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CNN Indonesia – September 25, 2023

Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has found that national strategic projects (PSN) and the management of natural resources (SDA) under the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has crfeated injustice and oppression for the ordinary people.

In addition to this, these national strategic projects and natural resource industries have caused environmental destruction and land conflicts.

CNN Indonesia – September 25, 2023

Jakarta – Scores of protesters from the Labour Party and the Indonesian Farmers Union (SPI) held a demonstration in front of the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) building in South Jakarta on Monday September 25.

The action, which was held to commemorate National Farmers Day, was also held at the Arjuna Wiwaha or Horse Statue Monument in Central Jakarta. – September 24, 2023

Vitorio Mantalean, Ambaranie Nadia Kemala Movanita, Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) has recorded 2,710 incidents of agrarian conflicts between 2015 and 2022 or during the nearly nine years of the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

KPA Secretary General Dewi Kartika said that these agrarian conflicts have broken out in many parts of the country and involve some 5.8 million hectares of land which are the source of livelihood for 1.7 million families. – September 24, 2023

Vitorio Mantalean, Jessi Carina, Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) has recorded at least 73 agrarian conflicts that have broken out in different parts of the country since 2020 as a result of national strategic projects (PSN).

The KPA believes that the development model and PSN policy is "land hungry", moreover it is being supported by the Omnibus Law on Job Creation, which is seen as leading to industrial liberalisation.

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Kompas – July 6, 2023

Sandro Gatra – The rate of "white group" (golput) – citizens who abstain from voting or do not use the right to vote – in elections during the reform era has tended to increase. – July 3, 2023

Sandro Gatra – At every succession of the national leadership, the oligarchy issue always come up. Oligarchy is often attached to candidates who are closely associated with entrepreneurs, the economic mafia, capitalists, foreigners or foreign investors.

Jakarta Post Editorial – June 22, 2023

Jakarta – It will be much more difficult for Jakarta to blow its anniversary candles today than in the past, not because the number will be a whopping 496, but because it is getting harder to breathe in the capital city.

Kompas Newspaper – June 7, 2023

Global warming combined with the El Nino weather phenomenon has seen Indonesia recording some of the hottest weather on record this year.

Featured – September 20, 2023

The two year prison sentence handed down against a TikTok influencer who goes by the name Lina Mukherjee, after she was charged with blasphemy over the content of a video in which she ate pork after expressing the phrase "Bismillah" (in the Name of Allah), has triggered a variety of reactions in cyberspace.

CNN Indonesia – September 18, 2023

Jakarta – The Nusantara Traditional Community Alliance (AMAN) and the Nusantara Traditional Community Defense Association (PPMAN) have highlighted the polemic over the forced relocation of residents from Rempang Island, Batam, in the Riau Islands, to make way for the Eco City national str

CNN Indonesia – September 15, 2023

Jakarta – Thousands of residents of Rempang Island in Batam province have opposed being relocated to Galang Island to make way for the Eco City national strategic project (PSN).

CNN Indonesia – September 14, 2023

Jakarta – Protesting workers have begun leaving the Horse Statue area in Central Jakarta after holding a brief demonstration for around two hours on Thursday September 14 opposing the Omnibus Law on Job Creation.

CNN Indonesia – September 14, 2023

Jakarta – The West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Movement (TPNPB-OPM) has confirmed that the Susi Air pilot from New Zealand, Philip Mark Mehrtens, who was taken hostage by the group in early February, is still alive.

Arah Juang – September 10, 2023

Riang Karunianidi – On August 16, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo presented his State of the Nation address to the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) making the commemoration of the proclamation of Indonesian independence on August 17.