News

October 2020

Indonesia
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.

West Papua
Kompas.com – October 2, 2020

Devina Halim, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has revealed a number of provisional findings on the recent shooting of Papuan pastor Yeremia Zanambani in Intan Jaya, Papua.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – October 2, 2020

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) suspects that business tycoons (cukong) or capitalists are behind the government and the House of Representatives’ (DPR) decision to push on with the 2020 simultaneous election of regional heads (pilkada) in the midst

September 2020

Indonesia
Kompas.com – September 30, 2020

Jakarta – A survey by the polling group Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) has found than the majority of the public does not believe in the revival of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI).

West Papua
Kompas.com – September 29, 2020

Devina Halim, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia said it deplores Indonesia’s response to accusations made by Vanuatu about human rights violations in Papua at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday September 26.

West Papua
Kompas.com – September 28, 2020

Devina Halim, Jakarta – Amnesty International has recorded 47 cases of extrajudicial killings in Papua between February 2018 and September 2020. Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid revealed that these cases have resulting in 96 deaths.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 28, 2020

Jakarta – A non-government organisation focusing on mining in South-East Asia, Transforming Energy and Development (Trend Asia), is urging the government to reveal detailed information on mining contracts in Indonesia.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – September 28, 2020

Jakarta – Police forcibly dispersed a student protest near the Cendrawasih University (Uncen) in Jayapura, Papua, on Monday September 28. The students were protesting against an extension of Special Autonomy (Otsus) for Papua.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – September 27, 2020

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Labour groups have criticised the House of Representatives (DPR) for holding a meeting to discuss labour related articles in the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation outside of the parliamentary complex in Senayan, Jakarta.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 26, 2020

Kendari – The Ombudsman’s South-East Sulawesi representative office says that the regional police’s use of a helicopter to forcibly disperse student protesters is a violation of National Police Chief Regulation (Perkap) Number 2/2019 on Riot Control.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – September 25, 2020

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has broken the commitment he made during his presidential election campaign to uphold human rights.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 25, 2020

Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform National Committee (KNPA) says that at least 49 protesters were arrested and are still being held by police around the country following peaceful commemorations of National Farmers Day (HTN) by an alliance of farmers and other social organisations

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 24, 2020

Jakarta – As many as 290 farmer, fisherpeople, student, labour and environmental organisations have united to reject the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation – which is still being deliberated by the House of Representatives (DPR).

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – September 24, 2020

Jakarta – Tabernacle Bible Church of Indonesia (GKII) Synod Chairperson Daniel Ronda admits to being disappointed that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has yet to respond to the shooting of Pastor Yeremia Zanambani, who was shot dead near his residence in the Hitadipa district o

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 24, 2020

Jakarta – The Save Indonesia Action Coalition (KAMI) has sent an open letter to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in which they demanded he take serious action against of the resurgence of neo-communism and the “new style” Indonesian Communist Party (PKI).

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 23, 2020

Jakarta – The National Agrarian Reform Committee (KNPA) has recorded at least 35 cases of agrarian conflicts between March and September 2020 or since the Covid-19 pandemic started in Indonesia.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – September 21, 2020

Jakarta – The Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI) is urging President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo open the curtain on the shooting of Pastor Yeremia Zanamban in the Intan Jaya regency of Papua on Saturday September 19.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 21, 2020

Jakarta – The House of Representatives’ (DPR) Legislation Body (Baleg) has restarted deliberations on the Draft Law on Family Resilience which created a public controversy not long ago.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – September 21, 2020

Jakarta – The Tabernacle Bible Church of Indonesia (GKII) suspects that Reverend Yeremia Zanambani from the Intan Jaya regency in Papua was shot dead by members of the TNI (Indonesian military) on Saturday September 19.

Indonesia
Detik News – September 18, 2020

Nur Azizah Rizki Astuti. Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD said Wednesday that law enforcement in Indonesia has a terrible image.