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CNN Indonesia – July 17, 2024

Jakarta – A number of civil society groups have submitted a report to the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on the case of Tribrata TV reporter Rico Sempurna Pasaribu, who died along with three family members when his home in Karo, North Sumatra, was burnt down.

The Committee for the Safety of Journalists (KKJ), the Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI), Amnesty International Indonesia and the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) reported the case to the Presidential Staff Office (KSP) which is located in the President Palace complex in Jakarta.

Sindo News – July 17, 2024

Felldy Asyla Utama, Jakarta – Opposing the Omnibus Law on Job Creation (UU Cipta Kerja) was one of the issues articulated during a labour rally at the Arjuna Wijaya Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Wednesday July 17.

This is also part of a legal challenged submitted with the Constitutional Court.

One of the calls delivered by a speaker at the action was a plan for workers to hold a national strike throughout Indonesia.

CNN Indonesia – July 14, 2024

Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy opposes the revisions to Law Number 4/2004 on the Indonesian Military (UU TNI) saying that they could reverse reformasi – the political reform process that began in 1998.

Setara highlighted the proposed revisions to Article 39 of the law that will abolish the prohibition on TNI soldiers conducting business activities. They also highlighted Article 47 that expands the authority for TNI soldiers to occupy civilian positions.

Sindo News – July 13, 2024

Haryudi, Aceh – The National Statistics Agency (BPS) recently released surprising data about rape cases in Indonesia. Based on the report Criminal Statistics 2023 issued by the BPS, Aceh emerged as the province with the highest number of rape cases in 2023.

Throughout 2023, there were 135 rape cases in Aceh, placing the province in top position. Second position was taken by West Java with a total of 114 cases, while East Java was ranked third with 106 cases. Overall, there were 1,443 rape cases in Indonesia in 2023, with the majority of victims being children and women.

Drunken Republic
Kompas – January 27, 2024

In 2023, Freedom House in Washington placed Indonesia in the rather red region in the democratic freedom index global map. Put simply, the watchdog institution considers Indonesia as still only half democratic, or not substantially a full democracy, with an index breakdown of 30/40 in the category of "political rights" and 28/60 for "civil freedoms".

Kompas Newspaper – January 24, 2024

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Supervisory Board began a series of ethics hearings on January 17 into 93 employees who are accused of soliciting illegal payments from detainees at the KPK's detention centre in exchange for prison perks.

Kompas Newspaper – December 20, 2023

Ahead of the 2024 legislative and presidential elections, the problem of high political costs in Indonesia has again come to the fore. The February 14 elections will see some 9,917 candidates vying for seats in the national House of Representatives (DPR) from the 18 political parties who will be contesting 84 electoral districts across the country.

Kompas Newspaper – December 6, 2023

Most observers expect that that the upcoming 2024 presidential debate will offer little in terms of substance or insight into the candidates programs and policies. "If the public believed the 2019 presidential debate lacked substances, the 2024 debate would be just the same", constitutional law expert Bivitri Susant told Tempo on December 10.

Jubi Papua – July 9, 2024

Jayapura – Zakarias Talaty, the sole judge at the Jayapura District Court, has rejected a pretrial motion on behalf of senior Papuan journalist Victor Mambor against an Order to Stop Investigation (SP3) issued by the North Jayapura Sectoral Police (Polsek) on the grounds that the SP3 was legitimate due to the lack of witnesses who saw th

CNN Indonesia – July 5, 2024

Makassar – Police have admitted to seizing Free Papua Organisation (OPM) flags from a Papua student dormitory in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

CNN Indonesia – July 3, 2024

Jakarta – Protesting workers have dispersed after holding a demonstration rejecting Minister of Trade Regulation Number 8/2024 on Import Policies and Regulations in front of the Ministry of Trade offices in Central Jakarta on Wednesday July 3.

Jubi Papua – July 2, 2024

Hengky Yeimo, Nabire – A number of Papuan pro-independence organisations commemorated the 53rd anniversary of the proclamation of West Papuan independence at several locations inside and outside of Papua on Monday July 1. – July 2, 2024

Nanda Prayoga – The Press Council suspects that an unscrupulous member of the TNI (Indonesian military) was involved in a fire that engulfed the house of Tribrata TV's journalist Rico Sempurna Pasaribu in Karo regency, North Sumatra, which killed him and his family. – July 1, 2024

Singgih Wiryono, Krisiandi, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has issued recommendations for improvements to the National Police on the institution's 78th anniversary or Bhayangkara Day commemorations on Monday July 1.