• REDD+ agency hopes for committed new govt

    Officials from the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation plus (REDD+) Management Agency have urged the incoming government to remain committed to the ongoing efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

  • Acceptance of Baha’i faith welcomed

    Amid the growing intolerance of the Shia and Ahmadiyah groups, newly appointed Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin offered a glint of hope for pluralism with his acknowledgment of Baha’i…

  • Citizens make use of Ahok’s ’hotlines’

    While Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is known for his trademark blusukan (impromptu visit) approach, Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has introduced a “hotline service” to get closer to the…

  • Lame duck SBY slips in Freeport deal

    Less than three months before the administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is due to leave office, it sealed a strategic deal on Friday with the local unit of US…

  • KPU relaxed in face of Prabowo challenge

    The General Elections Commission (KPU) and the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) say they are fully prepared to face any legal action taken by the losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and…

  • Jakarta’s congestion empties out across archipelago

    Residents who have left Jakarta to go to their hometowns in the annual Idul Fitri exodus, known locally as mudik, have shifted the capital’s chronic traffic jams to other areas…

  • Jakartans and pets head to hotels

    Hotels for both humans and pets in Jakarta are at full capacity ahead of Idul Fitri.

  • Metalheads the world over rejoice at Jokowi’s win

    The world’s heavy metal fans have been in celebratory mood over the past two days and now they are set to see one of their own occupy the highest office…

  • Mining Law boosts foreign investment

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) growth in Indonesia has reached a historic high in the second quarter after slowing earlier this year, partly boosted by new investments in the mining sector.

  • SBY asks travel operators to put safety first

    As the annual exodus gained momentum on Thursday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urged operators of various modes of public transportation to prioritize the safety of all passengers.