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Archipelago

  • East Java declares state of emergency

    The East Java provincial administration has declared an extraordinary situation (KLB) status over an outbreak of dengue fever, which has hit 1,054 patents, 25 of whom have died, in 38 regencies and cities.

  • Mercy campaign to save Bali Nine duo gains traction

    Sunday service at the C3 Church Bali in Denpasar felt different. During the service, all parishioners who attended recited a prayer for two Australian drug smugglers on death row, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan.

  • 16 regencies, municipalities in C. Java to hold direct elections simultaneously

    The chairman of the Central Java General Elections Commission (KPUD), Joko Purnomo, has said that 16 regencies and municipalities in the province will hold direct elections simultaneously in 2015 as the House of Representatives agreed to pass two government regulations in lieu of law (Perppu) that reinstate direct elections for regional heads.

  • Three accidents at Freeport, one dead

    One person was killed during a series of vehicle accidents at the site of gold miner PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) in Tembagapura, Mimika, Papua, on Saturday and Sunday, the Papua Police have reported.

  • Jokowi must establish independent team on Bambang case: Experts

    Experts have urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to immediately establish an independent team to solve the case related to the arrest of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto.

  • Jokowi’s social impact policy on Jatigede Dam rejected

    Residents impacted by the Jatigede Dam and Reservoir have opposed Presidential Regulation No. 1/2015 on the social impacts resulting from the construction of the dam in Sumedang regency, West Java.

  • Manado reclamation feared to damage environment

    Increasing beach reclamation work in Manado city and parts of Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi, for the last 15 years are feared to be causing damage to the environment.

  • Bali to welcome more cruise ships

    Bali is seeing a brighter outlook on cruise tourism this year as the island’s main port, Benoa, is scheduled to welcome 60 cruise ships throughout the next 12 months.

  • West Tanjungjabung customs seizes freighter

    The West Tanjung Jabung Customs and Excise Office in Jambi has impounded a freighter from Malaysia, Sinar Rizki, believed carrying illegal cargo not listed in the vessel’s manifest.

  • Landslide recurs in Banjarnegara, 100 saved

    A landslide took place again in Banjarnegara regency, Central Java, on Thursday evening in Duren village, Pagedongan district. No casualties were reported in the incident, but around 100 residents took shelter in the neighboring village.

  • Police arrest illegal TKI placement agent

    The North Sumatra Police Special Crimes and Intelligence Directorate arrested a woman on Friday who was believed to be an illegal Indonesian migrant worker (TKI) placement agent to Malaysia.

  • Bali Nine duo still hoping for forgiveness

    Two Australian drug smugglers on death row, Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, still hope they can escape the firing squad.

  • Military ready to fight terrorism in Poso

    The Indonesian Military (TNI) has said it is ready to launch a military operation to quell terrorism in Poso, Central Sulawesi, if required to do so.

  • Aceh student expelled from school over marriage

    A senior high school in Sabang, Aceh, expelled an 11th grade student last month after she got married, saying it did not permit married students to study at the school.

  • Bandung activists initiate movement critical of Jokowi

    Questioning the government’s outlook and policies during the first 100 days of the administration, activists in Bandung, West Java, have initiated the Jan. 22 Movement to prevent reforms from furthering the growth of business oligarchies.

  • South Sulawesi hopes to export surplus rice production

    South Sulawesi’s aim of exporting rice is expected to be realized this year thanks to further increases in rice production in the province and a resulting rice surplus.

  • PT KAI launches Malioboro Morning Express

    State railway operator PT KAI’s Yogyakarta office will launch the Malioboro Morning Express train plying the route between Yogyakarta and Malang, East Java, to accommodate the surge in train passengers connecting the two tourist destinations.

  • Former Bireun regent jailed for three years

    The Banda Aceh Corruption Court on Thursday sentenced former Bireun regent Nurdin A.R. to three years in prison for embezzling Rp 193 million (US$16,000).

  • US helps resolve energy crisis in N. Sumatra

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Indonesia Clean Energy Development (ICED) program, on Thursday reported that it had handed its energy model and Geographic Informational System (GIS) multiregional map to the North Sumatra provincial administration, in response to the chronic energy crisis.

  • Police arrest oil thieves

    Detectives from the East Tanjungjabung Regency Police have arrested five people suspected of stealing oil from PT PetroChina on Thursday.

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