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Archipelago

  • Two Iranians face death in W. Java drugs case

    Prosecutors in Sukabumi, West Java, are seeking the death penalty for two Iranians, Mostafa Moraqdalivand, 32, and Seiyed Hashem, 36, who were caught in February in possession of 40.1 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.

  • Customs office uncovers textile smuggling

    Belawan Customs and Excise Office sea patrol officers foiled an attempt on Tuesday to smuggle thousands of rolls of fabric from Malaysia to North Sumatra.

  • Oz fitness instructor seeks light sentence

    An Australian fitness instructor, Jake David Drage, says he is hoping for a lighter sentence than the six years’ imprisonment demanded by prosecutors.

  • Building of ASEAN fishery launched

    The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry launched on Tuesday the construction of a fishery — which will be known as the Inland Fishery Resource Development and Management Department (IFRDMD) — in Palembang, South Sumatra.

  • Riau gov’s job safe despite sex assault cases

    An official at the Home Ministry said the ministry had no plan to summon Riau Governor Annas Maamun, who has been reported to the National Police over two sexual assault allegations.

  • Royal ceremony

    The Bate Salapang customary council conducts the coronation ceremony of Gowa’s 37th king, I Kumala Idjo Daeng Sila Karaengta Lembang Parang (third from right), at the Balla Lompoa Gowa Museum in Gowa regency, South Sulawesi on Tuesday. Kumala is the youngest son of Gowa’s 36th king, Andi Idjo Karaeng Lalolang. (Antara/Dewi Fajriani)

  • On trial

    Drage Jake David of Australia, a defendant in a traffic accident case, attends his trial at the Cibadak District Court in Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi, West Java, on Tuesday. Drag Jake David has been charged with negligence resulting in the death of one resident of Pelabuhan Ratu. (Antara)

  • Semarang records highest number of HIV/AIDS cases in C. Java

    The Semarang region is home to 3,130 people living with HIV/AIDS, the highest concentration of people with the disease in Central Java, which is home to 4,472 cases.

  • Indonesian haj pilgrims begin to depart for Saudi Arabia

    Suwarni, a haj pilgrim from Surakarta, Central Java, said she was not concerned about the Ebola virus, MERS virus or even the expected extreme heat of Saudi Arabia.

  • Court suspends Abdul Kholiq’s detention

    The Sleman District Court has granted a suspension of detention request made by the defense team of Abdul Kholiq, an Islamic boarding school (pesantren) caretaker who was accused of religious-based violence in Sleman, Yogyakarta.

  • Police detain Batam civil servant with fat bank account

    The National Police have quietly apprehended Niwen Khairani, a fourth-echelon employee in the Batam administration who, according to the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK), had a bank account in her name worth Rp 1.3 trillion (US$111 million).

  • Residents call for repairs to bridge

    Around a thousand residents of Glak village, Sikka regency in East Nusa Tenggara have been isolated for months following the collapse of the only bridge over the Waiara River after it was hit by floods in February 18. The bridge connected their area to another village.

  • Pertamina employee suspect in pipeline fire

    West Java police have named four suspects in the fatal blaze at the pipeline belonging to state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina in Mandalawangi village in Subang, West Java, on August 28.

  • Yogyakarta Police grant detention delay to Florence Sihombing

    The Yogyakarta Police have granted a detention delay request filed by Florence Sihombing, 26, a Gadjah Mada University (UGM) graduate law student who was detained because of comments she made on social media that were considered insulting and that had sparked anger among some Yogyakarta residents.

     

     

  • Frost ravages potato crops in Dieng

    Dozens of hectares of potato plantations in Batur district, Banjarnegara regency, Central Java, have died in just a few hours after being stricken by frost, known locally as bun upas, resulting in financial losses of up to hundreds of millions of rupiah to local farmers.

  • Undocumented migrants foiled in attempts to depart for Malaysia

    The Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) has foiled the attempts of 669 migrant workers from departing to Malaysia without the proper documentation.

  • Bandung govt urged to scrap waste incinerator technology plans

    The Bandung administratioon should review a tender awarded to a private-sector firm to develop a waste-based power plant (PLTSA), as the planned use of waste incineration technology to generate electricity is incommensurate with the character of waste in Bandung, says a conservationist.

  • Woman accuses Riau governor of harassment

    Wide Wirawati, the daughter of a former Riau government official, has reported Governor Annas Maamun to the National Police for sexual harassment.

  • HIV/AIDS patient dies in Jambi

    A person living with HIV/AIDS died recently in Jambi, raising concerns about the effectiveness of current prevention efforts, an official has said.

  • Three die in Batam shipyard explosion

    Three workers of PT Bandar Abadi shipyard in Tanjung Uncang, Batu Aji, Batam, Riau Islands, died and another worker was still missing when a ship that was being repaired, exploded on Friday evening.