Medan – Defense Minister (Menhan) Prabowo Subianto has revealed a plan to reinforce military forces in every part of Indonesia's territory by establishing Regional Military Commands (Kodam) in every province, every regency having a District Military Command (Kodim) unit and each sub-district havi
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Goklas Wisely, Medan – Scores of students in Medan city descended upon the North Sumatra (Sumut) Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) on Thursday January 26 to protest the Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) that was issued last year to replace the Omnibus Law on Job Creation.
Jakarta – Senior Papuan journalist Victor Mambor suspects that yesterday’s bomb attack next to his house in Jayapura on Monday January 23 was linked to several reports published over the last month by Tabloid Jubi.
Jakarta – Senior Papuan journalist and editor of the news website Tabloid Jubi, Victor Mambor, says that yesterday's bomb explosion next to his home in Jayapura was not the first act of terror he has received.
Bandung – The Bandung municipal government (Pemkot) in West Java has declared its support for the drafting of a prohibition in the form of a regional regulation (Perda) against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT).
Jakarta – The chairperson of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle's (PDI-P) Central Leadership Board, Puan Maharani, has again become the become the focus of public attention.
Syakirun Niam, Jakarta – The Indonesian Association of Villages (Apdesi) says that the political parties (parpol) are “enticing” village heads (kades) with a proposal to extend their terms in office in order to attract their empathy ahead of the 2024 legislative and presidential elections.
Dandy Koswaraputra and Pizaro Gozali Idrus – A senior journalist who often covers human rights violations in Papua says that a bomb exploded near his home on Monday. Independent journalists groups say the incident was intimidation and threatens press freedom.
Jakarta – A banner with a cartoon resembling President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo with a long nose like Pinocchio was erected at a Kamisan (Thursday) action in front of the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Thursday January 19.
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The General Elections Commission (KPU) was again the target of scores of demonstrators on Wednesday January 18. This time it was a protest by a group calling itself the Indonesian Independent People's Union National Leadership Board (DPN SRMI).
Fika Nurul Ulya, Bogor – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD says that the government in the era of reformasi – the political reform process that began in 1998 – must learn from the fall of the New Order (Orba) regime in 1998.
Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy has reminded President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo that there is still widespread opposition to minority groups performing worship and the establishment of houses of workers in several parts of Indonesia.
Makawaru da Cunha, Jayapura – The All-Papua Student Executive Student Alliance is demanding that the police immediately and unconditionally release two Papuan students and West Papua National Committee (KNPB) international spokesperson Victor Yeimo.
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – A group of demonstrators calling themselves the National Democrat Student League (LMND) held a protest action in front of the General Elections Commission (KPU) on Jalan Jalan Imam Bonjol in Jakarta on Tuesday January 17.
Fika Nurul Ulya, Jakarta – Late last year, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo issued Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2022 to replace Law Number 11/2020 on the Job Creation Law, after the law was declared conditionally unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court in November 202
[The following is an abridged translation of a statement by the United Socialists (Perserikatan Sosialis, PS) in response to Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's January 11 public statement in which he officially acknowledged that gross human rights violations have taken place in Indonesia
Jakarta – Maria Katarina Sumarsih, the mother of one of the victims of the Semanggi I incident, Bernardinus Realino Norma Irmawan or Wawan, says that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's statement on past gross human rights violations is nothing more than image building.
Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Central Leadership Board (DPP) Chairperson Puan Maharani is well aware that many people do not like her.
Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Human rights activists have cast doubts on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's pledge to settle 12 cases of gross human rights violations acknowledged by the government through legal or judicial channels.
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia insists that the only way to prevent human rights violations from happening again is by trying the perpetrators in court.