Vento Saudale & Heru Andriyanto, Bogor – Police have confiscated an ambulance used to transport a dozen people to the Puncak resort area in Bogor and another car modified to look like an ambulance to beat traffic in the same area, an officer said on Sunday.
May 8, 2022
Jakarta – Bank Rakyat Indonesia, or BRI, the country's second-largest lender by asset, said its loan disbursement to the small and medium business, or SME, a segment in the first quarter this year had exceeded the level at the beginning of the pandemic Covid-19.
May 7, 2022
Jakarta – The next governors of Jakarta and the city's residents bear the responsibility to preserve and maximize the use of the newly built Jakarta International Stadium (JIS) in North Jakarta, which was constructed for the well-being of the people. It often happens that new leaders abandon or neglect the works of their predecessors for no reason.
Konradus Epa – Police in West Java province of Indonesia have charged a man with blasphemy for trampling on a Quran and hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims.
Cepdika Eka Rismana, 25, a resident of Sukabumi city in West Java, was arrested at a restaurant in the city on May 5, police said. He was then charged with blasphemy.
Ni Komang Erviani, Denpasar – Bali Governor I Wayan Koster has reiterated that the province will not tolerate any foreign nationals who do not respect the local culture as authorities deported on Friday night a Russian couple caught in a viral video, which shows one of the pair posing naked by a sacred tree at a temple compound.
Beritasatu, Jakarta – At least 476 people were killed in traffic accidents during the last week of Ramadan and the following three days when Indonesian Muslims celebrated their biggest holiday of Idul Fitri, according to data from state-owned insurance company Jasa Raharja.
Katharina Reny Lestari – More than 1,600 Indonesia Catholics from 70 countries will participate in the first virtual Easter celebration to be organized by five Catholic groups.
May 6, 2022
Mike Foley – An outbreak of the highly infectious foot and mouth disease has been reported in Indonesia's East Java, posing a potential multibillion-dollar threat to the Australian livestock industry's disease-free status.
Muhammad Aulia, Jakarta – Four members of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's cabinet will likely run in the 2024 election as either presidential candidates or running mates and it's safe to say that they are part of the country's small group of wealthiest individuals.
Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Paramadina University political observer Ahmad Khoirul Umam says that the Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) General Chairperson and Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto's goodwill safari (safari silaturahmi) on Idul Fitri 1443 H this year was ridden with political nuance.
Jakarta – Accompanied by his only son, fashion designer Didit Hediprasetyo, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, who also chairs the country's third-largest party, Gerindra, visited Indonesia's two most powerful figures, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in Yogyakarta and former president and chairwoman of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Megawati Soekarnoputri, in Ja
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – Lampang has been a miner at a community gold mine in Indonesia's East Kalimantan for more than 30 years. Even still, he does not like to talk openly about his work.
Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – President of the Labour Party Said Iqbal, said that around 100 thousand laborers will hold a rally in front of the Hosue of Representatives building as a commemoration of International Labour Day or May Day on May 14, 2022. In the rally, laborers will make 16 demands.
May 5, 2022
Bengaluru – Indonesia's annual economic growth likely remained steady in the first quarter as commodities exports partly offset weak consumer spending due to mobility curbs imposed to stop the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, a Reuters poll found.
Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is one of few names the National Democratic Party, or Nasdem, considers nominating for the 2024 presidential elections, a party executive said on Thursday.
Dina Septiani (360info), Surabaya – A social media cyber war raged throughout Indonesia's past two presidential elections. The effects are still being felt by journalists years later – online discussions have been skewed to give the impression of a majority view, and those who disagree stay quiet.
Neo Chai Chin, Natuna, Indonesia – The risks are "very high" whenever Natuna fisherman Indra goes to sea. Waves can reach up to eight metres during the monsoon, and he remembers his boat once nearly capsizing during a "terrifying" storm.
But for him, the sea is life. "I love being at sea," said the 40-year-old, who goes by one name.
Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – A few more suspected cases of acute hepatitis among children have been reported in Indonesia after the deaths of three paediatric patients allegedly caused by the unknown liver ailment that has affected children across the globe, the country's Health Ministry said on Thursday (May 5).
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An independent initiative in Indonesia has mapped Indigenous lands covering an area half the size of Germany since it began in 2010, nearly a third of it in the past six months alone.
May 4, 2022
Fitri Bintang Timur and Jovita Komala – In February 2022, Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto signed agreements with France to purchase 42 Dassault Rafale fighter jets and two Scorpene-class submarines. Soon after, the United States conditionally approved the sale of 36 F-15EX fighter jets.
Aimee Gabay – "When I was a kid, it was easy to find and catch fish and to see hatchlings of turtles walking around the beach on my way to school," says Matla'ah, a resident of Gili Indah village on Gili Trawangan, a sun-kissed island popular with divers between the better-known Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok.
Herlambang P. Wiratraman (360info), Yogyakarta – Digital authoritarianism is becoming entrenched in Indonesia. New media laws offered the promise of protection, but online attacks have only increased in recent years.
Ahalla Tsauro and Firmanda Taufiq – The neo-FPI, the latest reincarnation of the Islamic Defenders Front, has sought to make a clean break from its controversial predecessor. Indonesians should take it with a dollop of salt.
Masduki (360info), Yogyakarta – In the pre-digital autocratic era, Indonesian state officials controlled the media through direct censorship, advertising and strict media policies. The government could control the media by selectively deploying its annual advertising budget.
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Lawmakers in Indonesia are pressing the government to uncover the true scale of illegal oil palm plantations in the country, following the revelation that the state missed out on more than $3 billion in taxes from these operations last year alone.
Jakarta – Indonesia's manufacturing sector expansion has accelerated in April thanks to improving economic activities that spur employment and purchasing activity, according to the latest S&P Global Purchasing Manager Index, or PMI, data.
Tonggo Simangunsong – The sun was still about half an hour from rising when the sound of dangdut music broke the morning silence in the eucalyptus plantation barracks. The workers woke up from their sleep, rushing to get ready.
Claire Jiao – Indonesia's wealth fund may not reach its $200 billion goal in the time frame set out by the country's president, as it aims to ensure sufficient returns for the state before making investments, according to its chief executive officer.
May 3, 2022
Basten Gokkon, West Yensawai, Indonesia – Linani Arifin says she never thought the flapping seagrass growing along the beach in her hometown in Indonesia's Raja Ampat archipelago would be key to protecting the graveyard of her ancestors.
Maria Fatima Bona, Jakarta – The doctors association has called on all medical professionals in Indonesia to increase alert for any symptoms of hepatitis in children and adults after three children died of acute hepatitis of unknown etiology last month.
James Guild – The last several months have been a wild ride for Indonesia's palm oil sector, culminating last week in a blanket ban on exports of both crude palm oil and its refined products, such as cooking oil.
May 2, 2022
Tempo, Jakarta – Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah said the government was continuing to strive for economic recovery, among them by pushing for the stability of national economic recovery in the social, economic, and political dynamics of the globe.
May 1, 2022
Jakarta – The Labour Party demanded that the 2024 elections be held on schedule and that they be transparent and fair during a May Day action in front of the General Elections Commission (KPU) building in Central Jakarta on Sunday May 1.
M Haris SA, Fardah, Banda Aceh, Aceh – A male elephant was found dead in a river in the Rabung Lima forest area, Peunaron Lama Village, Peunaron Sub-district, East Aceh District, according to the Serbajadi Police office of East Aceh's Resort Police (Polres).
Antara, Jakarta – The majority of Eid homecomers, who were driving by car from Jakarta, Bekasi, and South Tangerang, took approximately about 10-11 hours to reach Merak Port, Cilegon, Banten province, on Saturday.
Agus Salim, a resident of Bantargebang, Bekasi, said that he and his family reached Merak Port around 11:30 a.m. local time.
Jakarta, Indonesia – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Friday confirmed to strengthen cooperation toward realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific amid China's growing assertiveness in the region and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Katriana, Jakarta – Speaker of the House of Representatives of Indonesia (DPR RI) Puan Maharani reaffirmed her commitment to creating and overseeing regulations that are in favor of workers.
April 30, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia is hoping for Japan to take part in a megaproject to build the new capital city when leaders from both countries met in Bogor on Friday.
Nur Janti, Jakarta – A local district court in West Java stunned activists this week after sending four convicted robbers to prison despite mounting proof of wrongful arrest and police intimidation.
Jakarta – An aerial view of vehicles lining up on toll roads used to evoke a feeling of hopelessness for many Muslims wishing to spend their Idul Fitri holiday with their families in their hometowns. But this year, such an image oddly brings a sigh of relief, if not a glimmer of hope, that we may finally be ready to live with COVID-19.
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – With a suitcase full of clothes and gifts for her nieces and nephews back home, Lily Hapsari travelled from Jakarta by train to her hometown in Central Java province on Monday (Apr 25) to be with her parents for the Muslim holiday Idul Fitri, which is expected to fall on May 2.
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The North Sumatra Police and the Natural Resources Conservation Agency have arrested five people and foiled the illegal sale of an endangered orangutan in Deli Serdang.
April 29, 2022
Christopher Knaus and Ben Doherty – Staring at the camera, Anto's face, wide-eyed and child-like, invites a simple question.
How could anyone, let alone Australia's federal crime fighting agency, see an adult gazing back at them?
Kremlin, Twitter, Jakarta – The Russian Presidential Office on its website confirmed that a telephone conversation between President Vladimir Putin and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, took place on Thursday, April 28. Both leaders reportedly discussed multiple issues including the G20 event where its presidency is held in Indonesia this year.
Medan, North Sumatra – Twelve women working in an illegal gold mine in North Sumatra province were killed when a cliff collapsed and triggered a landslide that buried them, police said.
Unlicensed mines are common across mineral-rich Indonesia, with abandoned sites attracting locals who scrounge for leftover gold ore without using proper safety equipment.
Jakarta (Agencies) – Millions of Indonesians were travelling to their hometowns on Thursday in an annual exodus from Jakarta and other major cities before the Idul Fitri holidays, a tradition that has been stalled for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A court in Jakarta has rejected a lawsuit by a remote island community against a gold-mining operation that overlaps onto their villages, in a ruling deemed "problematic" by anti-mining activists.
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Indonesian Covid-19 task force announced on Thursday, April 28, 2022, that the daily growth of confirmed coronavirus cases was 412 with most of them coming from the capital city of Jakarta.
Bernadette Christina, Jakarta – When Indonesian cooking oil prices started climbing in November, authorities faced pressure to contain the cost of the household necessity made from palm oil and used by most people in the world's fourth most populous country.
Jakarta (Reuters) – Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said on Friday (April 29) he had turned down a request for arms from Ukraine's leader and urged him and his Russian counterpart to end the war in Ukraine.