Profile Abdul Manan

Abdul Manan

Abdul Manan covers international issues and has received various accolades including the 2009 Press Council-UNESCO journalistic award on the freedom of the press, Anugerah Swara Sarasvati Award 2010, and attended the Kassel Summer School 2010 in Germany.

Manan graduated from Stikosa-AWS Surabaya and is the chairperson of the Indonesian Independent Journalist Alliance 2017-2020. 

  • The Army’s Quick Cure

    The Army’s Quick Cure

    Research for a Covid-19 drug by Airlangga University sparked a polemic. Aside from its effectiveness, its adherence to clinical trials protocol is also questioned. The ball is now in the Indonesia Food and Drug Authority’s court.

  • Thorn in the Flesh

    Thorn in the Flesh

    Mahathir is challenging his dismissal from the Bersatu Party in an attempt to regain control of the government.

  • An Island for Rohingya

    An Island for Rohingya

    The Bangladeshi government is unable to convince Rohingya refugees to move to Bashan Char Island. There are concerns over safety and economic sustainability.

  • The Problem with Rapid Testing

    The Problem with Rapid Testing

    International journalists have found issues with Covid-19 rapid test kits. India and Spain are complaining about the inaccuracy of Chinese-manufactured test kits.

  • Storm of Hatred in Uncle Sam’s Country

    Storm of Hatred in Uncle Sam’s Country

    At least 1,000 racist or discriminative actions against Asians occurred amid the coronavirus outbreak. Four cases happened to Indonesians in Philadelphia.

  • A War Without Ammunition

    A War Without Ammunition

    The WHO has cautioned early about the world’s unpreparedness to face the corona pandemic. Health workers in the United States are complaining about the limited testing equipment available and the shortage of face masks.

  • Abduction in Myawaddy Forest

    Abduction in Myawaddy Forest

    Two Myanmar journalists were held captive for 24 hours. They were investigating construction projects at the Thai-Myanmar border.

  • Pakatan Harapan Secretary-General Saifuddin Nasution Ismail:   Sheraton Meeting was a High-level Treason

    Pakatan Harapan Secretary-General Saifuddin Nasution Ismail: Sheraton Meeting was a High-level Treason

    Malaysia's political crisis began when Mohamed Azmin Ali and a number of parliament members from Pakatan Harapan (The Alliance of Hope) met with opposition parties.

  • The Maneuver that Kills ‘Hope’

    The Maneuver that Kills ‘Hope’

    Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) is done for. There are those seeking power through a new coalition involving the UMNO.

  • Appeal from a Syrian Camp

    Appeal from a Syrian Camp

    A British court has rejected the appeal of Shamima Begum, a former ISIS member whose citizenship was revoked. She is considered a threat to national security.

  • Running Out of Masks

    Running Out of Masks

    Dozens of Indonesian citizens are holding out in Hubei. Masks have become an urgent necessity.

  • Locked Down in Wuhan

    Locked Down in Wuhan

    The new coronavirus that allegedly originated from Wuhan, China, has spread to more than 16 countries. Indonesian citizens in the city have been evacuated to Natuna, Riau Islands.

  • Duterte will face justice at the hands of the International community

    Duterte will face justice at the hands of the International community

    Phil Robertson, Deputy Director of Asia Division, Human Rights Watch

  • Stoning in Darussalam

    Stoning in Darussalam

    A new law in Brunei Darussalam imposes death by stoning for adultery and gay sex. The country draws international condemnation and boycott.

  • Peace Returns in Christchurch

    Peace Returns in Christchurch

    Voices of support for the victims of a terrorist attack on a mosque in New Zealand have come from numerous circles, including a motorcycle club and “Egg Boy”.

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