Six security personnel were killed in an armed encounter with the insurgents in Turbat, Balochistan. Four terrorists were also killed in the attack. A bomb blast was reported during the encounter.
At least 300 Nduga tribesmen are hiding in a forest in the Nduga tribal region in Papua Province since December 3. The villagers fled fighting between Indonesian soldiers and separatist Papuans.
This report provides a recapitulation of the significant developments that transpired in Indonesia for the period Dec 01 – Dec 14, 2018 and their potential implications on the country’s business risk outlook. SECURITY/PEACE/ORDER: Nduga - Papua conflict, Ciracas police station attacked, Terrorist arrested SAFETY/ENVIRONMENT: West Jakarta open defecation health threat, Papua palm oil threat ECONOMY/BUSINESS: Infrastructure projects driving conflict, Jakarta labor rally LEGAL/POLITICS: Call to officially label the OPM a “Terrorist organisation” , Human rights a “political commodity”
The exodus of politicians from UMNO has continued. Yesterday, six more MPs tendered their common letter of resignation from the former ruling party. On December 12, five UMNO Sabah MPs, along with close to 30 other leaders, left the party.
The national leadership of the Congress Party confirmed Ashok Gehlot as the chief minister (CM) of Rajasthan today. Sachin Pilot has been confirmed as the deputy CM. The tensions between the supporters of the two leaders caused protests and demonstrations in several districts of the state.
Traffic in Central Jakarta will be diverted tomorrow to give way to the convoy for the Persija Jakarta that recently won the League 1 event.
Weekly Reformasi Report
Three armed ethnic groups under the Northern Alliance offered to enter peace talks with the Myanmarese government.
After a man who self-immolated on Thursday died, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a state-wide dawn to dusk hartal (strike) on Friday.