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CNN Indonesia – May 31,

Jakarta – A number of activists and academics that are members of the Civil Society Coalition gathered at the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) headquarters in Central Jakarta on Wednesday May 31.

During the gathering they discussed a number views and studies related to the problems facing Indonesia.

University of Indonesia (UI) Faculty of Law criminal law expert Gandjar Laksmana Bondan said that law enforcement in the country has entered its worst period ever and what is happening at the moment is not okay.

CNN Indonesia – May 29, 2023

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD has emphasised that the government rejects all assistance from outside parties related to efforts to free Susi Air pilot Captain Philip Mark Mehrtens from the Papuan Armed Criminal Group (KKB) – the government's term for the Free Papua Movement (OPM).

Mahfud explained that if the government received assistance from other countries or international non-government organisations (NGOs), there are other parties that would get involved, including the United Nations (UN).

CNN Indonesia – May 25, 2023

Jakarta – The latest Kompas Research and Development (Litbang Kompas) survey predicts that as many as 12 out of the 18 political parties that will take part in the 2024 elections will not gain any seats in the House of Representatives (DPR).

These parties are expected to fail to garner enough votes to meet the 4 percent parliamentary threshold.

CNN Indonesia – May 25, 2023

Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) recorded that the number of cases of violence against women reached 457,895 in 2022.

Komnas Perempuan Chairperson Andy Yentriyani said the number of complaints decreased slightly from the previous year. In 2021, Komnas Perempuan recorded 459,094 cases of violence.

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Kompas – January 4, 2023

Civil society activists, trade unions and legal experts have reacted angrily to a move by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to issue Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2022 to replace the 2020 Omnibus Law on Job Creation.

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.

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…