The Indonesian rule in West papua is marked by numerous human rights violations, and has been met with severe resistance by the people.
38 workers are confirmed to be trapped, with fears of even more buried, inside a makeshift gold mine in Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia, highlighting the dangerous shadow sector of unlicensed mining in Indonesia
A study published in Nature Geoscience has declared that the Palu earthquake was a “Supershear” earthquake, which means that the speed of propagation of the earthquake rupture exceeded the speed of the seismic shear wave or the S-wave
Ahead of the elections in April, the attorney general’s office has pointed to the need for more raids against “banned literature.” Anti-communist laws passed in 1966 and 1999 are often used to crack down on the left and anyone who criticizes the government
In the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, a movement for self-determination has been going on since the 1960s.
The World Bank, in it’s report, wants the countries to move towards deregulation of labour laws as a solution to accommodate this changing nature of work, and financing of social security measures through levying taxes such as VAT (value added tax) and cutting subsidies.