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Archipelago

  • Minivan driver gets 18 years for killing 3

    A angkot (public minivan) driver has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for the murder of two children and an adult in Makassar, South Sulawesi, in September 2011.

  • In search of justice

    Rev. Erde Berutu (right) of the Protestant Churches in Aceh Singkil, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam areas and Aceh Singkil Christians’ Communication Forum chairman Tigor Padang (left) talk during a dialog at The Jakarta Post office in Jakarta on Tuesday. The dialog discussed churches in Aceh Singkil regency in the westernmost province which face the threat of demolition by the local administration.

  • Palu to receive waste-processing machine from Sweden next year

    The local administration in Boras, Sweden was due to send a waste-processing machine, along with technical experts, to Palu, Central Sulawesi by 2013, said Palu’s Deputy Mayor Andi Mulhanan Tombolotutu.

  • Prosecutors seek 4 months for reckless teacher

    Prosecutors demanded on Tuesday a four month prison sentence for Marini, a teacher with the Buddhist Bodhicita Institution in Medan, North Sumatra, who swerved into dozens of pupils while trying to move her car in March.

  • Riau enters smog-prone period

    The drought season is coming to Riau and is estimated to reach its peak between this month and July, with the number of hotspots increasing during that time.

  • Pertamina urges S. Sulawesi tighten energy belt

    State oil and gas firm PT Pertamina is urging the South Sulawesi administration to immediately establish a policy on energy saving, especially on the consumption of subsidized fuel.

  • Semarang legislator gets three years in prison

    Semarang City Council member Agung Purno Sarjono was sentenced Tuesday by the Semarang Corruption Court to three-and-a-half years’ in prison for corruption.

  • Bandung to build cable car system

    The Bandung city administration and PT Aditya Dharmaputra Persada announced on Tuesday a plan to build a 2-kilometer Bandung Sky Bridge cable car to help alleviate traffic congestion in the West Java provincial capital.

  • 68 illegal immigrants detained in Kupang

    The authorities have transferred 68 illegal immigrants from the Middle East to the Kupang immigration detention center in East Nusa Tenggara.

  • Former Kampar regent faces graft trial

    Former Kampar regent Burhanuddin Husein stood trial at the Pekanbaru Corruption Court on Monday for a graft case that reportedly cost the state an estimated Rp 519.58 billion (US$55.07 million).

  • N. Sumatra councillor tried for gambling; Luwu official busted for drugs

    The trial of North Sumatra Legislative Council member Palar Nainggolan for gambling began at the Medan District Court on Monday.

  • Toward Surabaya Cyber City, WiFi is everywhere

    The Surabaya municipality will equip every park and public area in the city with WiFi Internet access points, or hotspots, by teaming up with state-run telecommunications firm PT Telkom Indonesia as part of its efforts to accelerate the Surabaya Cyber City program.

  • Transnational Crime: Better protection for witnesses

    Indonesia must strengthen international cooperation to address transnational crime issues and provide better protection for witnesses and victims, an official said on Monday.

  • Surabaya aims to provide Internet coverage in all public areas

    The Surabaya administration aims to cover all city parks and public areas with a wireless Internet connection in its bid to become a “cyber city”.

  • 68 illegal immigrants detained in Kupang

    The authorities have transferred 68 illegal immigrants from the Middle East to the Kupang immigration detention center in East Nusa Tenggara.

  • Former Kampar regent faces graft trial

    Former Kampar regent Burhanuddin Husein stood trial at the Pekanbaru Corruption Court on Monday for a graft case which reportedly cost the state an estimated Rp 519.58 billion (US$55.07 million).

  • Honey bear attacks villager in North Aceh

    A villager in Bireuen, North Aceh is currently being treated in a hospital after he was attacked by a honey bear, locally known as cagee, while he was collecting rattan in the woods over the weekend.

  • Fire razes plywood warehouse in Yogyakarta

    A fire engulfed a plywood warehouse in Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Monday morning.

  • Climber missing on Mt. Talamau, W. Sumatra

    A search and rescue team is trying to determine the whereabouts of a student who went missing while climbing Mt. Talamau in Pasaman Barat regency, West Sumatra.

  • Deputy regent nabbed over crystal meth

    The South Sulawesi Police have arrested Luwu deputy regent Syukur Bijak for allegedly using crystal methamphetamine.

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