• Serial wanderer Gayus may be sent to prison island

    Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H Laoly has said that his office is seriously considering moving graft convict Gayus Halomoan Tambunan from his maximum security prison in Bogor, West Java, to the prison island of Nusa Kambangan, Central Java.

  • One dead in Aceh brawl over church burning

    The National Police said on Tuesday that one person has died and others are injured after a brawl between two mobs over the burning of a church in a village in Aceh Singkil district in Aceh province.

  • Paris climate conference will bring concrete results: Envoy

    The President’s special envoy on climate change, Rachmat Witoelar, has expressed his optimism that the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris in December will deliver concrete results as several countries have shown clearer commitments to reducing their carbon emissions.

  • 50,000 sign petition for murdered anti-mining activist

    A petition for murdered activist Salim Kancil has been supported by 50,000 people and Rp 42 million (US$3,138) has been raised for his child's education.

  • Govt sanctions 4 companies for involvement in lighting fires

    The government has revoked the forest concession license of one company and suspended the licenses of three others for their alleged involvement in starting the land and forest fires currently affecting several provinces across Kalimantan and Sumatra.

  • Indonesia’s Hajj death toll now 127

    The Indonesian Hajj Committee (PPIH) announced early on Tuesday that they had identified three more victims of Indonesian hajj pilgrims from September's stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia, bringing Indonesia's death toll from the incident to 127.

  • Deputy speaker rejects Ethics Council’s summons

    Deputy House speaker Fadli Zon said on Tuesday he did not attend a meeting with the House’s Ethics Council [MKD] because the letter summoning him was "unclear".

  • National scene: KPK probes Nasdem meeting for bribery

    The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Monday grilled Deputy North Sumatera Governor and Nasdem Party politician Tengku Erry Nuradi about reports that he, North Sumatera Governor Gatot Pujo Nugroho and Nasdem chairman Surya Paloh had discussed “safeguarding” an Attorney General’s Office graft case at the pro-government party headquarters.

  • National scene: House Speaker skips second ethics grilling

    The House of Representatives’ Ethics Committee (MKD) has lambasted House Speaker Setya Novanto and Deputy Speaker Fadli Zon for skipping a second summons on Monday regarding their alleged breach of ethics in attending US presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s campaign on the sidelines of a state visit to New York in September.

  • Jokowi urged to halt Bambang’s case

    The Women’s Community for Anti Corruption (PIA) urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday to instruct the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to halt the prosecution of former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leader Bambang Widjojanto.

  • Govt under fire for state defense program

    The Defense Ministry has been lambasted for a plan to train 100 million civilians in a state defense program within one decade.

  • Medical council blasts group with informally trained workers

    The Indonesian Medical Council (KKI) is still fighting the government’s plan to replace the professional group with the Indonesian Health Workers Council (KTKI) which also accommodates medical professionals that have not received formal training.

  • Government defends plan to amend KPK Law

    Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, has insisted the House of Representatives’ plan to amend Law No. 20/2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will not weaken the authority of the antigraft body.

  • Govt repatriates 33 Indonesian workers from war-torn Syria

    The Indonesian Embassy (KBRI) in Damascus, Syria, has repatriated 33 Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) to the archipelago.

  • House duo shun ethics council

    House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto and Deputy Speaker Fadli Zon have neglected to attend the House’s ethics council to answer questions about their controversial attendance at a campaign event held by US presidential hopeful in New York, US, last month.

  • More action needed on smog: Health experts

    Health experts have said precautionary measures such as wearing masks and changing air conditioner (AC) settings may help people avoid the most serious health impacts of smoke from the land and forest fires currently polluting several provinces across Kalimantan and Sumatra as well as overseas.



  • House speakers summoned over alleged ethics violations

    The House of Representatives ethics council (MKD) says it will discuss alleged ethics violations by two House leaders, Setya Novanto and Fadli Zon, relating to the pair’s meeting with US business tycoon and presidential candidate Donald Trump.

  • National scene: Police calculate state losses in Pelindo case

    The National Police are still calculating state losses inflicted by corruption cases revolving around operator PT Pelindo II, which operates the country’s biggest port, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta.

  • National scene: Gayus gets another permit to mourn father

    Former tax official and graft convict Gayus H. Tambunan, who is notorious as an inmate with frequent illegal jaunts, obtained a permit to leave his prison cell in Gunung Sindur, Bogor, West Java, to attend his father’s funeral last Tuesday.

  • WWF Indonesia, embassies call for use of eco-labeled products

    Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in December, the French Embassy, German Embassy and British Embassy held on Saturday an event promoting the use of eco-friendly products, at Pasar Santa in Kebayoran, South Jakarta.