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.
1:32 pm April 28, 2015 | 2 Comments
A Jakarta court has rejected a pretrial motion filed by former minister Jero Wacik, who has been named a suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
11:38 pm April 23, 2015 | 18 Comments
Activists filedd a pretrial motion against Sukoharjo police for the lack of progress in the allegations of child trafficking and sexual abuse against the King of Solo, Pakubuwono XIII.
1:50 pm April 16, 2015 | 66 Comments
Indonesia on Thursday officially banned the sale of alcoholic beverages in convenience stores and other small shops, but senior officials in the capital are already expressing fears that the nation-wide regulation could hurt tourism.
5:05 pm April 1, 2015 | 14 Comments
Vice President Jusuf Kalla insists on an apology from Suryadharma Ali, former Religious Affairs minister, and his lawyer for implying that the vice president had a similarly dirty hand when it comes to privileges to perform the hajj.
11:45 am March 10, 2015 | 1 Comment
Hong Kongers love their pork, but halal fare also available around every corner.
2:26 pm March 5, 2015 | 30 Comments
The Indonesian government has reportedly rejected an Australian offer to exchange two drug convict set to be executed for Indonesian inmates held Down Under.
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.
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