Expert Warns Against Fast-Tracking of Covid Vaccination

The government should avoid the rhetoric that there is already a working vaccine for the Indonesian people.

#HEALTH

Pompeo to Visit Indonesia Next Week

Pompeo will attend a dialogue hosted by the Ansor Youth Movement, the youth wing of Indonesia’s biggest Muslim organization Nahdlatul Ulama.

OCTOBER 22 #INTERNATIONAL

Over 300,000 Covid Patients Have Recovered in Indonesia

Indonesia has added more than 90,000 Covid cases since the beginning of the month, suggesting that the surge continues.

OCTOBER 22 #HEALTH

West Sumatra District Head Gets Four Years’ Imprisonment for Graft

Since direct elections of local leaders were introduced in 2005, around 300 elected leaders have been named graft suspects.

OCTOBER 21 #CORRUPTION

Riau Now Has Sixth-Biggest Number of Covid Cases

Riau has six times the number of Covid-19 cases it recorded on Sept. 1, when it was ranked 18 among 34 provinces.

OCTOBER 21 #HEALTH

Long Holidays May Double Daily Number of Covid Cases

Long holidays have been a proven cause for a spike in confirmed cases at the national level.

OCTOBER 20 #HEALTH

Japan to Loan $473m for Covid-19 Mitigation in Indonesia

The meeting marked Suga’s first overseas trip after taking office in September.

OCTOBER 20 #INTERNATIONAL

VISION

Students Brave Rain to Demand Cancellation of Job Creation Law

Students demand a face-to-face dialogue with the president.

#EYEWITNESS

Jokowi Thanks UAE for Naming a Street after Him on 6th Anniversary as President

The Abu Dhabi crown prince also directed the construction of a mosque to be named after the Indonesian president.

OCTOBER 20 #INTERNATIONAL

No Spectacular Opening of U-20 World Cup, Indonesia Says

The event will be the first global football tournament hosted by Indonesia, which has prepared six stadiums on three different islands.

OCTOBER 20 #SPORTS

Coronavirus Outbreak Eases in East Java

The province of 40 million has only around 2,500 active cases of coronavirus, or 5 percent of its tota; number of infections.

OCTOBER 19 #HEALTH

Indonesians Satisfied with Gov’t Handling of Pandemic despite Surge in Cases

The government has intensified measures to increase diagnostic testing capacity and ensure adequate supply of a vaccine against the virus.

OCTOBER 18 #HEALTH

Over 1,600 Indonesians Have Received Trial Vaccine

Every volunteer received two doses of the trial vaccine supplied by China's Sinovac Biotech.

OCTOBER 18 #HEALTH

Chinese Death Row Escapee Found Dead in Bogor

Cai Changpan, the Chinese national who escaped from a Banten prison by digging a tunnel, has died on Saturday by assumedly hanging himself.

OCTOBER 18 #CRIME

Pollycarpus, Convicted Murderer of Rights Activist Munir, Dies from Coronavirus

The former pilot of Garuda Indonesia had been sentenced to 14 years in jail for murdering Munir.

OCTOBER 17 #CRIME

Indonesia Adds 70,000 Covid Cases Month to Date

About 77 percent of the national tally has been contributed by 10 provinces alone.

OCTOBER 17 #HEALTH

W. Sumatra, Riau Add Speed to Indonesia’s Covid Caseloads

West Sumatra became the 11th province to have accumulated over 10,000 cases of the virus on Friday.

OCTOBER 16 #HEALTH

Indonesia among Top Contributors to UN Peacekeeping Mission

Indonesia is ranked eighth among 119 countries who contribute to the UN peacekeeping mission.

OCTOBER 16 #INTERNATIONAL

Singapore Wonders Why Job Creation Law Gets Harsh Reactions: Envoy

Indonesian ambassador to Singapore Suryopratomo said the law is a necessary move for Indonesia to escape from the middle-income trap.

OCTOBER 16 #INTERNATIONAL

Indonesian Team in China for Covid-19 Vaccine Safety Audit

The Indonesian government has secured a supply of those vaccines, including 143 million doses of Sinovac vaccine

OCTOBER 16 #HEALTH

Prosecutors Demand Life Sentence for Benny Tjokrosaputro

In addition to the life imprisonment, prosecutors also recommended that Benny be ordered to return Rp 6.1 trillion to the state.

OCTOBER 16 #CORRUPTION