• Dems say unanimous reelection of SBY as party chief is likely

    Only weeks before the Democratic Party’s national congress, its central board says that it will unanimously reelect former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as the party’s chairman.

  • Navy to sink two more illegal fishing boats

    Despite complaints from neighboring countries, Indonesia is set to continue sinking foreign ships caught fishing illegally in its territorial waters.

  • By the way ... Nothing so great as a mother’s look of love

    I stood outside our house, waiting for friends to arrive. I was a 6-year-old boy.One of my dad’s colleagues appeared on his motorbike. He seemed nervous. He asked if there…

  • Thousands evacuate as floods inundate Bandung homes

    Around 15,000 homes in Bandung regency, West Java, were inundated following heavy rain over the past few days, while more floods and bad weather are expected throughout the archipelago in…

  • Xmas on the streets for churchgoers

    Some churchgoers will be forced to attend their Christmas masses on the streets because after years of struggle no resolution has been found to the issues their churches face.

  • Jokowi wants ‘soft’ approach to terrorism

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Friday that “softer” religious and cultural approaches were better tools in eradicating terrorism in the country, rather than adopting a security approach.

  • Kalla claims controversial Lapindo bailout a win-win solution

    After an allegation that the government’s decision to take over the Bakrie family’s liabilities in the Lapindo mudflow disaster in Sidoarjo, East Java, was the result of a back room…

  • Floods hit thousands of homes after days of heavy rain

    Heavy rains that began on Thursday evening have triggered floods in a number of regions in Sumatra and Java.

  • Potential missteps in Jokowi’s plan

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been warned about potential missteps in his development agenda as his ambition to drastically increase Indonesia’s economic growth in a short period of time might…

  • New AGO team to tackle graft

    In a bid to improve its reputation for graft prosecution, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), once deemed the country’s most corrupt institution, has established a special taskforce consisting of dozens…