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  • People’s Party

    Supporters of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo carry a large national flag during Pesta Rakyat (the People’s Party) to celebrate his inauguration as the country’s seventh president at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle, Central Jakarta, on Monday. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)

  • Jokowi calls for national unity during ‘tumpeng’ cutting ceremony

    “Sorry for the late start, I heeded the call of the Maghrib prayer. Did any of you do the same?” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said as he gave an improvised speech at the National Monument (Monas) grounds.

  • Rupiah strengthens to 12,025 per dollar on Monday

    The rupiah interbank trade rate in Monday’s closing session appreciated by 84 basis points to 12,025 per US dollar.

  • Surabaya to release 700 lanterns to mark Jokowi’s inauguration

    Attendees of an event celebrating the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla in Surabaya, East Java, will release 700 lanterns into the sky at the city’s Surya Park on Monday.

  • JCI climbs 0.23% at Monday's close

    The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) closed on a positive note in Monday's final trade session, rising by 0.23 percent to close at 5,049.53.

  • Jokowi-Kalla must manage religious diversity

    Experts say the new Indonesian government led by Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla must immediately improve the management of religious diversity in Indonesia, in line with principles of the 1945 Constitution.

  • 40,000 attend Jokowi inauguration parade, say police

    As many as 40,000 people headed to Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Monday, to attend the inauguration parade of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, according to Jakarta Police security intelligence unit head Adj. Sr. Comr. Antonius Dwi Hendro Ginting.

  • Putin eyes possible meeting with Jokowi: Envoy

    Russian president Vladimir Putin is exploring the possibility of a meeting with Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the seventh Indonesian president, who was sworn in on Monday, an envoy said.

  • Malaysian PM congratulates Jokowi

    Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak congratulated newly inaugurated President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla following their swearing-in ceremony at a plenary meeting of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) on Monday.

  • Jokowi, Kalla, wives greet people from carriages

    President Joko “Jokowi’ Widodo, Vice President Jusuf Kalla, First Lady Iriana and Kalla's wife, Mufidah Kalla, greeted tens of thousands people assembled along the capital’s main thoroughfares from two horse-drawn carriages following their inauguration on Monday.

  • Arkana and dozens of musicians to perform at Jokowi celebration concert tonight

    UK rock band Arkana will attend the Konser Salam 3 Jari Three Finger Salute Concert to celebrate the inauguration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as Indonesia’s 7th president and vice president.

  • Jokowi-Kalla inauguration euphoria causes rupiah to strengthen: Analyst

    Financial analyst Zulfirman Basir said the euphoria from the inauguration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as Indonesian president and vice president for the period of 2014-2019 had prompted the rupiah exchange rate to strengthen against the US dollar.

  • Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals

    Japan's trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after accusations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration.

  • Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war.

  • Abbott optimistic about the success of Jokowi's government

    Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott expressed amazement over the enthusiasm displayed by the Indonesian public in welcoming the new government of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

  • Nepal to end rescue operation on trekking route

    Nepal was wrapping up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.

  • Cold lava flows from Mt. Merapi threaten local residents

    Aerial shots from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) show that cold lava flows from Mount Merapi continue to threaten residents on the slopes of the volcano, as some 70 million cubic meters of volcanic material from Mt. Merapi's major eruption of 2010 remain at the volcano's peak.

  • Displaced Ahmadis hope for change after Jokowi’s inauguration

    The inauguration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as the Indonesian president and vice president for 2014-2019 has brought hope to displaced Ahmadis, who have been living at the Wisma Transito shelter in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), after being expelled from their homes in West Lombok in 2006.

  • Parade crowds converge on free food

    Food vendors providing free food at the parade held to celebrate the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle area in Central Jakarta ran out of free meals by 2 p.m.

  • #PresidenJokowi Twitter hashtag trending worldwide on Monday

    Beginning Monday morning as the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) prepared to inaugurate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as the country’s seventh president, netizens began flooding Twitter with tweets bearing the #PresidenJokowi hashtag, causing it to trend worldwide.

  • Inauguration ceremony

    Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla were officially sworn in as Indonesia President and Vice President for the period of 2014-2019 in a plenary session of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) in Jakarta on Monday. The swearing-in ceremony was led by MPR speaker Zulkifli Hasan.

  • Abbott declines to comment, but accepts photograph requests

    Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott stole the media spotlight at the inauguration of Indonesia's seventh President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday when, after turning down questions from reporters, he proceeded to pose for several photographs.

  • Inauguration ceremony

    Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla were officially sworn in as Indonesia President and Vice President for the period of 2014-2019 in a plenary session of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) in Jakarta on Monday. The swearing-in ceremony was led by MPR speaker Zulkifli Hasan.

  • KPK assigns red and yellow marks to Jokowi’s minister candidates

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has completed its investigation into the track records of minister candidates proposed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla by assigning yellow and red marks those deemed vulnerable to corruption charges.

  • RI shall redeem glory as maritime country, says Jokowi

    President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said he would focus on improving Indonesia’s maritime sector for the good of the nation at his swearing-in-ceremony at the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) on Monday.   

  • Jokowi, Megawati deadlocked over finance minister

    Political bargaining over the position of finance minister has intensified as President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's patron Megawati Soekarnoputri has insisted on assigning her long-time friend, Sri Adiningsi, to the post.

  • Names of Jokowi’s ministers pop up before announcement

    Names of individuals poised to become Cabinet members in the administration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla have surfaced online and on social media, though it remains uncertain when the recently inaugurated President and Vice President will officially announce the composition of their Cabinet.

  • Australia's Parliament House lifts face veil ban

    Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened.

  • Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola

    President Barack Obama, rarely one to leave anything to chance, is keeping a flexib

  • US clinics say not best place to check for Ebola

    The deadly virus' arrival in the U.S. has put the spotlight on weak spots in American hospitals, but those facilities are not the only ones who have suddenly found themselves on the front lines against Ebola.  

  • China gives $6 million for food in Ebola countries

    China has donated $6 million to help stave off food shortages in the three African countries worst affected by the Ebola virus, the World Food Program announced Monday, part of Beijing's growing assistance to a continent where its companies have become major investors.

  • People take to the streets to celebrate Jokowi’s inauguration

    Tens of thousands of people on Monday flocked to the capital’s major roads, occupying the west part of Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin amid sweltering heat to celebrate the inauguration of the country’s seventh president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

  • Rupiah strengthens to 12,044 per dollar in morning session

    The rupiah interbank trade rate on Monday morning appreciated by 65 basis points to Rp 12,044 per US dollar. 

  • SBY ready for Jokowi's welcoming ceremony at State Palace

    Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has arrived at the Presidential Palace, entering the compound through the State Secretariat gate after officially handing over the presidency to Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. 

  • Kerry to meet Jokowi to discuss extremism, Ebola

    US Secretary of State John Kerry will utilize his short visit to Indonesia to shore up support from the US’ Asian partners to fight against Islamic extremism and tackle the deadly Ebola virus, US government officials have said.    

  • Vast majority of Red-and-White Coalition lawmakers attend inauguration, nixing boycott rumors

    Leaders of political parties affiliated with the Red-and-White Coalition have fulfilled their promise not to obstruct the inauguration ceremony of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday, despite their declared opposition to the new government.

  • Jokowi rivals Prabowo in loving horses

    While horses are usually associated with Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto, whose interest in horse-breeding is widely known, it turns out that recently inaugurated President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo also has a soft spot for horses.  

  • Jokowi: It's all work from now on

    Work, work and work was a word repeatedly spoken by Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in his first speech as the president 10 minutes after being sworn in on Monday.

  • Australia hails Indonesia’s democratic success

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has praised Indonesia’s peaceful transition to a new administration, highlighting the country’s successful democratization.

  • Guess what?: An end to non-stop Raffi wedding reports?

    JAKARTA: The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission’s (KPI) chief is sanctioning TransTV for airing a stultifying 14 hours of continuous live reports on the wedding of TV personality Raffi Ahmad to Nagita Slavina last week.

  • How a French connection gave Indonesia ‘Jokowi’

    During a visit to The Jakarta Post two weeks after winning the July presidential election, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was asked by the paper’s chief copy editor how he would want the press and everyone else in fact, to address him after he took his oath of office on Oct. 20.

  • Guess what?: Ade wants to make movie on steroid abuse

    JAKARTA: Ade Rai says he wants to make a movie to raise awareness of the side effects of steroids.

  • Jokowi, Kalla sworn in as president and vice president

    Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla have been officially sworn in as Indonesia President and Vice President for the period of 2014-2019. As the nation's new leaders, Jokowi said he and the Vice President were committed to working diligently for the development of the nation.

  • Seventh President

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo (center) shouts "freedom" while raising his fist as he delivers his speech during his inauguration ceremony as the country's seventh president at the parliament building in Jakarta on Monday.

  • City garage sales attract thrifty shoppers

    One man’s trash, as they say, is another man’s treasure.

  • Joyful residents welcome Klender Park

    Dozens of mothers and school children visited the newly completed Klender Overpass Active Park in East Jakarta on Monday afternoon, taking advantage of its facilities.

  • Jakarta Police defend on-site shooting policy

    The Jakarta Police defended on Friday their on-site shooting policy after their deputy chief, Brig. Gen. Sudjarno, made a controversial comment on Tuesday suggesting that police officers should shoot suspects while chasing them down to make an arrest.

  • Batam SMEs penetrate foreign markets

    A number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Batam, Riau Islands, have gradually been penetrating markets in the neighboring countries of Malaysia and Singapore, using traditional patterns and limited capital.

  • JCI jumps 0.79% in morning trade

    The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) rose 0.79 percent to 5,068.58 in Monday's first trading session following the inauguration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

  • Replica of Cheng Ho ship demolished for blocking river

    A replica of the Cheng Ho ship on the Semarang River near the Tay Kak Sie temple on Gang Lombok in the Pecinan Chinatown area of Semarang, Central Java, has been destroyed by the city’s Public Order Agency (Satpol PP).

  • Tontowi/Liliyana settle for 2nd place in Denmark

    The only Indonesian representatives at the 2014 Denmark Open Super Series Premier final, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, failed to bring home the mixed doubles title from the tournament after being crushed by China’s Xu Chen and Ma Jin in Odense on Sunday evening.

  • Students make ice cream and milk from corn

    Sri Nangsih Batalipu and her colleague Zikran Mbuti, both students of Gorontalo Polytechnique (Poligon) majoring in agricultural products technology, were busy working in the campus’ laboratory, making milk out of corn.

  • Megawati attends Jokowi's inauguration

    Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman and Indonesia's fourth president, Megawati Soekarnoputri, was present for the inauguration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Monday at the building of People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), the first time she has attended a presidential inauguration since leaving the Presidential Palace in 2004.

  • bookWORM; Heaven Tanudiredja: Reading to rest the brain

    Jewelry designer Heaven Tanudiredja says books calm him down. At night before he goes to bed, he always reads a book to rest his brain for a while.

  • President invests in TNI, limits oversight

    During his 10 years leading the government, outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has developed the Indonesian Military (TNI) by increasing its budget and endorsing regulations that strengthen its authority, but has done nothing to make sure the military becomes more accountable to higher powers.

  • Strong legislative support required for smooth governance

    Ahead of the presidential inauguration, political observers remind lawmakers to support the government, as that is key for maintaining the country’s stability.

  • Comments: Most corrupt country title

    Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researcher Emerson Yuntho said on Thursday that his group was not surprised that the United States-based Gallup polling company had named Indonesia the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia.

  • Comments: Jokowi, Ahok show off bromance at event

    Days prior to the inauguration of the country’s seventh president, president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and acting Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama shared some light moments on Thursday at Istora Senayan, Central Jakarta, as Jokowi and city officials said their goodbyes.

  • Text your say: Burning issue

    Your comments on the failure of the government in handling the forest and peat fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan, while smoke and haze continue to prevent students from attending school and disrupt flights in the region:

  • Your letters: Reviving the traditional market

    Traditional markets have for the most part been part of my life. Having relocated into a market from being a street vendor, my mum once was a permanent occupant of a small traditional market in my hometown. She used to bring me along to her small stall while I was on holiday. In fact, every morning before school, I helped her bring her merchandise to the market. It provided the bread-and-butter income for my family.

  • Ahok meets with Prabowo for first time after resignation

    Acting Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama greeted on Monday Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto, shaking the hand of his former boss at the inauguration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla at the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) compound.

  • Your letters: Jokowi and socialism

    The word socialism is often heavily affiliated with communism, but is socialism really a bad thing for Indonesia? It seems that socialism will have a big impact on Indonesia during Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration, especially since he has promised 12 years of basic education and improvement to the national healthcare system, among other things.

  • Controversial figures among ministerial candidates

    The names of several candidates for ministerial posts submitted to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was leaked late on Sunday.

  • Citizen journalism: Be a public eye!

    With your cellphone camera, you can take photographs of anything that you think is interesting. You may also send reports on any events or other topics of interest.

  • Prabowo attends Jokowi's presidential inauguration

    Losing presidential candidate and Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto is in attendance for the presidential inauguration of Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and president-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday.

  • In Asmat, searching for the lost rockefeller

    Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance in Papua in 1961 was an event that seemed almost “scripted” to US-based author and journalist Carl Hoffman, who was in Ubud last week for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival.

  • Making government work

    The coordination of government is a difficult problem in every country, but in Indonesia today it is especially fraught. Everyone has complaints about the impossibility of achieving coordinated government action.

  • Thanks to ‘Pak’ SBY, democracy remains intact

    When Joko “Jokowi” Widodo takes his oath of office as Indonesia’s seventh president on Monday Oct. 20, it will be a testament to the peaceful and orderly succession of the country’s leadership. It will also be a testament to the fact that electoral democracy works.

  • Pelindo I, Port of Rotterdam ink deal

    State-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Pelindo I) is set to cooperate with Port of Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe, to develop the much-anticipated Kuala Tanjung Port in North Sumatra.

  • Telkom to expand its tower business amid promising growth

    The country’s largest telecommunications operator, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), is planning to expand its tower business on account of promising growth, a top Telkom executive has said.

  • The next Indonesian government should focus on reducing stunting

    With the imminent change in the national leadership, 2014 is in many ways a watershed year for Indonesia, the world’s fourth-largest nation and its third largest democracy.

  • State budget to be fixed up in first 100 days: Jusuf Kalla

    Vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla said that along with president-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, he considered fixing the 2015 state budget the top economic priority after the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) inaugurates them on Monday.

  • MyGadget: Glenn Marsalim; On the run

    As a freelance copywriter, social media activist who also selling homecooking meals online, Glenn Marsalim is always within reach.

  • Editorial: Seventh president

    And now the hard part begins.

  • First Lady: ‘I want to be myself’

    There was something a tad different about First Lady Iriana, 51, when she welcomed guests at the Jakarta governor’s residence in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Sunday. Wearing turquoise kebaya and kain (long cloth) batik, she admitted that she had just got a new shoulder-length hair-cut.

  • BlackBerry Passport: A hybrid workhorse coming your way

    “Is that a phone?” “Whoa, so huge!” “I thought it was tempeh.”

  • Jokowi: A product of elite engineering

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo may have accumulated a long list of accomplishments while serving as mayor of Surakarta (commonly known as Solo), Central Java, and during a two-year stint as Jakarta governor.

  • Tourists return despite eruptions

    The last two weeks’ continued eruptions of Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, have not scared off foreign tourists , who have begun to return to a number of destinations in the regency. 

  • Thousands join for cleaner Jakarta

    In a bid to increase awareness of green issues, around 5,000 locals and foreigners from more than 100 community groups, schools and private firms took part in the annual Clean Up Jakarta Day on Sunday morning, picking up trash at several sites across the city.

  • News Flash: Good turnout for global insurance gathering

    NUSA DUA: Insurance companies from many corners of the world attended the 20th International Insurance Gathering in this resort area of Nusa Dua, Bali to find solutions for their sector and network.

  • News Flash: Middle class lacks awareness of insurance benefits

    JAKARTA: Despite the fact that they are already savvy about various forms of financial investment, Indonesia’s emerging middle class still lacks understanding of the benefits of insurance products, an analyst says.

  • Insight: Mr. President, welcome to the house of oligarchs and cabals

    Most countries have oligarchs, but in Indonesia the oligarchs have a country. They have been lording it over us for so long, arresting the nation from its march toward the common good.

  • News Flash: Financial services offered via phone decrease: OJK

    JAKARTA: Financial services offered through short message service (SMS) and phone calls have decreased after the Financial Service Authority (OJK) restricted such practices.

  • Eradicating poverty through micro insurance

    As we welcome the forthcoming inauguration of president–elect Jokowi “Joko” Widodo, with vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla today, and the announcement of the new Cabinet, a sense of optimism and renewed hope for better and forward-thinking leadership and government is also much anticipated from all strata of Indonesian society, businesses, as well as our friends and neighbors overseas.

  • Dealing with possible insurance problems

    It is advisable for would-be policy holders or those with life coverage to have thorough knowledge about insurance issues so that they won’t be in a disadvantageous position when an insurance-related concern arises.

  • Mineral output plummets; new govt urged to lay out policies

    The national output of a number of commodities has dropped significantly this year, as expected, on account of the government’s mineral ore export ban.

  • BI: Fuel price hike best undertaken in November

    President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should not waste the momentum he has to hike fuel prices, Bank Indonesia (BI) has suggested: He has an opportunity to raise them coming up in November as that’s when inflation normally remains stable before picking up again at year-end.

  • First Family stays cool, won’t parade wealth

    The children of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono may have no reservations about showing off their luxurious lifestyles, but the children of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who will be sworn in as President on Monday, are on the other side of the fence.

  • Australia's Parliament House lifts face veil ban

    Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened.

  • Celebrating a new dawn

    In a historic street parade from Jakarta’s business district to the Presidential Palace, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will join the public in celebrating what he calls “the people’s victory”.

  • Yamaha starts exporting sports bikes to Japan

    PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing will for the first time export 4,200 R25 motorcycles to its holding company, Yamaha Corporation, in Japan.

  • Japan’s insurer buys 20% stake in Sequis Life

    Japanese insurance giant Nissay (Nippon Life Insurance Company) has bought a 20 percent stake in Indonesia’s mid-sized life insurance company, Sequis Life Indonesia, with a Rp 4.87 trillion (US$402.3 million) investment.

  • Kalla Group builds docking port, power plant

    The Kalla Group, a business group owned by the family of vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla, is building what is claimed will be the biggest docking port for ships in eastern Indonesia, as well as a hydro-powered electricity generation plant. Both are to be in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

  • KAI tears down buildings for green space

    State-owned train operator PT KAI demolished on Sunday 101 illegal buildings under the railroad overpass between Gondangdia and Gambir stations in Central Jakarta.

  • Dry season threatens paddy plants in Cilincing

    Around 40 percent of 390 hectares of paddy fields in Rorotan, Cilincing, North Jakarta, are under threat of drought because of the lack of water during the dry season.

  • Kerry seeks Asia's help in anti-Islamic State push

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia for a brief visit aimed at building Asian support for the fights against Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus.

  • KCJ to expand to Cikarang, Karawang

    After Tangerang, Bogor and Bekasi city, PT Kereta Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ) will expand its electric train (KRL) service to Cikarang in Bekasi regency, West Java.

  • Girl raped in East Jakarta

    A 16-year-old girl was raped by six adolescents on Jl. Perumnas Raya in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, early on Saturday. Two of the six suspects, also 16 years old, have been arrested by the police.

  • W. Java to upgrade tourist destinations

    The West Java provincial administration intends to upgrade the region’s tourist destinations, such as by improving access, in a bid to draw more foreign visitors.

  • Wall collapses, kills two in Labuhanbatu

    A woman and her child died when a 3-meter wall collapsed Saturday night on Jl. Ahmad Yani, Kartini subdistrict, Rantau Utara district, Labuhanbatu regency, North Sumatra.

  • Five die as bus plunges into ravine

    A bus plunged into a 40-meter-deep ravine off the Tebingbatu Way Manula ramp in the South Bukit Barisan National Park area on the border of Lampung and Bengkulu provinces on Saturday night, killing at least five of its passengers.

  • 283 families drink swamp water

    The prolonged dry season has forced at least 283 families in Hoi village, Oenino district, Timor Tengah Selatan (TTS) regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province, to resort to drinking swamp water usually consumed by cattle. “I didn’t believe it at first but it’s true,” TTS Council deputy chairman Alex Kase said on Saturday.

  • Timor Leste atrocities not forgotten

    The human rights violations that occurred in Timor Leste, formerly known as East Timor, during the period of 1974 to 1999, when the country was still a part of Indonesia, may no longer be in the spotlight, but the memories remain.

  • LPSK investigates bullying incident in Bukittinggi

    The Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) is investigating a bullying incident that took place at an elementary school in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra that was recorded and uploaded onto YouTube last week.

  • Yudhoyono hosts Jokowi at Presidential Palace

    Outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hosted his successor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo at the Presidential Palace compound on Sunday afternoon and took the president-elect on a tour of his future residence and workplace.

  • Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola.

  • Spain: Nursing assistant clear of Ebola virus

    An initial test shows that a nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola in Spain is now clear of all traces of the virus nearly two weeks after she was hospitalized, authorities said Sunday.

  • New president

    A vendor carries a portrait of Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo to be displayed at her shop in a market in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, on Sunday. Widodo, popularly known as 'Jokowi' will be inaugurated as the country's seventh president on Monday. (AP/Trisnadi)