Wednesday, 24th August 2016
National
  • Do not trim defense budget: Legislator
    8th August 2016
    The government should not trim the budget for defense and security as it would reduce Indonesias combat ability in the region, stated member of House of Representatives Commission-I overseeing defense and foreign affairs Bobby ...
  • Langkat police arrest two men for carrying 20 kg hashish
    8th August 2016
    The police of Langkat District in North Sumatra have arrested two residents of Bireun District for carrying 20 kilograms of hashish while they were travelling aboard a bus from Aceh Province to Pekanbaru, Riau Province. The ...
  • President Jokowi urges IPDN graduates to become pioneers of bureaucratic reforms
    8th August 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on the graduates of the 23rd batch of the Institute of Public Administration (IPDN) to become pioneers of bureaucratic reforms carried out in government institutions. "You have to ...
  • Drug users among civil servants face dismissal
    8th August 2016
    The office of the state minister for the reform of state institutions has said that civil servants found using drug twice would be dismissed and one found selling drug would be dismissed right away. Assistant Deputy ...
  • Lawmaker asks for tighter control of border crossing in Papua
    8th August 2016
    A member of the Merauke district legislative assembly (DPRD) has urged the government to tighten control over border crossing in Papua to prevent drug smuggling from Papua New Guinea (PNG). Chairman of the Commission B ...
  • Indonesia`s hajj pilgrims to start leaving from nine airports Tuesday
    8th August 2016
    A great number of Indonesian hajj pilgrims will leave for Saudi Arabia starting Tuesday from nine embarkation airports, an official has said. A total of 157,120 pilgrims will depart in 384 regular batches of flights, ...
  • Govt confirms one more Indonesian abducted in Malaysian water
    7th August 2016
    Director of Citizen and Legal Entities Protection of the Foreign Affairs Ministry Lalu Muhammad Iqbal has confirmed that several gunmen have abducted an Indonesian captain of a fishing trawler in the Malaysian water. "We ...
  • Law on terrorism has shortcomings: Police chief
    7th August 2016
    National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian has said the Law No. 15 of Year 2003 on Eradication of Terrorism Criminal Actions still has certain shortcomings. "Therefore, we hope that the concerned parties, in this case the ...
  • Indonesia to establish international university of Islam
    7th August 2016
    Indonesia, based on the Presidential Regulation No. 57 of the year 2016, will establish an international university of Islam, according to Vice President M Jusuf Kalla. "The government will soon set up a big international ...
  • Alleged terrorist grd hatched plan to attack Marina Bay
    6th August 2016
    Alleged terrorist GRD (31), who was arrested in Batam Center in Sumatras Riau Islands province on Friday, is believed to have planned to attack Marina Bay, Singapore. "They had hatched a plan to attack Singapore by firing ...