6:16 pm April 17, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesia's oldest Islamic party was in turmoil on Friday after United Development Party (PPP) party chairman and serving Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali expelled five senior members who had tried to oust him for his very public courting of presidential hopeful, Prabowo Subianto.
4:08 pm April 17, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesia’s state-run railway company Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) launched electronic ticketing machines at three key Jakarta stations on Thursday, vowing to roll out automated payments at a further 66 stations in the greater metropolitan area "in the near future."
3:59 pm April 17, 2014 | 3 Comments
The recently inaugurated mayor of Bogor, Bima Arya, has pledged to resolve a longstanding dispute surrounding GKI Yasmin, a protestant congregation that was exiled from its own church following a campaign by local Muslim hard-liners in 2010.
1:17 pm April 17, 2014 | 4 Comments
Many of the approximately 230,000 candidates running for seats in local and national legislatures across the world's biggest archipelago nation invested huge amounts of their own money to fund campaigns, but some are now paying an even greater price.
10:38 am April 17, 2014 | 4 Comments
Lake Maninjau, the 11th-largest in Indonesia, lies about 460 meters above sea level in the Tanjung Raya subdistrict of Agam in West Sumatra. It has a surface area of almost 100 square kilometers and a water catchment area of almost 25,000 hectares. Sadly, it is one of 15 lakes in Indonesia that are severely degraded, which has a serious impact on the lives of communities surrounding it.
9:30 am April 17, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta. The anti-narcotics agency’s recent arrest of two drug dealers has again raised concerns over the urgent need to separate individuals categorized as drug addicts from those who are drug dealers in Indonesia’s prisons, with one of them admitting to having learned the business of distributing illegal substances during a previous stint in jail.
8:45 am April 17, 2014 | No Comment
With a next round of political campaigning due for the presidential election, experts have called for stricter regulations to ensure fairness in televised political coverage, emphasizing the need to observe high journalistic standards.