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.
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.
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.