Category: News

Blackpink’s Shopee Ad Banned by Indonesia

The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission has banned K-pop supergroup Blackpink’s television ad. The members of the group were wearing miniskirts in the ad, which led...

Indonesian Man Held Hostage in the Southern Philippines Arrives Home

An Indonesian man who was kidnapped in Malaysia and later held hostage in the Southern Philippines was successfully released and handed over to his family, an official...

Families of some Lion Air Crash Victims Holds Rally in Jakarta

On Thursday, December 13, a protest was held by families of some of the 189 people killed in the recent Lion Air crash. The airline has postponed their efforts to bring...

Foreigners Arrested in Bali During Drug Sweep

Five foreigners have been arrested for drug trafficking after being caught in Bali, authorities said Thursday, December 13. Two of the suspects, a German and Peruvian,...

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Young Girl Dies from Electrocution After a Lightning Strike

Lightning struck Sanja village in Bogor on Wednesday, December 12, killing a young girl while playing with a mobile phone that was charging. Bogor Police spokesman...

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Angry Mob Destroys East Jakarta Police Station

A crowd of angry people, allegedly military personnel, ravaged and set fire to the Ciracas Police Station in East Jakarta, on Tuesday night. The riot began on Tuesday at...

Papuan Rebels Ignore Indonesia’s Call to Surrender

Separatist Papuan rebels who killed at least 16 construction workers at a remote jungle camp refused Indonesia’s demand to surrender Wednesday (Dec 12), as claims...

Jokowi Launches Geoportal One Map Policy for Infrastructure Development

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo launched the Geoportal One Map Policy (KSP Geoportal) on Tuesday as a national information portal to serve as a point of reference for...

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Ahok to be Released from Prison in January 2019

Former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known by Ahok who is serving a two-year jail term for blasphemy, will be a free man on January 24, said a Law and...

Persija Football Club Fans Damage Minimarket, Attacks Employee

Dozens of Jakmania, avid fans of the Persija Jakarta soccer club, have vandalised a convenience store in Depok, West Java, and assaulted two of its employees, according...

Earthquake hits Three Indonesian Provinces

An earthquake rocked three provinces in Indonesia within 10 hours today since 12.45am, but there has been no report of a casualty or damage to property so far. According...

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Family Buried in Bali Landslides, Search for Bodies Continues

The Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Denpasar, supported by police, are still searching for missing victims of landslides in Batubulan, in the district of Gianyar,...

Padang Detains LGBT Couples and Performs “Exorcisms” On Them

The city of Padang has detained 18 LGBT couples as part of a campaign to ‘cure’ LGBT people through religious exorcisms. Police have so far targeted 10 lesbian...

Free Papua Movement Claims Accountability Over Shooting that Killed 31 Workers

Sebby Sambom of The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB), challenged President Joko Widodo to capture them. The military wing of the Free Papua Movement (OPM),...