Philippine Wife of Terror Convict Umar Patek Gets Indonesian Citizenship

Umar is serving 20 years' imprisonment for his role in the 2002 Bali bombing that killed at least 202 people.

#TERRORISM

Ahok in No Doubt He Will Lead an SOE Sooner Rather Than Later

The former Jakarta governor plays down reports of resistance from state-owned oil company Pertamina's labor union.

NOVEMBER 20 #POLITICS

Not Close and No Cigar: Two Years On, Police Still in the Dark Over Novel's Acid Attack

More than two years after the acid attack on the anti-graft investigator, the police are still unable to identify any suspect.

NOVEMBER 20 #LEGAL CASES

Education Startup-NGO Partnership to Relieve Teachers' Administrative Burden

Administrative tasks often stop teachers in Indonesia from doing their real job: teaching students.

NOVEMBER 19 #EDUCATION

Finance Ministry to Freeze Rural Fund Amid 'Ghost Village' Allegations

The government has allocated almost $5 billion from the state budget for rural development funds this year alone.

NOVEMBER 19 #ECONOMY

Officer Demoted for Natting Away During Police Chief's Briefing

Police Chief Idham Azis was so incensed he ordered his subordinate removed from his current post "before the first cry of the cock."

NOVEMBER 19 #LEGAL CASES

Gov't Rolls Out New Forest Replantation Program With Unique Catch

People who join the program will be responsible for growing and planting tree seeds whose yields they will be allowed to harvest.

NOVEMBER 18 #ENVIRONMENT

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Born Tough

The wells have dried up in dozens of villages in Lebak, Banten, and clean water is becoming scarce.

#STANDALONE

Born Tough

The wells have dried up in dozens of villages in Lebak, Banten, and clean water is becoming scarce.

November 20 #STANDALONE

Indonesia Targets 45 Gold Medals in 2019 SEA Games

Indonesia refuses to set a target of winning the SEA Games despite coming on top of other Southeast Asian countries in the 2018 Asian Games.

NOVEMBER 18 #SPORTS

Indonesian Police Uncover Oil Theft Ring Targeting Chevron Facility

The criminal ring drilled holes in Chevron's Riau pipeline network and diverted the stolen oil to Padang and Palembang.

NOVEMBER 17 #CRIME

Ashes From Merapi Eruption Disappear, but Rain at Crater Poses Greater Danger

Mount Merapi on Java Island erupted Sunday morning, spewing a 1,500-meter ash column from its crater.

NOVEMBER 17 #DISASTER

Mount Merapi Erupts, Prompting Lahar Warning

Merapi has been in Alert danger level since May. The government forbids anyone to be within a three-kilometer radius from the crater.

NOVEMBER 17 #DISASTER

US-Banned Defense Minister Prabowo Holds Bilateral Meeting With US Counterpart in Bangkok

They discussed future cooperation between the two countries, especially under the Indo-Pacific Concept that Asean launched early this year

NOVEMBER 17 #SECURITY

Two Suspected Militants Killed in Shootout

Police arrest 18 people including two women in connections to the Wednesday's suicide bombing at the Medan Metropolitan Police compound..

NOVEMBER 17 #TERRORISM

Surya Paloh Supports Constitutional Amendment to Allow for a Jokowi Third Term

Surya also supports a plan to return the presidential election to a vote in the People's Consultative Assembly.

NOVEMBER 16 #POLITICS

Jakarta to Ban Electric Scooters on Street, Sidewalks, Pedestrian Bridges

The plan came into existence after two e-scooter users killed a traffic accident last week and public facilities damaged by other users.

NOVEMBER 15 #TRANSPORTATION

Krakatau Steel Employee Arrested Over Alleged Link to Terror Network

The worker at the state-owned company is thought to be linked to the stabbing attack on former chief security minister Wiranto last month.

NOVEMBER 15 #TERRORISM

Powerful Earthquake in North Maluku Triggers Small Tsunamis

A tsunami warning was issued after a magnitude 7.1 quake hit the Molucca Sea early on Friday morning.

NOVEMBER 15 #DISASTER

Tsunami Warning Issued After Magnitude 7.1 Quake Hit Molucca Sea

Residents in coastal areas on Ternate Island have evacuated to higher grounds, witnesses say.

NOVEMBER 15 #DISASTER

Indonesians May Soon Need a License to Get Married

The government wants couples entering into a marriage to have detailed knowledge of married life, especially on reproductive health.

NOVEMBER 14 #HEALTH

Ahok's Return to Service Gets Jokowi's Endorsement

The president confirmed that Ahok, his deputy while he was Jakarta governor in 2012, would be handed an executive post.

NOVEMBER 14 #POLITICS