• Yogyakarta journalists ready for natural disasters

    About 50 print and broadcast journalists are attending a two day workshop in Yogyakarta on safe media coverage during natural disasters, it will run until Sunday.

  • Liver transplant needed to save life

    Muhamad Ilham, a 9-month-old baby with liver damage, needs a liver transplant that will cost Rp 22 billion (US$2.27 million) to save his life. His parents, Aris Widadi and Amini, cannot afford to pay the surgery as they only earn money by selling vegetables.

  • Attempt to smuggle rare crabs foiled in Jambi

    Jambi Police officers seized 2,935 horseshoe crabs, locally known as belangkas or mimi, in an operation on Friday.

  • Jambi City declares first degree flood alert

    The Jambi City administration declared a first-degree (the least serious) flood alert for the Batanghari River after the water level reached 13.9 meters on Friday, up from 13.7 meters the day before.

  • Police face funding shortage in efforts to restore order

    Central Sulawesi Police chief Brig. Gen. Dewa Parsana acknowledged that his force currently lacked operational funds to restore security in the province, despite security threats in Sigi regency and Poso city, and measures needed for the Morowali regency repeat election.

  • House urged to pass domestic workers bill

    Scores of domestic workers and activists in Yogyakarta staged a rally on Friday demanding that the House of Representatives pass a bill on the protection of domestic workers.

  • Energy-sufficient villages need support

    Energy-independent villages need support in the form of economic empowerment, says a study.

    The study was conducted by Darma Persada University’s Community Service and Partnership Research Institution in Tangsi Jaya hamlet, Gunung Halu in West Bandung regency, West Java. The study was part of a project funded by USAID-Support for Economic Analysis Development in Indonesia (SEADI).

  • Former police chief gets three years

    The Semarang Corruption Court on Friday sentenced former Tegal Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Agustin Hardiyanto to three years in prison and fined him Rp 100 million (US$10,341) in a corruption case on the misappropriation of the 2008 regency election security operational fund.

  • Police claim to have identified suspects in church attacks

    The police claimed Friday that they had identified the culprits responsible for the firebombing of a Makassar church early on Thursday.

  • Glass painting penetrates European market

    Paintings created on glass by local artists from Nagasepaha village in Buleleng regency, Bali, have successfully penetrated European and Australian markets.

  • Three-headed cobra turns up at Bali temple

    People about to perform prayers at Rambut Siwi Temple in Jembrana, Bali, were shocked by the appearance of a three-headed cobra at the entrance of the temple's cave.

  • Female student caught distributing 'shabu-shabu’

    To prove her love for her boyfriend, Devi Apriani, 19, a student from a private university in Yogyakarta, willingly became a drug courier before police caught her last week.


  • House urged to pass law to protect domestic workers

    Domestic workers and activists staged a protest in the center of Yogyakarta City, on Friday, urging the House of Representatives to immediately pass the draft law on domestic workers.

  • W.Kalimantan to host int’l bike event

    The Office of the Coordinating People’s Welfare Minister will hold an international bike event, the Tour d’Khatulistiwa 2013, from Feb.22 to 23 in Pontianak and Singkawang, West Kalimantan.

  • Another ojek driver shot, wounded in Papua

    Yet again the streets of Papua were left bloody after another violent incident occurred at Kampung Pugo, East Paniai district, Paniai regency on Thursday. The victim was identified as Warigan, 48, an ojek (local motorcycle taxi) driver.


  • Climbers who flout Mt. Rinjani ban face sanctions

    Officials at Mt. Rinjani National Park (TNGR) will sanction climbers who defy a ban on ascending the peak that was put into place between Jan. 10 and March 31.

  • Transfer

    Refugees board a bus at a detention center in Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands, for a trip to Medan North Sumatra, on Friday. More than 130 refugees will be put up at a community center in Medan as they await trips to third countries for processing.

  • Aftermath

    Heavy machinery is used to remove debris from the highway in Lumajang, East Java, on Thursday following a landslide triggered by heavy rains in the area.

  • Women join global anti-violence movement

    Women’s activists, university students and housewives in Yogyakarta and Semarang, Central Java celebrated Valentine’s Day on Thursday with a campaign against gender-based violence. In Yogyakarta, some 200 activists, university students and street art community members joined the global One Billion Rising (OBR) movement along the city’s legendary Jl. Malioboro, to say no to sexual violence against women.

  • Cell phone smuggling attempt foiled

    The Mataram Police foiled an attempt to smuggle mobile phones from Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), to Jakarta by confiscating at least 4,428 BlackBerry devices and iPhones worth Rp 20 billion (US$2 million) and detained three people, identified only by their initials R, H and S.

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