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June 8, 2019

Indonesia ›› Terrorism & Religious Extremism
Jakarta Globe - June 8, 2019

Stefi Thenu, Jakarta – The man who launched a failed suicide bomb attack on a police post in the Kartasura subdistrict of Sukoharjo, Central Java…

Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Tempo - June 8, 2019

Adam Prireza, Jakarta – The number of people signing an online petition titled "Revoke Rizieq Shihab's Indonesian citizenship" (Cabut Status WNI…

June 7, 2019

Indonesia ›› Cabinet & The Presidency
Jakarta Globe - June 7, 2019

Willy Masaharu & Hotman Siregar, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has reportedly been in discussion with Prabowo Subianto to bring…

Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Jakarta Post - June 7, 2019

Jakarta – A University of Indonesia (UI) international law expert has cautioned the government over its plan to invite foreign airlines to serve…

West Papua ›› Melanesian & Pacific Solidarity
Radio New Zealand International - June 7, 2019

Vanuatu's Foreign Minister Ralph Reganvanu says the Pacific Islands' Forum needs to be stronger in its stance regarding West Papua.

Vanuatu…

Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Jakarta Globe - June 7, 2019

Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – This year's mudik road rush saw far fewer road accidents than in previous years, thanks to improved awareness of road…

Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Jakarta Post - June 7, 2019

Jakarta – The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has called on the government to find a way to reduce the country's dependency…

Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Jakarta Post - June 7, 2019

Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman, Jakarta – Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution has expressed his optimism that the economy will grow faster…

Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Channel News Asia - June 7, 2019

Jakarta – President Joko Widodo's proposal to allow foreign airlines to operate Indonesian domestic routes with the aim of bringing down ticket…

June 6, 2019

Indonesia ›› Riots & Attacks on Authority
Tempo - June 6, 2019

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Chief of the Indonesia National Police (Polri) Gen. Tito Karnavian, said that the Police will bring the result of…

Indonesia ›› National Holidays & Celebrations
Jakarta Post - June 6, 2019

Jakarta – Over 1.2 million cars left the capital in the week leading up to Idul Fitri, according to state-owned toll road operator…

East Timor ›› Conservation & Animal Rights
New York Times - June 6, 2019

Matthew Abbott, Lospalos, East Timor – The two scientists, crammed in the back of a sweltering car, had come a long way hoping to encounter what…

Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Tempo - June 6, 2019

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Deputy Chairman of the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) Fadli Zon, was reluctant to make any comments or…

Indonesia ›› Social & Communal Conflicts
Jakarta Post - June 6, 2019

Jakarta – More than 700 residents of Gunung Jaya village in Siotapina subdistrict in Buton, Southeast Sulawesi were forced to leave their homes…

Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Tempo - June 6, 2019

Irsyan Hasyim, Jakarta – Deputy Chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN) Bara Hasibuan, said that the Adil Makmur Coalition, or…

Indonesia ›› Fake News & Black Campaigns
Jakarta Globe - June 6, 2019

Jakarta – The government has vowed to keep a close eye on social media for content that may spread agitation and hate ahead of the preliminary…

Indonesia ›› National Holidays & Celebrations
Jakarta Post - June 6, 2019

Jakarta – Two separate brawls broke out in Central and North Jakarta during the Idul Fitri holiday, leaving an 18-year-old seriously injured.…

June 5, 2019

Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Globe - June 5, 2019

Willy Masaharu, Jakarta – Residents in the Indonesian capital may be spared a repeat of last month's post-election violence after losing…

Indonesia ›› Retail & Service Industry
Jakarta Post - June 5, 2019

Jakarta – Vendors at Tanah Abang, Southeast Asia's biggest textile market, in Central Jakarta said that they enjoyed better sales during the…

Indonesia ›› Cultural & Religious Events
Jakarta Globe - June 5, 2019

Carlos Ky Paath & Adi Marsiela, Jakarta – Indonesia observed a peaceful Idul Fitri celebration on Wednesday with a message of unity and calls…

Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Agence France Presse - June 5, 2019

Seventeen people were missing after a cargo boat sank off eastern Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday, the latest maritime accident…

Indonesia ›› National Holidays & Celebrations
Jakarta Post - June 5, 2019

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo approached members of the public still waiting in line at the National Monument (Monas) square in…

West Papua ›› TNI Defense & Military Operations
Al Jazeera - June 5, 2019

Febriana Firdaus, Wamena, Indonesia – Under the pine trees, a nine-year-old girl is sitting on a blue tarpaulin, rubbing her feet.

For the…

Indonesia ›› Suharto & New Order Regime
Detik News - June 5, 2019

Matius Alfons, Jakarta – Loosing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto visited the Cendana residence – the private home of the…

Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Tempo - June 5, 2019

Friski Riana, Jakarta – The chairman of the Democrat Party's Joint Task Force Command (Kogasma), Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono or AHY, paid a visit to…

Indonesia ›› Terrorism & Religious Extremism
Jakarta Post - June 5, 2019

Ganug Nugroho Adi, Kartasura, Central Java – Neighbors of a suspected 22-year-old suicide bomber identified only as RA have revealed details…

June 4, 2019

Indonesia ›› Terrorism & Religious Extremism
Jakarta Post - June 4, 2019

Jakarta – Central Java Police investigators have scoured a security post in the Tugu Tani area in Kartasura for evidence, following a failed…

Indonesia ›› LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
Gay Star News - June 4, 2019

Rik Glauert – The head of Indonesia's population and family planning agency has labeled LGBTI citizens the 'main enemy of national development…

Indonesia ›› National Holidays & Celebrations
Jakarta Globe - June 4, 2019

Dion Bisara & Mikael Niman, Jakarta – A toll gate in Central Java, named after Britain's efforts to leave the European Union, may have gained…

Indonesia ›› National Holidays & Celebrations
Jakarta Post - June 4, 2019

Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – The Transportation Ministry has attributed a notable decrease in the number of traffic accidents during the exodus…

Indonesia ›› National Holidays & Celebrations
Jakarta Post - June 4, 2019

Jakarta – The police have deployed 6,226 officers to major areas of the capital to ensure public order and safety through June 13 as many…

Indonesia ›› National Holidays & Celebrations
Jakarta Post - June 4, 2019

Jakarta – The streets of Jakarta have mostly been empty this week, with millions leaving the capital to travel home for the holidays.

Few…

Indonesia ›› Religion & Identity Politics
Indonesia at Melbourne - June 4, 2019

Ibnu Nadzir – Indonesia's peak clerical body, the Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI), is known for issuing sometimes controversial religious…

Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Jakarta Post - June 4, 2019

Jakarta – The Transportation Ministry is studying a proposal made by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who suggested inviting foreign…

Indonesia ›› National Holidays & Celebrations
Jakarta Post - June 4, 2019

Jakarta – The government continues to intervene in the market to keep the prices of major commodities stable ahead of the Idul Fitri holiday,…

Indonesia ›› Criminal Justice & Legal System
Jakarta Post - June 4, 2019

Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Ministry has reduced the prison sentence of 112,523 Muslim inmates across the country as part of…

June 3, 2019

Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Post - June 3, 2019

Jakarta – Losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto's visit to former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's residence to mourn the passing of…

Indonesia ›› LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
Antara News - June 3, 2019

Mario Sofia Nasution, Padang – National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) Principle Secretary Nofrijal says that the sexual disease of…

Indonesia ›› Literature & The Arts
Jakarta Globe - June 3, 2019

Hannah Ekin – The Jakarta History Museum in Kota Tua is currently hosting -2m: Voices From (Below) the Sea, a contemporary art exhibition that…

Indonesia ›› LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
Coconuts Jakarta - June 3, 2019

This time, it's from the National Population and Family Planning Board, also known as the BKKBN, which today said homosexuality is not only a…

Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Jakarta Globe - June 3, 2019

Dion Bisara, Jakarta – Key benchmark surveys on Indonesia's consumers and manufacturing sector have pointed to robust confidence among local…

Indonesia ›› National Holidays & Celebrations
Jakarta Post - June 3, 2019

Jakarta – Based on monitoring by the Transportation Ministry, the seasonal exodus in a number of places – along toll roads and conventional roads…

East Timor ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Xinhua - June 3, 2019

Phnom Penh – Cambodia and Timor-Leste vowed on Monday to enhance bilateral relations in trade, tourism and education, a Cambodian spokesman said…

Indonesia ›› Fake News & Black Campaigns
Tempo - June 3, 2019

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Indonesian police have arrested Fitriadin, a man who allegedly spread the hoax about the attack inside a…

Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Jakarta Post - June 3, 2019

Jakarta – The Transportation Ministry has recorded a 30 percent decrease in air travelers during this year's Idul Fitri exodus from last year.…

Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Globe - June 3, 2019

Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto is no stranger to political gaffes, but on Monday, during a condolence…

June 2, 2019

Indonesia ›› Riots & Attacks on Authority
Tempo - June 2, 2019

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police Spokesman Gen. Dedi Prasetyo welcomed the National Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM…

Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Jakarta Post - June 2, 2019

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – The government pledges to push forward with its structural reforms after Indonesia showed an improvement in the…

Indonesia ›› National Holidays & Celebrations
Agence France Presse - June 2, 2019

Millions of Indonesians were on the move at the weekend as they returned home to villages and towns across the world's biggest Muslim nation to…

Indonesia ›› Labour & Migrant Workers
Tempo - June 2, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – As many as 81 Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia who are being deported after paying MYR 135 arrived at the Dumai…