News 2022

December 2022

CNN Indonesia – December 31, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance Confederation (KASBI) Chairperson Nining Elitos has criticised President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's policy of issuing a Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2022 on the Job Creation Law.

Detik News – December 31, 2022

Tiara Aliya Azzahra, Jakarta – The Labour Party has declared that it agrees with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's move to issue Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2022 on the Job Creation Law.

CNN Indonesia – December 30, 2022

Jakarta – Constitutional law expert Feri Amsari from the Andalas University in Padang believes that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's move to issue a Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) on the Omnibus Law on Job Creation is unconstitutional.

CNN Indonesia – December 30, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has slammed a move by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to issue Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2022 on the Jobs Law.

Detik News – December 28, 2022

Anggi Muliawati, Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) found there were 26 cases of intolerance recorded by the media as occurring in Indonesia in 2022. Imparsial revealed that West Java (Jabar) is the region with the highest number of cases of violations of religion and belief (KBB).

Indonesia – December 28, 2022

Adhyasta Dirgantara, Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI) Chairperson Julius Ibrani says that law enforcement officials have a special team tasked with criminalising critical and opposition groups in Indonesia.

Indonesia – December 27, 2022

Nirmala Maulana Achmad, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has highlighted cases of human rights violations that have followed the same pattern in 2022 as in previous years.

YLBHI Chairperson Muhammad Isnur said that the same model was used by the government when was attempting to steal community land.

CNN Indonesia – December 23, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) says that there was an increase in environmental damage and the theft of community land in a number of parts of Indonesia throughout 2022.

Indonesia – December 23, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – A number of political parties that failed to pass the electoral verification process to take part in the 2024 elections have joined together under the "Movement Against Political Genocide" to call for a halt to the current stage in the election process.

Indonesia – December 21, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – An alliance of non-government organisations calling themselves the Civil Society for Safeguarding Clean Elections reported 10 General Election Commission (KPU) officials at all levels to the Election Organisers Ethics Council (DKPP) on Wednesday December 21.

Indonesia – December 21, 2022

Aryo Putranto Saptohutomo, Jakarta – Transparency International Indonesia (TII) Secretary General Danang Widoyoko says that Indonesia's poor Corruption Perception Index (CPI) is not caused by frequent Corruption Eradication Commission's (KPK) sting operations (OTT).

CNN Indonesia – December 20, 2022

Jakarta – A regional General Elections Commission (KPUD) commissioner has revealed the threats made by KPU national Commissioner Idham Holik so that they would change the status of the Indonesian People's Wave Party (Gelora), the Nusantara Awakening Party (PKN) and the Garuda Party so they could take part in the 2024 elections.

Indonesia – December 20, 2022

Dwi Bowo Raharjo – Scores of protesters from a number of different universities that are part of the All Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM SI) Alliance held a symbolic action on Tuesday to oppose to the enactment of the new Criminal Code (KUHP) on December 6.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – December 19, 2022

Jakarta – An action in front of the United Nations representative office in Jakarta by Papuan activists commemorating 61 years since the Triple Commands of the People (Trikora) military operation was forcibly broken up by members of a group calling themselves the "Defend the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia" (Bela NKRI).

West Papua
Suara Papua – December 19, 2022

Elisa Sekenyap, Jayapura – Protesters from the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP), the Papua Student Alliance (AMP) and the Papuan Central Highlands Indonesian Student Association (AMPTPI) held a peaceful action at the United Nations office in Jakarta on Monday December 19.

Indonesia – December 19, 2022

Fika Nurul Ulya, Jakarta – A Kompas Research & Development (Litbang) survey has found that the majority or 90.9 percent of respondents disagree with former corruption convicts running as legislative candidates (caleg) in elections.

Indonesia – December 18, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Monitoring Clean Elections has demanded that the General Election Commission (KPU) conduct an audit of its Political Party Information System (Sipol) following alleged cheating during the political party factual variation process by KPU officials.

West Papua
Detik News – December 15, 2022

Kadek Melda Luxiana, Jakarta – The sole defendant in the Paniai gross human rights violation case trial being heard in the Makassar District Court in South Sulawesi, retired Infantry Major Isak Sattu, has been found not guilty.

CNN Indonesia – December 15, 2022

Jakarta – The Bandung Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) has revealed that scores of demonstrators protesting against the recently enacted Criminal Code (KUHP) in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung were arrested by police on Thursday afternoon, December 15.

Indonesia – December 15, 2022

Reza Agustian, Jakarta – Protesters from the Labour Party and other trade unions held a demonstration near the Arjuna Wijaya or Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Thursday December 15.