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Archipelago

  • Kalla regrets teenager's death at his open-house event

    Vice President-elect Jusuf Kalla sent his condolences and deep regrets through spokesman Poempida Hidayatullah to the family of Dika, a 15-year-old teenager who died on Tuesday of asphyxiation while competing with others to reach Kalla during an open-house gathering held at Kalla’s personal residence in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

     

  • Two policemen dead, four rifles missing in Papua

    Two police officers from the Pirime police office in Lanny Jaya district, Papua, were shot and killed on Monday by a group of armed insurgents in Nugume Village. The two policemen were among eight police officers en route to meet citizens of Maki village.

     

  • One dead at Kalla’s open house in Makassar

    A female teenager has died, allegedly from asphyxiation, after being trampled Tuesday during an Idul Fitri open-house gathering held by Vice President-elect Jusuf Kalla at his residence on Jalan Hadji Bau in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

     

     

  • Bodies of police officers killed by alleged separatists in Papua evacuated

    The bodies of two police officers — Zulkifli and Prayoga, who were shot and killed by suspected separatists in Papua — are to be evacuated to the provincial capital of Jayapura on Tuesday.

  • Rp 7b allocated for Pelni for Idul Fitri travel

    The Transportation Ministry has allocated Rp 7 billion (US$604,543) for state-owned shipping company PT Pelni to provide free round trips from Jakarta to Semarang for those traveling via motorcycle during Idul Fitri.

     

     

  • Pelni transports 5,000 Idul Fitri travelers

    State-owned shipping firm PT Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia (Pelni) has transported 5,000 motorcyclists from Jakarta to Semarang for free to reduce traffic accidents during the Idul Fitri holiday.

     

     

  • An-Nadzir followers celebrate Idul Fitri on Sunday

    Followers of the An-Nadzir Islamic group in Gowa regency, South Sulawesi, celebrated Idul Fitri on Sunday, earlier than the date set by the government.

     

  • Naqsabandiyah followers celebrate Idul Fitri on Sunday

    Hundreds of followers of the Naqsabandiyah Al Kholidiyah Muslim group in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, performed Idul Fitri prayers on Sunday.

     

     

  • Shia IDPs still prohibited from returning home

    The Universalia Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHU) says the authorities are still prohibiting hundreds of Shia internally displaced persons (IDPs) from returning to their homes in Sampang, Madura, or visiting their relatives in other areas of the island, citing security concerns.

  • 14,141 holiday travelers arrive in Kualanamu

    The North Sumatra Transportation Agency reported that 14,141 air passengers had arrived at Kualanamu International Airport in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, as of Sunday, one day before the start of Idul Fitri.