Indonesia has told the United Nations that it has no intention of giving in to the demands of protesters for a referendum to be held in its troubled province of West Papua.
September 15, 2019
James Massola, Amilia Rosa and Karuni Rompies, Balikpapan – When Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced the country's capital city was moving from Jakarta to East Kalimantan, it ki
Jakarta – Protesters have admitted that they were promised money if they took part in enlivening a protest action critical of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in front of th
Linda Yulisman in Jakarta and Trinna Leong Malaysia in Putrajaya – The Indonesian government yesterday vowed to impose criminal charges on companies, as the authorities sealed off more
Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-belching blazes raging across rainforests and farmland in Indonesia, one of the frontlines against fi
Nur Azizah Rizki Astuti, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) is urging the House of Representatives (DPR) to immediately ratify the Draft Law
Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "unhealthy" levels on Saturday for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed, threatening to deepen
Karen Barlow, Jakarta – The thick, hot smog and its accompanying dangers never seem to go away.
It is this city's state of being.
It is a blanket without comfort.
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Aviation and shipping activities in and around the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan were severely impacted by haze caused by forest fires over the weekend, w
Jakarta (Antara) – Tens of people staged a rally outside the West Sumatra Provincial Legislative Assembly (DPRD) building on Friday, calling on the central government to endorse the re
September 14, 2019
With fierce blazes raging in jungles from the Amazon to Indonesia, concerns are mounting about the impact as rainforests play a vital role in protecting the planet against global warmi
Jakarta – Two international non-government organisations (NGOs), namely the Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) from Holland and the Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) from Canada, have written
Amanda Hodge and Chandni Vasandani in Jayapura and Papua – In streets heavily secured by fresh contingents of Indonesian police and soldiers this week, those hit by recent violent prot
Jakarta – Around 20 Papuan students from the Javanese cities of Bandung, Malang and Yogyakarta have met with the family of former president Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid to discuss the c
Jakarta (Antara) – Environment and Forestry Ministry has sealed off 42 lands owned by corporate and one land owned by individual regarding the prevention and control of land and forest
Jakarta – Papua Student Alliance (AMP) lawyer Veronica Koman has finally spoken out about being declared a suspect by the East Java provincial police for inciting an incident at the Pa
September 13, 2019
Jakarta – President Joko Widodo told Indonesians on Friday he would not compromise in the fight against graft, amid concerns over the officer picked to head the anti-corruption agency
Beritasatu Team & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Despite objections from its own staff, former South Sumatra Police chief Insp. Gen.
Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – A riot broke out in front of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Jakarta as protesters in support of the KPK law revision burned banners and threw
Wahyu Setiawan, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the meeting between President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and scores of Papuan figures
Kuala Lumpur (Reuters) – Indonesia moved closer to ending child marriage on Friday (Sept 13) after the government secured a key nod paving the way to raise the age for girls to wed in
Gangsar Parikesit, Jakarta – The Jakarta administration has reportedly allocated Rp166.91 billion into its 2020 budget priorities (KUA-PPAS) for Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) memb
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – There is something notably different on the official website of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Friday, September 13.
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Indonesia restated the progress it has made on human rights, especially in dealing with the security situation in Papua, during a meeting at the United Nations Of
Kate Lyons – The first president of Timor Leste has paid a touching visit to the bedside of the Indonesian president who granted the region a referendum on independence in 1999, before