Monday, 29th August 2016
National
  • Lapan detects 74 hotspots across Sumatra
    20th August 2016
    Indonesias National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lapan) has reported that the number of hotspots across Sumatra Island reached 74 on Saturday, seven more than the 67 reported a day earlier. Of the 74 hotspots, 34 ...
  • Diplomacy in maritime development mustn`t be ignored: President
    20th August 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stressed that the role of diplomacy must not be ignored as the country makes efforts to strengthen and develop its maritime sector. "We cannot ignore the role of diplomacy in building our ...
  • Malaysian drug trafficker gunned down trying to escape
    20th August 2016
    Lew Keng Wah, a Malaysian drug trafficker, was gunned down when he grabbed a gun from an Indonesian police officer inside a car in Jakarta, as he attempted to flee. "The suspect, a Malaysian national, Lew Keng Wah, died ...
  • Govt should examine applications for dual citizenship thoroughly: expert
    20th August 2016
    The Indonesian government should examine applications for dual citizenship thoroughly, an international law expert said. "Although the 2006 nationality law accommodates the principles of limited dual citizenship, the time ...
  • Ministry accelerating North Sumatra`s tourism development
    20th August 2016
    The Ministry of Tourism is speeding up the development of various tourist destinations in North Sumatra with Lake Toba as its tourism icon to attract local and foreign tourists. "North Sumatra Province has a lot of ...
  • Two Rafflesia flowers bloom in Bengkulu
    20th August 2016
    Two Rafflesia Arnoldi flowers are in bloom at two separate locations in the districts of Kepahiang and Central Bengkulu in Bengkulu province. The two Rafflesia flowers were spotted by a group of people who regularly ...
  • Indonesia-Malaysia ties on right track: Ambassador Prayitno
    20th August 2016
    Relations between Indonesia and Malaysia have been on the right track and will continue to strengthen in the future, Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Herman Prayitno said. "I am among those who believe that historical and ...
  • Indonesian Mily Chief protests Singapore`s action against Suryo Prabowo
    20th August 2016
    The Indonesian Military (TNI) Chief, General Gatot Nurmantyo, has written to the Foreign Ministry to lodge a note of protest with Singapore against the action of its immigration authorities against former chief of general staff, ...
  • Indonesia sinks 66 foreign vessels
    19th August 2016
    The Indonesian authorities, on Thursday, simultaneously sank 66 foreign vessels seized for conducting illegal fishing activities in the country's waters over the past year. Six of the vessels, which were sunk to coincide ...
  • President Jokowi sending 24 professors to develop Papua`s education, food sectors
    18th August 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is sending 24 professors, who are working in the United States, to Papua to assist in developing the region, especially its education and food sectors. "I have urged 24 professors to ...