Jakarta – The Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) includes jail sentences for anyone who spreads communist, Marxist and Leninist teachings in public.
PKI & Anti-Communism
September 18, 2019
August 8, 2019
Jakarta – Raids on leftist books discussing communism and the banned Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) have started again.
August 5, 2019
Haris Prabowo – A book raid by a group of people calling themselves the Indonesian Muslim Brigade (BMI) in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar has caused an uproar on soc
Muhammad Taufiqqurahman, Makassar – A group calling itself the Indonesian Muslim Brigade (BMI) has seized books they say smack of communism from a Gramedia bookstore in the South Sulaw
As a result of Indonesia's bloody 1965 communist purge and mass killings, as well as decades of anti-communist propaganda during Suharto's New Order dictatorship, the "red scare" of co
July 31, 2019
Jakarta – The Legal Aid Institute (LBH) in Surabaya, East Java, has lambasted the Kraksaan Police and the Indonesian Military for seizing books believed to contain communist teachings,
July 23, 2019
Achmad Ali – A thanksgiving celebrating the 23rd anniversary (HUT) of the People's Democratic Party (PRD) at the secretariat offices in the Bratang Gede area of the East Java provincia
July 22, 2019
Jakarta – A number of ormas (social or mass organisations) arrived at the People's Democratic Party (PRD) offices in the Bratang Gede area of the East Java provincial capital of Suraba
March 17, 2019
Nathan Schmidt and Sulthan Azzam – Bookseller Yanto Tjahaja was tending to his shop when soldiers burst through the door and confiscated a dozen titles over claims they violated one of
January 28, 2019
Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) secretary-general Raja Juli Antoni has called Prabowo's and his Gerindra Party's political fashion as primitive following a rec
January 27, 2019
Isal Mawardi, Jakarta – Prabowo Subianto's younger brother and financial backer, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, says that they will accept any and all support for his older brother's presiden
January 25, 2019
It's 2019, but paranoia about communism – caused by the 1965 coup attempt of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) as well as decades of government propaganda – still runs strong among
Heru, Dian, Astri, Hermawan, Rei, Jakarta – Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu supports the proposal by Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo to conduct nationwide raids on communist book
Sheany, Jakarta – A plan by the Attorney General's Office to launch a massive crackdown on books about communism and other banned ideologies has prompted concerns that this may erode f
January 24, 2019
Friski Riana, Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu expressed his support for the Attorney General's Office (AGO) that suggested to hold a massive government crac
Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – Book traders operating at Blok M Square in Jakarta say that raids on books containing banned ideas will be pointless because the works are a product of ideas.
January 23, 2019
Gibran Maulana Ibrahim, Jakarta – Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo has spoken out about hundreds of books on communism that were seized last year in Kediri, East Java.
Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo is proposing that massive raids be carried out to hunt down books which contain communist teachings and banned ideologies.
January 10, 2019
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Scholars and rights activists have condemned the Indonesian Military's (TNI) recent move to confiscate books about the now-defunct Indonesian Communist Part
January 8, 2019
Jeka Kampai, Padang – A joint team from the District Military Command (Kodim) and the Padang Attorney General's Office have seized a number of books alleged to contain communist ideas.
December 28, 2018
Jakarta – The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) is questioning the legal grounds for the seizure of books about the banned Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) and communism in K
October 14, 2018
Jakarta – Former Army Strategic Reserves Command (Green Berets) Chief of Staff retired Major General Kivlan Zen discussion in Jakarta yesterday to made veiled criticisms of the administ
October 13, 2018
Jakarta – Former Army Strategic Reserves Command (Green Berets) Chief of Staff retired Major General Kivlan Zen says that three of the political parties supporting incumbent President J
Chaerul Umam, Jakarta – Political observer Boni Hargens says that the current discourse in Indonesia about the revival of communist ideas should stop and be left in the past.
October 9, 2018
Andreas Harsono – Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has once again evoked the dangerous and utterly fictitious threat of communism for apparent political purposes.