• Authorities urged to probe death of Benjina slavery witness

    The Commission of Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) and the Indonesian Traditional Fishermen’s Association (KNTI) have called on the police and the government to carry out a thorough investigation into the death of Yoseph Sairlela, a key witness in the slavery case in Benjina, Maluku.

  • Angry mob razes Limun Police office

    An angry mob set fire to the Limun Police office and the nearby official residence of the police chief on Saturday. The incident was triggered by the death of Edwar, 20, a Pulau Aro resident who was shot dead by a Limun Police officer.

  • Malaysian-flagged tanker nabbed for alleged fuel smuggling

    Security officers from the Riau Islands Police’s water police unit (Polair) arrested the Malaysian-flagged tanker MT Urban Success while it was transporting 800,000 kiloliters of diesel fuel in the Lingga waters on Friday.

  • Four Lebak residents quit IS

    Four residents of Lebak regency in Banten on Sunday published letters declaring the resignation of their memberships of the Islamic State (IS) movement.



  • Over 1,300 newborns not recognized by state in Bengkulu

    The Central Bengkulu regency administration has refused to recognize and issue birth certificates for 1,378 newborn children in the regency because they were born to parents whose marriage was not registered.

  • Local residents prohibited from entering Nusakambangan ahead of executions

    Authorities at Wijayapura port, which serves as a crossing terminal for the Nusakambangan prison island near Cilacap in Central Java, have imposed tighter security rules ahead of the executions of 10 death row inmates on the island.



  • Bandung's Asia-Africa Carnival set to become an annual event

    Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has declared that the Asia Africa Carnival in Bandung will be an annual, international-level event following its success during the Asian-African Commemoration Conference (AACC) festivities during the week.

  • Leuser illegal loggers, families to be relocated

    The office of Mount Leuser National Park (TNGL) plans to relocate thousands of squatters who have been making a living through illegal logging in the protected forests of the national park in Langkat regency, North Sumatra.

  • Jokowi’s son’s wedding set for June 11

    Speculation over the date of the wedding of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s eldest son Gibran Rakabuming Raka to Miss Surakarta 2009 Selvi Ananda has been answered: June 11 will be the big day.

  • Experts question Bali’s ambitious tourist target

    Though the Bali provincial administration has set an ambitious target of 30 million foreign-tourist arrivals by 2029, tourism experts on Thursday questioned whether the island’s infrastructure could accomodate such a large number of visitors.

  • Islands in focus: Light graft sentence demand criticized

    PADANG: Anticorruption activists in West Sumatra have questioned the leniency of the sentence demanded for former Dharmasraya regent Marlon Martua Situmeang.

  • Islands in focus: 100,000 hectares of farmland lost annually

    YOGYAKARTA: Indonesia could face food crisis in the next three years because each year 100,000 hectares of farmland changes function as the population expands, the Agriculture Ministry has warned.

  • Islands in focus: Archeologists find ancient human skull

    MAKASSAR: Archeologists at the Makassar Archeological Center in South Sulawesi have discovered a skull believed to be that of a prehistoric human, during a 10-day study in Bone regency from April 13 to 23.

  • Islands in focus: Human resource agencies’ licenses revoked

    KUPANG: East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Governor Frans Lebu Raya says he has revoked the licenses of 43 non-compliant migrant worker-placement firms (PJTKI). “This is also aimed as a warning to other PJTKIs,” Frans told the media on Friday.

  • Islands in focus: Papua aims to eliminate malaria by 2030

    JAYAPURA: During the commemoration of World Malaria Day on Friday, Papua province declared it would eliminate malaria by 2030.

  • Couple caned in Aceh

    An unmarried couple have been caned by order of the Bener Meriah regency administration in Aceh after they were found guilty of making love.

  • Girl named after Asian-African Conference

    A bajaj (three-wheeled taxi) driver has named his daughter after the commemoration of the Asian-African Conference, after he was involved in the 60th anniversary of the conference commemoration as a transportation provider for tourists.

  • Flooding inundates 8 villages in Lebak

    Eight villages in Banjarsari district, Lebak, have been inundated following heavy rain in the regency.

  • Sugarcane ritual

    A bride and groom take part in a Cembengan ritual in Karanganyar, Central Java, on Friday. The annual ritual, which has been conducted since 1871 by Mangkunegara IV during the development of sugarcane factory, was held to mark the start of the sugarcane milling season. (Antara/Maulana Surya)

  • Lion Air investigating flight JT303 incident

    Low-cost carrier Lion Air is currently investigating an incident that occurred on its flight JT303 at Kuala Namu International Airport in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, on Friday.

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