

September 23, 2022

Sindo News - September 23, 2022

Bachtiar Rojab, Jakarta – A protest action against the recent fuel (BBM) price hike by the Alumni Brotherhood (PA) 212 and the People's Defenders National Movement (GNPR) has attracted

September 22, 2022

The Interpreter - September 22, 2022

Eduard Lazarus – With less than two months until the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia has gone into public security mode.

iNews.id - September 22, 2022

Wahyu Ruslan, Makassar – A protest action against the recent fuel price hike by hundreds of students and workers in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar has ended in chaos.

CNN Indonesia - September 22, 2022

Jakarta – Hundreds of workers from the 1001 United Trade Union Alliance held a demonstration in the vicinity of the Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Thursday September 22.

September 21, 2022

CNN Indonesia - September 21, 2022

Bandung – Thousands of workers held a protest action against the recent fuel (BBM) price hike in front of the Gedung Sate building (governor's office) in the West Java (Jabar) provincia

Fulcrum - September 21, 2022

Max Lane – The Indonesian government has argued that there is a strong case for increasing prices for fuel.

September 20, 2022

September 19, 2022

Jakarta Post - September 19, 2022

Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta - September has been marked by massive waves of street rallies, protesting against the government's decision to increase subsidized fuel prices.

September 16, 2022

CNN Indonesia - September 16, 2022

Jakarta – Metro Jaya regional police spokesperson Senior Commissioner Endra Zulpan says that protest actions against the recent fuel (BBM) price hike will be held by several different g

September 14, 2022

World Socialist Website - September 14, 2022

Owen Howell – Last week, mass protests erupted across Indonesia after the government of President Joko Widodo announced price hikes that will result in the cost of subsidised fuel surgi

September 13, 2022

CNN Indonesia - September 13, 2022

Jakarta – A wave of demonstrations against the recent fuel (BBM) price hike have been held by students, trade unions and online motorcycle taxi drivers (ojek) in various parts of Indone

CNN Indonesia - September 13, 2022

Jakarta – Protesters from the Labour Alliance with the People (Gebrak) held a demonstration against the recent fuel (BBM) price hike near the State Palace, namely at the Arjuna Wiwaha o

September 12, 2022

Kompas.com - September 12, 2022

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The results of a survey conducted by Kompas Research and Development (Litbang Kompas) on September 6-9 showed that the majority of the pubic (93 percen

Straits Times - September 12, 2022

Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja and Linda Yulisman – Indonesia's decision to raise fuel prices is a prudent one that will ease its growing fiscal burden, but the daily street protests against the

Tempo - September 12, 2022

Mutya Yuantisya, Jakarta – The Central Jakarta Metro Police Chief Commissioner Komarudin on Monday announced that there will be 6,100 joint police and military personnel mobilized to gu

September 11, 2022

Channel News Asia - September 11, 2022

Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Zainal Ridho, 41, owns a car rental company in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.

September 9, 2022

The Diplomat - September 9, 2022

Sebastian Strangio – Hundreds of students rallied in Indonesia's capital and other cities for the fourth straight day yesterday to protest the sharp increases in fuel prices stemming fr

CNN Indonesia - September 9, 2022

Jakarta – The Labour Movement with the People (Gebrak) along with a number of other social organisations, including students, will hold a mass demonstration against the recent fuel (BBM

Tempo - September 9, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Jakarta Metro Jaya Police mobilized 8,350 personnel to secure mass demonstrations against the hike in fuel prices in three areas of the capital today, September 9, 202

September 8, 2022

Antara News - September 8, 2022

Marius Frisson Y, Suharto, Wamena, Papua – Students of 12 campuses in Jayawijaya district, Papua province, staged a rally outside the Jayawijaya Legislative Assembly (DPRD) on Thursday

Associated Press - September 8, 2022

Achmad Ibrahim and Edna Tarigan, Jakarta, Indonesia – Hundreds of students rallied in Indonesia's capital on Thursday to protest sharp increases in fuel prices by the government.

September 7, 2022

CNN Indonesia - September 7, 2022

Yogyakarta – Protesters calling themselves the People's Alliance Movement (ARB) gathered in front of the Yogyakarta Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) on the afternoon of Wednesda

Reuters - September 7, 2022

Jakarta – Thousands of people joined protests across Indonesia this week against a fuel price increase but even as anger mounts on the streets of Southeast Asia's largest economy, analy

UCA News - September 7, 2022

Indonesian Catholic students have joined other groups in protesting against the government's increasing subsidized fuel prices, accusing it of exacerbating the burden on the poor as the

Tempo - September 7, 2022

Gadis Oktaviani, Jakarta – The Democrat Party allowed its members at the House of Representatives (DPR) up to Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) to participate in the demonstrations ag

September 6, 2022

Detik News - September 6, 2022

Detik.com Team, Jakarta – Demonstrations opposing the recent fuel (BBM) price hike continued on Tuesday in several parts of the country, both in the Greater Jakarta area (Jabodetabek) a

CNN Indonesia - September 6, 2022

Jakarta – The Kendari municipal police along with the Kendari municipal government in South-East Sulawesi have prepared free busses to take children to school while public transport min

Kompas.com - September 6, 2022

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) President Said Iqbal is urging the House of Representatives (DPR) to form a special committee (Pansus) to oppo

Sindo News - September 6, 2022

Bachtiar Rojab, Jakarta – An alliance of workers and social organisations held a protest action today against the recent increase in the price of subsidised fuel (BBM) in front of the H

September 5, 2022

Kompas.com - September 5, 2022

The government's policy of raising fuel (BBM) prices has attracted opposition from many parties with student groups in different parts of Indonesia holding demonstrations on Monday Sept

May 11, 2019

Tempo - May 11, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – Jakarta administration has decided that city water supply company, PT PAM Jaya, will start to supply clean water to its residents after entrusting private companies

June 27, 2013

Jakarta Globe - June 27, 2013

Opposition lawmakers have branded the government's temporary direct cash assistance program as mere pork barrelling, as ministers with no connection to the scheme scramble to be seen di

June 24, 2013

Jakarta Globe - June 24, 2013

According to a recent survey conducted by the Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI), nearly 80 percent of Indonesian citizens oppose the government's decision to increase the price of subsidiz

Jakarta Post - June 24, 2013

Jakarta – The Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) accused the National Police of using brute force, including by hiring local thugs to harass protesters, mostly students, in street protests ag

Jakarta Post - June 24, 2013

Andi Hajramurni and Apriadi Gunawan, Makassar/Medan – The disbursement of the temporary direct cash assistance (BLSM) to low-income households began on Saturday, but grumpy residents ha

June 22, 2013

Jakarta Globe - June 22, 2013

Anastasia Winanti Riesardhy & Agustiyanti – Payments for the poor designed to compensate for the impact of the fuel price rise will undermine the benefit to the state budget of the

Jakarta Globe - June 22, 2013

Bayu Marhaenjati – Students across the capital rallied and closed down some streets following the government's announcement of a hike in the price of subsidized fuel on Friday.

June 21, 2013

Jakarta Globe - June 21, 2013

Dessy Sagita & Ezra Sihite – The head of Indonesia's largest labor union promised strikes that could paralyze the country as thousands of workers walked out on Friday and police pre

June 20, 2013

Jakarta Post - June 20, 2013

Indah Setiawati, Jakarta – A group of female activists voiced their rejection on Wednesday of the planned fuel-price hike, which they said would put more burden on low-income women work

June 18, 2013

Associated Press - June 18, 2013

Niniek Karmini, Jakarta – Indonesia's Parliament voted to approve a budget package on Monday that lays the groundwork for the slashing of government fuel subsidies, as police fired tear

Jakarta Post - June 18, 2013

Jakarta – Some rallies against the proposed fuel-price hike staged across the archipelago on Monday were tainted by violence.

Jakarta Globe - June 18, 2013

Bayu Marhaenjati – Jakarta Police have arrested 88 people after forcibly breaking up a protest against Monday night's fuel-price vote at the House of Representatives building, police sa

Jakarta Globe - June 18, 2013

Indonesia's political parties are hardly paragons of consistency, but the sheer number of flip-flops in the past week, culminating in Monday's grueling debate and vote over raising the

Jakarta Globe - June 18, 2013

Tito Summa Siahaan – Economists and business leaders have urged the government to treat the decision to reduce fuel subsidies only as a first step in a pricing reform project, saying th