Fishermen beach their fishing boats near Pamayang Sari Port in Cipatujah, Tasikmalaya, West Java, on Thursday. They are not going to sea due to the strong currents, which caused their catch to decline from a hundred to ten kilograms. (Antara)
Slamet Susanto, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta | Thu, 12/18/2014 6:39 PM
Prosecutors demanded a panel of judges at the Bantul District Court to sentence Ervani Emy Handayani, 29, who stands accused of making defamatory comments on Facebook, to five months in jail with 10 months of probation in a hearing at the court on Thursday.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 12/18/2014 12:46 PM
The unprecedented generosity of the public around the world in helping people hit by the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 saved lives and gave affected people the means to make genuine long-term recoveries, an international aid agency has said.
Agus Maryono, The Jakarta Post, Banjarnegara, Central Java | Thu, 12/18/2014 11:18 AM
Members of the search-and-rescue (SAR) team with the help of thousands of volunteers have managed to recover 19 more bodies at the landslide site in Banjarnegara, Central Java, raising the confirmed death toll to 83 as of Thursday.
Bambang Muryanto and Ainur Rohmah, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta/Semarang | Thu, 12/18/2014 9:48 AM
The Alliance of Independent Journalists’ (AJI) Yogyakarta branch has
postponed the screening of Joshua Oppenheimer’s Senyap (Lock of Silence)
as the police could not guarantee security because of threats from
The Jakarta Post, Pekanbaru | Thu, 12/18/2014 7:32 AM
The National Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Agency (BP REDD+) and 12 regents and mayors in Riau have signed a memorandum of understanding to implement the REDD+ program to prevent and curb forest and land fires. The agreement is to be effective for the next five years.
The Mount Sinabung Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) task force announced on Wednesday that the first stage of the relocation-housing project for eruption evacuees in the forested Siosar area in Merek district, Karo regency, North Sumatra, would definitely be completed by Christmas this year.
Balinese Hindus pray at a temple to celebrate Galungan Day in Jimbaran on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Wednesday. Galungan Day is a holiday celebrated by Balinese as a sign of victory of good against evil. (AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)
Agus Maryono, The Jakarta Post, Banjarnegara | Wed, 12/17/2014 5:55 PM
Eight people were reported to have been killed attempting to rescue those affected by landslides in Grumbul Jemblung, Sampang village, Karangkobar district, Banjarnegara regency, Central Java, which took place last Thursday and Friday.
Arya Dipa, The Jakarta Post, Bandung | Wed, 12/17/2014 10:16 AM
Broadcast journalism watchdog the Independent Coalition for Broadcasting
Democratization (KIDP) has criticized the lack of transparency in the
screening and selection process of candidates for membership of West
Java’s broadcast commission.
Suherdjoko and Agus Maryono, The Jakarta Post, Banjarnegara, Central Java | Wed, 12/17/2014 10:09 AM
Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo said on Tuesday that his
administration was looking for the right location to relocate those
living in landslide red zones, following a devastating landslide that
struck a hamlet in Banjarnegara regency recently.
The Jakarta Post, Bandarlampung | Wed, 12/17/2014 8:18 AM
The Indonesian Youth Diversity Celebration 2014, an event to assemble youth representatives from across the country to discuss and practice nonviolence by promoting equality and diversity, was held in Bandar Lampung from Dec. 15 to 17.
The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi | Wed, 12/17/2014 8:09 AM
A rape case involving a student at the Karya Thaiyibah Islamic senior high school in Baiya subdistrict, Tawaeli district, Palu city, has prompted the Central Sulawesi Religious Office to revoke the operational license of the school.