Analysis and Opinion

April 2024

West Papua
Arah Juang – April 1, 2024

Sharon Muller – On Friday March 22, a video circulated of TNI (Indonesian military) soldiers torturing of a civilian in Papua. In the video, the victim is submerged in a drum filled with water with his hands tied behind his back. The victim was alternately beaten and kicked by the TNI members.

January 2024

Halmahera Post – January 29, 2024

Ternate – The North Maluku Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), the Halmahera Study Forum (FOSHAL), the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) and Trend Asia have revealed the adverse effects caused by nickel

Arah Juang – January 22, 2024

Sharon Muller – On Monday January 7 mass actions were launched in several cities across Indonesia demanding the release of human rights defenders Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar, who were being tried on charges of defamation.

Arah Juang – January 18, 2024

On February 14, 2024, Indonesia will hold legislative and presidential elections. Workers and the people are expected to elect legislative members from 18 political parties at the national level, as well as choose from three pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates: Anies Baswedan-

Indo News – January 11, 2024

Jakarta – A study by the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) on the decline of democracy in Indonesia since 2020 found that the results were not pleasing. If this decline in democracy continues, the result is predicted to be worse than expected.

December 2023

CNN Indonesia – December 15, 2023

Jakarta – Presidential election ticket number 1, Anies Baswedan and Muhaimin Iskandar (AMIN) have hooked in Islamic groups and religious leaders in the 2024 presidential election contest.

Indonesia – December 12, 2023

Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – On Monday December 11, Kompas Research and Development (Litbang Kompas) released its latest survey on the electability of presidential (capres) and vice presidential (cawapres) candidates in the 2024 elections.

Indonesia – December 7, 2023

Sandro Gatra – An issue that has been very prominent in the public's attention of late has been the lion's roar by former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner Agus Rahardjo.

November 2023

Indonesia – November 27, 2023

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The politics doing the rounds these days can be referred to as "hating" the past and lacking a sufficient historical awareness, thus giving rise to the politics of gemoy, selepet and the Hunger Games.

Indonesia – November 20, 2023

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The University of Indonesia Political Studies Centre (Puskapol UI) has warned that efforts to mobilise village officials for political support in elections is one of the leadership styles practiced by the New Order regime of former president

Indonesia – November 18, 2023

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – University of Melbourne Asia Institute Social Science Director Vedi R Hadiz says that there were overly high hopes in President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo which have given birth to a huge disappointment.

Kompas – November 17, 2023

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – University of Melbourne Asia Institute Social Science Director Vedi R Hadiz says there is no guarantee that presidential candidate Number 2, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, can be controlled by President Joko "Jokowi" Widod

October 2023

Arah Juang – October 26, 2023

Hayamuddin and Aghe Bagasatriya – Early on Saturday, October 7, a surprise attack was launched by resistance groups based in the Gaza Strip.

Arah Juang – October 25, 2023

Dipo Negoro – At a press conference held at the Labour Party's executive committee (Exco) office in Jakarta on Wednesday September 13, Labour Party President Said Iqbal announced the names of the (new) choices for the Labour Party's presidential candidates (capres) in the

Indonesia – October 20, 2023

Aryo Putranto Saptohutomo, Jakarta – There are concerns that the 2024 presidential election will not run fairly or equally if President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's eldest son and Solo Mayor Gibran Rakabuming Raka is one of the participants.

CNN Indonesia – October 17, 2023

Jakarta – The way is now wide open for Solo Mayor Gibran Rakabuming Raka to step forward in the 2024 presidential elections.

Indonesia – October 3, 2023

Sabrina Asril, Jakarta – A House of Representatives (DPR) plenary meeting on Thursday September 29, 2022, agreed to remove Constitutional Court (MK) justice Aswanto, even though his tenure was not due to end until 2029.

Arah Juang – October 1, 2023

Aghe Bagasatriya and Dipo Negoro – At present, the people of the world are witnessing a blatant genocide taking place before their eyes.

Arah Juang – October 1, 2023

Hayamuddin – On September 7 residents and security forces clashed on the island of Rempang, Riau province, after local people attempted to stop the authorities from conducting land measurements and boundary marking for the Eco City development project.

September 2023

Arah Juang – September 10, 2023

Riang Karunianidi – On August 16, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo presented his State of the Nation address to the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) making the commemoration of the proclamation of Indonesian independence on August 17.