Tuesday, 31st May 2016
National
  • Flood kills one person in Sigi, C Sulawesi
    18th May 2016
    A flash flood killed one person in Sintuwu Village, Palolo Sub-district, Sigi District, Central Sulawesi Province, on Tuesday. The flooding destroyed one home and seriously damaged four others, Torki Ibrahim Tura, local ...
  • Police confiscate 2,400 bottles of unlicensed liquor
    18th May 2016
    Police personnel in West Java Provincial city of Bandung have confiscated 2,400 bottles of unlicensed liquor during a raid in the Cidadap sub-district, a police officer stated. Chief of Bandung city police precinct Senior ...
  • Schools not allowed to dismiss students involved in crimes
    17th May 2016
    Education and Culture Minister Anies Syarif Baswedan has asked schools not to dismiss any students if they are found involved in criminal offenses. "The philosophy of education is that every child is entitled to education. ...
  • Patriotism transcends merely defending country during wartime: VP
    17th May 2016
    Patriotism has a broader meaning that encompasses strengthening the resilience of the Indonesian people across the board and not just defending the country against its enemies during wars, stated Vice President Jusuf Kalla. ...
  • Marijuana traffickers nabbed by police in Langkat
    17th May 2016
    Police in the regency of Langkat, North Sumatra, have nabbed two men on charge of being in possession of 22 kilograms of marijuana. The two identified as MK (17) and AB (19) were arrested in a raid when they were on their ...
  • Indonesia raises rural development issue at APEC 2016
    17th May 2016
    The Indonesian delegation raised the issue of Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation (RDPA) at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting 2016. This was stated by the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in ...
  • President sets 2016 hajj pilgrimage cost
    17th May 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has set hajj pilgrimage cost for this year at Rp31.117 million to Rp38.905 million through presidential decree dated May 13, 2016. Under the presidential decree number 21 of 2016, the amount ...
  • Indonesia minister urges schools to form team to prevent sexual abuse
    17th May 2016
    Culture and Education Minister Anies Baswedan has urged schools to set up a team to prevent violence against children. "This team will conduct an early detection of any irregularities," Baswedan stated here on Tuesday. ...
  • President Jokowi to attend ASEAN-Russia Summit in Sochi
    17th May 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will attend the ASEAN-Russia Summit to be held in Sochi, Russia, on May 20, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the ASEAN and Russian cooperation partnership. The summit is themed "Moving ...
  • President Joko Widodo visits broadcasting company in Seoul
    17th May 2016
    President Joko Widodo, who is currently in South Korea, visited the Munhwa Broadcasting Company to study promotional and development activities related to the entertainment industry at the Digital Media City, Seoul, on ...