News & Issues
May 23, 2020
May 22, 2020
Jakarta – A man, who was named the winning bidder in a charity auction of a Rp 2.55 billion (US$172,715) electric motorcycle owned and signed by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, was que
Farouk Arnaz, Markus Junianto Sihaloho, Jakarta – Business tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo has come to save the day when top politicians are facing embarrassment after the top bidder of an e
May 18, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – At the age of 25, Second Lt.
May 12, 2020
Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – This week comes as a stark reminder for people to protect and uphold the rights of the country's many unsung heroes amid the COVID-19 outbreak: nurses wh
March 20, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The frame of a 45-meter-tall statue of Jesus in North Tapanuli regency, North Sumatra, was dismantled Thursday following a court order that declared that the s
March 14, 2020
Gardi Gazarin, Jakarta – An employee of the National Nuclear Energy Agency, or Batan, was named suspect for illegally storing radioactive waste at his home in Batan Indah housing compl
March 10, 2020
Jakarta – After nearly two centuries, a golden kris belonging to Indonesia's national hero Prince Diponegoro was returned by the Dutch King Willem-Alexander, here on a three-day state
February 20, 2020
Asip Hasani, Kediri – When Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung visited Lirboyo pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Kediri, East Java, last week, he joked about advising President Joko "
February 19, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – A street fight video set on Jakarta's busiest business strip Jalan Thamrin that went viral on social media was fake, police said on Wednesday.
February 14, 2020
A woman in Klaten Regency, East Java was arrested on suspicion of neonaticide, motivated in large part by difficult circumstances in her household.
February 13, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Karo Regency, North Sumatra – Police named 20 inmates suspects on Thursday following a prison riot that culminated in a large-scale case of arson that damaged most par
February 12, 2020
It seems there will never be a shortage of viral stories about Indonesians and faux pas in Japan.
February 11, 2020
Jakarta – A bureaucratic blunder caused the Religious Affairs Ministry to appoint a Muslim official as acting head of the Catholic Community Guidance Directorate General, a move that d
February 5, 2020
Haeril Halim, Banda Aceh – Agus plunges a wooden paddle into his coffee and marijuana-filled wok, taking care to roast just the right mix of ingredients – and stay one step ahead of po
February 3, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – The National Anti-Narcotics Agency (BNN) has firmly rejected a suggestion raised by a lawmaker of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) to export cannabis, currently cat
January 23, 2020
Jakarta – Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly has apologized for provoking the ire of Tanjung Priok residents in North Jakarta following his negative description of the area.
January 22, 2020
News Desk, Jakarta – More than one hundred residents of Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, flocked on Wednesday to the Law and Human Rights Ministry on Jl.
January 21, 2020
Indonesia's most infamous alleged fraudster at the moment has owned up to his delusions as his imaginary kingdom crumbles as quickly as it ascended to its imaginary heights.
We've written about heartwarming stories involving app-based motorcycle taxi drivers (locally known as ojek online or ojol for short) before, but a recent viral thread on an elderly dr
January 16, 2020
Suherdjoko, Semarang, Central Java – The Central Java Police have named Totok Santoso Hadiningrat and Fanni Amanadia, who proclaimed themselves to be the "king and queen" of Keraton Ag
January 15, 2020
Jakarta – The Purworejo Police arrested on Tuesday afternoon Totok Santoso Hadiningrat and Fanni Aminadia, residents of Purworejo regency in Central Java, who recently declared themsel
As Friday prayers wrap up at Suada mosque, worshippers turn their attention outside where Fakhry Affan steers a drone high above, snapping pictures of the building tucked in a corner o
January 14, 2020
Jakarta – Totok Santosa Hadiningrat, a resident of Purworejo in Central Java, has declared himself king of Keraton Agung Sejagat (The World Empire), which he claims to be the "mother o
January 8, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan, North Sumatra – The North Sumatra Police have arrested a woman, her lover and a hired hitman for the murder of her husband in Medan, North Sumatra, last year.