News

July 2022

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 8, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has criticised a plan by the Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) to pardon hundreds of companies operating illegally in forest areas based on Law Number 11/2020 on Job Creation.

Indonesia
JPPN – July 7, 2022

Medan – A Kamisan (Thursday) action held by a civil society group in the North Sumatra provincial capital of Medan was forcibly broken up by plan clothed police officers on Thursday July 7.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 6, 2022

Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Deputy Speaker Sufmi Dasco Ahmad from the Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) says that they will consider a proposal to discuss revisions to the Information and Electronic Transaction (ITE) Law by a specia

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 5, 2022

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – University of Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM UI) Chairperson Bayu Satria Utomo believes that the stipulations under Article 273 in the revised Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) could criminalise protest actions.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 5, 2022

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – The government has asked the Constitutional Court (MK) to reject a judicial review of law Number 1/1974 on Marriage.

West Papua
Kompas.com – July 4, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – There is concern that conflict with the security forces will become sharper after the law on the creation of three new provinces in Papua, namely Central Papua, South Papua and the Papua Highlands provinces, was ratified by the House of Representat

West Papua
MRP Papua – July 1, 2022

Jakarta – The Papua People's Council (MRP) says that a Coordinating Ministry for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs (Kemenko Polhukam) deputy told them that the creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua is to narrow the space for the West Papua National Liberation Ar

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 1, 2022

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the police often discriminate in the way they handle particular cases.

June 2022

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – June 29, 2022

Jakarta – Around 150 Papuans students held a demonstration in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday June 29, to reject the creation of three new provinces in Papua.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 28, 2022

Jakarta – A protest action by students from several different tertiary education institutions in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Jakarta, which was calling for transparency in the deliberations on the Draft Criminal Code (RKUP), became heated on the aft

Indonesia
Kompas.com – June 27, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – State security personnel were the principle actors in the torture of Indonesian citizens over the last year.

Indonesia
Yogya.co – June 26, 2022

Febriyani, Jakarta -– Coinciding with the commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, a mother and her daughter, who suffers from cerebral palsy, held a peaceful action on Car Free Day (CFD) at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circl

Indonesia
Kompas.com – June 25, 2022

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta -– Criminal law expert Suparji Ahmad from the Indonesian Al Azhar University says that the Draft Criminal Code (RUU KUHP or RKUHP) still has nuances of colonialism.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 24, 2022

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has criticised a case involving three Andalas University (Unand) Student Executive Council Student Community (BEM KM) leaders who have been summoned by police over the uploading of a poster reading "President Joko Widodo KKN in the Vil

Indonesia
Sindo News – June 24, 2022

Muhammad Farhan, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) is calling for changes to be made to 14 articles in the Draft Criminal code (RKUHP) which threaten press freedom.

Indonesia
Sindo News – June 22, 2022

Widya Michella, Jakarta – The secretary general of the country's peak Islamic body the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI), Amirsyah Tambunan, is asking the Surabaya District Court to annul a recent interfaith marriage that it authorised on June 20.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 21, 2022

Jakarta – Scores of students from the National Alliance for Reform of the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) held a symbolic action at the Horse Statue monument in Central Jakarta calling for revisions to the draft law to be revealed to the public immediately.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 21, 2022

Jakarta – The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that the presence of 21 coal fired power stations (PLTU) in nearby Banten province is contributing to the poor air quality in Jakarta.

Indonesia
VOA Indonesia – June 19, 2022

Indra Yoga – Astronaut and protector of outer space “Buzz Lightyear” cooperates with many characters, including his commander Alisha, who is in love with another woman.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 18, 2022

Jakarta – A number of civil society organisations have urged the government to publish the latest version of the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP).