Nirmala Maulana Achmad, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD says that many civil society movements emerged during the era of reformasi – the political reform process that began in 1998 – but they were then used to get into circles of power.
Reformasi & Post-Suharto Indonesia
Gavel reads "25 years of reformasi", armband reads "Oligarchy", writing on sack reads "Corruption, human rights abuses, conflicts, social inequality, and so on".
Xena Olivia, Jakarta – The National Association of 1998 Activists (Pena 98) is holding a photo and memorabilia exhibition to commemorate 25 years of reformasi – the political reform movement that began in 1998.
Laili – The People Movement Alliance (ARB) held a protest action to commemorate May Day, National Education Day and 24 years since reformasi in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta on May 22.
Jakarta – Protesters from the Labour Movement with the People (Gebrak) brought a giant effigy of a rat wearing a tie along with a large book, flags, posters and a banner containing their demands on the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin to a rally in Central Jakarta today.
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – Resolving gross human rights violations through non-judicial channels or outside of the courts will perpetuate impunity and legal immunity for the perpetrators.
Reza Agustian, Jakarta – Trisakti University students held a commemoration of 24 years since the Trisakti tragedy on May 12, 1998, which was held near the Arjuna Wijaya or Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Thursday May 12.
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – Fifteen years. In such a period of time, a mother can still remember the cute little child who she used to deliver to the primary school gates, and who is now struggling to graduate from university.
That same number of years has also been enough to place three different presidents in the State Place.
Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) Director Gufron Mabruri says the Indonesian military (TNI) is increasingly becoming involved in civilian affairs as it marks its 76th anniversary today on Tuesday October 5, and that reform of the TNI has gone backwards.
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia says that the protection of civil freedoms in Indonesia has gone backwards even though reformasi has been proceeding for 23 years.