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Archipelago

  • Direct elections could lead to impeachments

    Experts warn that the newly passed regional elections (Pilkada) bill, which mandates indirect local elections, contradicts the Indonesian presidential system and will likely make local administrators prone to impeachment.

  • E. Java to establish film censorship board

    The East Java administration will establish its own Film Censorship Board (LSF) to ensure that films produced in the province adhere to cultural values and promote educational themes.

  • Freeport workers block access to Tembagapura

    Workers from US-based mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia (FI) have again blockaded road access to the mine site in Tembagapura in Mimika regency, Papua, urging the company’s management to take responsibility for workplace accidents occurring in the country’s biggest mine.

  • Natuna residents told to be aware of territorial conflict

    The Riau Islands provincial administration has warned residents in Natuna regency to stay up to date on issues related to the South China Sea dispute.

  • New hotels spark fear of price war, environmental problems

    The rapid development of new hotels over the last few years has raised the prospect of unhealthy business competition in Semarang, Central Java, and environmental problems in the neighboring Yogyakarta province.

  • Traditional rice barns preserved in Bima

    Despite the rapid development of technology across the globe, residents of Maria subdistrict, Wawo district, Bima regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), continue to use traditional rice barns.

  • New type of homemade bomb found in Poso

    The police in Poso, Central Sulawesi, have found a new type of homemade bomb in Tamanjeka, on the Poso coast, along with other evidence allegedly belonging to an armed group led by Daeng Koro and Santoso.

  • Students campaign for sexual rights

    Dozens of senior high school and university students as well as members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities voiced the need for stronger sexual and reproductive rights protection in a peaceful rally to commemorate World Sexual Health Day at the Adipura Monument traffic circle in Bandarlampung on Monday.

  • TNI personnel examined over police attack

    A number of personnel from the Pattimura Military Command (Kodam) XVI have been questioned over a fatal attack on Adj. First. Insp. Paulus Lekatompessy of the Nusaniwe Police.

  • Public Works Agency head ready to face KPK

    The head of the South Sumatra Public Works Agency, Rizal Abdullah, said he was ready to comply with the legal requirements of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) with regard to his status as a suspect in a graft case.

  • Govt urged to take tougher measures on customary forests

    Customary forest communities have urged the government to take measures to clarify firmly and clearly the legal status of customary forests.

  • Radical Islamists fail to understand philosophy of democracy: Expert

    A political expert says radical Islamic groups, which promote theocracy as an alternative political system to the “manipulative” secular political system, have failed to understand the basic philosophy of democracy as a system that does not accept absolutism claims and power manipulation by ruling elites.

  • Students sent on vacation due to haze

    The Jambi administration has let early childhood education program (PAUD) and kindergarten students off school as haze from forest fires blanketing the city has continued to worsen.

  • Students campaign for stronger sexual rights protection

    Dozens of senior high school and university students as well as members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities voiced the need for stronger sexual and reproductive rights protection in a peaceful rally to commemorate World Sexual Health Day at the Adipura Monument traffic circle in Bandarlampung, on Monday.

  • Ex-provincial secretary gets 2 years

    The Makassar Corruption Court in South Sulawesi sentenced former provincial secretary Andi Muallim to two years in prison on Monday and required him to pay a fine of Rp 50 million (US$4,108) for embezzling Rp 8.8 billion in social-assistance funds.

  • Investigative team conducts reenactments of clash

    A joint investigative team carried out reenactments of a clash between the Indonesian Military (TNI) and police officers on Saturday and Sunday. The first reenactment was conducted at a fuel-storage facility and the second in front of the Riau Islands Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters.

  • Prosecutors seek four months for Kholiq

    Prosecutors are seeking a four-month sentence for a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) caretaker in Sleman, Yogyakarta, for committing acts of vandalism and violence that caused injury.

  • Pekanbaru Pizza Hut robbed

    Robbers made off with a safe containing about Rp 120 million (US$9,860) in cash from a Pizza Hut restaurant on Jl. Jenderal Sudirman in Pekanbaru, Riau, at 4 a.m. local time on Monday.

  • Councilor tests positive for drugs

    The Kerinci Police arrested Sungaipenuh municipal councilor Desrianto, 41, at his house in Lawang Agung village, Pondok Tinggi district, Sungaipenuh city, at 3 p.m. local time on Sunday for alleged drug possession.

  • Govt criticized for categorizing LGBT people as sick

    Activists have warned that the existing 2014 government regulation on reproductive health may lead to systemic failure to deliver sexual and reproductive health services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, as under the regulation, they are still categorized as sufferers of sexual disorders.

     

     

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