Jakarta – Desmond Mahesa, a lawmaker from the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), died on Saturday after battling with illnesses at a Jakarta hospital. He was 57.
People & Places
June 24, 2023
May 30, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Amungsa land is mourning the loss of Thom Beanal, a prominent Amungme pioneer and politician.
May 26, 2023
BeritaSatu, Jakarta – Sarwono Kusumaatmadja, a senior minister during the Soeharto era, died on Friday after undergoing treatment in Penang, Malaysia. He was 79 years old.
January 24, 2023
Len Garae – Benny Wenda is both an International Lobbyist for Independence of West Papua as well as Interim President of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Provisiona
Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto was one among state dignitaries who paid tribute on Tuesday to the father of State Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief Budi Gunawan, who passed a
December 29, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – The face of the capital of Papua Province cannot be separated from the role of Lukas Enembe, Governor of Papua Province for 2014-2023, and the late Brig. Gen.
December 24, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo visited former vice president Try Sutrisno who is being treated at the Gatot Soebroto Army Central Hospital in Jakarta, Friday, December 23.
December 16, 2022
Fiona Gruber – Journalists' lives are often peripatetic, and few more so than foreign correspondent Jill Jolliffe, whose career included covering war in Angola, investigating secret Naz
November 8, 2022
Paul Gregoire – Fierce West Papuan resistance figure, Filep Karma, was found dead on Jayapura Beach on 1 November under suspicious circumstances.
November 3, 2022
Fikri Harish, Jakarta – A coalition of Papuan activists has formed a team to investigate the death of West Papuan independence activist Filep Karma, who was found dead on Base G Beach,
Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan pro-independence figure Filep Karma was buried at the Expo Public Cemetery in Jayapura City on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at around 9:30 p.m.
Jayapura, Jubi – Chairman of the Papua Customary Council (DAP) Extraordinary Congress Version Dominggus Surabut said the council together with a coalition of civil organizations formed
The daughter of Filep Karma who died this week aged 63 has confirmed that the West Papua activist died in a diving accident.
November 2, 2022
Andreas Harsono – Filep Karma, a prominent Papuan activist and former political prisoner, was found dead Monday on a beach in the Papuan city of Jayapura.
Ben Doherty – The human rights campaigner Filep Karma – one of West Papua's most famous former political prisoners – has been found dead on a beach in Jayapura, sparking calls for a ful
Jayapura, Jubi – Free Papua activist Filep Karma passed away at 63 on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
Jonh Roy Purba, Jayapura – The Morning Star independence flag and the flag of the pro-independence West Papua National Committee (KNPB) was flown when the body of West Papua activist Fi
David Robie – A tragic day of mourning.
November 1, 2022
Victor Mambor and Nazarudin Latif, Jayapura, Indonesia and Jakarta – Filep Karma, a prominent Papuan pro-independence activist and longtime former political prisoner of Indonesia, was f
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is urging the government to investigate the cause of Filep Karma's death.
October 16, 2022
Yamin Kogoya – The sudden death of activist Leonie Tanggahma has shaken Papuan communities.
September 21, 2022
Yvette Tanamal, Jakarta – The late prominent Muslim scholar Azyumardi Azra, who passed away on Sunday, aged 67, in Selangor, Malaysia, was laid to rest at Kalibata Heroes Cemetery on Tu
September 20, 2022
Jamhari Makruf – On 18 September, renowned Indonesian scholar of Islam Professor Azyumardi Azra died suddenly of a heart attack.
September 19, 2022
Indonesian Christians are mourning the death of an Islamic scholar, who stood for the rights of religious minorities and for the promotion of interfaith dialogue in the Muslim-majority
July 8, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Friday expressed his condolences on the death of Japanese former prime minister Shinzo Abe who had been shot while delive
July 1, 2022
Jakarta – State Administrative Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo died on Friday while undergoing intensive treatment for a lung infection at a Jakarta hospital. He is 64 years old.
June 13, 2022
Bandung, West Java – Tens of thousands of people filled streets in the city of Bandung Monday to mourn a governor's son, who was found dead in a Swiss river last week after a search tha
May 27, 2022
Ryan Dagur – Indonesian Catholics are mourning the death of Ahmad Syafi'i Maarif, a Muslim cleric known for his spirit of nationalism and defense of minority groups as well as being cri
April 11, 2022
Edward Aspinall – Richard Harry Chauvel was a noted Australian historian of Indonesia.
April 5, 2022
Ryan Dagur – Timor-Leste is mourning the death of a Portuguese missionary who spent more than 50 years working as a teacher in the Catholic-majority country.
November 16, 2021
Mark Bowling, Brisbane – British journalist and filmmaker Max Stahl has been honoured at a funeral Mass in St Stephen's Cathedral in Brisbane – 30 years after he filmed a massacre in Ea
November 3, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste's President Francisco Guterres has awarded the country's highest honor to the late Bishop Basilio do Nascimento Martins of Baucau, who died last week.
November 1, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste is mourning Bishop Basilio do Nascimento Martins of Baucau, who made an important contribution to its struggle for independence.
October 29, 2021
Antonio Sampaio, Dili – Filmmaker and journalist Max Stahl, 66, has died almost 30 years after capturing images of the Indonesian massacre at Santa Cruz cemetery in the Timor-Leste capi
Antonio Sampaio, Dili – Former Timor-Leste President Xanana Gusmao today lamented the death of journalist and filmmaker Max Stahl, recalling that his work had "changed the fate of the n
October 27, 2021
New Delhi – The daughter of Sukarno, Indonesia's founding father and first president, on Tuesday converted from Islam to Hinduism, an unorthodox move in the world's most populous Muslim
July 5, 2021
Jakarta – Harmoko, the information minister during the New Order Era who became the public face of the Soeharto regime, passed away on Sunday. He was 82.
July 3, 2021
Jakarta – Renowned politician Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, the daughter of founding father Sukarno, passed away on Saturday after being treated for Covid-19 for a week at a Jakarta hospita
June 21, 2021
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – A number of Cabinet members took to social media to extend their birthday wishes as President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday, June 21, celebrates his 60th birthda
May 28, 2021
Laurens Ikinia – Papuans are in mourning after the recent passing of Klemen Tinal, the Vice Governor of Papua Province.
May 19, 2021
Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – Media personality, prominent critic of the New Order regime and former presidential spokesperson Wimar Witoelar passed away in Jakarta on Wednesday morning at
May 11, 2021
Jakarta – Muslim preacher Tengku Zulkarnain, widely known for his political remarks critical of the Joko "Jokowi" Widodo government, died on Monday at the age of 57 while being treated
January 26, 2021
Indra Nugraha – Veteran Indonesian agrarian reform activist Gunawan Wiradi, a lifelong champion of the rights of farmers and rural communities, has died at the age of 88.
January 15, 2021
Jakarta – Prominent Muslim preacher Syekh Ali Jaber died on Thursday following 19 days' treatment at Yarsi hospital in Central Jakarta.
December 21, 2020
Jakarta – Prominent Catholic scholar and author Bernardinus Herry Priyono died of cardiac arrest on Monday morning. He was 60 years old.
December 16, 2020
October 14, 2020
Jakarta – Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has once again been named the Finance Minister of the Year for East Asia Pacific by Global Markets magazine for her accomplishments thro
September 10, 2020
Made Anthony Iswara and Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Indonesia lost one of its journalism heroes on Wednesday through the passing of Jakob Oetama, cofounder of the country's largest media a
Rizki Fachriansyah – Late Kompas Gramedia cofounder Jakob Oetama was laid to rest in a military funeral at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, South Jakarta, on Thursday.
September 8, 2020
Jakarta – Prominent Muhammadiyah figure Abdul Malik Fadjar passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Monday at Mayapada Hospital in Kuningan, South Jakarta. He was 81 years old.