2017: The Year in News Headlines

Semanggi Interchange lights up Jakarta's evening streets. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

By : Jakarta Globe | on 2:25 PM December 31, 2017
Category : News, Featured

January 

Firefighters try to save Pasar Senen in Central Jakarta from a fire that broke out on Jan. 19. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Firefighters try to save Pasar Senen in Central Jakarta from a fire that broke out on Jan. 19. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Jan. 1 Five Dead, Around 100 Rescued After Fire on Tourist Boat

Jan. 13 Authorities Open Support Center for STIP Marunda Students

Jan. 13 Screenings, Heightened Security Ahead of Gubernatorial Debate in Jakarta

Jan. 19 Firefighters Are Still Extinguishing Fire at Pasar Senen Market

 

February

A big crowd turns up to a live public screening of the second Jakarta gubernatorial election debate at Lippo Mall Kemang in South Jakarta on Jan. 27. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) A big crowd turns up to a live public screening of the second Jakarta gubernatorial election debate at Lippo Mall Kemang in South Jakarta on Jan. 27. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Feb. 11 Ahok-Djarot's Opponents Remain Lost in Translation During Final Gubernatorial Debate

Feb. 15 Quick Count Puts Ahok-Djarot in Lead, Anies-Sandiaga Second: Cyrus Polling Agency

Feb. 16 Indonesian Woman Arrested in Connection With Murder of Kim Jong-nam

March

Saudi Arabia's King Salman walks with Indonesia President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo as he arrives at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta, on March 1. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta) Saudi Arabia's King Salman walks with Indonesia President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo as he arrives at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta, on March 1. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

March 1 Saudi King Salman Touches Down on Indonesian Soil

March 12 King Smash: Indonesia’s Attacking Men’s Doubles Pair Win at All England

March 28 Rhoma Irama's Son Detained for Drug Possession

April

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan arrives for treatment at Jakarta Eye Center on April 11, following an acid attack by unknown men in Kelapa Gading, Jakarta. (Antara Photo/Akbar Nugroho Gumay) Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan arrives for treatment at Jakarta Eye Center on April 11, following an acid attack by unknown men in Kelapa Gading, Jakarta. (Antara Photo/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

April 3 Rescue Teams Continue Search for 26 Missing in East Java Landslide

April 11 KPK Investigator Novel Suffers Burns to His Face After Acid Attack by Unknown Men

April 25 Ahok Pleads Not Guilty, Quotes Disney's 'Finding Nemo' in Trial Defense

April 25 Flower Boards for Ahok-Djarot Surround the City Hall

Sandiaga Uno and Anies Baswedan (Antara Photo/Dedi Wijaya) Sandiaga Uno and Anies Baswedan (Antara Photo/Dedi Wijaya)

April 30 It's Official: Election Commission Declares Anies and Sandiaga Winners of Jakarta Election

May

Former Jakarta Governor Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama (Antara Photo/Sigid Kurniawan) Former Jakarta Governor Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama (Antara Photo/Sigid Kurniawan)

May 9 Ahok Found Guilty of Blasphemy, Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

May 20 Five Die in Fire on Board Passenger Ship in Java Sea

Police investigate the crime scene after a twin explosion at the Kampung Melayu bus terminal in East Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

May 30 Police Arrest Two More Suspects After Islamic State-Linked Suicide Bombings in E. Jakarta

June

Former United States President Barack Obama waves to onlookers while visiting Tirta Empul Temple in Gianyar, Bali. (Antara Photo/Wira Suryantala) Former United States President Barack Obama waves to onlookers while visiting Tirta Empul Temple in Gianyar, Bali. (Antara Photo/Wira Suryantala)

June 24 Obama Arrives in Bali

July

Rainbow lights mark Semanggi Interchange on Wednesday evening (26/07). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Rainbow lights mark Semanggi Interchange. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

July 2 Obama Attends Indonesian Diaspora Congress in Jakarta

July 27 United Colors of Semanggi

August

A suspect in a pornographic case, Firza Husein, appears at the Jakarta Police for questioning over chat content. (Antara Photo/Galih Pradipta) A suspect in a pornographic case, Firza Husein, appears at the Jakarta Police for questioning over chat content. (Antara Photo/Galih Pradipta)

Aug. 18 Police Send Team to Saudi Arabia to Find Fugitive Cleric Embroiled in Porn Scandal

Malaysia has apologized to Indonesia for printing the country's national flag upside down in the official program handed out at the opening of this year's Southeast Asian Games. (Reuters Photo/Edgar Su) Malaysia has apologized to Indonesia for printing the country's national flag upside down in the official program handed out at the opening of this year's Southeast Asian Games. (Reuters Photo/Edgar Su)

Aug. 20 Malaysia Apologizes to Indonesia Over Flag Blunder at SEA Games

Aug. 21 Umrah Scammer Couple Owes More Than Rp 100b to Business Associates

September

Mount Agung, Bali (Antara Photo/Ahmad Subaidi) Mount Agung (Antara Photo/Ahmad Subaidi)

Sept. 14 One Schoolchild Dies, More Than 50 Suffer Seizures After Consuming Pills in Southeast Sulawesi

Sept. 16 Mitra Keluarga Let Off With Light Warnings After Baby's Death, for Now

Sept. 22 Thousands Evacuated as Volcano Rumbles on Indonesian Holiday Spot Bali

October

Police examine a fireworks factory gutted by fire in Tangerang, Banten, on Friday (27/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Police examine a fireworks factory gutted by fire in Tangerang, Banten. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Oct. 2 House Speaker Setya Novanto Wins Pretrial Motion

Oct. 26 Explosion at Banten Fireworks Factory Kills 47

November

House of Representatives speaker and graft suspect, Setya Novanto, arrives at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters. (Antara Photo/Rosa Panggabean) House of Representatives speaker and graft suspect, Setya Novanto, arrives at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters. (Antara Photo/Rosa Panggabean)

Nov. 7 Gov't Confronts WhatsApp, Google, Twitter to Censor Obscene Content

Nov. 8 Jokowi's Daughter Ties the Knot in a Traditional Javanese Ceremony

Nov. 14 Editor of 'Blasphemy Video' Sentenced to One and Half Years

Nov. 16 House Speaker and Graft Suspect Setya Novanto Put on Police Wanted List

Nov. 21 Tremors and Volcanic Ash Shake Up Bali as Mount Agung Erupts Again

December

Dec. 1 Soekarno-Hatta Airport Train Service to Start Before Year's End

Air Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto, left, and former Indonesian Military chief Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo. (Antara Photo/Puspa Perwitasari) Air Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto, left, and former Indonesian Military chief Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo. (Antara Photo/Puspa Perwitasari)

Dec. 4 President Wants Air Force Chief to Lead Military

Dec. 6 Defying Warnings of New Conflict, Trump to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Dec. 7 Arabs, Europe, UN Reject Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

Dec. 11 Graft Suspect Setya Novanto Resigns as House Speaker

Dec. 13 Antigraft Court Indicts Ex-House Speaker

Dec. 14 Court Rejects Setya Novanto's Pretrial Appeal

Dec. 16 Tsunami Warning After Earthquake Off Southern Java

Dec. 16 President Orders Swift Mitigation in Quake-Hit Regions of Java

Dec. 20 Airlangga Hartarto Inaugurated as Golkar Chairman

Dec. 27 Mt. Sinabung in North Sumatra Erupts Again

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