Jakarta – Soccer is a magnet. The gravity of it in luring fans and masses is enormous.
Sport & Recreation
January 23, 2023
January 16, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has given his blessing to State-Owned Enterprise Minister Erick Thohir to join the race for the chairman of the Indonesian Football Asso
Prasto Wardoyo, Surabaya, Indonesia – An Indonesian court on Monday began a trial of a handful of police officers and soccer match organisers on charges of criminal negligence for their
December 24, 2022
Jakarta – Seven Indonesian families whose relatives died or were injured in one of the worst stadium disasters in football history are suing officials they consider responsible, their l
December 23, 2022
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – All eyes will be on match organizers and security personnel who will be testing out new security measures on Friday as the Indonesian men's soccer team will play
December 19, 2022
An attempt to break a tug-of-war record in Indonesia went horribly wrong after what was described as a freak accident killed one of the 5,000 participants in the event.
November 18, 2022
Aloysius Efraim Leonard, Jakarta – Karaoke events held in hip bars and clubs and attended by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of participants, have become the country's new 'it' party.
November 16, 2022
Amid his busy G20 Summit schedule in Bali, President Joko Widodo today took the time to announce that Indonesia is considering a bid for the 2036 Olympics, which he hopes can be staged
November 15, 2022
Aulia Hadi – On Oct 1st, 2022, 33 years after the Hillsborough disaster in Sheffield a stadium tragedy reoccurred.
November 14, 2022
Jakarta – A series of deadly or potentially disastrous mass crowd events at home and abroad is a clear reminder that we need to have a robust crowd control strategy to save lives, parti
November 13, 2022
Annie Wu – The venue is brimming with cheers of excitement from the chicken owners.
November 11, 2022
Hendro Situmorang, Jakarta – Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali said on Friday the government has no authority to resume top-flight football competition Liga 1, which has
Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – Families, friends and survivors are still experiencing psychological trauma from losing their loved ones and witnessing people suffer from tear gas.
November 10, 2022
M Bagus Ibrahim, Malang – As many as 135 biers were carried in a procession from the Gajayana Stadium to the Malang City Hall or the Malang city monument traffic circle in East Java.
Malang, Indonesia – Thousands of people in Indonesia rallied Thursday demanding justice and a thorough investigation into those they blame for the stampede at Kanjuruhan soccer stadium
November 9, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian Football Association, or PSSI, on Tuesday urged the government to allow the resumption of the country's top-tier competition Liga 1, which has been suspended si
November 5, 2022
Muhammad Aulia, Jakarta – The Jakarta Metropolitan Police have charged two members of live music show organizers for criminal negligence after it was found that they sold tickets nine t
Agence France-Presse in South Tangerang – The K-pop band NCT 127 were forced to end their first concert in Indonesia early after 30 people fainted in a crush, police said.
November 3, 2022
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The National Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM) recently submitted its final investigation report on the deadly incident in East Java's Kanjuruhan footb
November 2, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesian police firing tear gas was the main trigger for a deadly football stampede at a stadium in East Java last month, the country's human rights commission found in a re
The excessive and indiscriminate use of tear gas by police was the main cause of a deadly crush at a football stadium in East Java last month that left 135 people dead, Indonesia's huma
October 25, 2022
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore/Jakarta – Police officers and football and security officials have been taken into custody in Indonesia on charges of negligence as the death
October 21, 2022
Malang – A football fan who suffered from injury resulting from a crush at the Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java, died on Thursday after receiving treatment for more than two week
October 20, 2022
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) has conducted a survey on the fatal October 1 tragedy at the Kanjuruhan football Stadium in Malang, East Java.
Tangguh Chairil, Jakarta – The Indonesian police are under a spotlight following a deadly stampede on Oct. 1 at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java.
October 19, 2022
The Indonesian football stadium where more than 130 people were killed in a crowd crush on 1 October will be torn down and rebuilt, the country's president has said.
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has criticised the results of an investigation by the government sponsored Joint Indepe
October 18, 2022
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The joint independent fact-finding team (TGIPF) for the Kanjuruhan stadium disaster revealed that a three-hour CCTV recording about the tragedy was removed.
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is disappointed with the results of the investigation report compiled by the government
October 14, 2022
A fact-finding team tasked with investigating a deadly soccer stampede in Indonesia has concluded tear gas was the main cause of death in one of the world's worst stadium disasters.
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has slammed a statement from the National Police earlier this week as failing to show empathy for the victims of the fatal stampede and crush o
October 13, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) and world soccer governing body FIFA will form a joint taskforce in a bid to improve crowd control and safety measures after a deadl
News Desk, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has slammed a statement from the National Police earlier this week as failing to show empathy for the victims of the fatal stampede
October 11, 2022
A'an Suryana – The deadly soccer match in Indonesia's Malang City behooves the authorities to revise their crowd control procedures.
Jakarta – Home to millions of soccer fans, Indonesian should, in principle, be well poised to lead the regional development of the sport, both in terms of athletic achievement and in th
October 10, 2022
Jakarta – East Java Police Chief Insp.
News Desk, Jakarta – The National Police disclosed on Monday that some of the tear gas canisters fired in the lead-up to the Kanjuruhan Stadium stampede in Malang, East Java, had expire
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition's fact-finding team dedicated to independently investigating the deadly stampede at the Kanjuruhan stadium found that the hund
October 9, 2022
Reno Surya, Malang – Only four paramedics were on standby inside the football stadium in Indonesia where 131 people were killed in a crowd crush, with a further 12 nearby, the head of t
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition fact finding team (TPF) has conducted an investigation for at least seven days related to the Kanjuruhan Stadium tragedy in whic
October 8, 2022
Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – Indonesia won't get sanctions from the world football governing body FIFA, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Friday, after at least 131 people died
October 7, 2022
Six people, including police and match organisers, are facing criminal charges in Indonesia after a crowd crush at a football game killed at least 131 people at the weekend.
October 6, 2022
Agencies, Malang, East Java – Locked stadium doors were a key reason why the Kanjuruhan soccer riot turned so deadly, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Wednesday, ordering an urgen
Fika Nurul Ulya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) is asking Indonesian police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo to stop his officers from intimidating Aremania (Ar
October 4, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia's hopes of hosting world sports events in future will depend on the credibility of its investigation into the weekend's football stadium disaster and safety reforms,
Karuni Rompies and Chris Barrett, Malang, Indonesia – Indonesian football authorities rejected a request from police to shift the ill-fated Javanese derby between Arema FC and Persebaya
Andy Fuller – More than 125 people are dead, after police fired tear gas at football fans in Malang, East Java, over the weekend, in one of the world's worst football disasters.
October 3, 2022
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition is urging President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to publically apologise to the victims of the Kanjuruhan Stadium tragedy.
Jakarta – Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were killed or wounded in the post-match tragedy at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java, on Saturday.
Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok and Reno Surya in Jakarta – Indonesian police are facing mounting pressure over their management of crowds during the Kanjuruhan stadium disaster, where at