Antara, Suka Makmue – The Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) of Nagan Raya Regency, Aceh, recorded that 41 villages spread across nine sub-districts were flooded with water leve
November 23, 2023
November 22, 2023
Chaideer Mahyuddin and Marchio Gorbiano (AFP), Sabang, Aceh/Jakarta – More than 200 Rohingya refugees were huddled on the beaches of Sabang island, Aceh, Wednesday after weeks adrift on
November 21, 2023
Hundreds of Rohingya refugees were on Tuesday given shelter for three months in western Indonesia, the country's immigration office said, after locals threatened to turn them back to se
Associated Press, Lhokseumawe – Almost 1,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar have arrived by boat in Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh in the last six days, officials said Monday.
November 20, 2023
Bireuen – Three boats filled with more than 500 Rohingya refugees landed in Indonesia's westernmost province on Sunday, a UN agency said, in one of the biggest arrivals since Myanmar la
November 18, 2023
Laurel Sutherlin – Picture a rhinoceros in the rainforest.
November 17, 2023
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – Indonesia is facing a renewed refugee crisis after the arrival of three boats in as many days with nearly 600 Rohingya people on board.
November 14, 2023
Jakarta – About one hundred Rohingya landed in Indonesia's Aceh province on Tuesday, the chief of a local fishing community said, the latest batch of people to have fled Myanmar by boat
October 26, 2023
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has recognized community claims to ancestral forests in the Sumatran province of Aceh for the first time in history.
August 11, 2023
Banda Aceh – Authorities in Indonesia's ultra-conservative Aceh province have ordered men and women not immediately related or married to stay apart in vehicles and public places, the l
July 28, 2023
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The Indonesian government plans this year to recognize community claims to ancestral forests in the Sumatran province of Aceh for the first time in history
June 30, 2023
Kornelius Purba, Jakarta – In her victory speech after the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) won the June 1999 legislative election, Megawati Soekarnoputri vowed not to le
June 27, 2023
Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – A victim of the Kertas Kraft Aceh pulp and paper mill in Aceh massacre, known as Simpang KKA, Samsul Bahri, said he hopes that the government will contin
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is set to launch a program of non-judicial settlement of past gross human rights violations cases in Rumoh Geudong, Pidie R
June 23, 2023
Aceh – The Central Aceh Transitional Committee (KPA), which is a forum for former Free Aceh Movement (GAM) combatants, firmly opposes the demolition of the Geudong House (Rumoh Geudong)
Jakarta – The remains of the Geudong House (Rumoh Geudong) in Pidie regency, Aceh, where gross human rights abuses were committed when Aceh was declared a military operational area (DOM
June 20, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported that the trend of disaster events in Aceh has begun to shift from floods to land and forest fires.
June 13, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will kick off the non-judicial settlement of cases of past gross human rights violations in Aceh, said Coordinating Minister for Politic
June 7, 2023
James Callery – An unmarried couple have been publicly whipped 21 times each for breaking Sharia law in Indonesia's Aceh district after they were caught making out in a parked car.
June 6, 2023
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore/Jakarta – Six weeks after being arrested for running amok in deeply conservative Aceh, Australian tradesman Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones has been r
May 26, 2023
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore – Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones, the Australian man arrested in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province over an alleged naked and drunken rampage, ha
May 20, 2023
Anne Barker, Indonesia – Bodhi Risby-Jones's lawyer and family had hoped to strike a private deal that would see him released without charge, for attacking a fisherman on the island of
May 17, 2023
Endang Nurdin, Indonesia – Eleven Indonesian villagers from Aceh province have reached a confidential financial settlement with oil giant ExxonMobil.
May 16, 2023
New York, United States – ExxonMobil settled Monday a long-running lawsuit brought by Aceh villagers who alleged human rights violations by Indonesian military officials providing secur
May 8, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Eight sub-regencies in the West Aceh Regency are reportedly inundated under floodwater that is reportedly measured to reach 1 meter deep in certain areas.
April 30, 2023
Karuni Rompies and Chris Barrett, Simeulue, Indonesia – The chief of the village where an Australian man embarked on an alleged naked rampage after drinking from a bottle of vodka says
April 28, 2023
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies – A young Australian man has been arrested in Indonesia's ultra-conservative Aceh province, accused of an alcohol-fuelled, naked rampage outside a beach
March 28, 2023
Lhokseumawe, Indonesia – More than 180 disoriented Rohingya Muslims, some of whom needed medical attention, arrived in the early morning in Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh, an
March 3, 2023
Jakarta – Aceh's traditional leader (Wali Nanggroe Aceh), Tgk Malik Mahmud Al Haytar, has handed over data on 5,000 cases of human rights violations that occurred in Aceh province to th
February 16, 2023
February 10, 2023
February 2, 2023
Jakarta – A Sumatran tiger attacked and injured two farmers in Aceh Wednesday, the second such attack in days, as officials vowed to capture the big cat or cats responsible.
January 24, 2023
Antara, Banda Aceh – The Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) of North Aceh district, Aceh province, has reported that 21,389 people from 4,234 families have been affected by the
January 9, 2023
Jakarta – A boat with 185 Rohingya refugees landed on the shores of Aceh province on Sunday, a local disaster agency official said, following hundreds who arrived late last year fleeing
January 7, 2023
Pallavi Pundir (Vice), Aceh – It's just another day in Banda Aceh, the capital city of Indonesia's only Sharia-regulated province and one of its poorest.
December 28, 2022
Latika Bourke – The United Nations refugee agency has praised Indonesia's decision to rescue hundreds of Rohingya refugees who were abandoned by neighbouring countries as an "act in sup
December 27, 2022
Agencies, Banda Aceh, Aceh – Rohingya refugees received emergency medical treatment after a boat carrying nearly 200 people came ashore in Aceh on Monday, authorities said, in the fourt
December 26, 2022
Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Dozens of hungry and weak Rohingya Muslims were found on a beach in Indonesia's northernmost province on Sunday after weeks at sea, officials said.
November 15, 2022
Jakarta – A boat carrying 111 Rohingya refugees, including women and children, landed on the shores of Aceh on Tuesday, authorities said, the latest among an annual exodus from northwes
November 6, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The floods that have submerged several areas in Aceh Tamiang District, Aceh Province, over the past few days have prompted 23,380 residents to evacuate to higher groun
October 24, 2022
Haryanto and Rizkika Lhena Darwin – In recent years, voters in the world's third-largest democracy, Indonesia, have preferred to support candidates with solid religious personas and a l
October 4, 2022
Mohammad Arief Hidayat and Dani Randi (Banda Aceh) – The chairperson of the Acehnese Regional House of Representatives' (DPR Aceh) Commission V for Health Affairs, M Rizal Falevi, has p
September 26, 2022
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The democratic festivity is a bleak period for trans women in Aceh.
July 23, 2022
Jakarta – The National Police have arrested 13 suspected militants believed to be members of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) during separate operations by counter
July 19, 2022
Authorities in Aceh are pursuing a foreign tourist after she was filmed committing one of the biggest cultural and religious faux pas in the conservative province.
July 14, 2022
Jakarta – The Aceh representative office of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) says that it has handed over three alleged cases of gross human rights violations which occ
March 21, 2022
Beril Huliselan – Since the attacks, arson, and demolition of several churches in Aceh Singkil Regency, Aceh Province, Indonesia (2015), religious freedoms in churches in Aceh Singkil R
March 6, 2022
Yayan Zamzami, Banda Aceh, Indonesia – More than 100 hungry and weak Rohingya Muslims were found on a beach in Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh on Sunday after weeks at sea, of
February 27, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – A flood triggered by incessant heavy rains over the last two days displaced hundreds of residents of Alue Ie Mirah Village, Indra Makmur Sub-district, East Aceh Distri
February 8, 2022
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – John Doe can still recall the moment his alleged torturers made him believe he would never see his family again.