In the news

  • Hardline group Hizbut Tahrir (HTI) has had its legal status in Indonesia revoked.
  • ‘The government’s actions have proven controversial and there are strong grounds for arguing that both decisions undermine Indonesian democracy and carry considerable political risk for Jokowi’ says Gregory Fealy of the ban and last week’s announcement to ban groups that undermine Pancasila.
  • A group of Australian cattle farmers is suing the Federal Government for $600 million in compensation after live exports to Indonesia were banned in June 2011.
  • Last week, Indonesian officials announced that they had renamed the waters at the far southern end of the South China Sea the ‘North Natuna Sea’. In the Lowy Interpreter, Aaron Connelly assesses the impact of this new name.
  • Setya Novanto, speaker of Indonesia’s House of Representatives, was named a suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission.
  • Australia’s ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson announced on Tuesday that Australia would be providing funding through the World Bank to help create ‘10 new Balis‘ in an initiative to boost tourism to Indonesia.
  • Follow the story of Indonesian maids in Hong Kong being radicalised and supporting IS.

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  • Applications close TONIGHT to join us at AIYA! We are recruiting three new positions in the National Communications Team as well as a new Director of Communications. For more information and to apply check out the position description for the communications officers and Director of Communications.
  • NTA East Indonesia Aid Marketing and Membership Committee has a number of volunteer roles available those with an interest in events, communications or fundraising.
  • Do you use dwibahasa on social media? An AIYA Masters student is looking for participants in a study investigating language behaviours of using Indonesian and English on social media. To get more information check here or email [email protected].

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