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A police officer manages traffic at a checkpoint between Yogyakarta and Central Java in Prambanan, Klaten, Central Java on Wednesday.
A police officer manages traffic at a checkpoint between Yogyakarta and Central Java in Prambanan, Klaten, Central Java on Wednesday.`
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COVID-19 case spike looms as millions skirt 'mudik' ban

The government believes more than 1 million people have gone on mudik (exodus) trips over the Idul Fitri holiday despite the ongoing ban and is screening returning travelers as it anticipates a spike in COVID-19 cases.

13 hours ago
National

More tests, local monitoring: Authorities step up virus prevention as ‘mudik’ travelers return

The COVID-19 task force will perform more random testing on intercity travelers and tighten checks on people traveling from Sumatra amid the rise of confirmed cases in Indonesia's westernmost island.

2 days ago
National

6.6 magnitude quake hits off Sumatra: USGS

The shallow quake hit at 12:30 (0630 GMT) near the island of Nias, about 250 kilometres (160 miles) south of the city of Sinabung.

2 days ago

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National

COVID-19 case spike looms as millions skirt 'mudik' ban

The government believes more than 1 million people have gone on mudik (exodus) trips over the Idul Fitri holiday despite the ongoing ban and is screening returning travelers as it anticipates a spike in COVID-19 cases.

13 hours ago
National

At least seven dead in Central Java boat selfie accident

The accident happened when all 20 passengers suddenly moved to the one side of the vessel to take a group photo on Saturday in the Boyolali regency, said Central Java police chief Insp. Gen. Ahmad Lutfi.

13 hours ago
National

Fresh concerns raised after KPK hands recent arrestees over to police

While KPK investigators arrested East Java's Nganjuk regent for alleged bribery, the National Police's Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) will continue the investigation.

1 day ago
National

More tests, local monitoring: Authorities step up virus prevention as ‘mudik’ travelers return

The COVID-19 task force will perform more random testing on intercity travelers and tighten checks on people traveling from Sumatra amid the rise of confirmed cases in Indonesia's westernmost island.

2 days ago
National

6.6 magnitude quake hits off Sumatra: USGS

The shallow quake hit at 12:30 (0630 GMT) near the island of Nias, about 250 kilometres (160 miles) south of the city of Sinabung.

2 days ago
National

Concerns grow over Sumatra's surging COVID-19 cases

Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati said antigen or GeNose breathalyzer testing was mandatory for every traveler departing from Sumatra’s airports and seaports.

2 days ago
National

As Indonesia tries to help India, officials warn people not to lower guard against virus

Indonesia dispatched medical supplies to India, helping the South Asian country with the third-most COVID-19 deaths in the world to battle a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed its healthcare system.

3 days ago
National

Indonesian Muslims celebrate second Idul Fitri under pandemic shadow

Muslims in Indonesia celebrated Idul Fitri, which marks an end to the holy month of Ramadan, under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic and health protocols that limited the scale of festivities for the second consecutive year on Thursday.

3 days ago
National

Late incentives haunt medical workers deployed at COVID-19 frontlines 

Medical personnel working at makeshift hospitals commonly rely on these incentives as their sole income as they cannot work elsewhere.

5 days ago
National

Government U-turn on local ‘mudik’ vexes regions

Local administrations in urban areas are left confused over how to enforce the government's sudden change of policy on mudik (exodus) travel in urban agglomeration areas.

5 days ago
National

Risma ‘ready’ to face House scrutiny over removal of duplicate aid recipient data

Social Affairs Minister Tri “Risma” Rismaharini said she was ready to answer to the House of Representatives regarding the millions of duplicate data entries found in the ministry’s integrated social welfare data (DTKS) registry.

5 days ago
National

Language body adds subentries to 'perempuan' in KBBI

The definition of perempuan in the latest, fifth edition of the dictionary and its online version has not changed, defining women through their reproductive organs.

5 days ago
National

Seven killed in landslide at West Sumatra gold mine

Torrential rains triggered a landslide on Monday, inundating the mine with mud mixed with stones and debris in South Solok regency, West Sumatra, said the local emergency agency head Fikri.

5 days ago
National

Canadian deported from Bali for offering 'orgasmic' yoga class

Christopher Kyle Martin was deported from Indonesia on Sunday after he promoted online a "Tantric Full Body Orgasm" class for 20 euros ($24). The promotion went viral on Indonesia's social media, irking some conservative groups.

6 days ago
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All hands on deck to salvage sunken Nanggala submarine

Three Chinese navy ships have joined the operation to lift the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine from the bottom of the Bali Sea, but a particular type of underwater currents complicates the mission.

6 days ago
National

Thousands turned back to stop Idul Fitri exodus

In Jakarta, some 6,500 vehicles were told to turn around because of the mudik ban, which started on Thursday and will last until May 17.

1 week ago
National

Ruling on religious dress code in state schools threatens freedom

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court to revoke a joint ministerial decree that banned state schools from prescribing religious attire has been met with criticism from rights activists and experts, who said it would put schoolgirls back into discriminatory dress codes.

1 week ago
National

Woman charged with premeditated murder in accidental poisoning of 10-year-old boy

The suspect allegedly wanted to enact revenge on an ex-boyfriend for marrying another woman.

1 week ago
National

'Don't scapegoat migrant workers for COVID-19 surge': Activists

Rights activists have strongly cautioned the government against adding to the prevailing stigmatization against migrant workers, after a senior minister blamed the vulnerable community for a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Riau and the Riau Islands.

1 week ago
National

‘Racist, unnecessary’: How controversial test seen as pretext to fire top KPK employees 

The controversial civic knowledge test was part of the employment status transition mandated by revised KPK Law, which was passed after a speedy deliberation at the House of Representatives in 2019.

1 week ago