Indonesia spots plane debris in Papua

Indonesia spots plane debris in Papua

Indonesian search teams say they've spotted debris in Papua province, believed to be from an airplane that crashed, carrying 54 people on board. (Photo: Reuters) 

Tuesday, 18 August, 2015, 8:48am

Indonesian plane with 54 people on board crashes in Papua

Indonesian plane with 54 people on board crashes in Papua

A Trigana Air flight carrying 54 people on board had lost contact with air traffic control in remote Papua. (Photo: EPA) 

17 Aug 2015 - 8:13am

When there's too much traffic, people in Jarkarta turn to trolleys

When there's too much traffic, people in Jarkarta turn to trolleys

In congested Jakarta, people living near the railway tracks are using trolleys to get around town. 

11 Aug 2015 - 8:48am 1 comment

Models in masks highlight Indonesian environmental devastation

Models in masks highlight Indonesian environmental devastation

Wearing gas masks and designer dresses, models parade down a catwalk against a backdrop of polluted, rubbish-strewn paddy fields in central Indonesia, a colourful condemnation of the fashion industry's role in causing environmental devastation

1 Apr 2015 - 2:19pm

Indonesian workers stage nationwide strike over pay

Indonesian workers stage nationwide strike over pay

Workers across Indonesia begin a two-day strike on Thursday to demand higher salaries, the latest industrial action in the Southeast Asian economy as people push for a greater share of the profits from stellar growth.

Calls have been growing in recent months for a hike in the minimum wage as the cost of living skyrockets due to high inflation.

1 Nov 2013 - 5:13pm

Owner of Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia to be questioned

Nazi-related memorabilia hanging on a wall at Soldatenkaffe restaurant in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Photo: AP

Authorities in central Indonesia plan to ask a restaurant owner to explain his reasons for opening a Nazi-themed cafe that has sparked controversy among locals and tourists.

20 Jul 2013 - 1:18am 1 comment

Indonesian police hunt 131 in prison breakout

Indonesian soldiers stand guard in a burnt down room at Tanjung Gusta prison following a prison riot in Medan, North Sumatra. Photo: AP

Indonesian police on Saturday expanded their search for 131 inmates including four militants who escaped from an overcrowded jail during a riot that left five dead, a spokesman said.

Inmates began rampaging through the jail in Medan city on Sumatra island on Thursday, setting fires and hurling bottles at guards in anger over power cuts and water shortages at the facility.

13 Jul 2013 - 3:16pm

Dozens injured as powerful quake hits Indonesia’s Aceh province

Earthquake victims receive medical treatment outside a community health center in Bener Meriah, Aceh province. Photo: AP

A powerful earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province flattened buildings and sparked landslides yesterday, killing at least 11 people and injuring dozens in a region devastated by the quake-triggered tsunami of 2004.

3 Jul 2013 - 2:21am

Indonesia starts cloud-seeding to fight smog

Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur (top), covered in smog yesterday; how the same area looked early last week (bottom). Photos: Reuters

Indonesia has begun seeding clouds in an attempt to create rain to put out blazes that have choked Singapore and Malaysia with smog, officials said, while launching investigations into plantation firms suspected of starting the fires.

24 Jun 2013 - 5:31am

Singapore air worsens as smoke billows in from Indonesia forest fires

Visitors take photos on an observation deck at the Marina Bay Sands Skypark overlooking the haze covered skyline of Singapore. Photo: Reuters

The Pollutant Standards Index reading at noon stood at 105, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA) website. Any reading above 100 is categorised as unhealthy.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:11pm

Blanket of haze descends as Indonesia forests burn

Tourists shoot photos near the prime minister's office against a backdrop of hazy pollution in the Malaysian capital. Photo: AP

Malaysia was yesterday shrouded with haze from forest fires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, causing "unhealthy" levels of pollution in six areas. Haze is an annual problem during the monsoon season from May to September as winds blow the smoke across the Malacca Strait to Malaysia.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:15am

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo affirms allegiance to Megawati Sukarnoputri's party

Joko Widodo.

Jakarta mayor governor Joko Widodo, who leads popularity polls for Indonesia's presidential poll next year, affirmed his allegiance to the party of former leader Megawati Sukarnoputri and said she would decide if he runs.

15 Jun 2013 - 1:51am

To get rich, poor states must ignore the Washington rule book

Playing catch-up

The line of latitude at 20 degrees north neatly bisects East Asia. Skirting Thailand's northern border, and passing eastward between the Philippines and Taiwan, it divides the region into two distinct economic zones.

13 Jun 2013 - 6:49am 12 comments

Suicide bomber attacks Indonesia police station

An unidentified motorcycle driver carried out an apparent suicide bombing at a police headquarters in central Indonesia, police said on Monday.

Police chief Lieutenant Colonel Sisnadi said the man was trying to enter the station early in the day in the central Sulawesi town of Poso when his bomb went off, killing him instantly.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Corruption in Indonesia fuelled by cheating culture at schools, critics say

Indonesian high school pupils sit for national exams in Malang in eastern Java. Cheating is rife in schools, critics claim. Photo: AFP

After praying for good grades in their exams, a group of Indonesian high-school students received a surprising text message - come to class 90 minutes early and you'll be given the answers.

1 Jun 2013 - 3:58am