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January 23, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - January 23, 2023

Jakarta – Soccer is a magnet. The gravity of it in luring fans and masses is enormous.

January 16, 2023

Jakarta Globe - January 16, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has given his blessing to State-Owned Enterprise Minister Erick Thohir to join the race for the chairman of the Indonesian Football Asso

Reuters - January 16, 2023

Prasto Wardoyo, Surabaya, Indonesia – An Indonesian court on Monday began a trial of a handful of police officers and soccer match organisers on charges of criminal negligence for their

December 24, 2022

Agence France-Presse - December 24, 2022

Jakarta – Seven Indonesian families whose relatives died or were injured in one of the worst stadium disasters in football history are suing officials they consider responsible, their l

December 23, 2022

Jakarta Post - December 23, 2022

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – All eyes will be on match organizers and security personnel who will be testing out new security measures on Friday as the Indonesian men's soccer team will play

December 19, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - December 19, 2022

An attempt to break a tug-of-war record in Indonesia went horribly wrong after what was described as a freak accident killed one of the 5,000 participants in the event.

November 18, 2022

Jakarta Post - November 18, 2022

Aloysius Efraim Leonard, Jakarta – Karaoke events held in hip bars and clubs and attended by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of participants, have become the country's new 'it' party.

November 16, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - November 16, 2022

Amid his busy G20 Summit schedule in Bali, President Joko Widodo today took the time to announce that Indonesia is considering a bid for the 2036 Olympics, which he hopes can be staged

November 15, 2022

New Mandala - November 15, 2022

Aulia Hadi – On Oct 1st, 2022, 33 years after the Hillsborough disaster in Sheffield a stadium tragedy reoccurred.

November 14, 2022

Jakarta Post - November 14, 2022

Jakarta – A series of deadly or potentially disastrous mass crowd events at home and abroad is a clear reminder that we need to have a robust crowd control strategy to save lives, parti

November 13, 2022

The Conversation - November 13, 2022

Annie Wu – The venue is brimming with cheers of excitement from the chicken owners.

November 11, 2022

Jakarta Globe - November 11, 2022

Hendro Situmorang, Jakarta – Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali said on Friday the government has no authority to resume top-flight football competition Liga 1, which has

Jakarta Post - November 11, 2022

Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – Families, friends and survivors are still experiencing psychological trauma from losing their loved ones and witnessing people suffer from tear gas.

November 10, 2022

Detik Jatim - November 10, 2022

M Bagus Ibrahim, Malang – As many as 135 biers were carried in a procession from the Gajayana Stadium to the Malang City Hall or the Malang city monument traffic circle in East Java.

Associated Press - November 10, 2022

Malang, Indonesia – Thousands of people in Indonesia rallied Thursday demanding justice and a thorough investigation into those they blame for the stampede at Kanjuruhan soccer stadium

November 9, 2022

Jakarta Globe - November 9, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Football Association, or PSSI, on Tuesday urged the government to allow the resumption of the country's top-tier competition Liga 1, which has been suspended si

November 5, 2022

Jakarta Globe - November 5, 2022

Muhammad Aulia, Jakarta – The Jakarta Metropolitan Police have charged two members of live music show organizers for criminal negligence after it was found that they sold tickets nine t

The Guardian - November 5, 2022

Agence France-Presse in South Tangerang – The K-pop band NCT 127 were forced to end their first concert in Indonesia early after 30 people fainted in a crush, police said.

November 3, 2022

Tempo - November 3, 2022

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The National Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM) recently submitted its final investigation report on the deadly incident in East Java's Kanjuruhan footb

November 2, 2022

Reuters - November 2, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesian police firing tear gas was the main trigger for a deadly football stampede at a stadium in East Java last month, the country's human rights commission found in a re

Al Jazeera - November 2, 2022

The excessive and indiscriminate use of tear gas by police was the main cause of a deadly crush at a football stadium in East Java last month that left 135 people dead, Indonesia's huma

October 25, 2022

Sydney Morning Herald - October 25, 2022

Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore/Jakarta – Police officers and football and security officials have been taken into custody in Indonesia on charges of negligence as the death

October 21, 2022

Jakarta Post - October 21, 2022

Malang – A football fan who suffered from injury resulting from a crush at the Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java, died on Thursday after receiving treatment for more than two week

October 20, 2022

Kompas.com - October 20, 2022

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) has conducted a survey on the fatal October 1 tragedy at the Kanjuruhan football Stadium in Malang, East Java.

The Conversation - October 20, 2022

Tangguh Chairil, Jakarta – The Indonesian police are under a spotlight following a deadly stampede on Oct. 1 at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java.

October 19, 2022

Agence France-Presse - October 19, 2022

The Indonesian football stadium where more than 130 people were killed in a crowd crush on 1 October will be torn down and rebuilt, the country's president has said.

Kompas.com - October 19, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has criticised the results of an investigation by the government sponsored Joint Indepe

October 18, 2022

Tempo - October 18, 2022

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The joint independent fact-finding team (TGIPF) for the Kanjuruhan stadium disaster revealed that a three-hour CCTV recording about the tragedy was removed.

Kompas.com - October 18, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is disappointed with the results of the investigation report compiled by the government

October 14, 2022

West Australian - October 14, 2022

A fact-finding team tasked with investigating a deadly soccer stampede in Indonesia has concluded tear gas was the main cause of death in one of the world's worst stadium disasters.

Jakarta Post - October 14, 2022

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has slammed a statement from the National Police earlier this week as failing to show empathy for the victims of the fatal stampede and crush o

October 13, 2022

Reuters - October 13, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) and world soccer governing body FIFA will form a joint taskforce in a bid to improve crowd control and safety measures after a deadl

Jakarta Post - October 13, 2022

News Desk, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has slammed a statement from the National Police earlier this week as failing to show empathy for the victims of the fatal stampede

October 11, 2022

Fulcrum - October 11, 2022

A'an Suryana – The deadly soccer match in Indonesia's Malang City behooves the authorities to revise their crowd control procedures.

Jakarta Post Editorial - October 11, 2022

Jakarta – Home to millions of soccer fans, Indonesian should, in principle, be well poised to lead the regional development of the sport, both in terms of athletic achievement and in th

October 10, 2022

Jakarta Globe - October 10, 2022

Jakarta – East Java Police Chief Insp.

Jakarta Post - October 10, 2022

News Desk, Jakarta – The National Police disclosed on Monday that some of the tear gas canisters fired in the lead-up to the Kanjuruhan Stadium stampede in Malang, East Java, had expire

Tempo - October 10, 2022

M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition's fact-finding team dedicated to independently investigating the deadly stampede at the Kanjuruhan stadium found that the hund

October 9, 2022

The Guardian - October 9, 2022

Reno Surya, Malang – Only four paramedics were on standby inside the football stadium in Indonesia where 131 people were killed in a crowd crush, with a further 12 nearby, the head of t

Kompas.com - October 9, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition fact finding team (TPF) has conducted an investigation for at least seven days related to the Kanjuruhan Stadium tragedy in whic

October 8, 2022

Jakarta Globe - October 8, 2022

Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – Indonesia won't get sanctions from the world football governing body FIFA, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Friday, after at least 131 people died

October 7, 2022

Associated Press - October 7, 2022

Six people, including police and match organisers, are facing criminal charges in Indonesia after a crowd crush at a football game killed at least 131 people at the weekend.

October 6, 2022

Jakarta Post - October 6, 2022

Agencies, Malang, East Java – Locked stadium doors were a key reason why the Kanjuruhan soccer riot turned so deadly, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Wednesday, ordering an urgen

Kompas.com - October 6, 2022

Fika Nurul Ulya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) is asking Indonesian police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo to stop his officers from intimidating Aremania (Ar

October 4, 2022

Agence France-Presse - October 4, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesia's hopes of hosting world sports events in future will depend on the credibility of its investigation into the weekend's football stadium disaster and safety reforms,

Sydney Morning Herald - October 4, 2022

Karuni Rompies and Chris Barrett, Malang, Indonesia – Indonesian football authorities rejected a request from police to shift the ill-fated Javanese derby between Arema FC and Persebaya

Indonesia at Melbourne - October 4, 2022

Andy Fuller – More than 125 people are dead, after police fired tear gas at football fans in Malang, East Java, over the weekend, in one of the world's worst football disasters.

October 3, 2022

Kompas.com - October 3, 2022

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition is urging President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to publically apologise to the victims of the Kanjuruhan Stadium tragedy.

Jakarta Post Editorial - October 3, 2022

Jakarta – Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were killed or wounded in the post-match tragedy at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java, on Saturday.

The Guardian - October 3, 2022

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok and Reno Surya in Jakarta – Indonesian police are facing mounting pressure over their management of crowds during the Kanjuruhan stadium disaster, where at