Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The State Intelligence Agency (BIN) has finally spoken out over allegations that mortars it imported from Serbia were dropped on villages in Papua in 2021.
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June 16, 2022
May 10, 2022
Imam B, Mecca Yumna, Jakarta – People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Chairman Bambang Soesatyo lauded the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) for maintaining national sovereignty throughout
December 31, 2021
Jakarta – The government needs to add a new portfolio in the cabinet to deal exclusively with domestic security issues, a respected think-tank group said on Friday.
September 14, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Days after reports emerged about a suspected breach by Chinese hackers into government internal networks, the Indonesian State Intelligence Agency (BIN) – which
May 13, 2021
Greta Nabbs-Keller, RM Wibawanto Nugroho Widodo – The "DarkSide" ransomware cyber-attack on the US-based gasoline facility Colonial Pipeline, which has disrupted East Coast fuel supplie
September 15, 2020
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The Indonesian state intelligence agency (BIN) denies the existence of a Rajawali special squad, which has been rumored to be within the intelligence agency.
August 27, 2020
New York – Indonesia, the current president of the UN Security Council, organized an informal meeting on Wednesday to address growing threat on critical public infrastructure posed by c
New York – The International Committee of the Red Cross acknowledged "the real and growing threat" posed by cyber attacks against civilian infrastructure in future conflicts and warned
August 15, 2020
Jakarta – The President has removed BIN from the responsibilities of the coordinating ministry for political, legal and security affairs.
August 1, 2020
July 30, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – A new regulation signed by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has created a new position of undersecretary responsible for performing intelligence work rela
July 20, 2020
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has recently issued a regulation stipulating that the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) will work directly under the President in a bid to stream
June 29, 2020
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The recent alleged hacking attempts committed against activists in Indonesia have alarmed anti-graft and human rights activists.
June 19, 2020
Tangguh Chairil – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all Indonesian national security agencies have been heavily involved in the response.
December 30, 2019
Antara, Bandung – Indonesia's state-owned aerospace company Dirgantara Indonesia introduced on Monday two prototypes of new medium-altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE
August 15, 2019
Dewi Nurita L & Koran Tempo, Jakarta – Criticism is being voiced in response to the involvement of State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Head Budi Gunawan in the country's politics, espe
April 11, 2019
Marlinda Oktavia Erwanti, Jakarta – Presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto has a simple way of detecting 'intel' (intelligence agents) claiming that he can differentiate between intel a
December 16, 2018
On December 16 President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo attended a gathering of TNI (Indonesian military) village supervisory non-commissioned officers (Babinsa) from throughout Sumatra at the Ba
July 30, 2018
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo showed his appreciation for the notable services of four members of the Indonesian Military's (TNI) village supervisory non-commissioned officer
July 17, 2018
Ahmad Fikri, Bandung – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi asked the Indonesian Military's (TNI) village supervisory non-commissioned officers (Babinsa) to improve territorial capability.
January 9, 2018
Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) acting Speaker Fadli Zon responded to the statement made by the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) chief Djoko Setiadi related the need
January 6, 2018
Jakarta – National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian is re-assigning 32 retiring police officers, including State Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief Gen. Budi Gunawan.
January 4, 2018
Indonesia's newly appointed Cyber Body and National Encryption Agency (BSSN) chief Djoko Setiado didn't exactly have the best first day at work yesterday, telling reporters following hi
Jakarta (Antara) – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto has expressed his appreciation that Indonesia had finally got a National Cyber and Encryption
Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi has requested for the cyber security to be tightened and expanded this year.
January 3, 2018
Is there such a thing as a "positive" hoax news story? Well, according to the man tasked with eradicating them in Indonesia, there just might be.
Anton Hermansyah, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has instated Djoko Setiadi as the chairman of the newly established National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN), responsible f
July 17, 2017
Nurul Fitri Ramadhani and Margareth S. Aritonang, Jakarta – National Police chief Gen.
June 2, 2017
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo issued a presidential regulation on May 23 officially recognizing the National Cyber Agency, which will be tasked with consolidating cybersecurity measures
February 20, 2017
Jakarta – The police have extended the detention of treason suspect Firza Husein at the headquarters of the Mobile Brigade Command detention center (Mako Brimob) in Kelapa Dua, Depok, for another 2
February 1, 2017
Fachrul Sidiq, Jakarta – Witnesses summoned on Wednesday to testify about treason allegations implicating some political activists, including Sri Bintang Pamungkas and Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, the
January 30, 2017
Jakarta – The Jakarta Police said on Sunday (29/01) they will question two leaders of the Islamic Defenders Front, or FPI, in an investigation over an alleged plot against the government.
January 28, 2017
Jakarta – Jakarta Police have scheduled a questioning for Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab and general secretary Munarman, as well as the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesi
January 19, 2017
Jakarta – Police have continued their investigation into an alleged plot against the government by questioning five more witnesses on Wednesday (18/01), an official said.
January 13, 2017
January 10, 2017
September 11, 2016
Jakarta – The promotion of newly appointed National Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief Budi Gunawan as a four-star police general is politically driven, an analyst said on Sunday.
September 10, 2016
Jakarta – The former deputy chief of the National Police, Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan, has been inaugurated as the new national spy chief.
September 8, 2016
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – The House of Representatives officially approved Comr. Gen.
September 5, 2016
Margareth S. Aritonang, Jakarta – A challenge to gain the trust of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo awaits Comr. Gen.
September 3, 2016
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has questioned Comr. Gen.
September 2, 2016
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has sent a letter to the House of Representatives nominating National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen.
July 20, 2016
July 19, 2016
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has warned players of Pokeman Go that their games may be used to detect the secretive information by foreign countries through s
June 17, 2016
March 7, 2016
Nani Afrida, Jakarta – The Defense Ministry is developing an intelligence body, aiming to obtain information to build strategic policy.
March 1, 2016
Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Jakarta – Diverging from the government's planned amendments of the 2003 Terrorism Law, the country's spy agency demanded on Monday that intelligence officers be bestowed wit
Jakarta – The National Intelligence Agency (BIN) plans spend Rp700 billion (US$54 million) to recruit more agents in response to concerns over personnel constraints, a lawmaker has said.
February 3, 2016
Jewel Topsfield, Jakarta – Indonesian authorities compiled a secret dossier of prominent Papuans that details their "weaknesses" – such as women and alcohol – and outlines a strategy to "suppress"
January 27, 2016
Tama Salim, Jakarta – The House of Representatives has established a national intelligence oversight team that will monitor the work of state intelligence officials and their clandestine operations