5:20 pm February 18, 2015 | 7 Comments
Anti-corruption activists have given the cold shoulder to President Joko Widodo's decision to dump graft suspect Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan as sole police chief candidate, saying the damage has already been done.
12:10 am January 2, 2015 | No Comment
2014 was arguably the most politically intense year for Indonesia's still-growing democracy, with legislative elections followed by the most divisive and closely contested presidential election in the nation's history.
5:37 pm November 20, 2014 | 4 Comments
President Joko Widodo has ordered an investigation into the latest deadly clash between police officers and military personnel, this time in Batam, Riau island province.
12:21 pm November 19, 2014 | 10 Comments
The Jakarta chapter of the Red-White coalition (KMP) says it will boycott every single plenary session at the City Council to express its opposition to Basuki Tjahaja Purnama
4:24 pm November 14, 2014 | 3 Comments
Indonesian health authorities are planning to regulate the use of electronic cigarettes, following calls from activists and health experts to recognize their negative impact on people's health.
2:52 pm November 14, 2014 | No Comment
Police have launched an internal investigation following the alleged assault by officers of four journalists reporting on a student protest in South Sulawesi.
8:25 am November 6, 2014 | 6 Comments
The limited studies conducted regarding the safety and the harmfulness of e-cigarettes has triggered arguments about whether the product should be banned altogether, or heavily regulated. Tjandra Yoga Aditama, a prominent pulmonologist and head of the Health Ministryâ€™s research unit, said initially e-cigarettes were marketed as a safe alternative to regular cigarettes.
8:05 am November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Experts are advising countries struggling with the large presence of tuberculosis and diabetes to screen all patients diagnosed with either disease in order to fight against a growing co-epidemic.
10:40 pm November 2, 2014 | 35 Comments
Baliâ€™s capital aims to tighten enforcement of tobacco control laws and make public spaces in Indonesiaâ€™s most popular destination smoke-free.
10:43 am October 20, 2014 | No Comment
Popular Surabaya mayor Tri Rismaharini has denied reports she has been offered a ministerial post in Joko Widodoâ€™s government, saying she does not have any intention of stepping down as the cityâ€™s mayor.
5:02 pm October 13, 2014 | 38 Comments
Citing fears of "foreign thieves," the Red-and-White Coalition (KMP) says it would not accept the appointment of former finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati as a minister in President-elect Joko Widodo's cabinet.
4:20 pm September 30, 2014 | 4 Comments
Constitutional Court chief justice Hamdan Zoelva has committed an ethical violation by discussing a recently passed law which scraps direct elections with the president, a legal watchdog says.