Straits Times Asian of the Year 2019: Jokowi, 'A Unifying Figure in Age of Chaos and Disruption'

The two-term president is praised for his dexterity in keeping a vast and disparate Indonesia together.

#PEOPLE

Shoveled: Garuda Boss Fired for Smuggling Harley Davidson Bike and Brompton Bicycles

The used Harley Davidson motorcycle had been disassembled prior to delivery and smuggled as parts.

DECEMBER 05 #LEGAL CASES

Airlangga Reelected Golkar Chairman by Acclamation

There was no alternative candidate to challenge Airlangga's re-election bid during the party's national congress.

DECEMBER 05 #POLITICS

Former House Member Bowo Sidik Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Corruption

The sentence also bars Bowo from taking part in politics for four years after completing his jail term.

DECEMBER 04 #CORRUPTION

Ari Kuncoro Inaugurated as University of Indonesia Chancellor

The economist is also a guest professor at Brown and the ANU.

DECEMBER 04 #EDUCATION

Jokowi Cheers Up Golkar Congress After Luhut Extinguishes Party Rift

The president denies ever intervening in Golkar's internal affairs but praises Bambang's decision to withdraw from the chairmanship election.

DECEMBER 04 #POLITICS

Change It Up: Latest Electoral System Deemed a Failure

A recent study showed the current electoral system in Indonesia resulted in many downsides and might need to be adjusted.

DECEMBER 03 #2019 ELECTIONS

VISION

Another Break in the Wall

A crack had formed in a sea levee in North Jakarta located near a residential complex.

#STANDALONE

Another Break in the Wall

A crack had formed in a sea levee in North Jakarta located near a residential complex.

December 05 #STANDALONE

Born to Be Wild: Harley Davidson Parts, UK Bikes Found Inside Garuda's Brand New Airbus

A Garuda director was on the same plane that carried the smuggled goods.

DECEMBER 03 #LEGAL CASES

Don't Turn the Law Into an Industry: Security Minister Mahfud MD

The coordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs warns law enforcers not to play around with the law.

DECEMBER 03 #LEGAL CASES

In Surprise Move, Bambang Soesatyo Withdraws Bid for Golkar's Top Post

The MPR speaker's shock decision will pave the way for current Golkar chairman Airlangga Hartarto to get reelection.

DECEMBER 03 #POLITICS

Small Blast Near Presidential Palace Injures Two

The two soldiers were going on their morning run inside the National Monument complex when the explosion happened.

DECEMBER 03 #TERRORISM

Heritage and Culture More Important Than Ever in Digital Era

To succeed in Industry 4.0, you might want to look back to the 1.0 past.

DECEMBER 03 #EDUCATION

Indonesian, Indian, Australian Navies Hold Trilateral Security Talks

The Indonesian Navy promoted its Asean Indo-Pacific Outlook during the talks and workshops.

DECEMBER 02 #HUMAN RIGHTS

Jokowi Says No to Constitutional Amendment, Even If It Gives Him Another Tilt at Presidency

The president says he is "the product of direct elections" amid calls to go back to New Order-style indirect election.

DECEMBER 02 #POLITICS

Tame End to Anti-Ahok '212 Movement' Reunion as Anies Urges End to Division

The Jakarta governor attended the rally to deliver a speech promoting national unity and social justice.

DECEMBER 02 #POLITICS

BPK Becomes International Maritime Organization's First Southeast Asian Auditor

Indonesia was also re-elected a member of the IMO board.

DECEMBER 01 #INTERNATIONAL

Weather Agency Warns Against Floods as Jakarta, Banten Enter Rainy Season

The rainfall will be short with high intensity, which can lead to floods and landslides Jakarta area, Banten, Central Java

NOVEMBER 30 #WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Authorities Blame IT Vendor After Jakarta Bank Loses Rp 50b in ATM Fraud

The Jakarta Police have named 13 Jakarta Municipal Police officers as suspects for fraud by misusing their Bank DKI cards.

NOVEMBER 30 #CRIME

Rookie Mistake: Students Challenging KPK Law Pick On Marriage Law Instead

The judicial review request was lodged by a group of mostly students led by University of Indonesia law student Zico Simanjuntak.

NOVEMBER 29 #LEGAL CASES

Start 'Em Young: Homeschooling and Risk of Radicalism

Researchers say homeschooling could turn into a platform to spread radical religious views to children.

NOVEMBER 29 #EDUCATION