News

January 2022

Indonesia
Kompas.com – January 8, 2022

Jakarta – The Advocacy Coalition for the Protection of Private Data (KA-PDP) is calling on the House of Representatives (DPR) to immediately enact the Draft Law on the Protection of Private Data (RUU PDP).

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – January 7, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) supports the move by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to revoke some 2,078 mining business permits which are inactive or "lying idle". This move however, is not enough.

Indonesia
Suara.com – January 7, 2022

Chandra Iswinarno and Ria Rizki Nirmala Sari – The promotion of Major General Untung Budiharto as Jakarta military commander reminds the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) of the other five former Rose Team (Tim Mawar) members who have also been g

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – January 7, 2022

Jakarta – Payan Siahaan, the father of Ucok Munandar Siahaan, a victim of the 1997-98 abduction of activists by the Rose Team (Tim Mawar), says he felt like his self-respect had been trampled on upon hearing the news that Major General Untung Budiharto had been promoted to Jak

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – January 6, 2022

Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) has revealed that throughout 2021 almost 50 percent of land procured by the government for national strategic projects (PSN) originated from agrarian conflicts.

Indonesia
Viva – January 5, 2022

Thousands of workers and students again besieged the Banten governor's office on the afternoon of Wednesday January 5 demanding revisions to the 2020 municipal minimum wage (UMK) so that it rises by 5.4 percent.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – January 5, 2022

Jakarta – Several alliances of online motorcycle drivers or ojol protested near the Arjuna Wiwaha or Horse Statue on Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat in Central Jakarta on Wednesday January 5 demanding clarity over a legal umbrella for professional ojol drivers.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – January 3, 2022

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The parliamentary watchdog Forum of Concerned Citizens for Indonesia's Parliament (Formappi) has criticised a working visit (kunker) by the Capital City Draft Law (RUU IKN) special committee to Kazakhstan accompanied by members of the National Develo

West Papua
Suara Papua – January 1, 2022

Jayapura – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Ones Suhuniap says that the KNPB is committed to continuing the struggle and resistance against Indonesian colonialism by peaceful and dignified means.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – January 1, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has released its 2021 End of Year Report. Over the last year, the foundation has received 2,598 complaints, both from the public as well as organisations.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – January 1, 2022

Jakarta – The province of South Sulawesi is said to be heading for destruction or collapse due to the continuing loss of forest cover. The remaining forest cover is less than 40 percent.

December 2021

Indonesia
Kompas.com – December 29, 2021

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Indonesian Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) released its 2021 End of Year Report in virtual format on Wednesday December 29.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – December 27, 2021

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) believes that the Corruption Eradication Commission's (KPK) performance has declined over the last two years.

Indonesia
Detik News – December 24, 2021

Firda Cynthia Anggrainy, Jakarta – The House of Representatives (DPR) Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) faction has initiated the distribution of sembako (basic goods) to people in its electoral districts (dapil) in bags with pictures of DPR Speaker and

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – December 22, 2021

Jakarta – The Women's Rights Sexual Violence Victims Defense Network is urging the House of Representatives (DPR) to immediately designate the Draft Law on Sexual Violence Crimes (RUU TPKS, formally the RUU PKS) as a DPR draft law initiative for the start of 2022.

Indonesia
Suara.com – December 20, 2021

Agung Sandy Lesmana – The Civil Society Coalition, which is made up of the Center for Indonesia's Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI), the Child Protection and Wellbeing Study and Advocacy Centre (PUSKAPA), the volunteer group Lapor COVID-19 and Transparency Internationa

Indonesia
Kompas.com – December 20, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) says that over the last seven years of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's leadership the issue of corruption eradication has been little more than jargon.

Indonesia
Kompas TV – December 17, 2021

Switzy Sabandar, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) is disappointed that the Draft Law on Sexual Violence Crimes (RUU TPKS, formally the RUU PKS) will not be taken to the final House of Representatives (DPR) plenary meeting for 2021,

West Papua
Suara Papua – December 17, 2021

Yance Agapa, Jayapura – Responding to the United Nation's 2021 annual report, Indonesia has launched a criticism of the UN in relation to cases of human rights violations in Papua.

West Papua
Suara Papua – December 14, 2021

Yance Agapa, Jayapura – The Papuan people reject the investigation team formed by the state through the Attorney General's Office (AGO) to investigate alleged gross human rights violations in Paniai on December 8, 2004.