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A collective of Indonesian activists, politicians and law students are challenging a new law that empowers MPs to silence critics and put themselves potentially above the law. ... Two law students from Jakarta's University of Indonesia also filed a separate petition on Friday to have the law repealed. "We want ...
A crowd of activists protested in front of the Energy Building in the Sudirman Central Business District in Senayan, South Jakarta, on Monday to demand that garment company PT Huddleston Indonesia, which occupies the 20th floor of the building, shut down operations of PT Rayon Utama Makmur (RUM) ...

MEDAN (INDONESIA) — Ten years ago, at the dental clinic Ms Annita Foe runs in the Indonesian city of Medan, she watched a homeless, ... treatment or charity, but as a condition with implications for social issues and rights, said Ms Dibley, who has also run training for Indonesian disability activists.
An Indonesian court has found a Papuan activist guilty of incitement and sentenced him to 10 months in prison for promoting a petition calling for a ... Papua, a mineral-rich former Dutch colony on the western part of New Guinea, was annexed by Indonesia in 1962, sparking a simmering insurgency.
JAKARTA • From cutting-edge DNA barcoding to smartphone apps that can identify illegal wildlife sales, conservationists are turning to high-tech tools in the battle against Indonesia's animal traffickers. Spread across more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia's dense tropical rainforests boast some of the highest ...
Activist Marison Guciano said Wednesday the smoking ape is further evidence of a lack of supervision and education at Bandung Zoo, about 120 ... Substandard conditions are common at Indonesian zoos and Guciano blamed the government for being slow in establishing animal welfare standards.

Jusuf Kalla or popularly known as 'JK' is the current Vice President of Republic of Indonesia. He is a senior politician who was born 75 years ago in North Sulawesi. JK started his political career as a student activist who was the Head of Pelajar Islam Indonesia (PII, Indonesian Islam Students). He continued ...
An ethnic Indonesian Chinese lawyer has been told to get out of Yogyakarta province if cannot accept a 40-year-old edict prohibiting people of Chinese descent from owning land. Yogyakarta, the only region in Indonesia still governed by a pre-colonial monarchy — the Sultan of Yogyakarta who serves as ...
The prospect of greater access for Indonesian palm oil to the 28-nation EU market is expected to dominate trade negotiations taking place this week. Environmental activists from both Indonesia and Europe warn that granting this access could lead to even greater deforestation and more social conflicts in ...
JAKARTA — Environmental issues in Indonesia will once again be both bargaining chip and valuable stake this year as the country prepares to hold sweeping elections, according to an environmental outlook released last month by the country's main environmental watchdog, the Indonesian Forum for the ...
A video shot in a zoo in Indonesia shows an orangutan picking up and smoking a cigarette after it had been tossed into the primate's enclosure by a visitor. In the video-- shot by animal rights activist Marison Guciano-- a man can be seen taking a drag from a cigarette and then flicking it into the enclosure.
JAKARTA — Activists in Indonesia are calling for a set of federal guidelines on orangutan conservation that will compel local authorities and companies to take a more active role in protecting the critically endangered great ape. The call comes in the wake of two violent killings of orangutans in Indonesian ...
Hundreds of underage Indonesian migrant workers have been lured to work in Hong Kong and Singapore on account of fraud and child trafficking practices by recruitment agencies, according to migrant worker rights activists. “I would say there are hundreds of Indonesian domestic helpers who are ...
A measles outbreak and a spike in cases of malnutrition in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed at least 95 people, mostly indigenous ... He said the situation in mountainous Okbab subdistrict was first reported last week by church activists, who said 23 children and four adults had died.
Convicted of child sex abuse, seven school employees continue to languish in an Indonesian prison for a crime that many believe they did not commit. ... Speaking to Southeast Asia Globe from Indonesia, Luthsa said that despite the overwhelming public support for a conviction during the original trial, the ...
Indonesian and Malaysian ministers have derided as unfair and misguided the European Parliament's vote to approve the phase-out of palm oil from ... Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur have filed official notes of protest, claiming a protectionist conspiracy to promote other vegetable oil producers, but activists say ...
Indonesian prosecutors are seeking a seven-year prison sentence for an environmental activist for allegedly raising pro-communist banners while ... Those targeted were suspected members of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) and ethnic Chinese, as well as trade unionists, teachers, activists, and ...

An anti-mining activist has pleaded not guilty in an Indonesian court to charges of spreading communism, in a case that his supporters say is a cynical attempt to ... Communism was banned in Indonesia following the murder of several senior military officers in 1965, which subsequently led to a series of ...
West Papua was annexed by Indonesia in 1963, an act formalised six years later with a widely discredited UN-supervised vote known as the Act of Free Choice. The only voters were 1,063 people selected by the military and compelled to vote in favour of Indonesian annexation. “In the West Papuan ...
Indonesian activists and church people have reacted angrily to a draft bill set to go before legislators aimed at regulating the palm oil industry, saying it ... Palm oil plantations in Indonesia cover more than 12 million hectares, of which 7 million are company owned, and the rest by the government and small ...
“Ah, they don't know much,” said Eko Harmanto, an Indonesian businessman and local historian quoted by the New York Times. “A lot of ... It is believed that the Soviet influence in Jakarta was largely due to the interest of Indonesia's first President Soekarno in Soviet-style monuments. The president, a ...
But aside from being academics, many of them also belong to… ultraconservative Muslim associations. They have, of course, also built a vast network of like-minded people all over the country, and their objective is basically to make Indonesia an Islamic country. What will be the petitioners' next move ...
Amnesty International Indonesia hopes to “unite all human rights movements that are present in Indonesia,” especially as it aims to urge the government to resolve human rights violations. For decades, the Indonesian government has provided little clarity on how it will address past human rights violations, ...
Meanwhile, Indonesia and Malaysia are planning to reduce the use of paraquat to 14 million rai of palm plantations. China, a major exporter of pesticides, had already banned the use of paraquat in liquid form, pledging a total ban by 2020. The group will also submit the letter to the Ministry of Agriculture ...
Jakarta - An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie – and sparked a landmark US copyright case – was named "Person of the ... Authorities and activists have been trying to persuade villagers on Sulawesi to stop consuming the critically endangered monkeys, one of many ...
Agus Martowardojo, Governor of Bank Indonesia, said the sovereignty of the Indonesian Rupiah will not be undermined, and the regulator will curb ... we require all financial technology activists who move in the payment system to register with Bank Indonesia, report on activities, and conduct trials in the ...
The pro-independence Movement has just concluded a summit in Vanuatu, where the UK-based activist Benny Wenda was elected its new chairman. ... However Indonesia's Minister of Defence Ryamizard Ryacudu called for members of the Liberation Movement who are based in Indonesian-ruled Papua ...
Activists in Indonesia demand the government to issue a new regulation aimed at better protecting the country's karsts, the unique rocky landscapes that are ... Petrasa Wacana, coordinator for conservation, advocacy and campaign at the Indonesian Speleology Community (MSI), called for a government ...
The report covers three palm oil plantations operated by Indofood, the biggest food company in Indonesia and the country's only producer of ... Indofood remains certified as “sustainable” by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) despite ongoing labor abuses, which activists say raises the ...
Indonesia's Minister of Defence has called for members of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua to be arrested when they return to the country ... The pro-independence organisation has just concluded a summit in Vanuatu, where the UK-based activist Benny Wenda was elected its new chairman ...
Activists condemn visitors who gave alcohol to Taman Safari animals Visitors observe elephants during an animal show held on Aug. 19 and 20 at Taman Safari Indonesia in Bogor, West Java. (JP/Theresia Sufa) ...
While Indonesian Muslims largely believe that dogs are haram or forbidden under Islam, these killings were not undertaken by religious fanatics but rather ... Last week, several local and international activist groups launched the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition, aiming to stamp out the butchering and ...
Brazil, India and Indonesia are identified as places with the fastest Internet user growth in the world. India alone adds 100 million new users ...
Indonesian labour activist-turned academic, Dr Surya Tjandra, told ... minister Khaleda Zia, President of Indonesia Megawati Sukarnoputri.
How Top Food Companies Fail to Protect Environmental Activists in ... in Indonesia, Brazil, Colombia, and elsewhere throughout the globe.
The UN Development Programme is honoring activists from Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Brazil, Mali, Kenya, Indonesia, Thailand among ...
Indonesian activists protest in front of Surabaya City Court to demand justice for Salim Kancil, an environmental activist who was killed in East ...
That failure is bitterly ironic, given Munir devoted his life to challenging Indonesia's deeply entrenched culture of impunity. Munir founded the ...
Little did he know that his love of nature would lead him to reconnect to his ethnic roots and become one of Indonesia's leading advocates of ...
... with activists complaining the development should not begin without ... be conducted,” Indonesian Forum for the Environment Director Halik ...
Indonesia - Stark and competing demands characterize peatlands use management today. While peatlands are important carbon sinks and ...
The WHO report listed six countries that accounted for 60% of the new cases of TB, which included India, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Pakistan ...
Freeport to Give Indonesia a Majority Stake in Its Grasberg Mine ... Freeport and the Indonesian government said in a news conference on ... $3.1 billion Local politicians and activists have complained that Freeport pays little ...
More than 90 dolphins are held in captivity in Indonesia and trained to .... But for animal activists, this piece of information is nothing more than ...
Organisers mistakenly printed Indonesia's flag upside-down in a ... prompting protests and revenge hacking attacks by Indonesian activists.
Photos and drone footage taken by activists in late July show an ... The Indonesian company is working with a Chinese wood-processing ...
Activists are claiming that Indonesian owls are in danger after being sold ... Now in Indonesia quite a lot of owls are being sold, so it wasn't too ...
The number of suspected drug dealers killed by Indonesian police has more than tripled so far this year from the whole of 2016, activists said ...
Indonesian social media was flooded with images of the 141 men, many ... Researchers and activists in Indonesia point to statements issued by ...
Indonesia is replicating the harsh and unprecedented war on drugs ... London-based Amnesty International has revealed that a total of 55 Indonesian and ... to gun down drug dealers without compunction, a call many activists ...


 

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