Category: News

Aceh to Move Public Caning Indoors

The conservative Indonesian province of Aceh will no longer conduct the Shariah punishment of caning in public, its governor said Thursday. The displays had become...

Indonesian Woman Kept as “Slave” for 18 Years in England Returns Home

An Indonesian woman kept as a virtual slave by a family for almost two decades has returned to Indonesia after being rescued by the Metropolitan police’s modern...

Ethiopian Airlines to Start Direct Flight to Jakarta

Ethiopian Airlines is set to operate a direct flight to Jakarta, a move expected to boost trade between Africa and Indonesia. Ethiopian Airlines President Director...

Rohingya Muslim Rescued At Sea Off Sumatra

Indonesian fishermen have rescued at least five Rohingya off the island of Sumatra in the early hours of April 6 and brought them ashore, officials said, in the first...

“Slave Ship” Wanted by Interpol Seized by Indonesian Authorities

Indonesia seized an alleged “slave ship” following a dramatic high seas chase sparked by an Interpol alert after the vessel escaped capture in China and...

More than 50 People Dead This Month After Consuming Bootleg Liquor

More than 50 people have died this month from drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia, police and health officials said, including 11 on Monday. Alcohol is available in...

32.4 percent Less Traffic Since Introduction of Odd-Even Policy

According to an evaluation by the Indonesia Toll Road Authority, the implementation of the odd-even traffic policy has reduced traffic congestion along the...

Mount Sinabung Erupts After Month-Long Calm

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, erupted on Friday, April 6, spewing a massive volcanic ash column up to 5km into the air and sending hot clouds as far...

Grab to Operate in 120 Indonesian Cities After Uber Acquisition

Ride-hailing company Grab’s acquisition of competitor Uber will help to expand its Indonesian operation and serve 120 cities across the nation, Grab Indonesia managing...

Bulgarian Arrested for ATM Skimming Case Shot Dead

The Jakarta Police general crimes unit shot to death a man of Bulgarian nationality who was allegedly involved in an ATM skimming case. The shooting happened two weeks...

Facebook Faces Investigation by Indonesian Police Over Data Breach

Facebook is now facing possible criminal sanctions in Indonesia as police begin to investigate whether the social-media company breached privacy laws and allowed the...

Men Killed Three Sun Bears, Turned Bear Meat Into Rendang

Four men in Riau, Indonesia, are facing jailtime after admitting to catching and killing three sun bears before cooking them into rendang. The four men with the initials...

Four Men Face 100 Lashes in Aceh For Alleged Gay Sex

Rights activists called on Tuesday for Aceh province to release four people detained on suspicion of having homosexual sex, amid concerns over the persecution of the...

Bootleg Liquor Kills Ten, Dozens Rushed to Hospital

Ten people have died and dozens were hospitalised after allegedly drinking oplosan, or bootleg liquor, over the weekend. The first case happened in East Jakarta, where...