10:38 pm March 11, 2015 | 14 Comments
The Jakarta City Council launched a formal investigation against Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama on Wednesday, in a move that could result in his impeachment.
11:44 pm March 10, 2015 | 2 Comments
Lippo Group founder Mochtar Riady donated a cutting-edge research center to the University of Indonesia (UI) on Tuesday in a sign of strong support for nanotechnology development in Indonesia.
7:50 pm March 9, 2015 | 12 Comments
The Jakarta Police say they plan to question members of the City Council over suspicious earmarks in the city's budget to procure uninterruptable power supply devices to schools that did not request them at costs that appear to be highly inflated.
9:31 pm March 6, 2015 | 12 Comments
The education sector has the most unsanctioned programs in the 2015 Jakarta budget, accounting for nearly half of the programs inserted or inflated by the City Council, an antigraft watchdog says.
11:08 pm March 4, 2015 | 19 Comments
Hundreds of members of the military command in Central Java’s capital, Semarang, attended the screening of “Senyap” (“The Look of Silence)” last week by award-winning American director Joshua Oppenheimer — a documentary movie on Indonesia’s bloody past of anti-communist purge, which has often been blamed on the Indonesian Military.
8:10 pm March 1, 2015 | No Comment
"I don't like war," Gustaf says. "When it happens, I can't go to school and play with my friends."
7:49 pm February 26, 2015 | No Comment
More than 8 out of ten Indonesian children experience violence in junior high school, two international NGOs said in a report released on Thursday.
8:27 am February 23, 2015 | 2 Comments
With geothermal power an increasing commodity in Indonesia, the support New Zealand provides is of ever increasing importance.
11:00 pm February 17, 2015 | 2 Comments
Papuans and human rights advocates are fearful that President Joko Widodo’s visits and campaign promises to the province are merely ceremonial rather than indicative of real change for Papua.
6:25 pm February 13, 2015 | 1 Comment
The Malaysian government has finally agreed to issue a permit allowing Indonesia to establish learning centers for thousands of Indonesian children whose parents are working in oil palm plantations in Malaysian Borneo.
10:31 pm February 11, 2015 | 3 Comments
In Bogor, south of Jakarta, a small school is attempting to make a big difference to the lives of local street kids and disadvantaged teenagers.
9:57 pm February 11, 2015 | 1 Comment
At one school in Jonggol, in Bogor district, south of Jakarta, educators are taking in orphans and children whose parents are unable to pay for their education, and giving them a new lease on life.
10:25 pm February 8, 2015 | No Comment
Applications are now open for Australia Awards Scholarships for postgraduate studies commencing in 2016, the Australian embassy in Jakarta announced in the third media release in as many weeks aimed to lure Indonesian students to its universities.
3:26 pm February 6, 2015 | 102 Comments
Across a vast archipelago country with diverse sets of values and a strongly decentralised political framework — local politicians in Indonesia can be relied on to come out with the occasional bizarre idea. But a breathtakingly stupid and misogynistic bill currently being considered by backward lawmakers in East Java has raised the bar for sheer disgracefulness.