Jakarta International School (JIS) has — until now — kept quite over the allegations of sexual assault involving one of its students.
Education and Culture Minister Muhammad Nuh, when speaking about the alleged sexual assault of a Kindergarten student at Jakarta International School (JIS), said that it was possible for the ministry to impose sanctions against parties considered to have neglected their duties.
Vocational high school students paint and autograph their uniforms after completing the national exams on Jl. Benyamin Sueb, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta on Wednesday. Such activities have long been a post-exam tradition carried out by students as a means of celebration. (JP/P.J. Leo)
A man rummages through the rubble of the collapsed state elementary school SD 01 Dermacuci building in Tegal, Central Java on Wednesday. The building collapsed following landslides in the area. (Antara/ Oky L)
The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) says Jakarta International School (JIS) should temporarily halt the teaching of its kindergarten classes while the allegations of sexual assault involving one of its students are investigated.
A panel of Muara Tebo District Court judges has sentenced a man identified as Suherman bin Samsudin to 17 years in prison after he was found guilty of murdering a student identified as Dahrima Yunita in October last year.
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has summoned former National Mandate Party (PAN) chief Soetrisno Bachir as a witness in the money-laundering case implicating Tubagus Chaeri “Wawan” Wardhana, the sibling of Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah.
Three members of a monitoring team from the directorate general of informal and non-formal early childhood education (PAUDNI) at the Education and Culture Ministry were not allowed to enter Jakarta International School (JIS) on Wednesday.
A Saudi man has died of MERS in the western city of Jeddah, where authorities have sought to calm fears over the spreading respiratory illness, the health ministry said Wednesday.
They fled Algeria to escape the violence ravaging the country in the 1990s, but now more and more young exiled Algerians are returning, lured by better economic prospects linked to government financial enticements.
Talks are underway to finally lift the tough visa requirements for Filipinos to visit Japan, a report said Wednesday.
The global financial crash of 2008 not only diminished the savings of workers nearing retirement, but it also altered mindsets about the work cycle.
One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity with him. That’s because Tony Boland is a 79-year-old flute player.
South Korean rescue helicopters fly over a South Korean passenger ship, trying to rescue passengers from the ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea on Wednesday. The South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities. (AP/Yonhap)
The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) came out on top in the legislative election among postal voters in Austria as the Overseas Election Committee (PPLN) in Vienna completed the final stage of counting ballot papers.
Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.
The price of oil rose Wednesday as Ukraine took action against pro-Russian separatists in its east but slower Chinese growth tempered gains.
Shares rose Wednesday in Asia as positive sentiment from strong corporate earnings outweighed Ukraine's crisis and slower economic growth in China.
A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday.
The price of oil fell Tuesday ahead of talks aimed at defusing tensions over Ukraine and the latest report on U.S. oil supplies.
The boom in car and motorcycle sales that has accompanied growth of Indonesia’s middle class has been accompanied by a significant rise in motor vehicle insurance claims.
PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) is offering Kijang Kapsul owners discounts of up to 50 percent for brake pads and brake shoes.
PT Grand Auto Dinamika (GAD) is offering customers added value with its new VIP Service Card designed to reward owners of Jaguars and Land Rovers across the country.
When people own a luxury car, the vehicle’s prestigious brand itself may be enough to bring satisfaction and pride. However, some high-end accessories will further enhance your joy of using the luxurious brand. Every brand and car type has its own distinctive accessories. Microsoft’s portal MSN.com, which offers various types of news, select the following seven distinctive accessories:
New prevalent technological designs of vehicle parts, including edgy exterior and interior features made with high-quality materials, may offer a more pleasant driving experience. Drivers still seek the ability and capability to drive safely.
A foreign plane, which has been grounded for four days after entering Indonesian airspace without authorization, was released on Sunday after its pilot and owner paid a fine of Rp 60 million (US$5,256).
The Jakarta Corruption Court sentenced on Thursday Ahmad Jauhari, a former senior official at the Religious Affairs Ministry, to eight years in prison for his role in rigging the procurement of Korans.
Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen. Moeldoko has given his assurance that his men will only pursue armed groups that fled across the border into Papua New Guinea (PNG) after being involved in a shootout with TNI soldiers at the Indonesia-PNG border a few days ago.
Your comments on the analysis that the “Jokowi effect” had little impact on the recent legislative election, even less so than the “Rhoma Irama effect”:
Curricula need updating in this globalized era. In 2013, the Indonesian government designed and developed a new curriculum in line with 21st century learning skills. The 2013 curriculum has pros and cons. Some people advocate it, since it fosters learners’ affective and psychomotor skills.
There are various arguments for and against the national exams. Those for the exams argue that after three or six years of study, students should be tested. The exam results reveal weaknesses in the education system and the progress of students in each area and school. This allows policymakers to devise solutions for improvements. Those against holding the exams say that students should not be judged by a single examination but that other variables should be taken into consideration, and that ranking students does not reflect their true capacity. Worse yet, many students experience stress during the exams, which is bad for them.
Imagine a natural resource with proven health benefits, both inside and outside the body. It grows abundantly in the wild. It’s easily cultivated - though little understood.
Actress Laudya Cynthia Bella said she was told to gain some weight for her role in under-production movie Haji Backpacker — a challenge she welcomed happily.
American musician Peter Cetera is slated to play his first concert, titled The Inspiration, in Indonesia on June 6 at The Kasablanka Concert Hall in South Jakarta.
Having been living in Indonesia for 30 years, Dutch artist Mella Jaarsma has no intention of turning her back against the place she now calls her home.
Fresh from the Masters tournament, South African Louis Oosthuizen is looking forward to debuting at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters this week held at the Royale Jakarta Gold Club.
Young shuttlers are set to compete in the grand finals of junior badminton tournament Sidu Cup 2014 in what is probably one of their steps toward realizing their dreams of becoming badminton stars.
Publicly listed automotive-parts manufacturer PT Astra Otoparts (AUTO), a subsidiary of the Astra Group conglomerate, is looking to establish three joint ventures this year in an attempt to grab new businesses, the company’s executives said.
State-owned mining firm PT Aneka Tambang (ANTM) may kick off construction of a ferronickel smelter later this year in East Halmahera, North Maluku, as the commodity’s global prices are improving.
Bus operator PT Eka Sari Lorena Transport saw a lackluster response to its initial public offering (IPO) on Tuesday as its shares opened relatively flat before closing 13 percent below its IPO price.
London-based investment manager PT Ashmore Asset Management Indonesia will team up with publicly listed lender PermataBank to sell the company’s mutual fund products to the bank’s customers.
The idea to impose higher navigation fees for planes flying during peak hours will not be implemented anytime soon as air transportation stakeholders are yet to agree on the sensitive issue.
A group of wood-based producers has strongly opposed the government’s plan to resume log exports, fearing the move will cause a shortage of domestic supply.
Despite some fatal incidents that have rocked security in Aceh, generally, the resource-rich province is a safe place for investors to start their business, an official has said.
Indonesians shop online mostly to buy fashion, cosmetic and electronic products; airline tickets; and tour packages according to a new survey conducted by Visa Worldwide Indonesia.
The rupiah weakened by four points to Rp 11,431 per US dollar from Rp 11,427 on Wednesday morning.
The government will gradually reduce Indonesia’s share of external debts to minimize overseas dependency and mitigate currency risks, an official at the Finance Ministry has said.
The Transportation Ministry has applied the cabotage principle for several types of offshore vessels in a move that is expected to boost Indonesia-flagged ships within the sector.
The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) rose by 13.27 points or 0.27 percent to 4,883.49 during the first trading session on Wednesday, following stock-buying by foreign investors.
Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are mulling a cooperation framework that is expected to facilitate investment between the two countries, which remains relatively small despite the significant potential and enthusiasm reflected by investors from both countries.
Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo welcomed a recent achievement clinched by Jakarta, which has been rated first in a global ranking of emerging cities.
Some people might be familiar with biopores, rainwater harvesting or other types of green technologies, but architect couple Ruth E. Oppusunggu and Martin L. Katoppo are among the few who are dedicated enough to find creative, affordable ways to implement the technologies in their home.
The Bogor authorities’ plan to apply a zero-immigrant policy in the mountainous resort region of Puncak, a popular destination for asylum seekers and refugees, has no solid legal base, a researcher at New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.
Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
We’ve got election fever this year! Exciting huh?Or not. After all, what many Indonesians feel about the elections is perhaps best expressed by Ho, one of the three protagonists in Daniel Ziv’s new movie, Jalanan. Watching rabble-rousing anticorruption election speeches by legislative candidates, Ho comments, “This is bullshit. They’re all hypocrites. If they were in power they’d be corrupt too.” History suggests he is bang on the money (so to speak).
The legislative election has again shown how political Islam has failed in Indonesia. This failure, as cited by Olivier Roy in 1992, highlights how Islamic ideology has been eroded day by day in the Muslim world. This does not mean that all Islamic political parties will collapse. They may still dominate the result of the elections, but not because of their Islamic ideology.
Before exercising my right to vote I went through all the names of those running for the various legislatures (Regional Legislative Council [DPRD], House of Representatives [DPR] and Regional Representatives Council [DPD]) in my district. I noticed there was only one name, of a DPD candidate, that was familiar to me. Those listed for the DPRD and DPR did not ring any bells.
Boredom, frustration and distrust are among the main reasons why India’s 814 million voters will likely punish the Congress Party and give a strong mandate to the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the party of opposition, so it can make good on its promise to fix hyper inflation, unemployment and deal with the worsening appetite of foreign investors to do business in the world’s largest democracy.
On Monday, the three-day national exams for high school students commenced. The anxious, focused young faces among the country’s nearly 2 million exam takers represented the immediate challenge faced by this year’s outgoing and incoming administration. As past experience shows, only a small portion of high school graduates will go on to higher education while the rest join the throngs of job seekers.
One of Indonesia’s top museums, Radya Pustaka in Surakarta, Central Java, which is home to valuable archaeological artifacts and ancient manuscripts, reopened to the public on Tuesday after undergoing an eight-month facelift to revamp its look and improve security measures.
The Jakarta Education Agency has urged an international school to take responsibility and acknowledge its operational weaknesses after one of its kindergarten pupils was gang raped at the school, while the Education and Culture Ministry plans to send an investigation team to the school.
Despite a slump in performance in the April 9 legislative election, the ruling Democratic Party is confident about its chances in the July 9 presidential election and expects to nominate its own presidential ticket.
Lukas Podolski scored twice as Arsenal came from a goal down to beat West Ham 3-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday and provisionally reclaim the last Champions League spot.
The Aceh administration’s approval of the Qanun Hukum Acara Jinayat (criminal code procedure) bylaw authorizes sharia police in the province to detain any person suspected of violating sharia for a maximum of 20 days, if initial counseling of the offender proves ineffective.
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen American patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
A leading British charity said Wednesday the number of three-day emergency food supplies it delivered rose to "shocking" levels in the past year as families struggle to cope with low incomes, rising living costs and cuts in the welfare system.
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) questioned state-owned Pelindo II president director Richard Joost Lino on Tuesday as circulating documents revealed irregularities to the value of more than US$20 million in the purchase of equipment by the country’s biggest seaport operator.
The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it.
China's economic growth slowed to a 24-year low of 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners.
After a slowdown in the first three months of 2014, lending growth is projected to pick up in the second quarter (Q2), with working capital estimated to remain the main driver of the increase.
A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities.
A woman who snatched a baby from Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung, West Java, in late March, has been named a suspect. If declared guilty, she could face 15 years in prison.
Gorontalo Governor Rusli Habibie has issued a new policy requiring Muslim civil servants to hold mass prayers and attend Islamic religious lectures every Friday, in an effort to prevent infidelity and adultery among officials.
Heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers, a security source and witnesses said Tuesday.
A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.// //
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) completed on Tuesday the case dossier of Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah, who was accused of bribing former Constitutional Court chief justice Akil Mochtar to rig the 2013 Lebak election.
The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) has uncovered three drug syndicates operating in the country, two of which are suspected of having cooperated with major drug smugglers from China and Nigeria.
The Education and Culture Ministry said on Tuesday it was investigating an incident in which students sitting the national examinations were reportedly given questions regarding Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) presidential candidate and Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face federal charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.
Reporting from various media outlets may be complicating the government’s efforts to secure the release of Satinah, an Indonesian migrant worker on death row for murdering her Saudi employer.
Life insurance company Prudential Life Assurance (Prudential Indonesia) is optimistic that the growth of the company’s total premium income will increase this year, after a sharp decline in 2013.
The Directorate General of Immigration has announced that it will implement the use of electronic passports next year.
The Parks and Cemeteries Agency intends to force lovebirds caught in compromising positions in public parks to get married.