Devina Halim, Jakarta – Amnesty International (AI) Indonesia is urging the government to resolve the Trisakti tragedy through legal channels. This was revealed by AI Executive Director Usman Hamid in response to the 21st anniversary of the Trisakti student shootings on May 12, 1998.
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Farih Maulana S, Jakarta – The Trisakti University has commemorated 21 years since the tragedy which took place on May 12, 1998. The commemoration was held by retracing the footsteps of those killed in the incident and scattering flowers on the Trisakti campus grounds.
Muhammad Genantan Saputra – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Commissioner Choirul Anam says that the national legal team formed by Coordinating Minister for Politics, Security and Legal Affairs Wiranto resembles the Command for the Restoration of Security and Order (Kopkamtib) during
Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) is accusing Coordinating Minister for the Economy (Menko) Darmin Nasution of breaking the law by using his authority to restrict public access to data on land use rights (HGU).
Theresia Felisiani, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has joined the debate on the formation of the national legal team by Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs (Kemenko Polhukam) Wiranto.
Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs (Kemenko Polhukam) Wiranto plans to form a national legal team to monitor statements, ideas and actions by national figures about the government and the president.
Jakarta – Lokataru Foundation Human Rights and Law Director Haris Azhar is pessimistic that the administration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla have the political will to resolve the murder of labour activist Marsinah 26 years ago.
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is urging Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs (Kemenko Polhukam) Wiranto to cancel the formation of a legal team tasked with monitoring the remarks, actions and thoughts of certa
Jakarta – The deputy chairperson of the Islamic based Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS), Hidayat Nur Wahid, says that he doesn’t agree with the petition against the Islamic Defenders Front’s (FPI).
Jakarta – Indonesian Police Chief (Kapolri) General Tito Karnavian is threatening to use the maker (treason, subversion, sedition) articles to deal with mass movements or people’s power protests which have been called for by several parties following the April 17 presidential and legisla
Jakarta – The government’s plan to form a national legal team to assess figures that violate the law following the April 17 presidential and legislative elections has attracted criticism.
Jakarta – An online petition titled “Stop Ijin FPI” (No Permit for the Islamic Defenders Front) has appeared on the change.org website.
Jakarta – The Presidential ticket of Prabowo Subianto and running mate Sandiaga Uno have won decisively against incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin in the 2019 presidential election in the Jeddah Overseas Election Committee (PPLN) electoral district of Saudi Arabia.
Jakarta – The KUHP National Reform Alliance is demanding that the government and the House of Representatives not rush to ratify the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) at the next sitting of the parliament which is planned to be held on May 8.
Klojen (Surya Malang) – Journalists in the East Java city of Malang held a peaceful action at the Freedom Square to commemorate International Press Freedom Day on Friday May 3. This year’s action was different from those held in previous years.
Jakarta – The mayor of the Acehnese provincial capital Banda Aceh, Aminullah Usman, has prohibited coffee shops from serving customers during shalat tarawih (evening prayers) during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Zunita Putri, Jakarta – The Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno election campaign team (BPN) is proposing that the graves of polling station organising committee (KPPS) officials who died while on duty during the April 17 presidential and legislative elections (pemilu) be exhumed.
Eva Mazrieva, Washington DC – In mid-April Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its annual report and world press freedom index. Surprisingly, Indonesia was still in 124th place meaning press freedom has stagnated and there has been absolutely no progress since 2018.
Nur Azizah Rizki Astuti, Jakarta – The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) held its commemoration of International Labour Day or May Day 2019 at the Senayan Indoor Tennis Centre in Jakarta.
Kukuh S. Wibowo, Bandung – Police arrested hundreds of people warring all black clothing during a Labour Day rally in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung on Wednesday May 1. The people arrested were taking part in a May Day action in front of the Gedung Sate building in Bandung.