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.
People & Places
January 26, 2021
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
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.
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
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.
July 16, 2020
Quinton Temby – Hilmi Aminuddin, who brought the Muslim Brotherhood to Indonesia, died on 30 June 2020.
June 14, 2020
Jakarta – Former Army chief of staff General (ret.) Pramono Edhie Wibowo, an in-law of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono or SBY, died at a municipal hospital in Cianjur, West J
May 10, 2020
Jakarta – Former Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen. (Ret.) Djoko Santoso died at the age of 67 on Sunday morning at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD).
March 31, 2020
Jakarta – Billionaire, former Trade and Industry Minister under Soeharto's New Order – also famous for being the dictator's golf buddy – and Indonesian Athletics Federation chairman Bo
March 26, 2020
Ganug Nugroho Adi, Surakarta, Central Java – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his family gathered on Thursday to pay their final respects to Jokowi's late mother, Sujiatmi Notomiharj
February 24, 2020
Having fled Indonesian-rule in his homeland, Mr Ayamiseba became a central figure in advancing the West Papuan independence cause in regional fora.
February 14, 2020
Peter Job and Hamish McDonald – In later years he wore a hat for all seasons, whether it was the bitter cold of a Canberra winter or the tropical heat of Dili: a cap of checked tweed.
February 6, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Prominent New Order finance minister and member of the so-called "Berkeley Mafia" JB Sumarlin passed away at the age of 87 in Jakarta on Thursday.
February 4, 2020
Asip Hasani and Aman Rochman, Jombang, East Java – Thousands of Pesantren Tebuireng santri (Islamic boarding school students) and national figures have bid farewell to prominent cleric
Dili – East Timor Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak on behalf of the government and the people of his country offer condolences and sympathy to James Dunn's Family.
February 3, 2020
Jakarta – Salahuddin "Gus Sholah" Wahid, a renowned Muslim figure and luminary of the country's largest Islamic group, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), passed away on Sunday evening.
Jakarta – Salahuddin Wahid, a key figure in Indonesia's largest Muslim group Nahdlatul Ulama, passed away during treatment at a Jakarta hospital on Sunday evening. He was 77.
January 10, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – The World Bank appointed Indonesian senior economist Mari Elka Pangestu as its managing director for development policy and partnerships, making her t
December 5, 2019
Jakarta – Singaporean daily The Straits Times has named Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as its 2019 Asian of the Year for "dexterity and nous in navigating the tricky cross-c
November 10, 2019
Jakarta – Ever wondered how President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo got his now-ubiquitous nickname? The unlikely answer: from a French businessman.
September 17, 2019
Peter McCawley – Bacharuddin Jusuf "BJ" Habibie, Indonesia's third president, died last week at age 83. Habibie was an unexpected president.
September 16, 2019