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CNN Indonesia – December 6, 2021

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is urging the Attorney General's Office (AGO) investigation team which is to investigate alleged gross human rights violations during the Paniai incident in Papua to question former TNI (Indonesian military) chief Moeldoko.

Kontras Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti says that the AGO's investigation team must question the TNI commander, the Indonesian police chief, the Papuan regional police chief and the commander of the Cenderawasih/XVII regional military command (Kodam) at the time who are alleged to have been involved in the Paniai incident on December 7-8, 2014.

CNN Indonesia – December 3, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) Food, Water and Essential Ecosystem Campaign Manager Wahyu Perdana says that this is not the first time that the government has tried to defend investment instead of the environment and the public.

Moreover, according to Perdana, the regulations which exist at the moment benefit investment rather than the safety of the environment or the public. – December 2, 2021

Dhias Suwandi – Eight youths have been declared suspects on charges of makar (treason, subversion, rebellion) for flying the Morning Star flag at the Cenderawasih Sports Centre in Jayapura city, Papua, on Wednesday December 1.

The Morning Star is a symbol used as a flag by the Free Papua Organisation (OPM).

The initials of the eight suspects are MSY, YM, MY, MK, BM, FK, MP and MW. The majority of them are university students.

CNN Indonesia – December 2, 2021

Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has revealed that scores out of the 23 organisations referred to by the government as armed criminal groups (KKB) in Papua want peaceful dialogue. Komnas HAM Chairperson Ahmad Taufan Damanik said that the commission heard this directly for themselves when they visited Papua.

"The Komnas HAM met with scores [of organisations] and we asked if for example a peaceful dialogue was held, we gave the example of Aceh, would they be prepared [to take part], in general they answered they were ready", said Damanik during a discussion titled "Human Security in Papua" on the Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) YouTube channel on Thursday December 2.

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Kompas – September 26, 2021

In an article titled Loss of internal democracy seen as reason for many corrupt political party leaders, Gajah Mada University Anti-Corruption Centre (Pukat UGM) researcher Zaenur Rohman – who was responding to two Golkar Party leaders being recently declared corrupti

Kompas – July 28, 2021

The Indonesian (and often international) media has carried its fair share of stories about unscrupulous individuals – including quite a few senior government officials – who seem to find ever more inventive ways to make a quick buck from the misfortunes of others during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kompas – May 19, 2021

In what anti-corruption activists are calling the final stage on the road to killing off the once formidable Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the KPK leadership is in the process of purging the agency of some of its most experienced and committed investigators.

Kompas – May 16, 2021

Indonesia's once formidable Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has now been transformed into another impaired government agency after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's ruling coalition succeeded in installing a politically compromised leadership and pushing through widely unpopular revisions to the KPK Law to reign in its powers and strip it of its independence.

Featured – November 29, 2021

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Democracy and Justice suspects that there are elements of corruption, collusion and nepotism (KKN) in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Covid-19 testing business.

CNN Indonesia – November 25, 2021

Jakarta – The prison sentence handed down against journalist Muhammad Asrul in Palopo, South Sulawesi, on November 23 has raised concerns about press freedom in Indonesia which should be protected by the constitution and specific legislation.

Suara Papua – November 24, 2021

Arnold Belau, Jayapura – On November 15 the Papua Institute for Human Rights Studies and Advocacy (ELSHAM Papua) sent an open letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo expressing concerns about the current situation in the land of Papua.

CNN Indonesia – November 18, 2021

Jakarta – A coalition of non-government organisations (NGOs) believes that the government is anti-criticism because it often responds to criticism with threats of criminalisation and audits.

CNN Indonesia – November 18, 2021

Jakarta – Human rights activists expelled Presidential Chief of Staff (KSP) Moeldoko when he arrived at a Kamisan (Thursday) action in front of the Paragon hotel the Central Java provincial capital of Semarang on Thursday November 18.

Suara Papua – November 18, 2021

Jayapura – "Since it was first established on November 19, 2008, the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) has always been confronted by many challenges including attempts at criminalisation and disbandment by the state through the institutions of the TNI [Indonesian military] and Polri [Indonesia