Extradition Treaty with Singapore to Get Fast-Track House Approval: Lawmakers

The 575-member House is currently dominated by a pro-government coalition that enjoys a supermajority with 83 percent of the seats.

#INTERNATIONAL

Daily Covid-19 Count Tops 8,000

The total number of Omicron cases has increased by 222 to 1,988 in the past 24 hours.

JANUARY 27 #HEALTH

Indonesia’s Omicron Tally Now at 1,766

According to Health Ministry data, 1,066 out of the 1,766 Omicron cases are related to international travelers. 

JANUARY 26 #HEALTH

Indonesia-Singapore Travel Bubble: What You Need to Know

Singaporean travelers in Batam and Bintan islands are exempt from the mandatory five-day quarantine.

JANUARY 25 #INTERNATIONAL

Indonesia Reclaims Control of Natuna’s Airspace from Singapore

Singapore had been managing the airspace over Riau and Natuna islands since 1946.

JANUARY 25 #INTERNATIONAL

Indonesia and Singapore Sign Extradition Treaty, Again

Indonesia has been pursuing an extradition treaty with Singapore since the Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono presidency.

JANUARY 25 #INTERNATIONAL

At Least 12 Die after Karaoke House Set on Fire in West Papua

Police thought everyone inside the karaoke house had evacuated when they came to the scene to help rescue people.

JANUARY 25 #CRIME

VISION

No More Pushing: This Street Vendor Sells Vegetables on Electric Cart

The Pasar Keliling Bu Tarmi cart has now gone electric, thanks to the state-owned utility firm PLN.

#EYEWITNESS

Disgraced District Head Has Private Prison Cells to Punish Workers: Rights Group

The district head is one of the richest regional leaders in the country with a personal wealth of $5.9 million.

JANUARY 24 #CRIME

Former House Deputy Speaker Faces 50 Months’ Imprisonment for Bribery

Prosecutors also recommended that the defendant be stripped of his constitutional rights of being elected as a public official.

JANUARY 24 #CORRUPTION

Indonesia Facing Gigantic Task of Hosting MotoGP Round

Lombok International Airport will receive over 21,000 arrivals every day before and during the event, a quadruple number than normal days.

JANUARY 23 #SPORTS

Indonesia Reports First Two Omicron-Related Deaths

The Health Ministry said both patients had underlying conditions when they were admitted to the hospital.

JANUARY 22 #HEALTH

Indonesia’s Omicron Tally Tops 1,000

The total number of active Covid-19 cases has now passed the 10,000 mark amid the Omicron surge.

JANUARY 21 #HEALTH

Surabaya Judge Detained for Alleged Bribery

The judge has controversially acquitted defendants in major corruption cases in the province of Lampung.

JANUARY 20 #CORRUPTION

Indonesia Asks Developed Countries to Fund Energy Transition

Jokowi revealed Indonesia needed a whopping $50 billion to switch to renewable energy.

JANUARY 20 #ENVIRONMENT

North Sumatra District Head Arrested by KPK

The Langkat district head is the third regional leader to be arrested by the powerful commission in just two weeks.

JANUARY 20 #CORRUPTION

Attorney General Launches Graft Investigation against Garuda

Prosecutors said the alleged fraudulent procurement has inflicted a loss of at least Rp 3.6 trillion ($250 million) to the state.

JANUARY 19 #CORRUPTION

Gov't Secures 400,000 Molnupiravir Tablets as Omicron Cases Rise

Amarox is expected to kick off the domestic production of Molnupiravir in April or May 2022.

JANUARY 19 #HEALTH

Heru Hidayat Avoids Death Sentence despite Graft Conviction

The verdict also stipulates that Heru will get no imprisonment in the Asabri graft scandal.

JANUARY 18 #CORRUPTION

Indonesia Passes 300 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

According to government data, 85.26 percent of the target population have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

JANUARY 18 #HEALTH

Indonesia’s Omicron Tally Now Reaches 572

The government announced that it had detected 66 new Omicron infections.

JANUARY 14 #HEALTH