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November 2022

News/Indonesia – November 5, 2022

Fika Nurul Ulya, Jakarta – Global health security researcher Dicky Budiman says that the government has been too neglectful about Covid-19 mutations which continue to occur.

This has resulted in new Covid-19 cases rising to 5,000 cases per day since the Omicron XXB sub-variant entered Indonesia.

October 2022

CNN Indonesia – October 28, 2022

Jakarta – Scores of workers held a protest action in front of the Health Ministry offices in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on Friday October 28. They began the demonstration at 10.30 am by giving speeches.

News/Indonesia – October 25, 2022

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) says that the cases of acute kidney failure in children are because of weak supervision by the government over the distribution of medicines.

Viva – October 4, 2022

Mohammad Arief Hidayat and Dani Randi (Banda Aceh) – The chairperson of the Acehnese Regional House of Representatives' (DPR Aceh) Commission V for Health Affairs, M Rizal Falevi, has proposed a draft qanun (bylaw) legalising cannabis for medical use so it can be included in the 2023 priority Regional Legislation Program (Prolegda).

August 2022

CNN Indonesia – August 30, 2022

Jakarta – West Java Deputy Governor Uu Ruzhanul Ulum is proposing that husbands be allowed to be polygamous in order to bring down the number of HIV/AIDS sufferers among housewives. He said that religion does not prohibit husbands from practicing polygamy.

CNN Indonesia – August 4, 2022

Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace is asking Education, Culture, Research and Technology Minister Nadiem Makarim to take firm action against state schools forcing students to wear the jilbab – an Islamic female headdress which leaves the face exposed.

July 2022

News/Indonesia – July 13, 2022

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Community Legal Aid Institute (LBHM) is urging the government to immediately conduct research into the benefits of cannabis for medical purposes.

June 2022

News/Indonesia – 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 circle in Central Jakarta this morning.

May 2022

Jakarta Post – May 18, 2022

[From a Jakarta Post editorial titled "Don't repeat mistakes".]

January 2022

Radar Tegal – January 16, 2022

Jakarta – A circular requiring students from the Parahyangan Catholic University (Unpar) to follow a public lecture by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday January 17 has gone viral on social media. Unpar rector Mangadar Situmorang has finally responded to the controversy.