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  • Indonesian language gains favor among foreigners

    Dozens of people from around the world were busy preparing food and beverages to sell on a hot Thursday at a university compound in Depok, while others tried to offer…

  • Fears mount over kids’ safety online after child porn case

    A recent case involving the exploitation of children on the Internet has led to questions from parents and the government alike on how best to ensure the safety of the…

  • Good Friday procession disaster claims seven in E. Nusa Tenggara

    Easter holiday festivities in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) have been overshadowed by the deaths of seven people who were onboard the Nelayan Bhakti motorboat, which sank during the Semana Santa…

  • MUI silent over anti-Shia event

    The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has yet to clearly state its stance over the upcoming declaration by the National Anti-Shia Alliance at the Al-Fajr Mosque in Bandung, West Java, on…

  • Low-ranking official has Rp 1.3t in his bank account

    The Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK)said the National Police are now investigating a low-ranking official who had Rp 1.3 trillion (US$113.8 million) in his bank account.

  • No paper

    Due to Good Friday, which is a national holiday, The Jakarta Post will not be published on April 18. However, you can still keep up to date on current affairs…

  • Discourse: ‘This change is the most important change of the last century’

    China’s rise as a regional power has been frequently debated and discussed. Within Southeast Asia there are many perceptions of China as it engages and convinces the world of its…

  • It was just a regular meeting: PDI-P

    The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has given assurances that the candidacy of Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was free from foreign influence and that if elected president the…

  • Dems snub Gerindra, turn to PAN, PPP

    The National Mandate Party (PAN) and the United Development Party (PPP), which had both reportedly been gravitating toward a coalition with the Gerindra Party, may now, according to new reports,…

  • Case points to dangers facing Indonesian kids

    In a criminal case that highlights the vulnerability of social media-savvy Indonesian children to sexual abuse, a man in Surabaya, East Java, was arrested for allegedly persuading six children via…