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Detik Bali – May 22, 2024

I Wayan Sui Suadnyana, Denpasar – The Balinese music group Navicula has cancelled a planned performance at the Water Vaganza event, part of the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) being held in Bali, over the intimidation and forced closure of the People's Water Forum (PWF).

"We decided to cancel playing at the Vaganza Water event scheduled as part of the World Water Forum", said Navicula vocalist and guitarist I Gede Robi Supriyanto in a video uploaded on the @Naviculamusic Instagram account on Wednesday evening, May 22.

Kompolnas Statement – May 22, 2024

On May 1, the labour movement and the Indonesian public received some shocking news or reports about a recent maneuver by the Labour Party leadership.

The first news report was a statement by Labour Party President Said Iqbal who declared that the Labour Party and the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) support president elect Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto and vice president elect Gibran Rakabuming Raka, who are scheduled to be inaugurated in October.

CNN Indonesia – May 21, 2024

Jakarta – The Denpasar Democracy Forum has condemned the Balinese regional police for allowing the People's Water Forum (PWF) in Bali to be forcibly closed down by an ormas (social or mass organisation).

Denpasar Democracy Forum Coordinator Ignasius Darmawan said that based on the information they received, the event was forcibly closed down on Monday May 20 by an ormas called the Nusantara Garuda Patriots (PGN).

CNN Indonesia – May 21, 2024

Bali – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has condemned the repressive actions and the forced closure of the People's Water Forum (PWF) in Bali. The PWF activities were held to coincide with the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) attended by world leaders in Bali.

Quoting from a posting on the official YLBHI Instagram account on Monday May 20, scores of people from the ormas (social or mass organization) Nusantara Garuda Patriots intimidated and forcibly closed down the PWF event.

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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.

Kompas Newspaper – November 22, 2023

The Constitutional Court (MK) ruling on October 16 allowing candidates under the current age limit of 40 years to run as presidential and vice presidential candidates has not only triggered outrage over the obvious conflict of interest, but may also cast a long tentacle of illegitimacy over the February 14 presidential election next year.

Kompas Newspaper – November 15, 2023

On November 13, the General Elections Commission (KPU) announced that all three presidential candidates and their running mates, including the 36-year-old son of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, had fulfilled the administrative requirements to participate in the February 14, 2024 presidential election.

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CNN Indonesia – May 6, 2024

Jakarta – The South Sulawesi (Sulsel) Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) says that the suspected reason for the flash flood and landslide disaster in Luwu regency is because the forest cover on Mount Latimojong has declined significantly.

Walhi suspects that this has been triggered by the massive gold mining activates in the Latimojong region.

Siaran Bali – May 2, 2024

Jakarta – The commemoration of the National Education Day (Hardiknas) this year was marked by a number of demonstrations by students and social organisations (ormas) in different parts of the country.

Suara Papua – May 1, 2024

Jayapura – Eight civil society organisations from the Papuan People's Front (FRP) held a peaceful demonstration on Jalan Gunung Fanindi in Manokwari, West Papua province, on Wednesday to commemorate 61 years since the annexation of the Papuan nation (May 1, 1963 to May 1, 2024).

Tempo – May 1, 2024

Sultan Abdurrahman, Jakarta – A number of workers and online motorcycle taxi drivers (ojol) commemorated International Labour Day in front of the United States Embassy on Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan in Central Jakarta on May 1.

The demonstrators called on the US government to stop its support for Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.

CNN Indonesia – May 1, 2024

Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) believes that the 10 years of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration has had a negative impact on workers' welfare.

CNN Indonesia – April 25, 2024

Jakarta – The Indonesian Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has rejected revisions to the Broadcasting Law because they believe they threaten press freedom.