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Archipelago

  • One suspect behind Lampung chief editor’s killing shot dead by police

    One of the suspected perpetrators of the shooting of a Lampung newspaper’s editor-in-chief was shot dead by Bandarlampung Police and the Lampung Police officers in a raid on Friday.

  • Drug dealer from Tarakan caught in Palu

    The Central Sulawesi Police have arrested a drug dealer from Tarakan, North Kalimantan, with the initials MT, at a boarding house in Palu after a drug transaction.

  • Australian man nabbed for drug possession

    An Australian man has been arrested on Batu Bolong Beach in North Kuta, Bali, for possessing marijuana. He was arrested with an Indonesian driver as they shared a marijuana joint on the beach.

  • Adidas denies connection to closed factory

    PT Adidas Indonesia clarified in a statement that a garment factory in Batam, Riau Islands, which was reported to manufacture Adidas-brand apparel, was not part of the brand’s official holding company.

  • New operation launched in terror gang manhunt

    The Central Sulawesi Police have deployed at least 1,000 personnel in a new operation called Operation Camar Maleo 2015 hunting the Santoso and Daeng Koro-led terrorist group in Poso, Central Sulawesi, set to last 60 days.

  • Police ready for execution of Bali Nine duo

    The police are making assurances that the prison island of Nusakambangan in Cilacap, Central Java, is ready for the executions of death row convicts, including the Bali Nine duo.

  • Six jailed for robbery and arms possession

    The Medan District Court sentenced six men, two of them police officers, on Thursday to between two-and-a-half and six years in prison for their involvement in a bank robbery and a shooting in Aceh.

  • TNI to severely punish weapon sellers

    The Indonesian Military (TNI) will impose severe punishments on any of its personnel who try to sell weapons or any other military equipment to members of the separatist movement in Papua.

  • Five military personnel caught selling ammunition in Papua

    The Military Region XVII/Cendrawasih Military Police (Pomdam) is investigating five members of the Cendrawasih military district command in Jayapura, Papua, who were allegedly selling ammunition to armed civilian groups in the province.

  • US committed to promoting investment growth in Batam: Ambassador

    US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake said the US government was committed to encouraging private parties from the country to invest in Batam, Riau Islands.

  • Pindad spends Rp 700b to improve production capacity

    State-owned weapons manufacturer PT Pindad said it had allocated Rp 700 billion (US$55.5 million) in state capital injections to improve the production capacity of its weapons and ammunition division.

  • Two journalists assaulted by public in Manokwari

    Two reporters have allegedly been assaulted by a group of people in Manokwari, West Papua, who were blockading a main road in protest of a recent traffic accident that killed a local resident on Thursday.

  • Two people shot by armed civilian group in Lanny Jaya

    Two residents of Popome village in Popome district, Lanny Jaya regency, Papua, were shot by an armed civilian group on Thursday, highlighting the fragile security situation in the area.

  • Learning through playing

    Elementary school students play a health-themed snakes and ladders game at the Kartika X-3 elementary school in Parompong district, Bandung regency, West Java, on Wednesday. The provincial government has allocated Rp 611 billion (US$48 million) to develop sanitation facilities in 1,106 locations. JP/Arya Dipa

  • Police give up on tracking missing maids

    The Medan Police in North Sumatra are facing difficulties tracking the missing domestic maids of an allegedly abusive manpower placement agency and plan to transfer the case to the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM).

  • 600 Jakarta Brimob officers deployed to Poso

    A battalion of some 600 personnel from the police’s elite Mobile Brigade (Brimob) in Kelapa Dua, Jakarta, has been deployed to Poso, Central Sulawesi, to hunt the
    Santoso and Daeng Koro-led terrorist group.

  • Officers jailed for killing Paskhas personnel

    Two Papua Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) members have been sentenced to 12 and 15 years in prison, respectively, for the premeditated murder of a member of the Air Force’s Special Forces (Paskhas), Pvt. First Class Wardeni, in Biak Numfor, Papua, on April 27, 2013.

  • Easy does it

    Easy does it: Residents pass over a bamboo-made bridge in Lompong hamlet, Lamba Leda district, East Manggarai regency, Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara, on Tuesday. The residents hope the government will help build a permanent bridge to replace the current one. JP/Markus Makur

  • Armed group members nabbed in Jayapura

    Three alleged members of an armed group led by Puron Wenda were arrested in Jayapura, Papua, on Wednesday.

  • Bandung plaza catches fire

    A fire destroyed a store in Bandung Indah Plaza on Wednesday at noon. No casualties were reported.

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