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Kompas – December 1, 2023

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – Former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairperson for the period 2015-2019, Agus Rahardjo, has revealed how buzzers repeatedly attacked the anti-graft agency through the alleged KPK is a "nest of Taliban" issue.

Rahardjo made the statement when he was speaking about the series of revisions to the KPK Law, which according to Rahardjo, began with his decision to refuse an order by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

Kompas TV – November 30, 2023

Isnaya Helmi, Jakarta – Former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairperson Agus Rahardjo has related his experience in 2017 of being scolded by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo over the electronic ID (e-KTP) mega-project corruption case.

Rahardjo said that at the time, when he held the position of KPK chairperson, he was summoned to speak with Widodo. But what surprised him was that he was summoned to come alone without the other four KPK commissioners. – November 30, 2023

Irfan Maullana, Bekasi – Workers held another demonstration on Jalan Ahmad Yani in front of the Bekasi Labour Office (Disnaker) in West Java on Thursday November 30. They were demanding an increase in the minimum municipal wage (UMK).

Action coordinator Yusuf Kuncir said that the protesting workers had spilled onto the streets of the cities and regencies in West Java, including Bekasi.

CNN Indonesia – November 30, 2023

Jakarta – Scores of civil society activist held another routine Kamisan (Thursday) action opposite the Presidential Palace complex in Central Jakarta on Thursday November 30. Today's action is the 797th Kamisan.

The activists wore uniform black clothing and held up black umbrellas that have characterised previous Kamisan actions. Several people brought posters containing criticisms of the government.

Drunken Republic
Kompas Newspaper – September 13, 2023

Indonesia's poor are being hit hard by a spike in rice prices that have reached record highs recently, with medium-grade rice costing almost 13,000 rupiah (around US 85 cents) a kilogram, a increase of 20 percent since January.

Kompas Newspaper – September 6, 2023

High-rise buildings in Jakarta will soon be required by law to spray water mist from their rooftops as part a desperate bid by the government to tackle the toxic air pollution that has been choking the megacity for weeks.

Kompas Newspaper – August 30, 2023

The government is scrambling to address Jakarta's perennial air pollution problem amid a public outcry over worsening air quality in recent weeks.

Kompas Newspaper – August 23, 2023

Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) has found that at least 39 former graft convicts are on the General Elections Commission (KPU) provisional list of legislative candidates (caleg), which was released earlier this month.

Featured – November 20, 2023

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The University of Indonesia Political Studies Centre (Puskapol UI) has warned that efforts to mobilise village officials for political support in elections is one of the leadership styles practiced by the New Order regime of former president Suharto. – November 18, 2023

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – University of Melbourne Asia Institute Social Science Director Vedi R Hadiz says that there were overly high hopes in President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo which have given birth to a huge disappointment.

Kompas – November 17, 2023

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – University of Melbourne Asia Institute Social Science Director Vedi R Hadiz says there is no guarantee that presidential candidate Number 2, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, can be controlled by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo if he is indeed elected as president in the – November 17, 2023

Novianti Setuningsih, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says that so far not one foreign investment has come into the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara.

The president however, is convinced that foreign investors will soon come into the new capital after domestic investors become active. – November 15, 2023

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has caught wind of various potential violations, fraud and abuse of authority in the election of presidential and vice presidential candidates on February 14, 2024. – November 14, 2023

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The advocacy team for democracy says it regrets the sentences demanded by the public prosecutor (JPU) against former Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti and the founder of the Lokataru Human Rights Foundation