Wednesday, 18th January 2017
National
  • Moderate quake hits Alor Island
    12th January 2017
    An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale hit Alor Island in the eastern Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara on Thursday morning. The epicenter of the earthquake which struck at 06:44 a.m. local time was in ...
  • More unit of Police Mobile Brigade corps sent to Papua
    12th January 2017
    Police have sent more unit of its mobile brigade to Papua to maintain security in the countrys easternmost province of Papua. "On Wednesday night I just saw off 101 members of the Mobile Brigade Corps to Papua where they ...
  • Jakarta election commission to recruit 91,161 election workers
    12th January 2017
    The Jakarta General Election Commission (KPU) is preparing to recruit 91,161 election workers to be deployed in the 13,023 polling stations that will be set up for the gubernatorial election on February 15. "We have been ...
  • Indonesian hajj quota returns to normal level of 211,000: President
    12th January 2017
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stated the Indonesian hajj quota this year has returned to the normal level of 221,000, up 52,000 from 168,800 last year. "In addition to returning our hajj quota to the previous level of ...
  • President highlights four actions for peat land restoration
    12th January 2017
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has highlighted four actions to restore the peat land in the regions outlined as cultivation areas in forests, one of the action being providing education and dissemination of information. ...
  • Two Susi Air pilots test positive for morphine
    12th January 2017
    Two Susi Air pilots were flown from the Central Java town of Cilacap to Jakarta on Wednesday to undergo a laboratory test at the National Narcotics Board (BNN) after they had tested positive for morphine. The two foreign ...
  • Thousands of teachers stage peaceful rally
    12th January 2017
    Thousands of teachers in Kuantan Singingi district, Riau province, staged a peaceful rally outside the district head office and local legislative council building here Wednesday to demand their rights to certification fund. ...
  • Garut to develop volcanic tourist sites
    12th January 2017
    The administration of Garut district, West Java province, is developing the volcanic tourist sites in Talaga Bodas and Mount Papandayan, Garut Regent Rudy Gunawan said here, Wednesday. Mount Papandayan is located in ...
  • Police prepare security for public debate of election candidates
    12th January 2017
    Jakarta police have made preparations to assure security during public debate between gubernatorial election candidates scheduled on Friday. "We have assured security and coordinated with candidates with regard to their ...
  • Indonesia`s hajj pilgrims quota back to normal: Minister
    12th January 2017
    The quota for hajj pilgrims from Indonesia in 2017 is back to the usual 221,000 pilgrims, after this had been slashed by the Saudi government for the last few years due to the Haram Grand Mosques expansion project, Religious ...