Indonesian police are monitoring the activities of a prominent Papuan figure, including the possibility of treason charges against him for his statement in support of Papuan independenc
November 18, 2022
November 17, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia's central bank raised its key interest rate by 50 basis points for a third consecutive month on Thursday, saying it will strengthen its response to "high" inflation
Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – As this year's Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) draws closer, the award committee has disclosed its final jury in charge of picking the winners.
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi disclosed his reasons for conducting his signature impromptu visit, known as blusukan, to traditional markets and have dia
If you've been on the Indonesian internet over the past week, you might have seen a viral video depicting a supposedly dead man in an open casket coming back to life.
November 16, 2022
Vincent Fabian Thomas, Jakarta – Indonesia's trade balance experienced an unanticipated bump in October as demand from the country's largest Asian trading partners increased and imports
Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – The government finally migrated on Nov.
Abdul Latief Apriaman, Mataram – At least 26 students who are members of the Indonesian People's Assembly (IPA) of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) were arrested when staging demonstrations aga
Makassar, Jubi – The Public Prosecutor in the alleged gross human rights violations of Bloody Paniai at the Makassar Court on Monday, November 14, 2022, demanded 10 years of imprisonmen
Fikri Harish, Jakarta – MRT Jakarta announced on Tuesday that they would extend the operational hours by one hour from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. effective immediately.
Fadhil Haidar Sulaeman, Jakarta – Business initiatives conducted throughout the year under the Group of 20 framework have culminated in a series of investment agreements presented at th
Agencies – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday officially handed over the G20 presidency to India at the end of a summit of the bloc's leaders in Bali.
Ima Dini Shafira, Jakarta – NasDem Party deputy chair Ahmad Ali asserted that there was no ulterior motive in Anies Baswedan's meeting with Solo Mayor Gibran Rakabuming Raka as the two
Antara, Jakarta – The Jakarta Environment Office has established a forum that will encourage collaboration among several parties to support air quality improvement in the capital city.
Amid his busy G20 Summit schedule in Bali, President Joko Widodo today took the time to announce that Indonesia is considering a bid for the 2036 Olympics, which he hopes can be staged
The Kebaya Merah (red kebaya) sex tape scandal was far from over, as police arrested another woman who allegedly featured in dozens of videos produced by the adult content creators.
November 15, 2022
Niniek Karmini And Sibi Arasu, Nusa Dua, Indonesia – Indonesia signed deals with international lenders and major nations on Tuesday that will bring billions of dollars in funding to hel
Justin Jin Soong Liew and Chun Sheng Goh – Since proclaiming independence in 1945, Indonesia's leaders have not been shy about their ambitions to transform the county into an economic p
Vincent Fabian Thomas, Jakarta – China has signed a US$2.6 billion worth of commitment to purchase crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivative products from Indonesia, allowing the archipel
Enarotali, Jubi – Chaos occurred in Moanemani area in Dogiyai Regency on Saturday, November 12, 2022, following the death of a toddler in a traffic accident in Ikebo Village, Kamuu Dist
Yerica Lai, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his United States counterpart Joe Biden agreed on Monday to deepen "concrete" Indo-Pacific cooperation as they unveiled a number
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
Aulia Hadi – On Oct 1st, 2022, 33 years after the Hillsborough disaster in Sheffield a stadium tragedy reoccurred.
Zack Petersen, Jakarta – 'What I've learned' is a new column that presents candid interviews with policymakers, artists, activists and businesspeople on facing challenges and making a d
Haris Setyawan, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko has announced his plans to run as a presidential candidate in the 2024 Presidential Election at a religious event titled "
Antara, Jakarta – The West Jakarta City Government is evaluating the leaders of neighborhood and community units (RT and RW) in Kalideres, after a family of four was found dead in their
Jayapura, Jubi – An advance in the process towards Papua's "Peace Dialogue" with Indonesia occurred in Geneva, Switzerland as the United Liberation Movement for Papua (ULMWP), Indonesia
Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – PAM JAYA president director Arief Nasrudin said that the cause of drinking water in Jakarta being contaminated with E.
Jakarta – The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a global non-profit organization, has pledged $36 million for investment in sustainable projects or solutions to help Indonesia reduce ocean
Greenpeace, Jakarta – Ahead of the G20 Summit, activists from Greenpeace Indonesia projected a message that reads "Just Energy Transition NOW" on the popular Melasti Beach cliff located
Jacqui Baker – The last half of 2022 has seen the Indonesian National Police (Polri) beset by a series of rolling scandals that have exposed police negligence and brutality to the world
Below is an open letter signed by over 140 organisations and individuals in support of the ULMWP's Green State Vision, which was unveiled last year at COP26.
Riani Sanusi Putri (Majalah Tempo), Jakarta – Indonesia's Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto highlighted food security issues in Global Food Security Forum, held on the sidelines of this
Brad Plumer, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt – Indonesia, one of the world's largest consumers of coal, pledged to sharply reduce its reliance on the fossil fuel and speed up its transition to r
Ilona Esterina Piri, Arya Prasetya (Intern), Jakarta – A number of events and discussions held in Bali were forced to be dismissed ahead of the G20 Summit this week.
Nusa Dua, Bali – A coalition of countries will mobilize $20 billions of public and private finance to help Indonesia shut coal power plants and bring forward the sector's peak emissions
Yerica Lai, Nusa Dua, Bali – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo asked Group of 20 leaders to show wisdom and not allow the world to "fall into another cold war" as he opened the G20 Leader'
Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – Food insecurity has become one of the most talked about issues on the global stage as the staple food supply chain continues to be disrupted by the war in Ukrain
Sella Panduarsa G, Nabil Ihsan, Jakarta – Zero Indonesian provinces recorded a low Human Development Index (HDI) level, with a score of below 60, according to Statistics Indonesia's (BP
November 14, 2022
Syakirun Niam, Jakarta – A Kompas research and development (Litbang) survey has revealed that the public hopes that the political elite do not resort to identity politics as poli
Jakarta – A series of deadly or potentially disastrous mass crowd events at home and abroad is a clear reminder that we need to have a robust crowd control strategy to save lives, parti
Dinda Nataya Begjani, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) chairperson Muhammad Isnur stated that activists joining the meeting in Sanur which was besieged by dozens of
Julia Lau – While domestic concerns remain topmost on Indonesians' minds and will still drive diplomacy, results from a survey in July 2022 hint at a more complex worldview.
A United Nations human rights review has raised serious concerns about the ongoing political violence in West Papua.
Ahmad Rizky M Umar – Since taking over the G20 presidency from Italy late last year, the Indonesian government has worked hard to ensure its tenure is a success.
Vincent Fabian Thomas, Jakarta – Indonesian mutual funds are down some 10 percent this year, as global rate hikes and new domestic regulations push money elsewhere.
Heru Andriyanto, Bali – US President Joe Biden on Monday approved an initiative to support the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency, or Bakamla, in the maritime surveillance drone progra
David Lawder, Nusa Dua, Bali – Indonesia, the Asian Development Bank and a private power firm are teaming up to refinance and retire early the first coal-fired power plant under a groun
Yerica Lai, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated on Monday the Sheikh Zayed Solo Gran
November 13, 2022
Bali – Chief Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan claimed on Sunday that the current government has brought major achievements that make the country very different from what it w