• Old shops of Jatinegara demolished, leaving locals angry, anxious

    Seventy-year-old Jimmy sat on a rickety, wooden stool on Sunday, taking a break from packing paint cans into his storage unit, while gesturing at the ongoing demolition of 13 ruko…

  • PPP the only hope for Jokowi-led coalition

    President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s hopes of securing support from major political factions in the House of Representatives may be heading for a stumbling block after the Golkar Party and the…

  • US businesses still prefer RI

    Indonesia remains the top destination in the ASEAN region for future US corporate expansion despite the many challenges for companies doing business in the country, a recent regional survey has…

  • Activists condemn arrest of student who insulted Yogyakarta

    Civil-liberty groups have urged police to release Florence Sihombing, a graduate student at Gadjah Mada University’s school of law, who has been detained by the police for insulting the city…

  • Two police officers arrested in Malaysia

    Malaysian police have apprehended two Indonesian police officers for allegedly attempting to smuggle six kilograms of drugs.

  • Inconsolable

    The family of Hendry, a passenger on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH 173, weep after the arrival of his body in Medan, North Sumatra, on Sunday. Flight MH 173…

  • On the Ciliwung, an ecotourism project gains wide support

    Officials and environmental groups are set to involve the public and provide them with a wider perspective on the capital’s degraded rivers through the Ciliwung ecotourism project.

  • By the way ... Life without maids — the reality that soon bites Jakartans

    In the past few years, middle-income Jakartans have faced an inevitable reality: it is getting more and more difficult to find domestic help.

  • PDI-P may rue stance on subsidy

    Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politicians have clashed with president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on his commitment to raise fuel prices.

  • Batam civil servant with fat bank account goes missing

    The whereabouts of a Batam civil servant whose bank account shows evidence of transactions that run into trillions of rupiah are unknown.