News

May 2021

West Papua
Kompas.com – May 6, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has called in a commitment by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo who once pledged to resolve the human rights violations in Paniai, Papua.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – May 6, 2021

Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the virtual police unit initiated by Indonesian police chief (Kapolri) General Lusty Sight Prabowo has become a new tool of repression in the digital world.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 4, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) investigator Kurnia Ramadhana says that the public's concerns about President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's policies on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) are being confirmed bit by bit.

West Papua
Kompas.com – May 3, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) is calling in a pledge made by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in 2015 related to press freedom in Papua, which to this day has not been fulfilled.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 3, 2021

Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) says that 90 journalists were victims of violence over the last year with most of the alleged perpetrators being police.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – May 2, 2021

Jakarta – The Free Papua Organisation (OPM) has spoken out in response to the Indonesian government's move to pin the terrorist label on armed groups in Papua – which officials usually refers to as armed criminal groups (KKB).

Indonesia
Kompas.com – May 2, 2021

Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Labour Movement with the People (Gebrak) spokesperson Nining Elitos says that protesters received threats from outside parties prior to the commemoration of May Day 2021 in Jakarta on Saturday May 1.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 1, 2021

Jakarta – As many as 97 people were arrested during May Day commemorations in the vicinity of the Horse Statue and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) offices in Central Jakarta on Saturday May 1.

West Papua
Detik News – May 1, 2021

Yogi Ernes, Jakarta – Police arrested scores of Papuan student at a May Day rally in Central Jakarta earlier today on the ground that they did not have a permit to demonstrate.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 1, 2021

Medan – A protest action commemorating International Labour Day or May Day in Medan, North Sumatra ended with the Medan metropolitan district police (Polrestabes) arresting 14 protesters from the People's Resistance Alliance for the Destruction of Tyranny on Saturday May 1.

Aceh
IDN Times – May 1, 2021

Muhammad Saifullah, Banda Aceh – Scores of workers held a long-march from the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque to the Simpang Lima traffic circle in the Achenese provincial capital of Banda Aceh to commemorate International Labour Day which fell on Saturday May 1.

Indonesia
iNews – May 1, 2021

Priyo Setyawan, Yogyakarta – Hundreds of workers from the People's Alliance for Unity (Arus) held a peaceful action commemorating May Day at the zero kilometre point intersection in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta on Saturday May 1.

Indonesia
Suara Surabaya – May 1, 2021

Farid Kusuma – Hundreds of students and workers from various different organisations in Jakarta took to the streets to commemorate International Labour Day or May Day today, Saturday May 1.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 1, 2021

Bandung – Trade unions from across West Java commemorated Labour Day or May Day 2021 by holding an action in front of the Sate building in the provincial capital of Bandung in Saturday May 1.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – May 1, 2021

Sania Mashabi, Jakarta – Leaders of the Confederation of the All-Indonesian Workers Union (KSPSI) and the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) met with Presidential Chief of Staff (KSP) Moeldoko on Saturday May 1 in the framework of Labour Day 2021.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 1, 2021

Makassar – Commemorating International Labour Day or May Day in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar on Saturday May 1, labour and student organisations held a protest action in which they set fire to tyres and demanding the annulment of the Job Creation Law and t

Indonesia
iNews Jatim – May 1, 2021

Lukman Hakim, Surabaya – On Saturday May 1 hundreds of workers from the Indonesian Metal Trade Workers Federation (FSPMI) held a demonstration in front of the Negara Grahadi building on Jalan Gubernur Suryo in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya as part of activities

Indonesia
Detik News – May 1, 2021

Sui Suadnyana, Denpasar – A number of companies in Bali have sacked workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Workers say they regret this especially since dismissal letters were not handed to them directly but sent via the post office.

April 2021

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – April 29, 2021

Jakarta – Lawyer and human rights activist Veronica Koman has commented on the Indonesian government's move to label the Free Papua Organisation (OPM) a terrorist group.

West Papua
Merdeka – April 29, 2021

Yunita Amalia – Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy Chairperson Hendardi has criticised the government's move to label armed criminal groups (KKB) in Papua as terrorists.