Jakarta – Floods triggered by heavy rainfall in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, have submerged three districts and six subdistricts since Tuesday morning, affecting at least 7,213 resident
Environment & Natural Disasters
January 15, 2020
January 14, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – Minister of Environment and Forestry (LHK) Siti Nurbaya has stated that a rehabilitation of around 800,000 hectares (ha) of land is needed to help to lower the increa
Rina Chandran, Bangkok – More than 200 Jakarta residents have filed a lawsuit against the governor of Indonesia's capital as they seek to hold authorities responsible over their inacti
January 13, 2020
Jeffrey Hutton, Jakarta – Victims of the recent floods in the Indonesian capital are preparing a class action suit against regional governments, alleging that officials failed to adequ
Andi Hajramurni, Makassar – Heavy rain over the weekend has caused flooding in four regencies and one municipality in South Sulawesi, with at least one fatality.
January 12, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim has placed a ban on the use of disposable plastic bottles or bags within the Education and Culture Ministry.
January 10, 2020
M Julnis Firmansyah, Safira Andini, Jakarta – Jakarta Metro Police Chief Gen. Insp.
Jakarta – The central government and the regional administration are busy accusing each other to the cause of the floods that inundated Jakarta.
January 7, 2020
Kharishar Kahfi, Jakarta – Shoppers in Jakarta will soon be unable to carry their groceries in single-use plastic bags as the Jakarta administration has issued a long awaited gubernato
Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has implied that the majority of the capital was safe from the recent floods, claiming that floodwater only inundated 15 percent of Jakarta at
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Sinabang in Aceh on Tuesday afternoon, causing light damage.
M Yusuf Manurung, Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia chief Leonard Simanjuntak said the recent severe flooding in Jakarta Greater Area was caused by the climate crisis.
Jakarta – The head of Ciledug district has apologized after a video of him shouting at a volunteer as evacuations took place in the flood-stricken district in Tangerang, Banten, caused
Jakarta – The Indonesian capital of Jakarta will soon ban single-use plastic bags in markets and shopping centres, joining other cities in the region in reducing the use of disposables
Sausan Atika, Jakarta – Experts on urban planning and flood mitigation have urged the public to engage in a healthier, more comprehensive discussion about flood mitigation instead of r
Jakarta – Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) deputy speaker M.
January 6, 2020
Mudslides and power blackouts have hampered the search for people missing in massive floods in Indonesia's capital, where more than 60 people have died and some of the tens of thousand
A group of Jakarta citizens say they're going to launch a class action lawsuit against Governor Anies Baswedan over what they perceived to be inadequate prevention and handling of the
Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – Jakarta's provincial government is facing the prospect of a class action lawsuit from residents impacted by the disastrous New Year's Day floods that ha
Jakarta – Bogor Regent Ade Yasin gave a "cartoonish" response to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan's argument that recent flooding in Jakarta was mainly caused by excessive water flows f
January 4, 2020
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Chief of Climate and Air Quality Information Dissemination of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG) Agency Harry Tirto Djatmiko asserted t
Arya Dipa, Bandung and Jakarta – The West Java administration declared an emergency status on Friday after floods and landslides hit several areas in the province, as well as in Jakart
Arlina Arshad – The heavy rainfall pounding Indonesian capital Jakarta and its surrounding areas over the New Year period was "not ordinary" and, when combined with the city's overcrow
Max Walden – Indonesia's air force has dropped salt flares on storm clouds in an effort to prevent further torrential rain over the capital Jakarta, after deadly floods ravaged the cit