Austerity & Privatisation

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July 2008

News/Indonesia – July 24, 2008

Ari Saputra, Jakarta – Rather than satisfying parents, the free downloading of school books from the internet appears instead to have resulted in around 50 housewives demonstrating at the Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Central Jakarta on Thursday July 24. They were demanding the free distribution of school books.

June 2008

Tempo Interactive – June 5, 2008

Joniansyah, Tangerang – The increase in the price of fuel in late May has resulted in the collapse of thousands of small- and medium-scale enterprises (SME) in Tangerang regency. Around 50 percent out of 17,353 SMEs in the region have closed down due to bankruptcy.

News/Indonesia – June 1, 2008

Kurniawan Tri Yunanto, Jakarta – Nine days after fuel prices were increased by 28.7 percent, the public is again protesting the government’s decision.

myRMnews – June 1, 2008

Sugihono, Jakarta – At least 500 people from the National Liberation Front, an alliance that includes among others the Workers Challenge Alliance (ABM), the State Electricity Company Trade Union (SP-PLN) and the Angkasa Pura Trade Union (SPAP) demonstrated at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Sunday June 1.

Metro TV News – June 1, 2008

Jakarta – Around 200 workers demonstrated in front of the Jakarta World Bank offices on Sunday May 1. The protesters, who came from the National Liberation Front (FPN) started the protest at the Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Central Jakarta then organised a convoy to the World Bank offices at the Jakarta Stock Exchange building.

Tempo Interactive – June 1, 2008

Sofian, Jakarta – Protest actions opposing the recent fuel price hike look set to continue. Based on data from the Metro Jaya regional police Traffic Management Centre (TMC) there will be at least three demonstrations related to the fuel prices on Sunday June 1.

May 2008

Metro TV News – May 29, 2008

Jakarta – Around 500 workers, children and housewives protested at the offices of the Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare in Jakarta on Thursday May 29 against the recent fuel price hikes.

myRMnews – May 29, 2008

Sugihono, Jakarta – Apparently with the firm intention of supporting an action opposing the recent fuel price increases at the State Palace in Central Jakarta, Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Permadi was instead turned away by protesters.

News/Indonesia – May 29, 2008

Didi Syafirdi, Jakarta – Beep...! Beep....! The sound of vehicles beeping at each other reverberated along Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat in Central Jakarta. It was total gridlock from the Horse Statue to the State Palace as hundreds of workers and students prepared to descend upon the State Palace.

News/Indonesia – May 28, 2008

Anwar Khumaini, Jakarta – Student demonstrations against the recent fuel price increases are moving towards anarchic acts involving frequent clashes with police. There are indications that foreign intelligence agencies are using the protests for their own ends.