Turkey's prime minister vowed Monday to take all necessary measures to protect Turkey's borders from violation after a Russian fighter jet entered its airspace over the weekend, prompting Turkey to scramble jets and summon the Russian ambassador in protest.
Britain has garnered a leading seven International Emmy nominations, including best actress and actor nods for Sheridan Smith and Rafe Spall.
The UN has released a first draft of the negotiating text for the major conference on climate taking place in Paris in December.
The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced he will run for vice president in next year's elections.
The growth in Chinese tourists visiting Indonesia reached a high point this year, with 779,348 Chinese visitors from January to August, a 20.74 percent increase from the same period in 2014.
The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) rose by 3.23 percent to 4,343.7 at Monday's close, after foreign investors sought Indonesia’s equities following a decrease in US manufacturing jobs in September.
A police evacuation team has found the ill-fated Aviastar airplane, which has been missing since Friday, at Mount Latimojong in South Sulawesi, an officer stated on Monday.
The House of Representative (DPR) seems likely to remove articles acknowledging kretek (clove cigarettes) as Indonesia’s cultural heritage from a culture draft bill.
The government is planning to provide compensation for haze victims in six provinces across Sumatra, a minister has said.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo wants to modernize Indonesia’s primary weaponry defense system (Alutsista) to develop the Indonesian Military as a regional maritime force, respected throughout the East Asia region.
Thailand's military government appointed a new committee Monday to write a post-coup constitution after an unpopular earlier draft was rejected last month in a move that has delayed elections until at least 2017.
An Associated Press count of casualties from the Saudi haj disaster now shows the crush and stampede killed over 1,100 pilgrims.
Three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs against malaria and other parasitic diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said that in the next five years, the development of Indonesia’s defense force will aim to not only maintain minimum essential forces but also to strengthen Indonesia’s identity as a maritime country.
A Palestinian youth was killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Monday as fears spread of a further escalation in violence that has already killed several Israeli civilians and wounded scores of Palestinian protesters over the past days.
At Thursday’s commemoration of the date when 50 years ago six generals and a young officer were killed, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo put to rest reports that the state would apologize to the millions of victims, survivors and the families of the 1960s tragedy.
Indonesia’s 70th anniversary this year is a celebration not only of our independence, but also of our diversity. How more than 250 million people, made up of different races, ethnicities, cultures, traditions, languages and faiths, have survived as one nation for seven decades is a question historians will have to answer.
The Indonesian Military (TNI) celebrates its 70th anniversary on Oct. 5. This makes TNI one of Asia’s oldest national defense forces. The TNI was born out of the struggle for independence. Now, the TNI has a good reputation in places where our soldiers join in UN peacekeeping operations. Our soldiers’ achievements in the Military Olympics are among the best in the world.
Malaysia on Monday shut most schools nationwide for two days to protect children from a thick, noxious haze caused by smoke from burning forests in neighboring Indonesia.
Indonesia has proven that its engineering experts constitute a force to be reckoned with in the world community when it comes to producing weapons.
Technopreneur Christian Sutardi is the man behind fast-growing Indonesian furniture startup Fabelio.
A former leader of Hong Kong faces misconduct charges over a luxury apartment in mainland China, authorities said Monday, setting the stage for the southern Chinese business hub's most high-profile corruption trial in recent memory.
In the latter part of the 18th century, public calls to abolish slavery started resonating in colonial European powers such as England and France. England abolished slavery in 1833, followed by France in 1848.
While slavery in Dutch colonies in America is a known historical fact, hardly anyone is aware that up to a million people were bought, sold and had to endure slavery in Holland’s largest possession: Indonesia.
North Korea will free a South Korean national who'd been attending New York University before his detention, Seoul officials said Monday, in a possible sign Pyongyang wants better ties with rival Seoul and may back away from a recent threat to launch a long-range rocket later this month.
A team of House members have alleged that the Lumajang Police did not respond correctly to threats received by Samsul, or Salim Kancil, a 52-year-old villager from Pasirian district, Lumajang, who was beaten to death for organizing a protest last week.
Seventeen years have passed since the country’s second president, Soeharto — the longest serving Indonesian president — stepped down from power, yet calls for militias-turned-officers of the Indonesian Military (TNI) to be transformed into professional soldiers that are completely free from active political and business involvement are mounting. Questions such as, “Are Indonesian soldiers professional enough?” are frequently asked among professional and military observers.
The Indonesian Military (TNI) celebrates its 70th anniversary today. As an institution born out of a bunch of poorly equipped nationalistic militias struggling together with other societal factions to bring an end to colonialism and forge the archipelago into a united nation, the TNI has endured the rise and fall of posture, performance and public recognition in view of its achievement and services to the country. The Jakarta Post’s Nani Afrida and Imanuddin Razak offer a two-part analysis into the military’s future and the general public’s expectation of the institution.
A boy takes a turn on a bungee trampoline during Car Free Day (CFD) at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta on Sunday. CFD is a highly popular weekly event for Jakartans, initiated in 2002 by clean-air organizations and made regular by then governor Fauzi Bowo. (JP/DON)
Residents of Cipinang Besar Selatan low-cost apartments in East Jakarta clean a unit on Sunday, having been relocated from the banks of the Ciliwung River to allow widening and the construction of a concrete embankment.(JP/Seto Wardhana)
The Jakarta Parks and Cemeteries Agency is to introduce “Ayo ke Taman” (Let’s Go to the Park), a program that will see the agency promote events once every three months in the city’s best parks in five municipalities.
Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has said that he changed the color of the plate on his official car from red to black to allow the police to identify it more easily.
A driver with app-based ojek (motorcycle taxi) service Go-Jek has been detained by Tanjung Duren subprecinct police on suspicion of selling drugs.
The Depok General Elections Commission (KPUD) has said that it will not be able to facilitate voting for the 556 inmates of Pondok Rajeg Penitentiary in Bogor, West Java, in the upcoming Depok mayoral election.
The Utarakan Jakarta project aims to inform and raise awareness on flooding by telling the stories of four people through various media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, website, magazines and exhibitions.
Dozens of students from the University of Indonesia (UI) and the Jakarta Creative Media Polytechnic (Polimedia) gathered at the atrium of the UI’s library in Depok, West Java, last Wednesday to listen to the words of mural artist Ryan Riyadi, who is known for his hallmark character The Popo, during a workshop themed “Visual Diary”.
A number of organizations held a media conference on Sunday to dispute a statement by a member of House of Representative Commission IV Fanny Afriansyah, known as Ivan Haz, who claimed that he did not abuse his child’s nanny, Toipah, and insisted that her injuries were sustained in an accident.
Traditional artist Tejo Badut (Tejo the Clown) entertains passersby on Jl. Malioboro in Yogyakarta on Saturday. Tejo’s art is part of the city’s rich culture.(JP/Tarko Sudiarno)
Two days after the disappearance of an Aviastar airline light aircraft carrying 10 passengers in South Sulawesi, a search and rescue team once again returned to home base empty-handed, attributing the failure to bad weather and difficult terrain.
Bali Governor I Made Mangku Pastika has denied Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s claim that the resort island is one of the main suppliers of dog meat to the capital.
A 17-year-old BMX rider from Bandung died on Saturday after performing a dangerous trick during the seventh Indonesia Open X Sports Championship (IOXC).
The government has encouraged the involvement of local breeders in the preservation of Bali starlings (Leucopsar rothschildi), as efforts to raise the endangered bird in natural wildlife environments have been impeded by a range of difficulties.
Defying public pressure, the North Maluku Police have reiterated that they will continue their investigation into alleged defamation by a local activist who uploaded to YouTube a video showing a Ternate Police officer accepting money from a traffic violator.
Banks are seeking ways to maintain their revenue growth this year as the country’s sluggish economy has curbed transactions in various banking channels.
French multinational Saint-Gobain Group has delayed its plan to build an automotive glass production facility in the country this year as national car sales are forecast to hit a three-year low amid an economic slowdown.
Bumi Resources, the country’s largest coal mining company, is proposing another debt-restructuring scheme to its lenders, involving converting a portion of its US$3.9 billion debts into 32 percent ownership of the company.
The government is preparing a legal instrument that will allow PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE), a subsidiary of oil and gas company Pertamina, to develop geothermal-fueled power plants without a tender.
People dine at food bazaar Mandiri Pusaka Kuliner (Mandiri Culinary Heritage) at La Piazza in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, on Saturday. Bank Mandiri held the food festival, with participation from more than 45 medium-sized businesses, as part of a series of events to celebrate its 17th anniversary.(JP/Jerry Adiguna)
The Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (Gapki) says the government should provide support and pay close attention to the national palm oil industry to ensure that it continues to grow in the midst of the country’s economic slowdown.
The Indonesian Builders Association (Gapensi) has applauded the government’s move to conduct early bids for next year’s projects that could speed up government spending in 2016.
Banks continue to hold out hope that the government’s efforts to step up infrastructure projects will provide a final pick-up in loan disbursement in the final quarter of this year.
Bank Indonesia’s (BI) latest raft of measures is expected to provide short-term relief to address exchange rate woes, but more time is needed to prove their effectiveness, bankers and economists have said.
Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister Ferry Mursyidan Baldan (front) briefs residents on how to apply for land certificates during an event at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Jakarta on Sunday.(JP/DON)
Visitors observe a limousine once used by the country’s first president, Sukarno, during an exhibition in Surabaya, East Java, on Sunday. The Yanka vehicle was produced in the former Soviet Union in 1959.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)
Representatives of two rival camps of the Golkar Party have met to discuss options for the party’s future, including holding an extraordinary meeting for reconciliation.
The National Police are investigating two foreign companies for alleged involvement in causing land and forest fires in Central and West Kalimantan.
Despite criticism from the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK) and Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration has insisted that it will go ahead with its implementation of a tax amnesty for financial criminals by the end of the year to help right the staggering economy.
Eighty-one years ago on Monday, a group of young people of Arab descent, led by Abdurrahman Baswedan, also known as AR Baswedan, pledged their lives to Indonesia and promised to fight for the nations’s independence.
Marking its 70th year of existence on Monday, the Indonesian Military (TNI) has been accused of becoming more unprofessional, with increasing involvement in political, social and economic affairs.
Jakarta Police said Sunday they were still investigating the rape and murder of 9-year-old Putri Nur Fauziah, saying that it was likely that more than one perpetrator had been involved in the brutal crime.
The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) surged 1.61 percent, or 678.5 points, to 4,227.6 at Monday’s opening, with all sectoral indices also rising.
The Religious Affairs Ministry has said that on the tenth day of searching, the Indonesian Haj Management Committee (PPIH) had identified 126 out of the total 154 Indonesian pilgrims who went missing after a deadly stampede, which killed around 767 people, in Mina, Saudi Arabia.
Asian stocks rose Monday after weak U.S. jobs data prompted expectations the Federal Reserve might postpone an interest rate hike.
After months of legal uncertainty, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) are considering halting a perjury case involving suspended Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leader Bambang Widjojanto.
Air quality reached officially dangerous levels on Sunday in many parts of West Sumatra as a result of worsening haze as the province’s international cycling race Tour de Singkarak (TdS) reached its second day.
The search for a U.S. cargo ship that was lost during Hurricane Joaquin off the southeastern Bahamas turned up more clues Sunday but no word yet on the fate of the vessel or its 33-member crew.
The government’s economic policy package to be released this week should focus on prompt solutions to boost sluggish purchasing power, economists and industry groups have said.
Five Argentine presidential candidates shared their ideas with the nation during a debate on Sunday, expounding on topics from high inflation to combating drug trafficking while saving their most withering critiques for the poll leader who skipped the event.
Bermuda was lashed Sunday by gusting winds and pelting rains from a weakening Hurricane Joaquin as its spinning center tracked just west of the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination after plowing through the Bahamas as a major storm.
Syrian activists said late Sunday that Islamic State militants have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient city of Palmyra, the latest victim in the group's campaign to destroy historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) often loses out when it comes to resource allocation, since it’s far from guaranteed to generate high quarterly returns for shareholders. Yet many top firms apparently sense that CSR holds some value for them over the long term.
For a generation of business executives, Kodak is the poster child for an industry giant that failed to see the future coming. But the truth is actually more revealing.
Second-generation business leader Budi Tirtawisata capitalizes on a leadership that inspires his people and taps potentials in tourism.
Today, the Indonesian Military (TNI) celebrates its 70th anniversary. Unintentionally established by a bunch of nationalistic militias in a collective fight for independence from colonization, the TNI has evolved into a structured, hierarchical organization that helped establish a sovereign Indonesian state and shaped it into what it is now.
The guitarist with pop band Padi, Satrio Yudi Wahono a.k.a Piyu, lost 12 music awards when his house in Menteng, Central Jakarta, was robbed in the small hours of Sunday.
Model and actress Kelly Tandiono says she has learned everything she needs to know for her role as a Japanese woman in the upcoming film Ayah: Menyayangi Tanpa Akhir (Father: Endless Love).
Filmmaker Joko Anwar says he is planning to make a movie about Indonesia’s haze issues.
Ade Yusuf/Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira chalked up their first success in a grand prix gold badminton championship by winning the Thailand Open on Sunday.
The Central Jakarta Police have confirmed that the family of an allegedly raped child had to pay for a forensic examination themselves because the 3-year-old victim was not a participant of the Healthcare and Social Security Agency’s (BPJS Kesehatan) national health scheme.
In a statement during the annual ceremony commemorating Pancasila Sanctity Day on Thursday, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told the country to remain vigilant against the prospect of socio political unrest that could threaten the country’s stability, just as the botched coup blamed on the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) in 1965 unleashed a squall of turmoil across the archipelago.
Your comments on the Constitutional Court’s decision to relax requirements for independent candidates running for local elections:
Deforestation of two of the world’s largest islands, Sumatra and Kalimantan, really got going back in the 1980s and accelerated in the 1990s, based on earlier deforestation business models provided by Thailand and Malaysia.
I have read many articles about victims of military operations in Davao del Sur and other parts of Mindanao. At first glance, the articles are touching but as one reads on, the customary blaming of the military for the death of civilians becomes obvious.
It was a tragic loss and I could not avoid being deeply saddened to learn the news of the recent tragic accident at the site of the jumrah (stoning of the Devil) ritual in Mina, Saudi Arabia, which left hundreds of pilgrims, including several of our beloved Indonesian families and friends, dead. We solemnly pray that God Almighty will bless all victims and grant fortitude to all bereaved families.
I want to raise the awareness of the public and especially readers of The Jakarta Post, that two critically endangered Sumatran tigers are still being kept in small cages at the office of the Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in Bengkulu. They have been confined to the cage like chickens for seven months.