• ASEAN calls on North Korea to comply with UN Security Council

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has strongly urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or North Korea, to comply with all relevant United Nation Security Council Resolutions.

  • House ethics council to probe lawmaker's alleged assault

    The House of Representatives’ ethics council will investigate the assault case involving lawmaker Masinton Pasaribu after coordinating with the National Police's Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim), a council deputy chairman said on Thursday.

  • Govt to issue child identity cards this year

    The Home Affairs Ministry will begin to issue child identity cards (KIA) this year, initially rolling out the measure in 50 cities across the country.

  • Democrats turn on KPK Law revision

    The House of Representatives on Thursday canceled a plenary session at which the deliberation of a revision to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law was set to begin after the Democratic Party joined the Gerindra Party in opposing the revision.

  • National scene: No additional police to be dispatched to Poso

    The National Police has no plans to dispatch more personnel to join Operation Tinombala, launched to capture members of the Santoso terrorist group in Central Sulawesi, police chief Gen. Badrodin Haiti said on Wednesday.

  • House wants more action on Papua separatism issue

    Lawmakers have criticized the government for lacking a unified approach in dealing with separatism in Papua, the country’s easternmost province.

  • Liquor should not be banned, but controlled: Industry

    The alcohol industry has called on the House of Representatives to draft a bill that would become the legal basis to regulate the distribution of alcoholic beverages in society.

  • KPK to retain Novel after Jokowi demands deal-free solution

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders have dropped a plan to dislodge investigator Novel Baswedan following an order from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to settle Novel’s assault case without any back-room deals.

  • Jakarta a possible option for incinerator: BPPT

    The government is planning to locate the country’s first waste-based power plant in Jakarta in a bid to end the acute garbage problems that have bedevilled the country over the last few years.

  • Violence against journalists on the rise with 46 cases in 2015

    Last year saw more journalists become victims of violence and various other forms of abuse and disruption when doing their jobs, reports the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI).

  • Indonesia to discuss ‘decent work for all’

    The Manpower Ministry, in collaboration with the International Labor Organization (ILO), will host a national conference to prepare Indonesia to meet the agenda outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 8, which aims to “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.”

  • Dems join Gerindra in opposing KPK law amendment

    The Democratic Party (PD) has joined Gerindra in opposition to amending the Corruption Eradication (KPK) Law, which has been proposed by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and supported by all other members of the ruling coalition.

  • House to work with police on lawmaker assault case

    The House of Representatives ethics council has said it will work with the National Police Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) in processing a case of assault allegedly perpetrated by House lawmaker Masinto Pasaribu against one of his staff members, Dita Aditia Ismawati.

  • Nominations open for 2016 Maarif Award

    The Maarif Institute, which is active in promoting a more tolerant and inclusive Indonesia, has announced that it is looking for candidates to receive this year’s Maarif Award in recognition of work that cuts across racial, religious and ethnic lines.

  • National scene: Kidney trade treated as human trafficking

    Suspects involved in the alleged harvesting of kidneys for selling to the Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital (RSCM) in Jakarta would be charged with human trafficking rather than malpractice, police said Wednesday.

  • Evaluate your aircraft, govt tells Air Force following fatal crash

    The government is ordering the Indonesian Air Force to evaluate its aircraft following the fatal crash of a Brazilian-made Super Tucano aircraft in Malang, East Java on Wednesday morning that killed three people.

  • Indonesia rejects Russian extradition request

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had rejected Russia's request for the extradition of Russian citizens imprisoned in Indonesia because of a lack of extradition treaty, a minister said on Wednesday.

  • National scene: Fadel may skip Golkar race

    Seasoned Golkar Party politician and lawmaker Fadel Muhammad said on Tuesday that he was weighing up whether to take part in the Golkar Party’s chairmanship election.

  • Aceh fishermen nominated for UN award for rescuing migrants

    Aceh fishermen are nominated to receive the 2016 Nansen Refugee Award from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) for rescuing hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh in Indonesian waters.

  • National scene: Jokowi likens news to herbal medicine

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo shared his mixed feelings about the media on National Press Day on Tuesday.