Latest News – April 12, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that if the truth is not revealed, if there is no acknowledgement of a crime and the perpetrators are not held accountable, then there can be no reconciliation of gross human rights violations. – April 12, 2021

Maharani, Jakarta – Indonesian police (Polri) chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo launched TV Polri and Radio Polri at the national police public relations division building in Jakarta on Monday April 12. Prabowo said that the launch of the TV and radio station was one of the efforts by the police bring itself closer to the public.

"My hope is that in our launching of TV and Radio Polri we can of course provide education, information about police services which we're continuing to develop", said Prabowo in a press release. – April 9, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) believes that the judicial and legal system in Indonesia has yet to create a deterrent for corruptors.

According to ICW researcher Lalola Easter, this phenomenon has emerged because of the minimal use of Law Number 8/2010 on the Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering (UU TPPU) in prosecutions and the corruption courts (Tipikor). – April 9, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that since 2015 the government has formed numerous bodies and mooted various ideas to resolve cases of past gross human rights violations but in the end they have come to nothing.

According to advocacy staff member Tioria Pretty, over the last five years the Attorney General's Office (Kejagung) and the Coordinating Ministry for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs (Kemenko Polhukam) have formed four teams to resolve past human rights cases.

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Yusufdagri – April 5, 2021

Questions are being asked about whether or not the rule of law applies equally to all Indonesian citizens after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was a special guest (kondangan) at a glitzy celebrity wedding at a time when large gatherings are banned under Covid-19 health protoco

Kompas – March 26, 2021

The national police cyber crimes division has announced they will give out rewards in the form of badges or pins to members of the public who report alleged crimes on social media.

Kompas – March 3, 2021

While the government appears to be making some headway in its Covid-19 vaccination program, the same however can't be said for its fight against corruption.

Kompas – February 24, 2021

A statement by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's asking the public to be more active in conveying criticism and input on the government's performance has been met by a storm of criticism from people who have fallen foul of the draconian Information and Electronic Transaction Law (UU ITE).

Featured – April 5, 2021

Bangun Santoso and Stephanus Aranditio – It was not just President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. The wedding of YouTuber Atta Halilintar and actress Aurel Hermansyah was attended by a number of senior government officials, including Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto

CNN Indonesia – April 5, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) Executive Director Umbu Wulang T. Paranggi says that the flash floods and landslides in 10 regencies and cities in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) were triggered by damage to the environment.

KBR – March 25, 2021

Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura – The government appears to be at a loss as to how to quell the struggle by the Free Papua Organisation or OPM with its plan to designate Papua independence organisations as terrorist groups.

CNN Indonesia – March 20, 2021

Jakarta – The Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM) has accused the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of becoming a tool of big business over is recommendation that coal waste – fly ash and bottom ash or FABA – be removed from the list of toxic and hazardous materials (B3).

Detik News – March 17, 2021

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has criticised the "badge awards" program announced by the national police criminal investigations directorate cyber crimes division.

CNN Indonesia – March 17, 2021

Jakarta – Hundreds of regions across the country in 2022-2024 will be led by acting regional heads appointed by the central government. Experts say that this system will benefit people close to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and certain political parties in the lead up to the 2024 elections.