• Experts call for deradicalization of returning IS supporters

    The government has been urged to introduce intensive deradicalization programs, especially for women and children suspected of being Islamic State (IS) movement supporters to prevent terrorist threats and the spreading of radical ideologies.

  • Islet off Madura to host Waseso's Narcotics prison

    National Narcotics Agency (BNN) chief Cmr. Gen. Budi Waseso said on Thursday that an islet off Madura in East Java would be the location for a special prison for drug convicts.

  • Cruise industry favors Indonesian chefs

    Indonesian chefs have been touted as favorable by international cruise industry, according to Bali Hotel and Tourism Institute (STP) head Dewa GN Byomantara.

  • National scene: Pelindo files complaint against Bahana

    State port operator Pelindo II, also known as the Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC), has officially filed a complaint against state-owned company PT Bahana Pembinaan Usaha Indonesia for what it claims are inconsistencies between a statement made by the company to House of Representatives lawmakers on Nov. 23 and its written report made earlier on April 27.

  • National scene: Nazaruddin to face another trial

    Former Democratic Party treasurer Muhammad Nazaruddin will face another trial next month for alleged money laundering through the purchase of shares in national flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia.

  • National scene: Police finish probes into dwelling-time case

    The Jakarta Police have completed investigations into a graft case that is alleged to have caused prolonged dwelling times at Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta.

  • Kaligis blames staffer for bribery

    Graft suspect and lawyer OC Kaligis has blamed his staff member, M. Yagari “Gerry” Bhastara, for attempting to bribe judges in a corruption case in North Sumatra.

  • Safety behind plan to buy choppers

    The State Palace defended on Wednesday the Indonesian Air Force’s plan to buy new helicopters from Italian-British manufacturing company AgustaWestland, saying that the new aircraft would be crucial to support President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s busy schedule, calling it a necessity for safety, not a luxury.

  • Campaign reports rife with irregularities

    The Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) has found irregularities in the campaign fund reports of candidates participating in the simultaneous local elections scheduled for next month.

  • Leaders kick off global drive for peaceful Islam

    A three-day international forum on moderate Islam, attended by hundreds of domestic and global religious leaders, wrapped up in Malang, East Java, on Wednesday, producing a message about the importance of promoting a peaceful Islam to combat radicalism worldwide.

  • Assalamualaikum shouldn’t be replaced with traditional greeting: FPI's leader

    Rizieq Shihab, the leader of the Islamic Defender's Front (FPI), has argued that Islam's traditional greeting should not be replaced with a traditional Indonesian greeting following reports that he allegedly insulted Sundanese culture.

  • Jokowi wants Indonesia to maintain function as lung of the world

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday visited the Sultan Adam People Forest Park (Tahura) in South Kalimantan to attend the commemoration of Indonesian Tree Planting Day and kick off the month-long tree-plating campaign as parts of national efforts to maintain the country’s role as the lung of the world.

  • Film producers congratulate blocking of illegal film-sharing sites

    Film producers have applauded the government for shutting down dozens of illegal film-sharing websites that have effectively reduced access to pirated films.

  • Lavish helicopter not only for Jokowi, Palace says

    The purchase of three helicopters was proposed by the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) to replace the old Super Puma helicopters and not only to act as President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's private transportation, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said on Wednesday.

  • Electric train to serve Yogyakarta's new airport

    An electric train is being considered to be the most effective transportation mode for Yogyakarta's new airport, which will be built in the Temon district of the Kulon Progo regency.

  • Sundanese groups report FPI's Rizieq Shihab to police

    Two NGOs representing Sundanese people, the Sundanese People's Alliance and the West Java Siliwangi Youth Wing, have filed a complaint with the West Java Police against the leader of the radical group Islam Defenders Front (FPI) Rizieq Shihab for allegedly insulting Sundanese culture over a traditional greeting.

  • House to discuss next step in KPK leadership selection

    House of Representatives Commission III overseeing legal affairs, human rights and security will hold a plenary meeting on Wednesday evening to decide whether the selection of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders could move forward to the next stage, a lawmaker has said.

  • Get to work

    Antigraft activist Ray Rangkuti (left) of the Indonesian Civil Society Circle, Catholic priest Benny Susetyo (second left), Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) legal and court monitoring division head Lola Easter (center), Commission for Missing Person and Victims of Violence (Kontras) researcher Puri Kencana Putri (second right) and Andalas University legal expert Ferry Amsari hold banners condemning the House of Representatives’ move to delay screenings of candidates for commissioner posts at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).(JP/DON)

  • Recognition

    Habibie Center chairman Wardiman Djojonegoro (left) presents Habibie Awards for outstanding scientific achievement to (from left to right) Wisnu Jatmiko of the University of Indonesia, Nina Herlina of Padjajaran University and Abdul Jalil Pirous of the Bandung Institute of Technology.(JP/NBL)

  • National scene: PDI-P to build Sukarno museum in China

    The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) says it plans to construct a museum to honor Indonesia’s first president Sukarno in the Chinese city of Shenzen.