Latest News – May 22, 2023

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) suspects that a "smuggled article" has been inserted into the General Election Commission (KPU) Regulation on the nomination of legislative members in the 2024 elections.

The smuggled article, which covers the national House of Representatives (DPR), the provincial, regency and municipal Regional Houses of Representatives (DPRD) and the Regional Representatives Council (DPD), goes against Constitutional Court (MK) rulings Numbers 87/PUU-XX/2022 and 12/PUU-XXI/2023. – May 22, 2023

Yohanes Liestyo Poerwoto – Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) Deputy Chairperson Anwar Abbas has condemned a statement by Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD who said that being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) is kodrat (nature, natural destiny) so it cannot be prohibited.

Abbas believes that LGBT is not in the category of kodrat and is actually contradicts it. Thus, Anwar says that the presence of LGBT people in Indonesia must be rejected and driven out because it violates the nation's philosophy. – May 22, 2023

Nirmala Maulana Achmad, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD says that many civil society movements emerged during the era of reformasi – the political reform process that began in 1998 – but they were then used to get into circles of power.

Mahfud said this when giving his greetings during the 1st anniversary of the Nationalist Diversity Movement (GBN) at the GBN building in Jakarta on Sunday May 21. – May 20, 2023

Rina Ayu, Jakarta – Opposition to Coldplay holding a concert in Indonesia has again been raised by Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) Chairperson for Islamic cultural arts and civilisation, KH Jeje Zaenudin.

As previous stated by MUI Deputy Chairperson Anwar Abbas, he rejects a concert being held in Indonesia by the British based band because Coldplay supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people.

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.

Arah Juang – May 9, 2023

Dipo Negoro – The Labour Party (Partai Buruh) organised a three day national working meeting (Rakernas) on January 14-17. The meeting was attended by some 800 Labour Party executive committee representatives from 38…

CNN Indonesia – May 9, 2023

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition has revealed attempts to criminalise residents and attacks on journalists ahead of the 2023 ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara (…

Kompas – May 9, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is urging the Indonesian government to unconditionally release Papuan political activist… – May 4, 2023

Adhyasta Dirgantara, Jakarta – Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) Deputy Chairperson Fadli Zon has given an explanation in response to an issue that is often used to "attack" Gerindra…

CNN Indonesia – May 3, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance Confederation (KASBI) General Chairperson Nining Elitos has emphasised that her organisation will not take part in openly supporting any… – May 1, 2023

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Confederation of the All-Indonesian Workers Union (KSPSI) President Andi Gani Nena Wea believes that there is no reason for labour organisations to hate Indonesian…