• Central Java Governor bans ancient sex ritual on Mt. Kemukus

    Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has banned residents from performing an ancient tradition of engaging in sex at the tomb of Prince Samodra on Mount Kumukus in Sragen regency.

  • Jokowi visit highlights port upgrade in Lampung

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visited Bakauheni Port in Lampung on Tuesday to inspect the condition of Bakauheni harbor, which is to be developed as part of his administration’s infrastructure projects.

  • Residents decry slow aid disbursement

    Over a thousand persons registered in the Prosperous Family Card (KKS) program set to receive cash aid following the increase in the subsidized fuel prices have complained about the sluggish disbursement of funds in Bandung, West Java.

  • Teachers expected to maintain local culture

    Academics have reminded teachers working in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) about the importance of maintaining cultural identity as part of their pedagogy.

  • Riau floods claim victims

    Efo Bulele, a worker from Nias, North Sumatra, went missing on Tuesday after being swept away by a strong river current in Sei Mandian village, Kepenuhan district, Rokan Hulu regency in Riau.

  • Mangrove destroyer sentenced to 2 years in prison

    The Probolinggo District Court (PN) says it has sentenced a sand miner who was also directly responsible for the destruction of mangroves in a forest conservation area in Sumberasih district, Probolinggo, to two years in prison and ordered him to pay Rp 2 billion (US$164,230.6) in fines.

  • Jokowi optimistic about tackling electricity deficit in Sumatra within 5 years

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo says he is striving to achieve a surplus in Sumatra's electricity supply within the next five years, which would guarantee the island of being free from electricity shortages.

  • Prosecutors seek 15 years for man over sexual abuse

    Prosecutors have demanded a Sukabumi District Court panel sentence 24-year-old Andri Sobari, alias Emon, to 15 years in prison over his alleged sexual abuse of dozens of children.

  • Komnas HAM finds four human rights violations in Batam shootings

    National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) commissioner Natalius Pigai said the commission had identified at least four human rights violations during the recent skirmish between the police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) and soldiers from 134 Tuah Sakti infantry battalion in Batam, Riau Islands.

  • Public transportation fares increase by 14% in Jambi

    Following the recent hikes in subsidized-fuel prices, the Jambi administration increased public transportation fares in the province by 14 percent, exceeding the Transportation Ministry’s suggested increase of 10 percent.

  • Five Chinese arrested in Palu for violating immigration law

    Central Sulawesi Immigration Office has taken five Chinese nationals into custody for violating Indonesia's immigration laws.

  • Work permits of hundreds of foreigners in Cilacap questioned

    Local authorities are questioning existing procedures on work permit issuances for foreigners working in various industrial sectors in Cilacap, Central Java, saying that the presence of foreign workers in the regency does not contribute significantly to locally generated recurring revenues (PAD).



  • Yogyakarta court dismisses Facebook user’s objections

    The panel of judges adjudicating the case of Ervani Emi Handayani, who stands accused of committing defamation on Facebook, turned down objections presented by her legal team on Monday at Bantul District Court, Yogyakarta.

  • Prosecutors probe graft in tap-water firm

    Tojo Unauna (Touna) regency council in Central Sulawesi has uncovered signs of corruption at the local branch of state tap-water company PDAM in a Rp 41 billion (US$3.4 million) procurement project and a Rp 414 billion training program for technicians at a bottled-water facility.

  • UGM inaugurates first female rector

    Gadjah Mada University’s (UGM) board of trustees, or Majelis Wali Amanah (MWA), officially inaugurated Dwikorita Karnawati as UGM rector for the period of 2014-2017 on Monday.

  • Permits of 500 expatriates in question

    The Cilacap regency administration has questioned the working permits of around 500 expatriates working in various sectors in the regency, as it deems their presence has not contributed significantly to the regional initiated income (PAD) from tax.

  • Teacher caught selling illegal lottery tickets

    Police in Jambi caught a teacher red-handed on Monday selling illegal lottery tickets in Kandang village, Tebo Tengah district.

  • Judges reject exceptions in online libel case

    Presiding judge Sulistyo M.Dwi Putro said the Bantul District Court rejected the exceptions proposed by the legal team of Ervani Emi Handayani, who was being tried for her alleged libelous remarks via Facebook, in court on Monday.

  • Harvest hopes

    Residents carry a relic of a plowing tool during a Mappalili ritual in Pangkep regency, South Sulawesi, on Monday. Local residents hold the ritual annually in the hope of a good harvest. (Antara)

  • Jokowi to hold impromptu visits in Lampung

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is scheduled to hold impromptu visits, popularly known as “blusukan”, in several locations in Lampung on Tuesday in an attempt to prioritize the province’s development projects and boost its low economic growth.

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