Police Uncover Horrific Child Prostitution Syndicate in Jakarta

The victims were allegedly forced to serve 10 clients per day and take pills to delay menstruation to "maximize profits."

#CRIME

Iran Proposes Defense Cooperation With Indonesia

The Iranian Ambassador to Indonesia says the country doesn't want to get dragged into an open war with the United States.

JANUARY 22 #SECURITY

What to Do With Indonesia's Foreign Terrorist Fighters?

The government is trying to find a way to bring 660 Indonesian foreign terrorist fighters home from Syria, Afghanistan and Turkey.

JANUARY 21 #SECURITY

Indonesia Complains as More Fishermen Are Kidnapped in Malaysian Territory

The Abu Sayyaf terrorist group has kidnapped five more Indonesian fishermen who were sailing on a Malaysian boat.

JANUARY 21 #SECURITY

Police Arrest Crystal Meth Smugglers Connected to Malaysian Drug Ring

The two Indonesian smugglers were arrested with 70 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine disguised in tea boxes.

JANUARY 21 #CRIME

Preparation Underway for Labuan Bajo to Host G-20 and Asean Meetings in 2023

The once sleepy town is also being prepared to become a "super premium tourist destination" and a hub for tourists heading to Komodo Island.

JANUARY 20 #TRAVEL

Former PPP Chairman Romahurmuziy Jailed for Graft

Judges mentioned former religious affairs minister Lukman Hakim in Romahurmuziy's verdict.

JANUARY 20 #CORRUPTION

VISION

Badminton: Indonesia Wins Three Titles at Daihatsu Masters

Host Indonesia dominated the final day of the Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2020.

#EYEWITNESS

Garuda Stewardess Angered by 'Mistress' Tweets

"El Diablo" wrote a series of tweets attacking Garuda executives and accused Siwi Purwanti of being a mistress for one of them.

JANUARY 20 #LEGAL CASES

Host Shuttlers Win Three Titles as Anthony Ends Losing Streak

The Indonesia Masters is a top-tier badminton tournament with a total prize of $400,000.

JANUARY 20 #SPORTS

Indonesia Establishes First Esports Governing Body

The newly-established board of executives is chaired by National Intelligence Agency head Budi Gunawan.

JANUARY 19 #SPORTS

Indonesia to Buy Bigger Boats for Coast Guard

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has reportedly bought frigates for the Indonesian Navy from Denmark.

JANUARY 17 #SECURITY

Home of Sumatran Tiger in Riau Destroyed by Fire

Firefighters were still trying to put out the fires in the Giak Siam Kecil forest conservation by Thursday afternoon.

JANUARY 16 #ENVIRONMENT

Jakarta Businessman Detained for Abducting Employee

The victim suffered from cigarette burns and punches and got one meal per day during nine days in captivity.

JANUARY 16 #CRIME

Last Indonesian Hostage Rescued From Militant Group in Southern Philippines

Muhammad Farhan was rescued by soldiers from the Philippine military on Wednesday.

JANUARY 16 #INTERNATIONAL

Jokowi Wants Three Omnibus Bills to Be Completed This Week

The omnibus laws are expected to simplify Indonesia's labyrinthine regulations.

JANUARY 15 #POLICY

Poverty Rate Lower in Indonesia: Report

The government sets the poverty line at Rp 440,538 ($32.2) per capita per month.

JANUARY 15 #SOCIAL

Indonesia, UK to Strengthen Defense Cooperation

British MP Heather Wheeler said the UK will continue defense cooperation with Indonesia, particularly in the maritime sector.

JANUARY 15 #SECURITY

Police Arrest King and Queen of 'Grand Universe Kingdom' Cult

Totok Hadiningrat and Fanni Aminadia are an unemployed couple from Jakarta who charge people money to join their 'kingdom.'

JANUARY 15 #CRIME

Excessive Use of Force Suspected During Forced Eviction in Bandung Last Month

The city administration had wanted to vacate the area in Tamansari so they could build an apartment block.

JANUARY 15 #HUMAN RIGHTS

Health Ministry, Nutrition International Pave Way in Fight Against Stunting

A new two-year program has been proven to improve micronutrient consumption by mothers and toddlers to prevent stunting.

JANUARY 15 #HEALTH