Jakarta – The government's plan to discontinue commuter line (KRL) subsidies for middle-high income earners is flawed for a number of reasons.
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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
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
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
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
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
Eduard Lazarus – With less than two months until the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia has gone into public security mode.
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.
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
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
Max Lane – The Indonesian government has argued that there is a strong case for increasing prices for fuel.
September 20, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Zainal Ridho, 41, owns a car rental company in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 – Some rallies against the proposed fuel-price hike staged across the archipelago on Monday were tainted by violence.
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
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
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