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Mass arrests reported in West Papua on anniversary of annexation

Mass arrests are reported to have been carried out in West Papua on Friday, on the anniversary of Indonesia’s annexation of the province. The pro-independence KNPB says 12 activists were arrested outside a… Continue reading

Statement calls on Jokowi for free and Open access to Papua

I am writing to you on behalf of TAPOL and the undersigned organisations, all of whom are deeply concerned about the absence of free and open access to the Indonesian provinces of Papua… Continue reading

72 Hour Notice

Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them.… Continue reading

Return Of IS Fighters Likely To Rejuvenate Terrorism In Indonesia

A leading expert on Southeast Asian extremist groups said jihadists returning from fighting in Iraq and Syria could spark more terrorism activities in Indonesia, Xinhua news agency reported. Sidney Jones, head of Jakarta-based… Continue reading

Police Sergeant Arrested With Thousands of Ecstasy Pills in West Jakarta

Narcotics detectives with Jakarta Police swooped on a West Jakarta Police sergeant in a hotel parking lot on Friday and charged him with possession with intent to distribute thousands of ecstasy pills and… Continue reading

More Questions about Human Rights

The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHR Committee) has demanded that the Indonesian government fulfill its promise of submitting a long-overdue report on the state of the country’s human rights. Indonesia should have… Continue reading

Deadly Shooting in Indonesia

Indonesia has executed six people convicted of drugs offences, including five foreigners, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office says. The foreigners were from Brazil, the Netherlands, Vietnam, Malawi and Nigeria. All the… Continue reading

Minister Condemns Taliban’s Attack On Pakistan School

In a statement made available to Indonesia’s Antara news agency on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry described Tuesday’s killing as an “inhuman act that could not be tolerated”. The ministry expressed its condolences and… Continue reading

Indonesia’s youth unemployment alarmingly high

Youth unemployment in Indonesia is alarmingly high – 22% of Indonesians between 15 and 24 years old cannot find a job. There is pressure on the newly installed Widodo government to provide more… Continue reading

“special attention to West Papua”

Joko Widodo, who on Monday will be inaugurated as Indonesia’s second directly elected president, will quickly move to salve the festering grievances of West Papua. Mr Joko, known as Jokowi, said his pragmatic… Continue reading

A Prayer for MH370

Saturday, March 08, 10:30 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident – 3rd Media Statement Ladies and Gentlemen, we are deeply saddened this morning with the news on MH370. Malaysia Airlines confirms that… Continue reading

They want to put Ketchup in the Nasi goreng

 The U.S. Embassy announced a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) on global priorities, including food security and the conservation… Continue reading