• Jokowi to consider ordering prosecutors to stop investigating Bambang Widjojanto

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said that he will consider instructing the prosecutors to stop investigating Bambang Widjojanto, the suspended commissioner of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), who was accused of demanding a witness to falsify testimony in a regional election dispute case in 2010 in Central Kalimantan.

  • Weather hinders search for missing small Indonesian plane

    Rugged terrain and bad weather have hampered the search Saturday for a small passenger plane that went missing with 10 people on board in eastern Indonesia, officials said. The search was halted at dusk and would resume Sunday.

  • Jokowi launches premium rice market operation

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo kicked off on Friday a simultaneous premium rice market operation nationwide as worsening drought, triggered by El Niño, has affected rice production in several regions.

  • Police launch internal probe in antimining activist’s death

    The National Police are investigating alleged police negligence in the murder of a farmer who had been protesting against a mining operation.

  • US senator wants key information on PKI purge declassified

    On the 50th anniversary of the 1965 communist purge, US Senator Tom Udall has reintroduced a resolution that would bring attention the murder of up to 1 million people, which he deemed as one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.

  • National scene: Journalists’ trial set bad precedent: Lawyer

    JAKARTA: The court trial of two British journalists for allegedly filming a documentary about piracy in the Malacca Strait has set a very bad precedent for press freedom, their lawyer said.

  • National scene: Budget sufficient for local elections: Tjahjo

    JAKARTA: Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo said that the General Elections Commission (KPU) had sufficient funds to organize simultaneous local elections on Dec. 9 this year, including balloting in three regions which had been declared by the Constitutional Court as fit to stage the election.

  • National scene: More budget spending for local fisherfolk

    JAKARTA: At least 10 percent of the budget of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry in 2016 will be earmarked for projects that would benefit local fisherfolk, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said.

  • Govt bans DHC6-300 Twin Otter planes from flying for a week

    The transportation minister has prohibited all DHC6-300 Twin Otter planes from flying for a week following the disappearance of a Twin Otter light plane operated by Aviastar airline. The plane reportedly lost contact during a flight in South Sulawesi on Friday.

  • Indonesia, Australia to cooperate in village development

    Indonesia is set to cooperate with Australia to accelerate the development of villages nationwide.

  • Malang Tempo Doeloe Museum named best museum

    Malang Tempo Doeloe Museum, which was established just three years ago, has been declared the best privately owned museum in Indonesia.

  • Police refuse to free student who uploaded bribery video

    The police in Ternate have ignored public outcry and demands for the release of Adlun Fiqri, a student arrested for uploading a video of a police officer accepting money from a road-rules violator.

  • Committee to report Rohingya refugees for false rape claims

    The Aceh National Committee for Rohingya Solidarity (KNSR) is set to report four female Rohingya refugees who claim to have been raped following medical examination results from Cut Meutia Hospital that contradict the allegations.

  • National scene: BNN to be evicted later this year

    Head of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) Comr. Gen. Budi Waseso said that he was not concerned about the prospect of the agency leaving its headquarters in Cawang, East Jakarta, later this year.

  • National scene: House speaker defends weak performance

    Lawmakers at the House of Representatives completed their first year in office on Thursday without much to show for their legislative performance except for passing three bills into law.

  • Kaligis charged hefty fees for minor hearings

    A hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Thursday revealed that it was prominent lawyer OC Kaligis who had suggested filing a plea on behalf of North Sumatra governor Gatot Pujo Nugroho.

  • Jokowi’s new ministers yet to report wealth

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has called on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to instruct his Cabinet members to submit their wealth reports to the antigraft body.

  • Government offers early departure for victims

    A week after the stampede tragedy in Mina, Saudi Arabia, widely considered to be the country’s worst haj-related incident in 25 years, the Indonesian government has announced that the first wave of Indonesian pilgrims had left the holy city of Mecca to return home.

  • Village head detained for farmer’s murder

    The East Java Police have arrested Hariyono, the village head of Selok Awar-awar in Pasirian district, Lumajang regency for his allegedly significant role in the lynching of a local farmer. The farmer had organized a protest against invasive sand-mining in his village.

  • No need to apologize for 1965 communist purge: FPI

    Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) has said that it is forbidden to apologize to the victims of the 1965 communist purge.According to FPI Patron Muhammad Rizieq Shihab, known as Habib Rizieq, an apology for the 1965 purge will lead to the rise of a communist ideology and threaten Muslims.