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 Ministry’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
Bali’s capital aims to tighten enforcement of tobacco control laws and make public spaces in Indonesia’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 Widodo’s government, saying she does not have any intention of stepping down as the city’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.