An earthquake measuring 6.6 struck late Wednesday off Canada's Vancouver island in the Pacific, the US Geological Survey said.
A political observer with the University of Indonesia, Effendi Ghazali, says the Democratic Party’s presidential convention has too many participants and should have been limited since it started six months ago.
Members of the national chess team are expected to make the most of their time at the ongoing Japfa Chess Festival as part of their preparations for the Chess Olympiad in Norway in August.
The reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion, Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat, is hoping to get back onto the winning trail at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters after recently being discharged from hospital.
The steady erosion taking huge chunks out of many of Bali’s southeastern beaches has yet to bite into Saba Beach. Here tall trees shade the black sand glittering sharply with mica, horses gallop the strand meeting turquoise surf and a handful of fishermen repair nets under thatched-roof shacks.
Edward Riando Picasauw never thought he would become a chocolatier when he arrived in Yogyakarta in 1996. He says that his only experience with chocolate was buying a few bars, as he received only Rp 150,000 (US$12.90) a month in pocket money from his parents.
Singer Reza Artamevia says she’s all the way behind her daughter Aaliyah Massaid, who is following in mom’s footsteps in the girlband Lollipop.
Singer Raisa has released a new music video of her latest single, “LDR”, taken from her second album, Heart to Heart.
Singer and actor Bisma Karisma says that music is inseparable from his daily life, despite his departure from the boyband Sm*sh.
It was 18 years ago when Cokelat Monggo was first produced in Yogyakarta by a Belgian named Thierry Detournay. Today, the chocolate, originally named Kulit Cokelat, has become one of the most popular snack gifts from Yogyakarta.
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Lotte Duty Free, part of South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group, is set to open two more duty free shops in Indonesia.
Publicly listed lender Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) booked higher-than-expected growth in its lending portfolio during the first three months of 2014, which eventually led to an 18 percent surge in its net profits.
The tax crime case entangling publicly listed lender Bank Central Asia (BCA) seems to be having little effect on the performance of its shares, analysts say.
State-owned train company PT KAI is targeting a 20 percent year-on-year revenue increase in 2014 and plans to distribute the growth evenly across its passenger and logistics business sectors.
The gold and silver production of mining firm G-Resources Group Ltd. at its Martabe mining site in North Sumatra, has exceeded the company’s expectations in the first quarter of 2014, according to a company official.
Fermented milk drink producer PT Yakult Indonesia Persada is investing US$40 million in its second plant at the Ngoro industrial park in Mojokerto, East Java.
Bhutan has made significant progress in all three dimensions of universal health coverage, a report on a recent assessment completed by the country’s Health Ministry has showed.
Oil and gas service company Elnusa has taken its first-quarter net profits nearly 50 percent higher than last year on the back of an efficiency strategy that aims to boost its bottom line.
An NGO has urged the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to explore the possibility that Hadi Purnomo committed money laundering offenses when he served as taxation director general in 2001-2004.
State-run toll-road operator PT Jasa Marga, on behalf of the government, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday with four Asian toll-road companies from Malaysia, Korea and Japan to speed up toll-road construction in Indonesia.
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sharif Cicip Sutardjo says the government will collaborate with the Netherlands to better promote Indonesian fish and reduce harmful fishing practices.
The marketing arm of South Korean car maker KIA Motors Corp., PT KIA Motor Indonesia (KMI), launched on Wednesday its latest sport utility vehicle (SUV), the KIA New Sportage, to capture the growing demand for SUVs in Indonesia.
State-owned gas distributor PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) is expecting to seal an agreement with BP Berau Limited on the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the latter’s Tangguh LNG operation in West Papua.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono opened the 16th Jakarta International Handicraft Trade Fair (Inacraft) on Wednesday, Indonesia’s largest-ever handicraft exhibition, displaying a wide range of unique work by craft makers across the archipelago.
State-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina will in May begin operating a gas tanker that it recently bought from South Korea to help distribute liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) across the archipelago.
The rupiah posted its biggest one-day decline in a month due to mid-year high dollar demand, as local units of foreign companies boosted greenback purchases to repatriate their earnings overseas.
Jakarta called on governments Monday to stop “shifting responsibility” for asylum seekers, in veiled criticism of Australia’s hardline policy of towing boatloads of would-be refugees back to Indonesia.
South Tangerang Mayor Airin Rachmi Diany is once again in the spotlight after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) confiscated a Jaguar registered under her name, which is believed to be tied to money laundering activities.
Suspended United Development Party (PPP) chairman Suryadharma Ali exacerbated resentment within his party on Sunday after he toured Central Java with the Gerindra Party’s presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto.
Shark hunting by local fishermen in Aceh waters continues to occur although the activity has sparked strong criticism from environmentalists. Shark fins have a high economic value, with prices around Rp 2 million (US$172) per kilogram.
Your comments on the possible loss of seats in the House of Representatives by a number of big-name politicians following quick-count results from the April 9 legislative election:
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The following two letters refer to an article titled “CBM [coal bed methane] could redraft Indonesia’s energy charts,” (The Jakarta Post, April 21) by Rohmad Hadiwijoyo.
The city administration has signed an agreement with the Lampung administration to expand agribusiness in the neighboring province, which is among the main food suppliers to the capital.
City administration shelters have found life more difficult since the introduction of the new national health insurance (JKN) program as the system obliges patients to get reference letters from their nearest community health center (Puskesmas) before being treated.
Only 18 out of 95 City Council members attended a plenary session concerning the general opinions of party factions on five bylaw drafts proposed by the city administration on Wednesday.
The recent Financial Times article, “Indonesia to terminate more than 60 bilateral investment treaties” published on March 26, on Indonesia’s plan to review its bilateral investment treaties (BITs) has triggered strong reactions from academics and the business community around the world.
The rupiah traded interbanks in Jakarta on Thursday morning weakened by 22 basis points to 11,649 per US dollar, down from the previous 11,627, Antara news agency reported.
The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) opened on a positive note in Thursday's first trading session gaining 0.19 percent to 4,902.42.
Advocacy groups for disabled persons are seeking a new law to replace the current 1997 disability law, which they say is ineffective.
Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.
Few would dispute that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have set countries on the road towards measurable improvements in health and social welfare. In 2015 a new set of priorities will guide the future global development agenda and it is vital that we see the fight against noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) included.
The elite in Indonesia uttered deceptive statements related to the 2014 legislative election. As if with no moral burden at all, they say that the April 9 election was “successful, just, good, securely implemented and peaceful”.
Besides focusing on controlling inflation within its target corridor, Bank Indonesia’s (BI) monetary policy direction in 2014 will continue to concentrate on bringing the current-account deficit to a healthier level through its interest rate policy and exchange rate stabilization according to economic fundamentals.
United States President Barack Obama’s total failure to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin annexing Crimea from Ukraine will haunt his tour of four Asian countries this week, described by the White House as a part of his “rebalancing” act and to reaffirm the US commitment to Asia and the Pacific amid the reality that China is now more assertive against US allies and strategic partners.
The political noise and employee revolt against the planned acquisition by state-owned Bank Mandiri of Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN), the smallest of the four state banks, once again shows how difficult it is to achieve a political consensus for reforming grossly inefficient state-owned companies (SOEs).
The Bandar Lampung municipality in cooperation with NGOs Mercy Corps Indonesia and Mitra Bentala has targeted to construct more biopores to improve water retention across the city.
Police in Aceh have detained Brig. M, a member of the Aceh Police’s special intelligence unit, in relation to the alleged sexual abuse of two elementary school students. The allegations came to light after the students’ parents reported the matter.
Bali’s tourism industry is still not satisfied with the quality of services provided at the newly renovated Ngurah Rai International Airport.
The Central Java administration intends to evaluate the illegal mining of non-minerals and non-metals, categorized as C materials, across the province as such activities are believed to have caused severe environmental damage. The materials include sand, stone and limestone.
One of the participants of the Democratic Party’s presidential convention, Irman Gusman, says he is optimistic that the party will soon name a clear convention winner, despite political uncertainty.
The trial of graft suspect Anggoro Widjojo has revealed that former forestry minister MS Kaban — who is chairman of the Islamic-based Crescent Star Party (PBB) — allegedly asked for bribe money from Anggoro in return for a multimillion US dollar government project.
At least 60,000 people, mostly asylum seekers, are believed to have made so-called “irregular” maritime journeys last year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says. More than 1,300 people are estimated to have gone missing or been killed during the often perilous voyages. On the sidelines of an International Workshop on the Protection of Irregular Movements of Persons at Sea in Jakarta on Tuesday, the UNCHR’s regional representative, James Lynch (JL), and senior regional protection adviser, Thomas Vargas (TV), gave an interview to a limited number of Indonesian press outlets, including The Jakarta Post, to talk about their hopes of providing better protection to asylum seekers and refugees.
Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Gen. Moeldoko rebuffed Singaporean media reports on his lavish watch collection and claimed that he only purchased knockoff watches to satisfy his curiosity about watch technology.
Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.
Jakarta International School (JIS) has confirmed that a suspected child molester who was under the investigation of the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was a former teacher at the school.
President Michelle Bachelet is determined to make Chile's democracy more representative, and for the first time in a quarter century, there may be just enough votes in Congress to achieve it.
The government has issued a circular demanding the postponement of Bank Mandiri’s plan to takeover Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN), both being state lenders, because the plan has stirred controversy.
Senior members of the United Development Party (PPP) have managed to ease infighting within the party and have forced chairman Suryadharma Ali to revoke his support for Gerindra Party presidential nominee Prabowo Subianto.
Cristiano Ronaldo shook off his injury fears to make a winning return for Real Madrid against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) raided the office of Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi on Wednesday, as the antigraft body stepped up its investigation into a case surrounding the Rp 6 trillion (US$516 million) national electronic identity (e-ID) card program.
The government has finally agreed to revise the controversial export duty imposed on mineral products amid protests from the country’s mining companies, which said that the high duty would lead to the closure of their mining operations.
Karim Benzema's goal gave Real Madrid a 1-0 first-leg victory over title holder Bayern Munich on Wednesday, but the nine-time champions may live to regret the missed chances in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.
Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of competitive swimming pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.
Almost 3.5 million civilians in Syria have virtually no access to desperately needed humanitarian aid and people are dying needlessly every day as violence and extremism escalate and the risk of sectarian violence grows, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.
Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.
Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere.
Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the grim task of recovery soon.
British police reached out to Muslim women on Thursday in an attempt to prevent young people going to fight in Syria, after a sharp rise in arrests related to the conflict.
Asian shares lacked a clear direction in early Thursday trading as players took a mostly wait-and-see view ahead of talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.
An unemployed man, Setio Haryadi, 24, claims he stabbed a taxi driver, identified as Muhtadin, 49, to death on Tuesday because he had no money left.
Indonesian Military Commander Gen. Moeldoko shows a branded watch - which he claimed was a fake - to reporters in Jakarta on Wednesday, following media reports that he collects expensive watches.(JP/Don)
Chocolate bars with pictures of political party leaders aspiring for president are on sale at a food shop in Bekasi, West Java, on Wednesday. The bars cost Rp 7,500 a piece. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak)
Workers repair a hotel nameplate in Senen, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday. According to a report from hotel data tracker STR Global, there are currently 53,100 new hotel rooms in Indonesia, up by 35.7 percent from last year. The industry’s growth makes Indonesia equal with Bangladesh, Mongolia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Philippines. (JP/Don)