• Police detain managers suspected of causing fires in Jambi

    The Jambi Police say they have named officials from several corporations as suspects in the peatland and forest fires that spread a choking haze across the province and further afield, several of the suspects may soon be detained.



  • KPU in race against time, distance to distribute regional election supplies

    The organizers of the upcoming first-ever simultaneous elections for regional leaders have made assurances that they will run on schedule despite challenges regarding the delivery of election supplies and materials.

  • Another landslide hits Tasikmalaya, one feared dead

    Officers from the Tasikmalaya Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) in West Java have spent the past couple of days searching for a person who is feared to be dead after a landslide buried a local neighborhood earlier this week.

  • Yogyakarta revives, promotes ‘kethoprak’ in regional competition

    In an attempt to preserve the Javanese traditional theater of kethoprak, the Yogyakarta provincial administration will kick off this weekend the annual Kethoprak Festival at the state-run Yogyakarta Cultural Park (TBY).

  • Islands in focus: Stray bullet hits civilian in Wamena

    JAYAPURA: A member of the military police in Wamena, Jayawijaya regency, Papua, is under investigation for allegedly shooting an 18-year-old student at an areca nut-eating party at the house of a local resident early on Friday.

  • Islands in focus: Minister supports annulment of candidate pair

    MANADO: Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has expressed support for the General Elections Commission’s (KPU) recent decision to annul the candidacy of Jimmy Rimba Rogi and Boby Daud as mayor and deputy mayor for the upcoming local election in Manado, North Sulawesi.

  • Islands in focus: Gus Tutut elected GP Ansor chairman

    SLEMAN: Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, alias Gus Tutut, has been elected chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama’s (NU) youth wing, Ansor Youth Movement (GP Ansor), for the 2015-2020 term. His election was confirmed during the organization’s 15th congress in Sleman, Yogyakarta.

  • Islands in focus: Police to grill FPI leader over degrading remarks

    BANDUNG: The West Java Police announced on Friday that they would examine Muhammad Rizieq Shihab, patron of the Islam Defender’s Front (FPI), in response to a report of his alleged harassment of local customs and culture.

  • Majestic moves

    Dancers practice a Balinese routine at the Bali Art Center in Denpasar on Friday. The Bali provincial administration has proposed nine traditional dances, including barong ket, joged and legong kraton, as new additions to the updated UNESCO World Heritage List, which will be announced early next month.

  • Yogyakarta's new airport to boost economy, tourism: VP

    Yogyakarta's new international airport in the Kulon Progo regency will provide a significant effect to the city's tourism and economy, said Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

  • Island in focus: Surakarta to disburse museum grant

    After being pressured by various quarters, the Surakarta municipality in Central Java has agreed to disburse the third installment of grant funds for the Radya Pustaka Museum after the museum previously announced it could not survive without it.

  • Island in focus: Corruption cases prevalent in Jambi

    The number of corruption cases involving officials in Jambi province has been quite high, as indicated by the number of cases handled by the Jambi Corruption Court since 2011.

  • Island in focus: Doctors sent to check cause of child deaths

    The Papua Health Office has sent a pediatrician and a physician to Mbuwa district, Nduga regency, Papua, following the deaths of 41 children from an unknown disease early this month.

  • Island in focus: Fifteen Kupang PDAM wells dry up

    Fifteen artesian wells operated by Kupang municipal tap water company PDAM have dried up owing to the prolonged dry season, forcing the company to supply water to customers using tanker trucks.

  • Japan to strengthen ties over disaster issue

    Japan-Indonesia Parliamentary League chairman Toshihiro Nikai and an entourage from the Japanese Embassy in Indonesia visited Aceh to strengthen ties between the country and the province, especially regarding disaster response.

  • RI, Malaysia commit to protect fishermen in disputed areas

    The Indonesian Maritime Security Board (Bakamla) and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) have expressed their commitment to protect fishermen operating in unresolved maritime boundary areas (UMBA) in the framework of implementing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on common guidelines.

  • Thousands evacuated over fear of landslides

    Some 2,000 residents of Sirukem, Kalisat Kidul and Kertosari subdistricts in Kalibening district, Banjarnegara regency, Central Java, have been evacuated to safe ground in anticipation of landslides.

  • Islands in focus: Fires damage 300-ha area in Lore Lindu

    The Lore Lindu National Park (TNLL) in Central Sulawesi has reported that at least 300 hectares (ha) of the park were damaged by fires during this year’s prolonged dry season.

  • Islands in focus: Sumatran elephant dies at 88 in tourist park

    Employees at Curug Sewu tourism park in Kendal on Tuesday bid farewell to an 88-year-old male Sumatran elephant named Ludo that died the day before at one of Central Java’s popular tourist destinations.

  • Islands in focus: Four wounded in Cilicap jewelry heist

    Six gunmen robbed on Wednesday morning two jewelry stores located next to each other in a local market in Nusawungu, Cilacap regency, Central Java, leaving at least four people wounded by gunshots.