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  • Unidentified group attacks transgender rally, injures 4

    A Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) rally held on Thursday evening at the Tugu Yogyakarta monument area turned sour after a group of unknown assailants attacked the event, injuring four participants.

  • Teething problems plague aid program

    Recipients in Makassar, South Sulawesi, of cash aid given to poor families in compensation for the recent rise in fuel prices have bemoaned local officials’ failure to familiarize them with the disbursement mechanism.

  • Bali authorities see rampant visa violations

    The number of tourists who misuse their visas having entered Bali has increased by almost 50 percent this year.

  • Solo Science Center inaugurated in Surakarta

    The Solo Science Center at the Solo Techno Park was inaugurated on Friday.

  • West Manggarai exhibition kicks off

    The West Manggarai People’s Creative Center exhibition is being held from Nov. 22 to 24.

  • Brimob member killed by soldier in Binjai

    The North Sumatra Police have announced that security remains under control in Binjai following the fatal stabbing of a police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) member by a soldier from the 7th Rimba Raya Infantry Brigade of the Bukit Barisan Military Command on Thursday evening.

  • Police deport Singaporean wanted by US

    The National Police have deported a Singaporean citizen to his country of origin.

  • 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolts North Maluku

    The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has recorded that an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted the northern part of the Maluku Islands including West Halmahera regency for around five seconds. The epicenter of the quake was predicted to have occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers below the East Maluku Sea.

  • Police chief asks Brimob to forget conflict, make friends with soldiers

    National Police chief Gen. Sutarman has ordered Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel to forget the recent conflict with soldiers from the 134 Tuah Sakti infantry battalion, encouraging all personnel to treat their Army counterparts as friends.

  • Anti-graft activists question Prasetyo’s appointment as attorney general

    Anti-graft activists have said that they are at a loss as to why President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had appointed Nasdem politician HM Prasetyo as the new attorney general.

  • Ngayogjazz continues to feed locals’ hunger for jazz

    The annual Yogyakarta village-to-village jazz festival Ngayogjazz 2014 will kick off in Brayut, Pendowoharjo, Sleman regency, on Saturday.

  • Facebook user attends third hearing

    Ervani Emy Handayani, a 29-year-old housewife charged with defamation after commenting on her husband’s dismissal on her Facebook page, attended her third hearing at Bantul District Court on Thursday.

  • Prison warden in fight over monopod

    Brebes Prison warden Hernowo, 45, was involved in a fight recently with cell-phone shop owner Andry Wijoyo, 24, in Purwokerto, Banyumas regency, Central Java, over a cell-phone monopod used for taking selfies.

  • Lawyer pushes for Central Java cement plant

    Noted lawyer Adnan Buyung Nasution, who is legally representing PT Semen Indonesia, is trying to bring together stakeholders to realize the construction of a cement plant in Pegunungan Watu Putih, Sale district, Rembang regency, Central Java.

  • Famous lawyer defends controversial cement factory in C. Java

    Noted lawyer Adnan Buyung Nasution, who represents PT Semen Indonesia — which hopes to build a cement factory in Rembang in a plan that has been widely rejected by locals — met with Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo at his official residence in Semarang.

  • Minister to issue new regulation on non-timber forest products

    Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya says the government will issue a new regulation on non-timber forest products aimed at reducing the felling of trees and to maximize forest products other than wood.

  • Army, Police chiefs apologize for last night’s shootings

  • 2 endangered elephants found dead in Indonesia

    Two endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in western Indonesia and authorities believe they were killed by poachers.

  • Ministry to require urine tests of university officials

    The Research and Technology and Higher Education Ministry says it will require urine tests of officials of universities following the recent arrest of Musakkir, a professor from the University of Hasanuddin’s (Unhas) School of Law, and his fellow lecturer, Ismail Alrip, over alleged drug abuse.

  • Fuel-price hike will contribute 1.3 percent to inflation in Banyumas

    Bank Indonesia (BI) Purwokerto, Central Java, predicts that the recent subsidized fuel price hike will likely contribute around 1.3 percent to the inflation rate in November and December in its working areas, which cover the Banjarnegara, Banyumas, Cilacap and Purbalingga regencies.

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