Jakarta – The current religious discourse among student groups at a number of state tertiary institutions (PTN) is largely dominated by Islamic study groups (tarbiyah) and former members of the radical Islamic organisation Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) which after being banned by the government h
Chaidir Anwar Tanjung, Pekanbaru – Environmental activists in Riau province held a theatrical action in protest over the construction of a ring road in Duri City, Bengkalis regency. They said that the ring road would destroy the last remaining elephant habitat.
Edna Carolina Pattisina, Jakarta – On Thursday May 30 Indonesia become the first country in South-East Asia to be visited by US Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Michael Shanahan.
Christoforus Ristianto, Jakarta – Data and facts had little effect on voting patterns in the 2019 presidential election. According to Indikator Politik Indonesia Executive Director Burhanudin Muhtadi it was identity politics using a strategy of post-truth which was actually more effective.
Jakarta – Scores of people in black T-shirts calling themselves the ‘98 Activists National Consolidation (RNA 98) shouted “arrest Prabowo” during a protest action in front of the National Police Criminal Investigation Bureau (Bareskrim Polri) in Jakarta on the afternoon of Wednesday May 29.
Wahyu Setiawan, Jakarta – Civil society organisation activists held a protest action in front of the offices of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM).
Adi Ahdiat, Jakarta – In the lead up to the 2019 Idul Fitri holidays at the end of the fasting month, the Jakarta provincial government destroyed around 18,000 bottles of illegal alcohol (miras) at the National Monument in Central Jakarta on Monday May 27.
Andi Saputra, Jakarta – Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and running mate Sandiaga Uno are challenging the results of the 2019 presidential election which was won by incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and running mate Ma’ruf Amin.
Jakarta – A joint investigation of the May 2019 affair in Jakarta has found alleged human rights (HAM) violations against journalists, medical teams, local people and protesters in the police’s handling of the May 22 actions.
Bayu Ardi Isnanto, Karanganyar – Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto made a devotional visit (ziarah) to the grave of former president Suharto at Astana Giribangun in Karanganyar on Monday May 27.