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CNN Indonesia – January 28, 2023

Medan – Defense Minister (Menhan) Prabowo Subianto has revealed a plan to reinforce military forces in every part of Indonesia's territory by establishing Regional Military Commands (Kodam) in every province, every regency having a District Military Command (Kodim) unit and each sub-district having one Sub-District Military Command (Koramil).

"As Menhan, I plan to build this force, we're planning that Kodams must be strengthened. I'm currently proposing this. The Kodams, later one province must have one Kodam, meaning there will be 34 Kodams", said Prabowo in the North Sumatra city of Medan on Friday January 27.

Detik Sumut – January 26, 2023

Goklas Wisely, Medan – Scores of students in Medan city descended upon the North Sumatra (Sumut) Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) on Thursday January 26 to protest the Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) that was issued last year to replace the Omnibus Law on Job Creation.

At around 3 pm the students entered the DPRD building after breaking down the front gates and could then be seen sitting on the seats the plenary meeting room.

CNN Indonesia – January 24, 2023

Jakarta – Senior Papuan journalist Victor Mambor suspects that yesterday’s bomb attack next to his house in Jayapura on Monday January 23 was linked to several reports published over the last month by Tabloid Jubi.

The reports were related to court hearings into a case of four civilians who were allegedly murdered and mutilated by military officers in Mimika and the human rights trial into the 2014 bloody Paniai massacre.

CNN Indonesia – January 24, 2023

Jakarta – Senior Papuan journalist and editor of the news website Tabloid Jubi, Victor Mambor, says that the bomb explosion next to his home in Jayapura was not the first act of terror he has received.

Mambor said he was targeted by acts of terror in 2021 when the breaks on his car were damaged and the tyres punctured. The difference with the most recent attack being that before his car’s breaks were damaged, he received threatening phone calls and messages.

Drunken Republic
Kompas – December 14, 2022

Dens Saputra – Ahead of the 2024 legislative and presidential elections, the political elite have begun to descend on the regions. Sometimes just accompanying the national elite who they support or to conduct working visits with campaign propaganda.

Jakarta Post – December 6, 2022

Jakarta – The legislation of the revised Criminal Code (KUHP) has been expedited for passing as soon as possible. Despite its revisions, the newer KUHP is no better than its previous iteration, so we have no qualms about calling on the House of Representatives to reconsider its passage. – October 13, 2022

It is claimed that the direct election of regional heads does indeed still have many deficiencies, one of which is the many elected regional heads who are caught up in corruption cases. – October 7, 2022

Just recently, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has declared another regional head a suspect in a corruption case, namely Papua Governor Lukas Enembe. In 2022, at least nine regional heads have been caught up in corruption cases.

Featured – January 18, 2023

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The General Elections Commission (KPU) was again the target of scores of demonstrators on Wednesday January 18. This time it was a protest by a group calling itself the Indonesian Independent People's Union National Leadership Board (DPN SRMI). – January 16, 2023

Fika Nurul Ulya, Jakarta – Late last year, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo issued Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2022 to replace Law Number 11/2020 on the Job Creation Law, after the law was declared conditionally unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court in November 202

Arah Juang – January 13, 2023

[The following is an abridged translation of a statement by the United Socialists (Perserikatan Sosialis, PS) in response to Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's January 11 public statement in which he officially acknowledged that gross human rights violations have taken place in Indonesia – January 13, 2023

Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Human rights activists have cast doubts on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's pledge to settle 12 cases of gross human rights violations acknowledged by the government through legal or judicial channels.

CNN Indonesia – January 11, 2023

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition, which is made up of 55 different organisations, has issued an ultimatum to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and the House of Representatives (DPR) demanding that they revoke Government Regulation in Lieu of Law Number 2/2022 on the Job Creation Law (Perppu Cip – January 11, 2023

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – A public hearing (RDPU) on Wednesday January 11 between the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission II and an alliance of non-government (LSM) organisations calling themselves the Civil Society Coalition for Safeguarding Clean Elections, was suddenly closed down aft