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Indonesia arrests two dozen after minister attack

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:13 AM

The world's biggest Muslim majority nation is on high alert ahead of President Joko Widodo’s second-term inauguration on Sunday, October 20, with some 27,000 troops expected to be deployed in the capital Jakarta

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 27, 2016 shows then-newly appointed Indonesian Security Minister Wiranto posing for photographers prior to an inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta. Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto suffered "two deep wounds" in his stomach after he was stabbed by a suspected militant on October 10, 2019, according to police and a hospital spokesman, adding that a local police chief was also injured. ADEK BERRY / AFP

Suspected ISIS radical stabs Indonesian security minister

Oct 10, 2019 - 4:19 PM

'Someone approached and attacked him. The local police chief and Pak (Mr) Wiranto were injured,' National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo says

WIRANTO. This file photo taken on July 27, 2016 shows then-newly appointed Indonesian Security Minister Wiranto posing for photographers prior to an inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia forest fires rage, stoking global warming fears

Sep 12, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Indonesia's forest fires are an annual problem but have been worsened this year by particularly dry weather, and in recent days sent toxic smog floating over Malaysia

A firefighter extinguishes a fire in a forest at Rambutan village, in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra province, on September 11 , 2019. Malaysia has stepped up pressure on neighbouring Indonesia to tackle huge blazes tearing through its rainforests and smothering Southeast Asia in smog, as fires typically started to clear land for crops send diplomatic tensions soaring. ABDUL QODIR / AFP

Malaysia piles pressure on Indonesia over smog-belching fires

Sep 12, 2019 - 8:49 AM

An official in Sarawak state on Borneo – where air quality dropped to very unhealthy levels this week – demands Indonesia to send face masks and medical supplies to Malaysia for those affected by the pollution

HAZE. The Kuala Lumpur skyline, including the Petronas Twin Towers (centger), is seen shrouded in haze on September 11, 2019. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Indonesia restricts foreigner travel to restive Papua region

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:19 AM

Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto says they are limiting foreigners entering its easternmost territory – which has popular beach destinations – over safety concerns and to weed out suspected agitators

This handout picture taken and released on September 1, 2019, by the Indonesian military shows a group of Papuans, who took part in recent mass protests and currently seeking military's help to return to their homes, in Jayapura. Dozens have been arrested over rioting in the capital of Indonesia's Papua region, police said on September 1, following nearly two weeks of mass protests in the easternmost territory of the Southeast Asian archipelago. Handout / The Indonesian Military / AFP

Sinking city: Indonesia's capital on brink of disaster

Aug 16, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Decades of uncontrolled and excessive depletion of groundwater reserves, rising sea-levels, and increasingly volatile weather patterns mean swathes of Jakarta have already started to disappear

In this picture taken on July 26, 2019 shops are submerged as seen in northern Jakarta. Indonesia's capital is being swallowed into the ground at such an alarming rate that experts warn much of it could be submerged by 2050. BAY ISMOYO / AFP

Indonesian man walking in reverse to save forests

Aug 11, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Medi Bastoni sets out on his arduous with the goal of reaching Jakarta by August 16, a day before the Southeast Asian nation's independence day anniversary

REVERSE. This handout courtesy of Medi Bastoni taken and released on August 5, 2019 shows Bastoni as he takes a selfie during a quick stop in Kendal, during his ongoing campaign to draw attention to the issue of deforestation in Indonesia.  Medi Bastoni/AFP

Indonesian leader Jokowi, rival Prabowo hold reconciliation meeting

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:24 PM

Jokowi says he initiated a meeting with his two-time presidential challenger on an MRT train because he knew Subianto had never used the new system

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) speaks with former general Prabowo Subianto (L) on the newly-inaugurated Mass Railway Transport (MRT) system in Jakarta on July 13, 2019, as they meet for the first time since the April 17 general election. Defeated Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto on July 13 declared a long-overdue congratulation to the incumbent president Joko Widodo for his re-election victory in the highly divisive political contest. SAGARA / AFP

Jakarta residents sue Indonesia government over air pollution

Jul 04, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Fed up with what they say is worsening air pollution, a group of 31 concerned residents has sued President Joko Widodo, as well as the ministry of environment and forestry, ministry of health, and Jakarta's governor

AIR POLLUTION. Jakarta has been shrouded in hazardous smog for much of the past month. File photo shows the sun rising over Jakarta, Indonesia. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Indonesia to return 49 containers of waste to Europe, U.S.

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:29 AM

Jakarta joins a chorus of Southeast Asian nations that are increasingly unhappy about being used as dumping grounds for trash from Western countries

In this picture taken on June 19, 2019, Indonesian officials check one of the 49 containers loaded with a combination of garbage, plastic waste and hazardous materials in violation of import rules, in Batam island. Dozens of shipping containers full of waste will be returned to France and other developed countries, Indonesia said on July 2, 2019 as Southeast Asian nations increasingly reject serving as dumping grounds for international trash. Andaru / AFP

Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-election riots

May 23, 2019 - 2:08 PM

(UPDATED) The government has also partly blocked access to social media – including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – in a bid to clamp down on fake news and hoaxes linked to the violence

INDONESIA CLASHES. Indonesian policemen leave the office of the Election Oversight Body (Bawaslu) in Jakarta on May 23, 2019. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

6 dead after election riots in Indonesia's capital

May 22, 2019 - 2:21 PM

(UPDATED) Dozens are arrested and parts of Jakarta are littered with debris and burned-out cars, as the violence triggers security advisories from the US and Australian embassies

Indonesian anti-riot police take a position to disperse the mob during an overnight-violent demonstration near by the Elections Oversight Body (Bawaslu) in Jakarta on May 22, 2019. Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators in downtown Jakarta early Wednesday after a rally opposed to President Joko Widodo's re-election, an AFP reporter said. BAY ISMOYO / AFP

Indonesia's new capital to be decided this year – minister

May 15, 2019 - 8:11 PM

'So we hope in 2024 the new capital is ready to be the new government center,' says urban planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro

JAKARTA. The morning sun rises past buildings and haze over the Jakarta city skyline on August 17, 2018. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Indonesia eyes moving capital from congested Jakarta

Apr 29, 2019 - 11:14 PM

Urban planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro says the long-stalled relocation plan has won approval from President Joko Widodo who favored moving the capital away from Indonesia's most populous Java island

JAKARTA. The morning sun rises past buildings and haze over the Jakarta city skyline on August 17, 2018. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Torrential rain triggers flooding, evacuations in Indonesia's capital

Apr 26, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Heavy rain pounds the greater Jakarta area, causing the Ciliwung river to burst its banks and prompting flash flooding in at least 17 communities

EVACUATION. A rescue team evacuates a resident from a flooded neighborhood in Jakarta, on April 26, 2019, after several areas were affected by heavy rainfall. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

AFC Cup 2019: Ceres seals comeback win over Persija Jakarta

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Ceres-Negros FC rallies from two goals down to stay on top of Group G

ON TOP. Ceres-Negros FC continues to top Group G of the 2019 AFC Cup. Photo by AFC Cup Twitter

Indonesian police arrests 7 in 'record' human trafficking bust

Apr 10, 2019 - 7:58 AM

The alleged traffickers are suspected to have sent some 500 victims to work as domestic helpers in Morocco, 220 to Turkey, 300 more to Syria and another 200 to Saudi Arabia between 2018 and this year

RECORD BUST. Suspects face the wall during a press conference by Indonesian officials in Jakarta, on April 9, 2019, about trafficking-related offenses. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Marañon's lone goal sends Ceres past Persija

Apr 03, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Ceres-Negros FC rolls to a perfect record to keep the Group G lead in the 2019 AFC Cup

HERO. Bienvienido Marañon scores his fifth goal in the 2019 AFC Cup that sealed Ceres' third straight victory. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Traffic-choked Jakarta inaugurates mass rapid transit system

Mar 24, 2019 - 6:15 PM

The 16-kilometer line opens to the public on Monday, March 25, with tickets free during the first week

A Jakarta's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) waits for passengers after it opened for the first time to the public on March 12, 2019. - The project, which is considered the first phase of the city's MRT line, is 16 kilometres long which stretches from the capital's landmark Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Central Jakarta to Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta. The MRT aims to reduce the current two hours travel time to just 30 minutes, the company's president director William Sabandar said. (Photo by BAY ISMOYO / AFP)

Dozens buried in Indonesia gold mine collapse

Feb 27, 2019 - 2:56 PM

(UPDATED) Four people have been found dead while 19 others are pulled from the rubble alive with minor and serious injuries, according to officials

DISASTER. This handout picture from Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, taken and released on February 27, 2019 shows rescuers carrying a survivor from an illegal gold mine collapse in the Bolaang Mongondow region of North Sulawesi.  Handout/Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana BNBP/AFP

Smashing away anger at Indonesia's 'Temper Clinic'

Feb 23, 2019 - 11:27 PM

Young Indonesians unleash their pent-up rage at the Temper Clinic, which also lets clients bust up old televisions and printers for a slightly higher price

ANGER ISSUES. This picture taken on January 26, 2019 shows Genta Kalbu Tanjung (left), a 20-year-old student, posing with her two friends after a session at the Temper Clinic in Jakarta. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

Jakarta ex-governor freed from prison after blasphemy sentence

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – the Indonesian capital's first non-Muslim governor in half a century and its first ethnic Chinese leader – leaves a prison outside the capital after dawn nearly two years after his conviction for blasphemy

Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (C), popularly known as Ahok, speaks to his lawyers after judges delivered their sentence during the verdict in his blasphemy trial in Jakarta on May 9, 2017. - Jakarta's Christian governor was jailed for two years on May 9 after being found guilty of committing blasphemy, capping a saga seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. (Photo by BAY ISMOYO / POOL / AFP)

Soldier killed as Indonesia probes mass shooting reports in Papua

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:56 PM

An Indonesian soldier is killed while investigating reports that more than two dozen construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province

Indonesian soldiers prepare coffins for construction workers, believed to have been shot dead, in Wamena in Papua province on December 4, 2018. Indonesia is investigating reports that 31 construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, the public works minister said on December 4, as he halted construction in the area. STAF STEEL / AFP

Indonesia wraps up Lion Air plane crash victim identification

Nov 23, 2018 - 2:58 PM

The identification is being called off because all the recovered remains have been tested

DEBRIS. This file photo shows a boat sailing in the background as debris from the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 floats at sea in the waters north of Karawang, West Java province, on October 29, 2018. File photo by Adek Berry/AFP

[OPINYON] Yogyakarta Diaries: Pero binabagabag pa rin ako ng komedya sa Pilipinas

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Mabubusog na naman tayo sa pangako habang paparami nang paparami ang nahihirapang tugunan ang totoong pagkagutom

Pinoy Pacio secures ONE Championship strawweight belt in Jakarta

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:56 AM

The Team Lakay standout dethrones Yoshitaka Naito via unanimous decision in a rematch of their 2016 title contest

ON A ROLL. Joshua Pacio extendS Team Lakay's hot streak. Photo from ONE Championship

Coming, ready or not: thousands pour in for 2018 Asian Games

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Organizers are making reassuring noises about their arrangements but Indonesia has never hosted a sports event on this scale

CLOSING IN. Foreign badminton athletes walk past laborers working on the old athletes villages renovation at the Senayan sports complex. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Lorde, SZA and more rock Jakarta’s We The Fest 2018

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The 2018 edition of the Indonesian music festival boasted a massive lineup that included Vince Staples, Miguel, James Bay, Honne, Eric Nam and more

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Asian Games 2018: No picture-perfect venues yet

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:26 AM

The athletes’ village and stadiums in Indonesia are '95% ready' but potential pitfalls remain

EOUND THE CLOCK. Foreign badminton athletes walk past laborers working on the old athletes villages renovation at the Senayan sports complex, just a month before Indonesia hosts the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia police kill 11 petty criminals in Asian Games crackdown

Jul 17, 2018 - 6:36 PM

Some 52 suspects have been shot after resisting arrest in the capital Jakarta since the start of July, with 11 dying of their wounds, police say

Bincang Mantan: Seberapa mahal jadi anak gaul Jakarta?

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:34 PM

Biaya hidup itu enggak mahal, yang mahal itu biaya gengsi

Ilustrasi oleh Rappler Indonesia

KUIS: Serba-serbi kota Jakarta

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Seberapa kenal kamu dengan Jakarta?

Foto dari wikicommons

Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado to tune up with national team in Japan

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:14 AM

The two Philippine team players hope to make up for their absence in the PSL tuneup games by joining the overseas camp

SECOND CHANCE. Alyssa Valdez (left) and Jia Morado find compromises to honor their commitments to both the national team and their club. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FOTO: keceriaan Lebaran di Kampung Akuarium

Jun 15, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Ada tawa gembira, dan ada juga tangis pilu

BERFOTO. Sejumlah warga Kampung Akuarium berfoto bersama usai salat Id, Jumat, 15 Juni 2018. Foto oleh Christian Simbolon/Rappler

SAKSIKAN: Ibu kota Jakarta bersiap menyambut Asian Games 2018

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Warga Jakarta, sudah siap menyambut Asian Games 2018?

Perlas Pilipinas aims to prove worth after 2018 Asian Games exclusion

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:12 PM

The Philippine women's national basketball team makes its 3-a-side debut in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018

UNDERDOG. Jack Animam and Perlas Pilipinas will be looking to stun fans despite being seeded last among 20 participating teams. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

SAKSIKAN: Icip-Icip edisi Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:36 AM

Wee Nam Kee terkenal dengan menu Hainanese Chicken Rice asli dari Singapura

SAKSIKAN: Tatkala ondel-ondel 'meneror' ibu kota

May 31, 2018 - 1:27 PM

Ondel-ondel sudah turun kelas menjadi sekadar alat mengamen dan mengemis

DIPAJANG. Dua ondel-ondel besar di pajang di jalanan Gang Anggrek, Senen, Jakarta Pusat. Foto oleh Christian Simbolon/Rappler

6 killed, dozens hurt in Indonesia church attacks

May 13, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Three separate locations were hit by bombings around Surabaya on Sunday

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.

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

Fredrich Yunadi ajukan gugatan pra peradilan melawan KPK dari balik rutan

Jan 18, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Fredrich menilai penetapan statusnya sebagai tersangka dan ditahan tidak melalui prosedur yang benar

PRA PERADILAN. Fredrich Yunadi mengajukan gugatan pra peradilan melawan Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) pada Kamis, 18 Januari. Ia memprotes penetapan status tersangka dan penahanannya. Foto oleh Santi Dewi/Rappler

Berita hari ini: Senin, 15 Januari 2018

Jan 15, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Perkembangan berita terbaru yang perlu Anda ketahui

Sebaiknya kita jangan terbawa perasaan gara-gara meme

Jan 11, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Apakah fenomena meme selaras dengan landasan hukum di Indonesia?

Newborn baby found dead on plane in Indonesia

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:42 PM

Police suspect that Hani, who had worked as a domestic helper in Abu Dhabi for four years, secretly gave birth during an Etihad flight from there to Jakarta on Saturday

Kuasa hukum: Alasan Ahok mengajukan gugatan cerai adalah urusan pribadi

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:02 PM

Gugatan cerai didaftarkan ke PN Jakarta Utara pada Jumat, 5 Januari

TINTA. Calon Gubernur DKI Jakarta nomor urut dua Basuki Tjahaja Purnama atau Ahok (kanan) bersama istri, Veronica Tan (tengah) dan anak, Nicholas Sean Purnama (kiri) menunjukkan tinta di jari seusai melakukan pencoblosan di TPS 54 kawasan Pantai Mutiara, Pluit, Jakarta, Rabu, 19 April. Foto oleh Hafidz Mubarak/ANTARA

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

INFOGRAFIS: Biaya yang harus dikeluarkan seorang lajang saat merayakan Natal

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Mulai dari dekorasi sederhana hingga hidangan untuk dinikmati bersama keluarga

Setya Novanto dituding berbohong saat sidang, Idrus: Jangan saling menyalahkan

Dec 13, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Setya Novanto mengaku sakit diare sejak empat hari yang lalu

Kita bisa bantu Dodo, aktivis kemanusiaan yang terbaring sakit

Dec 12, 2017 - 4:04 PM

Netizen galang dana bantu biaya pengobatan aktivis LBH Jakarta Widodo Budidarmo

Aktivis kemanusiaan LBH Jakarta, Widodo "Dodo" Budidarmo, mengenakan kaos bergambar penyidik KPK Novel Baswedan saat Car Free Day. Foto dari kitabisa.com