• Fourteen nations look to resolve regional boat people issue

    In an attempt to address the boat people issue, Indonesia has invited 13 countries to meet and seek ways to prevent asylum seekers from embarking on perilous journeys by sea.

  • Transgender Islamic school reopened

    A Pesantren Waria (Islamic boarding school for transgenders) in Yogyakarta has once again opened its doors, and brought the subject of freedom of religion for all — regardless of sexual…

  • PPP conflict turns ugly, risks Prabowo’s presidential bid

    Suspended United Development Party (PPP) chairman Suryadharma Ali exacerbated resentment within his party on Sunday after he toured Central Java with the Gerindra Party’s presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto.

  • Commentary: Meaningful push for change amid Kartini celebrations

    A 25-year-old woman died after delivering her only child. We named the woman Kartini, a national hero for emancipation — and more than a century after her death in 1904,…

  • JIS in more trouble as family files lawsuit

    The family of the six-year-old kindergarten student allegedly sexually abused by outsourced cleaners at Jakarta International School (JIS) in South Jakarta will file a civil lawsuit on Monday as the…

  • Organized persecution of Shiites launched

    More than 1,000 people attended an anti-Shia declaration on Sunday at the Al Fajr mosque in the West Java capital of Bandung, in what appeared to be the first organized…

  • Big shots could lose seats

    A number of prominent politicians may lose their seats in the House of Representatives after early results based on quick counts conducted by a number of pollsters after the April…

  • PPP-Gerindra alliance under threat

    The rift within the United Development Party (PPP) worsened on Saturday with party leadership concluding that chairman Suryadharma Ali’s backing of Prabowo Subianto in the upcoming presidential election was illegitimate.

  • Women & investment for financial independence

    As the nation readies to observe Kartini Day, no one can deny that women have now reached heights far above what they could have achieved decades ago.

  • By the way ... Honest advice on the ‘Son of God’ from a Muslim friend

    Guessing that I had just returned from a Good Friday church service, the long-bearded man warmly shook my hand and broadly smiled before repeating the words he always speaks every…