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  • Some glitches as Pekanbaru airport’s new terminal opens

    Public address system problems marred an otherwise smooth first day for the new terminal at Sultan Syarif Kasim (SSK) II Airport in Pekanbaru, Riau, state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II says.

  • Education minister criticized for legalizing levies at schools

    Education activists and parents in Lampung have urged the education minister to immediately review the policy on fee collection in schools. The issuance of Ministerial Decree No. 44/2012 in June is being seen as giving school principals the opportunity to demand illegal payments.

  • Scene: CIFOR launches Jepara furniture map

    The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has launched the Jepara furniture map in English in order to promote the area’s industry to the public, especially foreign tourists.

  • Scene: Batu street may be named after Munir

    Activists from Batu, a hilly town near Malang in East Java, have proposed that a street be named after murdered human rights activist Munir Said Thalib.

  • Voter list for W. Java election to use e-ID card system

    A local official has said data updates to the voter list (DP4) in the West Java gubernatorial election in 2013 would use statistics from the e-identity card system, but not entirely because the e-ID application process in the 26 regencies and mayoralties in the province had not yet been completed.

  • Robber threatens to blow up bank in Yogyakarta, steals Rp 155m

    A masked robber made away with Rp 155 million (US$16,430) in cash from a branch office of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) in the Dr. Sardjito Hospital in Yogyakarta on Monday morning after threatening its officers that he would detonate a bomb inside the bank.

  • Minor glitches as Pekanbaru airport’s new terminal starts operation

    Lack of announcements at Sultan Syarif Kasim (SSK) II Airport in Pekanbaru, Riau, causes passengers to encounter several minor glitches on Monday as state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II starts operating the new terminal.

  • Batu expected to name street after slain activist Munir

    Activists from Batu, a hilly town near Malang in East Java, hoped its local government would name a street after murdered human rights activist Munir Said Thalib, an activist said on Monday.

  • International conference on Bali kicks off Monday

    The largest scale international conference on Bali, gathering more than 200 Bali specialists from around the globe, is finally being hosted for the first time on Balinese soil from Monday to Wednesday.

  • Local companies in Batam accused of faking goods

    European companies have accused three Batam manufacturers of falsifying their products, claiming that the exported goods were made in China, a Batam Indonesia Free Zone Authority (BIFZA) official has said.

  • 52 Cirebon historic buildings in peril

    Fifty-two historic buildings closely connected with the history of West Java’s Cirebon are currently in desperate need of restoration, not just mere repairs, said a cultural observer.

  • Surakarta to limit operational hours of entertainment spots

    The Surakarta municipal administration has decided to limit the operational hours of entertainment spots in the city during the fasting month of Ramadhan, which will start on Friday for some groups of Muslims and on Saturday for
    other groups.

  • Fly over

    Balinese watch a traditional kite competition during a kite festival in Padang Galak, island of Bali, Indonesia, on Saturday. The three-day national kite festival was organized to promote tourism on the resort island.

  • No broiler chicken meat in the markets

    There was a shortage of broiler chicken meat for sale in many traditional markets due to a strike by vendors following a price increase.

  • Candidates’ names submitted for verification

    The Papuan Legislative Council (DPRP) has submitted seven pairs of gubernatorial candidates to the Papuan People’s Assembly (MRP) for verification amid problems that have mounted ahead of the upcoming election.

  • Police still mystified by mutilated corpse

    The Kupang Kota Police District is still in the dark about the murder of an unidentified woman, whose mutilated body was found in a white bag in a garbage bin in Fontein subdistrict, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

  • Bunker declared cultural heritage site

    The Central Java Prehistoric Legacy Conservation Center (BP3) has announced that a bunker found recently at the compound of the Dr Kariadi General Hospital in Semarang, the provincial capital, is a cultural heritage site.

  • Lampung to build agribusiness center

    The Lampung administration plans to build an agribusiness center in Way Pisang in South Lampung’s Ketapang district that is expected to reduce transportation costs and assist suppliers to transport their commodities.

  • Surakarta to use locally-assembled motorcycles as official vehicles

    The municipal administration of Surakarta, Central Java plans to use motorcycles assembled by local vocational high school (SMK) students as official vehicles for the city’s 51 subdistrict heads to show appreciation for domestic products.

  • E. Java urged to save coral reefs

    The East Java administration has been urged to take stern action to stop all activities that are believed to have damaged around 70 percent of the total 118 hectares of coral reefs in the region, a member of a green movement said.

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