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  • JK: AEC benefits businesspeople in S. Sulawesi

    Former vice president Jusuf Kalla said Indonesia should not be wary of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) -- which would be implemented in 2015 -- as entrepreneurs, especially those from South Sulawesi, could capitalize on it.

  • PT KAI adds trains due to surge

    State railway company PT KAI is operating additional Argo Dwipangga trains to anticipated surge in the number of passengers leaving the city despite Sunday being the official end of the Idul Fitri holiday.

  • Yogyakarta prison employee dies following mysterious shooting

    An employee of the Wirogunan Prison in Yogyakarta, Agus Susatyo, who had been shot two weeks ago by a mysterious shooter, has finally died of his wounds in the Panti Rapih Hospital. No one has been held responsible for the shooting up to this date.

  • 500 Labuhan Ruku prisoners transferred

    The North Sumatra Law and Human Rights Office, with the assistance of the police and the military, has transferred 500 prisoners deemed to be instigators of a prison riot, from Labuhan Ruku prison to various prisons and jails throughout the province.

  • Bandung mayor arrested on bribery charges

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has arrested Bandung Mayor Dada Rosada after questioning him for more than seven hours. Dada is currently being detained at the Cipinang detainment center in East Jakarta.

  • Jambi immigration hunt for escaped illegal immigrants

    The Jambi Immigration Office is pursuing four illegal immigrants from the Middle East who escaped its detention center a few days ago, a local official has said.

  • Can't stand the heat

    A woman runs away due to the heat from burning effi gies of cows and lions during a Ngaben mass cremation ceremony at Kedewatan Anyar village, Ubud, Bali on Sunday. The ceremony was organized for 64 locals who had passed away over the last few years.

  • Journalists name Udin as national press hero

    Slain journalist Fuad Muhammad Syafruddin alias Udin, who was murdered 17 years ago allegedly because of his reports, was named a national press hero by the Yogyakarta Journalists Solidarity for Udin over the weekend.

  • Gorontalo to inform cattle farmers on aviation law

    The Gorontalo provincial administration is to socialize the Law No. 1/2009 on aviation to all cattle breeders around the Jalaluddin Airport following the recent incident at the airport where a Lion Air aircraft skidded off the runway after it hit three cows.

  • LBH Medan to report judges for acquitting mayor, bribery

    The Legal Aid Institute (LBH) Medan will file a report with the Judicial Commission (KY) over a panel of judges at the Medan Corruption Court over allegations of bribery.

  • All victims of capsized boat found

    All 16 victims, who drowned after a boat capsized in waters off Jepara, Central Java, had been accounted for after rescue workers found the final two on Saturday.

  • One dies in Independence Day clash

    Festivities to celebrate the 68th Independence Day were marred by a fatal clash between two neighboring villages on Saturday evening in Gorontalo.

  • Another N. Sumatra prison torched, 30 inmates flee

    More chaos has taken place at a prison in North Sumatra, this time thousands of inmates have set fire to the Labuhan Ruku prison in Batubara regency following violent conflicts with prison guards.

  • Jambi prison grants no remission for graft inmates

    The Jambi Penitentiary has decided to turn down sentence reduction requested by nine graft case inmates. Prison authorities reasoned that it had only followed procedure as the Law and Human Rights Ministry had said nothing about the request.

  • Mass ceremony

    Dozens of local residents carry offerings for a Ngaben cremation ceremony, which was held at Kedewatan village, Ubud, Bali on Sunday. The ceremony was organized for 64 locals who had passed away over the last few years.

  • Public pressure key to solving Yogya journo’s murder: Sociologist

    A Gadjah Mada University sociologist has said that applying public pressure on the police was the key to solving the murder of Bernas daily journalist Fuad Muhammad “Udin” Syafruddin, which has remained unsolved for 17 years.

  • Ornamental boat parade

    The Regional General Election Supervisory Council (Panwaslu) takes part in the ornamental boat parade along Musi River in Palembang, South Sumatra, on Saturday. The boat parade was held in conjunction with the commemoration of the 68th Independence Day. The Panwaslu boat was also used to disseminate information about the next repeat South Sumatra gubernatorial election on Sept. 4, 2013.

  • Celebrating Independence Day

    Ahmadiyah followers, temporarily accommodated over the last seven years at Transito building in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, hold a tumpeng (cone-shaped rice with side dishes) contest on Friday as part of commemorating Indonesia's 68th Independence Day. At least 30 families are still living in the building after they were evicted from their home village.

  • Overloaded boat capsizes

    Rescuers carry a body bag containing the body of a victim of a boat that capsized off Panjang island in Central Java on Thursday, upon arrival at a port in Jepara, Central Java, Friday. An overloaded boat carrying Indonesians performing a traditional ceremony at sea to celebrate the end of Ramadan capsized in high waves Thursday, an official said.

  • Boat capsizes in Indonesia, at least 14 dead

    An overloaded boat with Indonesians performing a traditional ceremony at sea to celebrate the end of Ramadan capsized in high waves Thursday, killing at least 14 villagers, an official said.