News

April 2021

West Papua
Kompas.com – April 27, 2021

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy human rights and security sector researcher Ikhsan Yosarie is urging the government to use a soft approach in dealing with the conflict in Papua.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – April 26, 2021

Jakarta – People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo is calling on security forces to deploy their full strength and totally destroy armed criminal groups (KKB) in Papua.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 25, 2021

Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti says that Myanmar coup leader General Min Aung Hlaing's invitation to the ASEAN Ministerial Level Conference in Jakarta on Saturday April 24 reveals Indonesia

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 24, 2021

Jakarta – Police have released two Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) assistant public defenders – Andrie Yunus and Ridwan Herdika – who were arrested earlier in Jakarta along with other demonstrators opposing military violence in Myanmar.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 24, 2021

Jakarta – Police have forced protesters demonstrating against the attendance of Myanmar military commander General Min Aung Hlaing at the ASEAN Ministerial Level Conference (KTT) in Jakarta away from the meeting into the nearby Agung Al-Azhar Mosque area.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 23, 2021

Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has criticised a speech given by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo at the Leaders Summit on Climate Change on Thursday evening, April 22.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 22, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) is questioning the disappearance of two names in the indictment against former Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara prepared by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) public prosecutor.

West Papua
Suara Papua – April 22, 2021

Reza Gunadha and Chyntia Sami Bhayangkara – Journalist and editor of the Papuan based Tabloid Jubi, Victor Mambor, has become the victim of a terrorist act.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – April 22, 2021

Jakarta – The results of an investigation by the police's professionalism and security affairs division (Propam) has found that Malang municipal police chief Senior Commissioner Leonardus Simarmata committed a disciplinary violation when he allegedly threatened to shoot Papuan

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 21, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has recorded a rise in the number of death sentences handed down by courts in Indonesia in 2020.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 15, 2021

Jakarta – Transparency International (TII) Indonesia says that 40 out of the 90 coal-fired power plant (PLTU) companies in the country have directors or commissioners who have a conflict of interest or are politically exposed persons (PEPs).

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 19, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) investigator Wana Alamsyah says that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's call to impoverish corruptors in order to recover state losses is nothing more than a gimmick – a trick to attract attention.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 18, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) says that the number of cases handled by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in 2020 has plummeted to its lowest level since 2015.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 15, 2021

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) believes that the obstacles hampering government efforts to handle the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support Scheme (BLBI) corruption scandal are too complex.

West Papua
Suara Papua – April 14, 2021

Julian Howay, New York – Papuan and South Maluku Republic (RMS) activists have again held a joint peaceful action. This time the action was held outside the Indonesian Consulate General in New York on Monday April 12.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 14, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – PT Pertamina did not immediately respond to protests by local people about a pungent petrol like smell in the vicinity of the Balongan oil refinery in Indramayu, West Java.

Indonesia
Tribune – April 14, 2021

Vincentius Jyestha, Jakarta – The United Development Party (PPP) and the Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS) have agreed to continue fighting for the enactment of several pieces of national legislation – one of which is the Draft Law on the Prohibition of Alcohol (Minol).

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 14, 2021

Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) recorded 147 digital attacks in 2020, the majority of which targeted groups that are often critical of the government such as academics, journalists and activists.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 14, 2021

Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) Executive Director Damar Juniarto say that the state of freedom of expression in digital space worsened in 2020.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 12, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that if the truth is not revealed, if there is no acknowledgement of a crime and the perpetrators are not held accountable, then there can be no reconciliation of gross human rights v