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Archipelago

  • 13 Chinese detained in Malang

    The Malang Immigration Office in East Java has detained 13 Chinese who failed to present legal documents.

  • Freeport employees obstruct roads

    Workers of mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia blocked a road heading to a mine area in Tembagapura, Mimika regency, Papua, demanding the company’s management take responsibility for recent deadly accidents.

  • Batam workers demand 50% wage increase

    The Indonesia Metal Workers Federation (FSPMI) in Batam, Riau Islands, will hold a rally on Thursday to demand an almost 50 percent rise in the 2015 city minimum wage (UMK).

  • Three-year sentence sought for kidnapper

    Prosecutors have sought a three-year sentence and a fine of Rp 60 million (about US$5,200) against housewife Desi Ariani, 33, accused of abducting a baby from the Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung at the end of March this year.

  • Russian missing during mountain trek

    Russian tourist Aleksei Vasechko, 28, was reported missing on Wednesday during a trek on Mount Sibayak, Karo regency, North Sumatra.

  • Transmusi bus workers demand unpaid salary

    Hundreds of Transmusi bus employees assembled at the Palembang Mayor’s Office to demand the municipality give them four months worth of unpaid salaries.

  • Police foil attempt to smuggle crystal meth, ecstasy

    Officers from the South Lampung Police narcotics division and the Bakauheni Port Police Station (KSKP) foiled an attempt to smuggle crystal methamphetamine, locally known as shabu-shabu, and ecstasy pills in the port’s passenger examination area at 12:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

  • Russian tourist goes missing on Mt. Sibayak

    A Russian tourist was reported missing Wednesday from a hiking trip on Mount Sibayak in Karo regency, North Sumatra.

  • Batam workers to stage protest Thursday

    Supporters of the Batam-chapter of the Indonesian Metal Workers Federation (FSPMI) are set to stage a protest rally on Thursday to voice their demand for a 50 percent rise in next year’s minimum wage.

  • Direct elections could lead to impeachments

    Experts warn that the newly passed regional elections (Pilkada) bill, which mandates indirect local elections, contradicts the Indonesian presidential system and will likely make local administrators prone to impeachment.

  • E. Java to establish film censorship board

    The East Java administration will establish its own Film Censorship Board (LSF) to ensure that films produced in the province adhere to cultural values and promote educational themes.

  • Freeport workers block access to Tembagapura

    Workers from US-based mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia (FI) have again blockaded road access to the mine site in Tembagapura in Mimika regency, Papua, urging the company’s management to take responsibility for workplace accidents occurring in the country’s biggest mine.

  • Natuna residents told to be aware of territorial conflict

    The Riau Islands provincial administration has warned residents in Natuna regency to stay up to date on issues related to the South China Sea dispute.

  • New hotels spark fear of price war, environmental problems

    The rapid development of new hotels over the last few years has raised the prospect of unhealthy business competition in Semarang, Central Java, and environmental problems in the neighboring Yogyakarta province.

  • Traditional rice barns preserved in Bima

    Despite the rapid development of technology across the globe, residents of Maria subdistrict, Wawo district, Bima regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), continue to use traditional rice barns.

  • New type of homemade bomb found in Poso

    The police in Poso, Central Sulawesi, have found a new type of homemade bomb in Tamanjeka, on the Poso coast, along with other evidence allegedly belonging to an armed group led by Daeng Koro and Santoso.

  • Students campaign for sexual rights

    Dozens of senior high school and university students as well as members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities voiced the need for stronger sexual and reproductive rights protection in a peaceful rally to commemorate World Sexual Health Day at the Adipura Monument traffic circle in Bandarlampung on Monday.

  • TNI personnel examined over police attack

    A number of personnel from the Pattimura Military Command (Kodam) XVI have been questioned over a fatal attack on Adj. First. Insp. Paulus Lekatompessy of the Nusaniwe Police.

  • Public Works Agency head ready to face KPK

    The head of the South Sumatra Public Works Agency, Rizal Abdullah, said he was ready to comply with the legal requirements of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) with regard to his status as a suspect in a graft case.

  • Govt urged to take tougher measures on customary forests

    Customary forest communities have urged the government to take measures to clarify firmly and clearly the legal status of customary forests.

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