Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – A 100-year-old Portuguese Jesuit priest who has spent more than half his life working in Timor-Leste has been awarded the country's highest honor.
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May 19, 2022
May 10, 2022
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – Indonesian influencers Indra Kesuma and Doni Salmanan lived the kind of lives most people can only dream of.
April 18, 2022
Jakarta – The CEO Clubs Network, a corporate-membership-based international business organization, has honored Rusmin Lawin, vice president of Real Estate Indonesia, or REI, and deputy
March 31, 2022
IDR5 million (US$348) was up for grabs when 32 gravediggers from Bogor Regency, West Java came together in celebration of the pandemic's unsung heroes.
March 30, 2022
Rimar Andhika, Jakarta – A video showing an unidentified man in Palembang being questioned by police after reporting having been sold fake marijuana went viral on Tuesday.
February 13, 2022
Jember, East Java – At least 10 people died after tidal waves swept away a group of people meditating on a beach during Sunday's early hours, police in East Java said.
February 10, 2022
A male tourist from the West Kalimantan capital of Pontianak died after falling from the third floor balcony to the second floor at a hotel where he stayed during his trip to West Bandu
February 7, 2022
Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – The head of a Tangerang market who resigned over a viral TikTok clip showing him with piles of money has claimed that the video was "an accident" and that the
February 4, 2022
Alexander Loen, Jayapura, Jubi – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has designated 36,003 hectares of land in Papua as a Social Forest area on Thursday, February 3, 2022.
January 24, 2022
Jakarta saw a horrifying incident of extreme road lawlessness that led to the death of an 89-year-old man on Sunday.
January 14, 2022
Anne Grace Savitha, Petaling Jaya – An Indonesian couple from Central Java have shocked social media after keeping the corpse of their daughter in their house in hopes that she would ri
November 24, 2021
Ever had to hold it in when you were filling up your car because you weren't carrying loose change?
November 23, 2021
The sense of entitlement and arrogance were off the charts in a viral video depicting a verbal feud between the mother of an Indonesian MP and a woman claiming to be the daughter of a t
October 19, 2021
Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura – Sorong regent Johny Kamuru has issued Decree No.
October 15, 2021
Jakarta – Eleven students drowned and 10 others were rescued during a school outing for a river cleanup in Indonesia's West Java Province, officials said on Saturday (Oct 16).
September 29, 2021
While Indonesians are rightly concerned about a 10-month-old baby being sprayed with silver metallic paint and used as a sympathy magnet for begging, the National Commission for Child P
September 27, 2021
Silver buskers are a common sight in Indonesia, but the discovery of an infant being sprayed with metallic paint for the purpose of making it a prop for begging has spurred authorities
September 17, 2021
The moon shone bright in the East Java city of Sidoarjo yesterday evening, and we're not talking about Earth's natural satellite. We're talking about some dude's ass.
September 9, 2021
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) recorded that 70.3 percent of state officials' assets increased during the past year or during the Covid-19 pandemic.
September 2, 2021
It was a day like any other at a COVID-19 vaccination venue in Tuban, East Java, before a crocodile, which was at least 1 meter long, terrified the health conscious folks when it paid t
August 19, 2021
Nadia Hamid – Indonesia is seeing a disturbing trend of authorities cracking down on political satire, and the fact that a member of the First Family is doing just that – to promote his
August 18, 2021
The neighborhood of Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK) in North Jakarta certainly exudes exclusivity due to its plethora of elite gated communities and well-planned urban development compared to
August 3, 2021
Police in Jember, East Java are warning parents to ensure that their children don't take chocolate from strangers as they are hunting a man who is believed to have slipped in razor blad
July 5, 2021
Syaharani Putri, Jakarta – Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno in his latest Instagram post plans on banning popular online game Fortnite, believing the game goes
June 9, 2021
June 7, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – Police in the regency of Karawang, West Java, has questioned six witnesses in the case of alleged gas poisoning that has affected dozens of residents at the Ciampel su
May 26, 2021
Yerica Lai, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has appointed Lt. Gen.
May 20, 2021
Friski Riana, Jakarta – The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) Commissioner Retno Listyarti lamented the sanction imposed on MS, a senior high school student in Bengkulu, who
May 19, 2021
There seems to be an ongoing trend on Indonesian TikTok involving young people bashing Palestine and its people, one of which resulted in the expulsion of a grade 11 high school student
May 10, 2021
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Restaurant owner who sells the typical West Kalimantan dish 'bipang ambawang' or roasted pork, Juniarto, said that there is over 100 percent increase
Yudha Baskoro, Jakarta – Hundreds of hoodlums and gang member have been flocking to a mosque in West Jakarta to remove tattoo from their skin since the beginning of Islamic fasting mont
May 3, 2021
Jakarta – A 10-year-old boy died after eating cyanide-laced satay which was allegedly intended for another person in a murder plot that goes horribly wrong in Yogyakarta, police said on
April 29, 2021
Jakarta – Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has urged students and graduates of the Institute of Quran Studies (IIQ) to play a bigger role in national development.
April 26, 2021
Yudha Baskoro, Jakarta – Istiqlal Mosque, one of the largest and busiest mosques in Southeast Asia, has been welcoming worshipers and the public again last week with strict health proto
April 7, 2021
Sylvia Looi, Kuala Lumpur – A man in Indonesia nearly married the wrong woman after navigation application Google Maps led him to the wrong location.
March 25, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – At least 10 people were found dead after several leased houses were fully engulfed in flame in Matraman, East Jakarta early on Thursday.
March 23, 2021
A man from Central Lampung, Lampung province may face severe punishment, pending a psychiatric evaluation, after claiming that supernatural whispers led him to behead his father and par
February 23, 2021
Bayu Marhaenjati, Yeremia Sukoyo, Jakarta – At least 15 people have been arrested for their role in a land scam based on a police complaint lodged by the family of former deputy foreign
February 19, 2021
Tempo.Co, Rini Kustiani, Jakarta – Tourists visiting Papua must pay extra attention to look out for pigs – which can be spotted roaming village streets.
February 17, 2021
Bisnis, Jakarta – A viral video that became one of Twitter's trending list entries on February 16 showing a lengthy line of tow trucks carrying new cars that were purchased by village r
February 16, 2021
Indonesian police say they are looking into a bizarre claim made by a young widow in Cianjur, West Java, who has become the subject of widespread ridicule for saying she miraculously be
February 10, 2021
Are some Indonesian islands up for sale? It's all a hoax, the country's authorities have confirmed, after recent online listings suggesting exactly that made national headlines.
February 1, 2021
Mob justice is sadly common in Indonesia, but a recent incident saw one of the most frail members of society being roughed up by a group of men after she was accused of stealing money.
January 9, 2021
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated a newly improved Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta earlier this week, after it had undergone large-scale renovations since May 2019.
November 26, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said the current public health and economic crises are an opportunity for Indonesia to push the reset button and make a quantum leap
November 20, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – A 34-year-old man in North Sumatra who sold a meteorite that smashed through his roof for Rp 200 million (US$14,000) found out later that he could have received
November 7, 2020
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is set to award the title of national hero posthumously to six Indonesian figures on Heroes Day, which falls on Nov.
November 4, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The government is set to honor several figures, including former Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gatot Nurmantyo and former Constitutional Court chief
November 2, 2020
Jakarta – The Bukittinggi Police in West Sumatra have arrested five members of the Siliwangi Bandung chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) motorcycle club for allegedly beating two I