News

October 2020

Indonesia
Java Post – October 15, 2020

Sabik Aji Taufan – Human rights organisations have slammed a visit to the United States by Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto. The chairperson of Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) is scheduled to fly to the US today, Thursday October 15.

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Detik News – October 15, 2020

Elza Astari Retaduari, Jakarta – The Indonesian military (TNI) has reasserted that it will firmly punish soldiers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Violators will be tried in military courts and dishonorably discharged from the military.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 13, 2020

Jakarta – Trade unions and social organisations again held protest actions against the Omnibus Law on Job Creation on Monday October 12.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – October 13, 2020

Haryanti Puspa Sari, Jakarta – Defense Minister and Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) Chairperson Prabowo Subianto says that many of the protesters involved in actions opposing the recently enacted Omnibus Law on Job Creation over the last few days have yet to actual

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Media Indonesia – October 12, 2020

Indriyani Astuti – The General Elections Commission (KPU) has finalised the hundreds of candidate pairs which will compete in the simultaneous election of regional heads (pilkada) on December 9.

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CNN Indonesia – October 10, 2020

Jakarta – The Indonesian Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) says that there is a repeated pattern to the violence committed by police against journalists covering protest actions.

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Kompas.com – October 10, 2020

Haryanti Puspa Sari, Jakarta – The total number of people arrested by police during Thursday’s protest actions around the country against the recently enacted Omnibus Law on Job Creation throughout Indonesia now stands at 5,918.

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CNN Indonesia – October 9, 2020

Jakarta – Protests against the Omnibus Law on Job Creation have again heated up in several parts of country on Thursday October 8. Actions at regional administrative centres have been joined by thousands of people from university and high-school students to workers.

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CNN Indonesia – October 9, 2020

Padang – The Jakarta Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and the Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) are calling on the national police (Polri) to fully investigate the violence committed by police against journalists covering the protest actions against the rec

Indonesia
Kompas.com – October 9, 2020

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Police say they have arrested 3,862 people during protest actions against the recently enacted Omnibus Law on Job Creation which took place around the country on Thursday October 8.

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CNN Indonesia – October 8, 2020

Jakarta – Demonstrations opposing the enactment of the Omnibus Law on Job Creation ended in clashes with police in several parts of the county on Thursday October 8.

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CNN Indonesia – October 8, 2020

Jakarta – A wave of protests against the Omnibus Law on Job Creation have broken out around the country since Monday October 5. Workers and students have taken to the streets to urging President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to annul the law.

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Kompas.com – October 7, 2020

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Academics from scores of tertiary education institutions across the country have expressed their opposition to the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation which was passed into law by the House of Representatives on Monday October 5.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 6, 2020

Jakarta – The head of the Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation’s (LBH) advocacy for democracy team, Aprilia Lisa, says that the public’s voices and wishes were ignored by the government and the House of Representatives (DPR) in the process of deliberating the Draft Omnibus Law on Job

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 6, 2020

Jakarta – The House of Representatives (DPR) officially passed the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation into law during a plenary meeting on Monday October 5.

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Kompas.com – October 5, 2020

Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Academics from 30 tertiary education institutions have signed a statement rejecting the Omnibus Law on Job Creation which was only just enacted by the House of Representatives on Monday October 5.

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Kompas.com – October 5, 2020

Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has highlighted stalled reform of military justice over the last decade.

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Kompas.com – October 4, 2020

Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the level of violence and human rights violence committed by or involving members of the TNI (Indonesian military) has risen over the last year.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – October 3, 2020

Jakarta – Human rights activists and lawyer Veronica Koman has highlighted the involvement of TNI (Indonesian military) and Polri (Indonesian police) members in the Joint Fact Finding Team (TGPF) formed by the government to investigate a spate of recent shootings in I

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CNN Indonesia – October 2, 2020

Jakarta – A former political prisoner who was arrested in the aftermath of the September 30 Movement (G30S) affair in 1965, Bedjo Untung, is asking all parties to stop pinning or using the term “Indonesian Communist Party” (PKI) after saying or writing G30S.