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Suara Papua – January 22, 2022

Jayapura – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) has declared that it rejects the violent approach which continues to be applied by Indonesia in the land of Papua.

"We have been consistent in the demand to resolve the political conflict in Papua peacefully. We reject a violent approach which has already claimed many victims since [Papua] was annexed [by Indonesia] in 1962. We are aware that weapons will not resolve the Papua problem", said KNPB spokesperson Ones Suhuniap in a press release dated January 21.

CNN Indonesia – January 22, 2022

Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti claims that they along with their lawyers and human rights activist Haris Azhar have sufficiently strong evidence to face Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in court.

The dispute between Pandjaitan and the two human rights activists is ongoing. Panjaitan reported Maulidiyanti and Azhar to the Metro Jaya regional police for alleged defamation.

Kompas.com – January 21, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – Fifteen years. In such a period of time, a mother can still remember the cute little child who she used to deliver to the primary school gates, and who is now struggling to graduate from university.

That same number of years has also been enough to place three different presidents in the State Place.

And during that same period of time, a panorama of all black has consistently been served up every Thursday in front of the State Palace.

CNN Indonesia – January 20, 2022

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia is calling on Indonesian police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo to broaden police regulations related to the respect for human rights for refugees or immigrants transiting Indonesia.

The call was made by Amnesty International Executive Director Usman Humid in response to the police's handling of a protest action by Afghanistan refugees on Wednesday January 19. Hamid believes that the police acted inappropriately in handling the demonstration.

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Kompas – January 7, 2022

Gajah Mada University Faculty of Law Anti-Corruption Studies Centre (Pukat UGM) researcher Zaenur Rohman believes that corruption by regional officials is like the tip of the iceberg phenomena and that the cases uncovered by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) have only touched the surface.

Kompas – January 5, 2022

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The parliamentary watchdog Forum of Concerned Citizens for Indonesia's Parliament (Formappi) has criticised a working visit (kunker) by the Capital City Draft Law (RUU IKN) special committee to Kazakhstan accompanied by members of the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas).

Kompas – December 22, 2021

With three confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, and given our knowledge about its virality and the struggle of many countries facing hundreds or even thousands of new cases each day, why is our government reluctant to take the steps necessary to prevent its spread?

Kompas.com – December 7, 2021

According to the author, Ari Junaedi, in order to know the character of a politician you have to observe what they do when they are in power. Do they use their power for the benefit of society or just to fulfill their personal desires.

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Kompas.com – January 20, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition has criticised the new capital city (IKN) project for being a megaproject of the oligarchy which threatens the safety of the ordinary people.

CNN Indonesia – January 17, 2022

Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) recorded 1,182 cases of violence in Papua committed either by the TNI (Indonesian military), Polri (Indonesian police) or the OPM/KKB (Free Papua Movement/Armed Criminal Groups) in 2020-2021.

Suara Papua – January 14, 2022

Jayapura – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) says that a persuasive approach which the state will apply though the security forces in the land of Papua is a tired old tune which is being played again with the start of the new year.

Kompas.com – January 10, 2022

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Fair Healthcare Access is urging the government to reconsider the Covid-19 booster vaccine or third dosage plan for the general public.

CNN Indonesia – January 6, 2022

Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) has revealed that throughout 2021 almost 50 percent of land procured by the government for national strategic projects (PSN) originated from agrarian conflicts.

Kompas.com – January 3, 2022

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The parliamentary watchdog Forum of Concerned Citizens for Indonesia's Parliament (Formappi) has criticised a working visit (kunker) by the Capital City Draft Law (RUU IKN) special committee to Kazakhstan accompanied by members of the National Development Planning Board