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July 2021

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 15, 2021

Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – World Health Organisation Immunization Program Unit Head Ann Lindstrand has criticised the Gotong Royong paid vaccination program in Indonesia.

West Papua
Suara Papua – July 15, 2021

Agus Pabika, Jayapura – As many as 40 protesters opposing the extension of Papua special autonomy at the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Jakarta were arrested by police and taken away in two crowd control vehicles to the Metro Jaya regional police headquarters.

West Papua
Suara Papua – July 15, 2021

Agus Pabika, Jayapura – Earlier this morning on Thursday July 15 Papuan students from the Papua People's and Student Front held a peaceful rally at the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Senayan, Jakarta, rejected the extension of special autonomy (Otsus) and new auton

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – July 14, 2021

Jakarta – Around 23 Cendrawasih University (Uncen) students at several different locations were arrested by police when they held a protest action on Tuesday July 14 opposing the extension of special autonomy in Papua.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 14, 2021

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Commission IX member Saleh Daulay has asked Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin to provide healthcare facilities in order to prepare for a worst case scenario during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Indonesia
Detik News – July 12, 2021

Jakarta – Civil society groups are calling on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to cancel, not postpone, the Gotong Royong paid vaccine program. The Civil Society Coalition is also calling on the government not to make a profit from vaccinations.

Indonesia
Okezone – July 12, 2021

Fahreza Rizky, Jakarta – Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has admitted to proposing that places of worship not be closed during the emergency Enforcement of Restrictions on Public Activities (PPKM).

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 12, 2021

Jakarta – University of Indonesia epidemiologist Pandu Riono along with several other colleagues from the Vaccine for All Coalition is garnering support from the public through an online petition urging President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to immediately stop the private vaccination

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 11, 2021

Jakarta – University of Indonesia epidemiologist Pandu Riono is questioning the grounds for the government changing the emergency Enforcement of Restrictions on Public Activities (PPKM) rules on places of worship.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 7, 2021

Jakarta – Transparency International (TI) has sent a letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo asking him to cancel the dismissal of non-active Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan and scores of other KPK employee who failed to pass the nationalis

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 7, 2021

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Public Health is calling on the government to apologise over the state of the Covid-19 pandemic which they say is getting out of control.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 7, 2021

Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – Presidential Staff Office (KSP) Principle Expert Ade Irfan Pulungan says that there is no urgent need to ask President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to give up the presidency over the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Indonesia
Kumparan – July 6, 2021

The Semarang State University (Unnes) Student Executive Council (BEM) has joined in criticising the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 5, 2021

Sania Mashabi, Jakarta – The initiator of the citizen data platform LaporCovid-19, Irma Hidayana, says that current the state of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia is because the government failed to implement effective prevention measures at the start of the pandemic.

West Papua
Suara Papua – July 5, 2021

Jayapura – An Islamic mass organisation (ormas) in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar has forcibly closed down a discussion organised by a solidarity group and Papuan students.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 4, 2021

Semarang – The police, the Indonesian military (TNI) and Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officials broke up a “Week of Resistance” action held by the Greater Semarang Student Executive Council (BEM) alliance near the Youth Monument in the Central Java provincial capital of Sem

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 3, 2021

Jakarta – Jentera Indonesia School of Law (STH) Student Executive Council (BEM) Chairperson Renie Aryandani says that the nickname "The King of Lip Service" alias "The King of Bragging" for President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is still too polite.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 2, 2021

Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – Griffith University Epidemiologist Dicky Budiman has questioned a statement by Coordinating Minister for Investment and Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan who said that the government could not have predicted that there would be a surge in Cov

June 2021

Aceh
Viva – June 29, 2021

Hardani Triyoga and Dani Randi, Banda Aceh – Banda Aceh Public Order Agency officers (Satpol PP) and the Wilayatul Hisbah (Religious police, WH) have sealed off two beauty salons in Seutui and Lamseupeng which were being used for deviant homosexual practices.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 29, 2021

Jakarta – The University of Gajah Mada (UGM) Student Executive Council (BEM) has dubbed President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as the "(Most) New Order" president, alluding to the New Order regime of former president Suharto.