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Archipelago

  • Royal ceremony

    The Bate Salapang customary council conducts the coronation ceremony of Gowa’s 37th king, I Kumala Idjo Daeng Sila Karaengta Lembang Parang (third from right), at the Balla Lompoa Gowa Museum in Gowa regency, South Sulawesi on Tuesday. Kumala is the youngest son of Gowa’s 36th king, Andi Idjo Karaeng Lalolang. (Antara/Dewi Fajriani)

  • On trial

    Drage Jake David of Australia, a defendant in a traffic accident case, attends his trial at the Cibadak District Court in Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi, West Java, on Tuesday. Drag Jake David has been charged with negligence resulting in the death of one resident of Pelabuhan Ratu. (Antara)

  • Semarang records highest number of HIV/AIDS cases in C. Java

    The Semarang region is home to 3,130 people living with HIV/AIDS, the highest concentration of people with the disease in Central Java, which is home to 4,472 cases.

  • Indonesian haj pilgrims begin to depart for Saudi Arabia

    Suwarni, a haj pilgrim from Surakarta, Central Java, said she was not concerned about the Ebola virus, MERS virus or even the expected extreme heat of Saudi Arabia.

  • Court suspends Abdul Kholiq’s detention

    The Sleman District Court has granted a suspension of detention request made by the defense team of Abdul Kholiq, an Islamic boarding school (pesantren) caretaker who was accused of religious-based violence in Sleman, Yogyakarta.

  • Police detain Batam civil servant with fat bank account

    The National Police have quietly apprehended Niwen Khairani, a fourth-echelon employee in the Batam administration who, according to the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK), had a bank account in her name worth Rp 1.3 trillion (US$111 million).

  • Residents call for repairs to bridge

    Around a thousand residents of Glak village, Sikka regency in East Nusa Tenggara have been isolated for months following the collapse of the only bridge over the Waiara River after it was hit by floods in February 18. The bridge connected their area to another village.

  • Pertamina employee suspect in pipeline fire

    West Java police have named four suspects in the fatal blaze at the pipeline belonging to state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina in Mandalawangi village in Subang, West Java, on August 28.

  • Yogyakarta Police grant detention delay to Florence Sihombing

    The Yogyakarta Police have granted a detention delay request filed by Florence Sihombing, 26, a Gadjah Mada University (UGM) graduate law student who was detained because of comments she made on social media that were considered insulting and that had sparked anger among some Yogyakarta residents.

     

     

  • Frost ravages potato crops in Dieng

    Dozens of hectares of potato plantations in Batur district, Banjarnegara regency, Central Java, have died in just a few hours after being stricken by frost, known locally as bun upas, resulting in financial losses of up to hundreds of millions of rupiah to local farmers.

  • Undocumented migrants foiled in attempts to depart for Malaysia

    The Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) has foiled the attempts of 669 migrant workers from departing to Malaysia without the proper documentation.

  • Bandung govt urged to scrap waste incinerator technology plans

    The Bandung administratioon should review a tender awarded to a private-sector firm to develop a waste-based power plant (PLTSA), as the planned use of waste incineration technology to generate electricity is incommensurate with the character of waste in Bandung, says a conservationist.

  • Woman accuses Riau governor of harassment

    Wide Wirawati, the daughter of a former Riau government official, has reported Governor Annas Maamun to the National Police for sexual harassment.

  • HIV/AIDS patient dies in Jambi

    A person living with HIV/AIDS died recently in Jambi, raising concerns about the effectiveness of current prevention efforts, an official has said.

  • Three die in Batam shipyard explosion

    Three workers of PT Bandar Abadi shipyard in Tanjung Uncang, Batu Aji, Batam, Riau Islands, died and another worker was still missing when a ship that was being repaired, exploded on Friday evening.

  • Mimika records high number of HIV/AIDS cases

    The Mimika chapter of the National AIDS Commission (KPA) says that as of the middle of this year, the number of people with HIV/AIDS in the regency has reached 3,900.

     

     

  • Florence arrested for being uncooperative, say police

    The Yogyakarta Police said they arrested Florence Sihombing, 26, a Gadjah Mada graduate student whose social media statements against Yogyakarta residents sparked anger, to make it easier for the police to investigate the case.

  • Two fuel hoarders in Jambi arrested

    Tengah Ilir Police officers have arrested two Jambi residents for having allegedly stockpiled fuel in an operation conducted amid severe fuel shortages that have hit a number of regions across Indonesia over the past several days.

  • Yogyakarta tirade student detained for failing to comply with investigation.

    The Yogyakarta Police have detained Florence Sihombing, a graduate student who was reported to the police for insulting Yogyakarta on her Path account.

     

  • Activists urge release of farmers in Palembang

    Scores of farmers and activists convened at Palembang District Court on Thursday and demanded the release of six of their colleagues charged with damaging forests in the Dangku Wildlife Reserve.