11:48 am July 3, 2015 | 7 Comments
The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, has named Suryadharma Ali, a former minister of religious affairs, a suspect in the Ministerial Operations Funds graft case, the third corruption case in which he is implicated.
2:32 pm June 30, 2015 | 45 Comments
Jakarta. Indonesia’s child protection body has proposed a moratorium on adoption by foreigners following the gruesome murder of an 8-year-old girl in Bali. Engeline, who was adopted by an Indonesian woman and her American partner, was found dead and buried in the backyard of her foster mother’s home in Denpasar, Bali on June 8. A former domestic worker […]
4:22 pm June 25, 2015 | 8 Comments
The death of a young man from a harrowing smoking-related illness this week has sent ripples around Indonesia’s social media scene and renewed activists’ commitment to push the government for stronger tobacco controls.
4:08 pm June 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
An Indonesian toddler suspected of exposure to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, during a recent trip to South Korea has tested negative, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Wednesday.
2:51 pm June 24, 2015 | No Comment
The body of an Indonesian maid found murdered in Hong Kong earlier this month has been repatriated to her hometown in Malang, East Java as the two men that allegedly murdered her have started their trial.
3:04 pm June 18, 2015 | 15 Comments
Jakarta. Jakarta City Council has threatened to revoke the licenses of organizations that carry out vigilante raids on restaurants and entertainment venues during the fasting month of Ramadan. “No mass organization is allowed to conduct a raid, it’s the state officials’ authority,” said Ratiyono, the head of Jakarta’s National Unity and Politics Agency (Kesbangpol). The Jakarta Police have […]
11:34 am June 18, 2015 | No Comment
At least five people were killed on Wednesday when part of cliff collapsed at Sadranan beach in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, burying a total of 11 people.
2:08 pm June 17, 2015 | 3 Comments
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has coordinated with Malaysian authorities to help find five Indonesians who were onboard an oil tanker hijacked off the coast of Malaysia.
3:28 pm May 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, has been urged to review its performance after losing three pretrial motions filed by graft suspects.
4:59 pm May 20, 2015 | 2 Comments
Police in West Papua detained 70 activists rallying in support of West Papuan membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) on Wednesday.
2:11 pm May 19, 2015 | 2 Comments
Former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has chastised Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said for remarks that suggested the former president had intervened in attempts to reform Indonesia's graft-tainted oil sector.
6:35 pm May 18, 2015 | No Comment
Medan. Nine people have been found dead after they were swept from a North Sumatran beach on Sunday. Serdang Bedagai Police on Monday afternoon retrieved the body of a 10-year-old girl from Cermin beach — the ninth victim in the tragedy. “In total, nine people have been found dead, seven of them were discovered yesterday afternoon, one was retrieved […]
4:40 pm May 18, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Members of the People’s Consultative Assembly, or MPR, on Monday demanded President Joko Widodo address historic human rights abuses. “There have many human rights abuses, but we demand the ones mentioned in the truth and reconciliation bill to be solved first,” MPR Speaker Zulkifli Hasan said on Monday. Zulkifli said cases that must be prioritized […]
9:19 pm May 11, 2015 | 3 Comments
It was almost 10 a.m. when a group of men rowed their kayaks along the lush and narrow swamp to a peat land forest located an hour away from their village in Pungkat, Indragiri Hilir, Riau.
11:32 pm April 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
Despite the staggeringly high number of active smokers in Indonesia, most people support the use of health warnings on cigarette packaging depicting often disturbing images of tobacco-related diseases and agree the size of the pictures should be increased, a survey has found.
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