• Employing disabled people beneficial for companies: Expert

    Companies should strive to employ people with disabilities as they have the right to employment and the skills that can benefit companies, says experts.

  • National scene: Ministry orders student dismissal after brawl

    Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has ordered the dismissal of five students from the Institute of Public Administration (IPDN) for assaulting two cadets at the Indonesian Military Academy (Akmil).

  • National scene: MK rejects social conflicts law review

    The Constitutional Court on Monday rejected a judicial review filed by a civil society group challenging the authority of regional heads to declare a state of emergency during conflicts in their regions, as stipulated in two articles of Law No. 7/2012 on social conflicts.

  • New bill leaves out articles mandating rights protection

    The Coalition of Indonesian Women for Justice and Democracy (KPIKD) has criticized the proposed Indonesian migrant workers protection bill for not stipulating protection against rights violations abroad.

  • Government ‘turns a blind eye’ to religious intolerance

    The central government is continuing to ignore religious-based discrimination and violence, with many cases going unresolved, human rights watchdogs have said.

  • Council scrutinizes conversation records in Setya’s Freeport case

    The House of Representatives’ ethics council canceled its examination of an alleged breach of ethics by Speaker Setya Novanto on Monday, as members questioned the validity of the conversation records that allegedly reveal the Golkar Party lawmaker’s attempt to broker a deal between the government and a mining company.

  • Bilingual curriculum to be compulsory in universities starting from 2016

    The government will make it compulsory for university students to interact in English in order to prepare them to compete in the ASEAN Economic Community, which comes into effect at the start of 2016.

  • National scene: Sudirman ready to testify against Setya

    JAKARTA: Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said has said he is ready to repeat his report of an ethical breach on the part of House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto before the House’s ethics council.

  • RI demands Oz cooperation after migrants sent back

    Indonesia has once again called out Australia for its immigration policies in light of an incident involving a group of asylum seekers being forced to return to Indonesia after their boat was intercepted last week by Australian authorities when attempting to reach Australian shores.

  • KPK launches investigation into Petral

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has officially opened a probe into alleged corruption at now-defunct oil and gas trading company Pertamina Energy Trading (Petral) and its subsidiaries.

  • Susi seeks protection for Indonesian 'slaves' in New Zealand waters

    Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has asked New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia David Taylor to urge his government to issue a policy to protect Indonesian migrant workers.

  • The time to act is now, says US ambassador

    US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O.Blake said in his remarks on World AIDS Day 2015 that all relevant parties must take concrete action to implement programs to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS.

  • Yogyakarta garden owner speaks up about damaged flowers

    Early on Sunday morning, Sukadi, 43, was sitting on his house’s terrace, facing his orange amaryllis garden.

  • Police question expert witnesses in Mandom factory blaze

    Two expert witnesses have been examined by the Jakarta Police in relation to a blaze at a PT Mandom Indonesia cosmetics factory that claimed 28 lives.

  • Lack of parental guidance, misuse of social media causes depression

    Psychologists have warned that a lack of attention from parents will lead to a greater chance of teenagers suffering from depression.





  • Ministers opposes Mesuji school closures

    Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya says she has discussed with Culture and Primary and Secondary Education Minister Anies Baswedan measures the government will take in response to the closure of schools in Moro-Moro, Mesuji regency, Lampung.

  • Jokowi departs for UN climate conference in Paris

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo left Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base in East Jakarta for Paris on Sunday morning to attend the UN Climate Change conference.

  • 'Don't ask me about helicopters': Jokowi

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo told reporters on Saturday that all questions pertaining to helicopter procurement should be directed at Air Force chief of staff Air Marshall Agus Supriatna.

  • Ministry probes deaths of 31 children in Papua

    Health Minister Nila Farid Moeloek has said that her ministry has sent a team to Papua to investigate the deaths of 31 children since October in the country’s easternmost province.

  • National scene: Tax amnesty bill included in 2015 Prolegnas

    JAKARTA: The House of Representatives’ legislative council (Baleg) has decided to include a tax amnesty bill in the 2015 National Legislation Program (Prolegnas), despite the limited time lawmakers will have to deliberate on the bill.