Indonesia wants Australia as full ASEAN member

Mar 16, 2018 - 4:04 PM

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has earlier argued that Canberra should aim for ASEAN membership by 2024

ASEAN. In this file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a guard of honor during a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on December 12, 2016. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Indonesia makes criticizing politicians a crime

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:08 PM

The vaguely worded bill passes the 560-member house, but has just become official, over the objections of President Joko Widodo who refused to sign off on the controversial legislation

Martabak in Manila: Jokowi’s son to expand business in PH

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Markobar, which has participated in trade fairs in the Philippines, will open 'inside a mall' to offer Indonesian-style pancakes

Indonesian universities 'ban' niqab over fundamentalism fears

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Although niqabs are common in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia and some other Gulf states, they're rare in secular Indonesia, where around 90% of its 260 million people have traditionally followed a moderate form of Islam

NIQAB IN INDONESIA'S SCHOOLS. This photo taken on March 7, 2018 shows a student wearing a niqab face veil outside a university in Yogyakarta. Photo by Agus Wardoyo/AFP

Waste waters: Plastic trash chokes Bali's sea

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:29 PM

An underwater video shot by British diver Rich Horner this week showing a sea overflowing with plastic and other garbage at Manta Point, a well-known diving site near Bali's main island, highlights trouble in paradise

TRASH IN THE WATER. A screenshot of Rich Horner's video showing trash in the waters of Bali. Screenshot from YouTube.

LIVE STREAM: Puteri Indonesia 2018 Traditional Costume and Talent Night

Mar 06, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Puteri Indonesia or Miss Universe Indonesia is the oldest and one of the biggest national beauty pageants in Indonesia, which selects the country's representative for Miss Universe

Indonesia blocks Tumblr blogs over porn

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The Indonesian government blocks Tumblr, saying the New York-based company had not replied to its February letter demanding that pornographic content be scrubbed from the platform within 48 hours

LIVE STREAMING: Malam Bakat Seni dan Budaya Puteri Indonesia 2018

Mar 06, 2018 - 4:41 PM

Sebanyak 39 finalis ‘Puteri Indonesia 2018’ akan menampilkan bakat dan busana tradisional

Human limbs found inside belly of Indonesia croc – police

Mar 02, 2018 - 6:46 PM

'Inside the crocodile's stomach, we found the left arm and a leg that we believe belonged to the victim,' local police chief Teddy Ristiawan says

Indonesia calls off deadly landslide search, 18 believed dead

Feb 28, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Twelve people are confirmed to have died while another 6 remain missing, officials say, adding that another 18 survived the disaster

LANDSLIDE. Members of a rescue team join villagers as they search for victims of a landslide triggered by a heavy rain in Brebes, Central Java province, on February 23, 2018. Photo by AFP

Indonesia digs up cemetery to search for WWII sailors' bones

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Local officials dig up a cemetery at Brondong in East Java to search for the remains, dumped there after being taken from the WWII shipwrecks

Shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off eastern Indonesia – USGS

Feb 26, 2018 - 10:28 PM

(UPDATED) The quake occurs at a depth of 11.9 kilometers (7 miles) and its epicenter is in the Seram Sea around 194 kilometers (121 miles) northwest of Ambon, capital of Maluku province, according to USGS.

5 dead, 15 missing in Indonesia landslide

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'The landslide buried the farmers working in their rice fields,' disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says in a statement.

CA confirms envoys to Vatican, UAE, 5 other countries

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Lawmakers confirm the nomination of the Philippines' ambassadors to the Vatican, UAE, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, and the Czech Republic

CONFIRMED ENVOYS. The Commission on Appointments confirms 7 ambassadors on February 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of Alex Nueva España/PRIB

Indonesia police seize over a ton of crystal meth on ship

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Indonesian police seize 1.6 tons of crystal methamphetamine on the ship, and are questioning 4 Taiwanese crew

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews massive smoke-and-ash column

Feb 19, 2018 - 4:42 PM

Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island spews the thick plume after activity picked in recent days. There are no reports of injuries or deaths.

MOUNT SINABUNG. Thick volcanic ash spews into the air from Mount Sinabung volcano in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018. Photo by Endro Rusharyanto/AFP

Indonesians arrested for shooting an orangutan some 130 times

Feb 19, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The suspects, farmers from the island of Borneo, admit killing the animal, saying it ruined their crops at a pineapple and palm oil plantation, according to authorities

Goodbye romance: Indonesian cities ban Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Authorities in the country's second-biggest city Surabaya briefly detain about two dozen couples on Wednesday during a raid to sniff out any sign of Valentine's Day celebrations. They are expected to be released with a reprimand.

GOODBYE ROMANCE. Indonesian officers (R) from the city administration police detain unmarried couples (L-with helmets) after a raid in Surabaya on February 14, 2018. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Police shoot man during sword attack on Indonesian church

Feb 11, 2018 - 1:49 PM

(UPDATED) Indonesian police shoot a sword-wielding man who attacked church congregation during Sunday Mass in Yogyakarta province

At least 27 killed as bus crashes in Indonesia

Feb 11, 2018 - 12:03 AM

The bus carrying domestic tourists collide with a motorbike in West Java province

UN rights chief to Indonesia: Stop LGBT crackdown

Feb 07, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein: 'At a time when it is consolidating its democratic gains, we urge Indonesians to move forward - not backwards - on human rights'

RIGHTS CHIEF. Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, seen here during a press briefing 6 January 2014 at the UN headquarters in New York, is the UN human rights chief. Paulo Filgueiras/UN Photo

Search continues for kidnapped Argentinian girl, last seen in Indonesia

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Elizabeth Avalos, the mother of the missing girl, flew to Jakarta to continue her search for her daughter who was kidnapped in June 2017

MISSING. Elizabeth Avalos shows photos of her daughter, who she last saw on June 4, 2017. Photo by Deborah Lee/Rappler

Deadly landslides, flooding spark evacuations in Jakarta

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Greater Jakarta, which is home to more than 30 million people, is pounded by heavy rain over the past 24 hours, triggering landslides and floods that have destroyed homes and toppled trees

FLOODING. This picture taken in Jakarta on February 5, 2018 shows Indonesians wading through floodwaters in Jakarta. Photo by AFP.

Indonesia to hold 'landmark' jihadist-terror survivor meeting

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:20 PM

The meeting, announced by chief security minister Wiranto, is being touted as a first for Muslim-majority Indonesia, which has long struggled with Islamist militancy and attacks

WIRANTO. Indonesia Coordinating Minister for Legal, Politics and Security Affairs Wiranto speaks to journalists during a press conference on counter-terrorism in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on August 10, 2016. File photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Rohingya abuses could spark regional conflict – UN rights chief

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:22 PM

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein: 'Myanmar faces a very serious crisis – with a potentially severe impact on the security of the region'

UPHILL CLIMB. A Rohingya refugee child climbs stairs at Hakimpara refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on January 27, 2018. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Rappler Indonesia job openings

Feb 02, 2018 - 1:18 PM

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Dogs, cats slaughtered: 'Extreme' markets horrify activists

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Animal activists urge for the shut down of markets in Indonesia, where live dogs and cats are butchered and blow-torched alive

ANIMAL CRUELTY. A dog waits for slaughter at the Langowan market, before he was rescued by DMFI. Photo from DMFI

Indonesia police force 'manly makeover' on transgender beauticians

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Police lop off some of the beautiicians' long hair with scissors as well as force the group to wear male clothing and speak in a masculine voice

Hundreds of children sickened, dead in Papua health crisis

Jan 25, 2018 - 9:07 PM

The latest figures mark an escalation of a health crisis first made public in mid-January underscoring a severe lack of medical care and other basic services in a far-flung island region

HEALTH CRISIS. A Papuan girl on a drip lies on the bare floor of a local hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Photo by Bay Ismoyo / AFP

SolGen appeals to CA to allow Mary Jane Veloso’s testimony in PH case

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Her testimony will be vital in the local case in Nueva Ecija against her alleged recruiters. The local case will boost her defense in the drug trafficking charge in Indonesia

Parents of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, Cesar and Celia, weep as they appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to help their daughter who is facing death sentence in Indonesia for illegal drug trade, during a candle lighting rally at the Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Indonesian police arrest two men over gay sex video

Jan 23, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Homosexuality and gay sex are legal everywhere in Indonesia except in conservative Aceh province, which is ruled by Islamic law. Police, however, use the country's tough anti-pornography legislation to criminalize members of the LGBT community.

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

Jan 23, 2018 - 2:52 PM

(4th UPDATE) Indonesia's capital Jakarta is rocked by a strong earthquake which forced some buildings to be evacuated, but there is no immediate tsunami threat or reported injuries

Sasar generasi muda, Rappler bekerjasama dengan IDN Media

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:18 AM

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Rappler, IDN Media partner to deliver news to Indonesian millennials, Gen-Z

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The partnership is in line with Rappler’s aim to expand its influence to Indonesia and IDN Media’s goal to grow its news section for millennials and Gen-Z

Aktif berikan bantuan, Indonesia tak lagi jadi negara tangan di bawah

Jan 21, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Indonesia mengalokasikan dana bantuan internasional sebesar Rp 1 triliun

BANTUAN. Pemerintah Indonesia mengirimkan bantuan bagi warga Rohingya yang mengungsi ke Bangladesh pada 16 September 2017. Foto oleh KBRI Dhaka

2 Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

Jan 20, 2018 - 8:28 PM

The two were snatched from their fishing vessel in the waters between the southern Philippines and Malaysia in November 2016

RELEASED. Two Indonesian fishermen captured in November 2016 were turned over to a former governor in Jolo. Photo by Rappler

'Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia 2018': Saatnya merayakan keberagaman

Jan 18, 2018 - 7:47 PM

'FSAI 2018' digelar mulai 25-28 Januari 2018 di 4 kota

'FSAI 2018'. Gelaran 'Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia 2018' digelar di 4 kota. foto dari screen capture akun YouTube Australian Embassy Jakarta

Indonesian teen jailed for insulting president on Facebook

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The 18-year-old high school student is found guilty of violating the country's internet law by making defamatory and slanderous comments online. Judges also ordered him to pay 10 million rupiah ($700) in fines.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the opening day of the 60th Asian African Conference Commemoration in Jakarta on April 22, 2015. Photo by Panca Syurkani/aacc/Rappler

Berdiri bersama Rappler mempertahankan kebebasan pers

Jan 16, 2018 - 7:34 PM

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Investigators probe cause of Jakarta stock exchange walkway collapse

Jan 16, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Officials have described the collapse as an accident and not the result of an explosion

COLLAPSE ZONE. This photo received from Amailia Putri Hasniawati via WhatsApp shows people looking for victims after an internal balcony collapsed at Indonesia's stock exchange in Jakarta on January 15, 2018. Amailia Putri Hasniawati/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday.

UNDER ATTACK. This photo illustration shows a woman reading the website of online news portal Rappler in Manila on January 15, 2018. Ted Aljibe/AFP

FOTO: Runtuhnya kanopi gedung Bursa Efek Indonesia

Jan 15, 2018 - 4:41 PM

Puluhan orang terluka akibat kanopi di gedung BEI runtuh

Situasi pascarobohnya kanopi di dalam gedung Bursa Efek Indonesia, Jakarta, pada 15 Januari 2018. Foto dari Twitter/@TMCPoldaMetro

Floor at Indonesia's stock exchange collapses, at least 75 injured

Jan 15, 2018 - 2:06 PM

(5th UPDATE) A Jakarta police spokesman says the collapse was an accident and not the result of an explosion

COLLAPSED. This photo received from Amailia Putri Hasniawati via WhatsApp shows dust still clouding the lobby after an internal balcony collapsed at Indonesia's stock exchange in Jakarta on January 15, 2018. Amailia Putri Hasniawati/AFP

Sebelum hadir di sidang, Setya Novanto sempatkan nonton bola Indonesia VS Islandia

Jan 15, 2018 - 12:54 PM

Setya kecewa lantaran permainan timnas Indonesia tidak semangat di babak akhir

SIDANG LANJUTAN. Terdakwa kasus korupsi proyek KTP Elektronik Setya Novanto tersenyum ketika menjalani sidang lanjutan pada Senin, 15 Januari. Foto oleh Santi Dewi/Rappler

Veloso family unable to visit Mary Jane on 33rd birthday

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The Veloso couple says they were not permitted by the Department of Foreign Affairs

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. The Veloso family lights a birthday cake for the 33rd birthday of detained migrant worker Mary Jane Veloso. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Mary Jane Veloso's birthday wish: 'Hear my testimony in court'

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:42 AM

January 10 marks trafficking victim Mary Jane Veloso’s 33rd birthday - the 8th time she’s celebrating it behind bars

MARY JANE. Cesar (2L) and Celia Veloso, (L) parents of Filipina drug convict facing execution in Indonesia, hold a candle light vigil in front of Quiapo church in Manila on September 8, 2016, ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte's working visit to Indonesia. Photo by Ted Aljibe/Rappler

Warga keturunan Indonesia di Filipina selatan akhirnya menerima paspor

Jan 04, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Dengan memiliki paspor, warga keturunan Indonesia mendapat kejelasan status dan berhak menerima perlindungan dari pemerintah

PASPOR. Menteri Luar Negeri Retno Marsudi (kiri) menyerahkan paspor kepada seorang warga keturunan Indonesia pada Rabu, 3 Januari di kantor KJRI Davao City. Foto oleh Kementerian Luar Negeri

Kisah ‘Pilipino’ yang diakui sebagai warga Indonesia

Jan 04, 2018 - 6:23 AM

Menlu Retno Marsudi memimpin penyerahan paspor secara simbolis kepada sekitar 20 warga keturunan Indonesia di Davao

PASPOR. Menteri Luar Negeri Retno Marsudi (kiri) menyerahkan paspor kepada salah satu warga keturunan Indonesia yang sudah lama bermukim di Davao pada Rabu, 3 Januari di kantor KJRI Davao City. Foto oleh Mick Basa/Rappler

Jakarta launches first airport train to tackle gridlock

Jan 02, 2018 - 2:14 PM

About 11,000 passengers are expected to use the service daily with 3 trains plying the route

READY TO GO. This general view shows the newly built train station in downtown Jakarta on January 2, 2018, for a new line that connects the capital to its international airport some 37.6 kilometers away. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

5 tokoh terpopuler di Indonesia tahun 2017

Dec 29, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Mulai dari Setya Novanto, Rizieq Shihab, hingga Raisa