News 2023

December 2023

Kompas – December 1, 2023

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – Former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairperson for the period 2015-2019, Agus Rahardjo, has revealed how buzzers repeatedly attacked the anti-graft agency through the alleged KPK is a "nest of Taliban" issue.

November 2023

Kompas TV – November 30, 2023

Isnaya Helmi, Jakarta – Former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairperson Agus Rahardjo has related his experience in 2017 of being scolded by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo over the electronic ID (e-KTP) mega-project corruptio

Indonesia – November 30, 2023

Irfan Maullana, Bekasi – Workers held another demonstration on Jalan Ahmad Yani in front of the Bekasi Labour Office (Disnaker) in West Java on Thursday November 30. They were demanding an increase in the minimum municipal wage (UMK).

CNN Indonesia – November 30, 2023

Jakarta – Scores of civil society activist held another routine Kamisan (Thursday) action opposite the Presidential Palace complex in Central Jakarta on Thursday November 30. Today's action is the 797th Kamisan.

CNN Indonesia – November 30, 2023

Jakarta – Jakarta Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) political science professor Burhanuddin Muhtadi says that Indonesia is one of the countries with the highest level of money politics in the world.

CNBC Indonesia – November 29, 2023

Jakarta – Workers held simultaneous demonstrations at a number of locations in West Java in protest against a 2024 minimum wage decision by the West Java Provincial Wage Council at a plenary meeting on Tuesday evening, November 28.

CNN Indonesia – November 28, 2023

Jakarta – Human rights activist and defendant in a defamation case, Fatia Maulidiyanti, claims she never insulted Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan personally in the Lord Luhut case.

CNN Indonesia – November 27, 2023

Jakarta – Human rights activist and defendant in a defamation case, Haris Azhar, says that the public prosecutor is representing the ruling elite in the trial against him.

Indonesia – November 26, 2023

Fabian Januarius Kuwado, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) has re-launched the Track Record ( website to expose information and the curriculum vitae of the hundreds of legislative candidates running in the 2024 el

CNN Indonesia – November 23, 2023

Jakarta – The vice presidential candidate running under the number 2 electoral ticket, Mahfud MD, claims he often receives complaints from businesspeople over their difficulties investing in Indonesia because there is no legal certainty.

CNN Indonesia – November 22, 2023

Jakarta – Human rights activists and Lokataru Human Rights Foundation director Haris Azhar has emphasised that criminal penalties will not stop the public from criticising unethical practices by the state.

CNN Indonesia – November 22, 2023

Jakarta – The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) has ensured that thousands of illegal oil palm companies operating in forest area have been exonerated or legalised thanks to the Omnibus Law on Job Creation.

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CNN Indonesia – November 21, 2023

Jakarta – The West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) has spoken out about the circulation of a video containing a threat to shoot Susi Air pilot Philip Mehrtens who has been held hostage by the group since February.

Indonesia – November 21, 2023

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – Dozens of national figures have declared a new social movement named JAGA Pemilu (SAFEGUARD the Elections), which will monitor the 2024 legislative and presidential elections (Pemilu) so it can take place in a democratic, honest, fair, transparent and participatory manner.

Sinar Harapan – November 18, 2023

Banjar Chaeruddin – The City and Universe Clean Air Initiative Coalition (Ibukota) is asking President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to immediately implement the court ruling on improving air quality in Jakarta and its surrounding areas after the Supreme Court (MA) rejected a cassation appeal.

CNN Indonesia – November 17, 2023

Jakarta – Hundreds of people calling themselves the East Java Defend Palestine Coalition descended on McDonalds and KFC fast food restaurants on Jalan Basuki Rahmat in the provincial capital of Surabaya on Friday November 17.

Indonesia – November 17, 2023

Novianti Setuningsih, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says that so far not one foreign investment has come into the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara.

Warta Kota – November 15, 2023

Nuri Yatul Hikmah, Jakarta – Ahead of a concert by British band Coldplay in Jakarta, a clash broke out between police and protesters from the 1511 Anti-LGBT National Movement (Geranati LGBT).

Indonesia – November 15, 2023

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has caught wind of various potential violations, fraud and abuse of authority in the election of presidential and vice presidential candidates on February 14, 2024.

Indonesia – November 14, 2023

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The advocacy team for democracy says it regrets the sentences demanded by the public prosecutor (JPU) against former Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti and the founder of the