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Indonesia military academy hit by virus outbreak

Jul 12, 2020 - 4:15 PM

Of the 1,280 confirmed infections, 991 are cadets and the rest are staff and their family members

OUTBREAK. This picture taken on July 9, 2020 shows the closed main gate of the Indonesian army's Officer Candidate School in Bandung, after more than 1,200 personnel including instructors of the institution were tested positive for COVID-19. Photo by Timur Matahari/AFP

2 Indonesians rescued from Abu Sayyaf

Dec 22, 2019 - 12:59 PM

Troops are trying to rescue one more Indonesian who remains in captivity

Sinking city: Indonesia's capital on brink of disaster

Aug 16, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Decades of uncontrolled and excessive depletion of groundwater reserves, rising sea-levels, and increasingly volatile weather patterns mean swathes of Jakarta have already started to disappear

In this picture taken on July 26, 2019 shops are submerged as seen in northern Jakarta. Indonesia's capital is being swallowed into the ground at such an alarming rate that experts warn much of it could be submerged by 2050. BAY ISMOYO / AFP

Indonesian leader Jokowi, rival Prabowo hold reconciliation meeting

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:24 PM

Jokowi says he initiated a meeting with his two-time presidential challenger on an MRT train because he knew Subianto had never used the new system

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) speaks with former general Prabowo Subianto (L) on the newly-inaugurated Mass Railway Transport (MRT) system in Jakarta on July 13, 2019, as they meet for the first time since the April 17 general election. Defeated Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto on July 13 declared a long-overdue congratulation to the incumbent president Joko Widodo for his re-election victory in the highly divisive political contest. SAGARA / AFP

Heavy security as Indonesia court set to rule on election-rigging claims

Jun 27, 2019 - 3:42 PM

The court is weighing ex-general Prabowo Subianto's claims the April poll was plagued by 'systematic, structured and massive' electoral fraud, costing him victory

PROTEST. A Muslim protester waves an Islam flag during a rally near the constitutional court in Jakarta on June 27, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

6 dead after election riots in Indonesia's capital

May 22, 2019 - 2:21 PM

(UPDATED) Dozens are arrested and parts of Jakarta are littered with debris and burned-out cars, as the violence triggers security advisories from the US and Australian embassies

Indonesian anti-riot police take a position to disperse the mob during an overnight-violent demonstration near by the Elections Oversight Body (Bawaslu) in Jakarta on May 22, 2019. Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators in downtown Jakarta early Wednesday after a rally opposed to President Joko Widodo's re-election, an AFP reporter said. BAY ISMOYO / AFP

Indonesian police arrests 7 in 'record' human trafficking bust

Apr 10, 2019 - 7:58 AM

The alleged traffickers are suspected to have sent some 500 victims to work as domestic helpers in Morocco, 220 to Turkey, 300 more to Syria and another 200 to Saudi Arabia between 2018 and this year

RECORD BUST. Suspects face the wall during a press conference by Indonesian officials in Jakarta, on April 9, 2019, about trafficking-related offenses. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Vietnam woman in Kim assassination accepts new charge, likely to go free

Apr 01, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Doan Thi Huong smiles and says 'I'm happy' after prosecutors presented the new charge in a Malaysian court, where she has been on trial since 2017

Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by Malaysian police out of the High Court in Shah Alam on April 1, 2019. A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother will walk free in May after pleading guilty to a lesser charge, her lawyer said. Mohd RASFAN / AFP

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Dec 25, 2018 - 7:51 PM

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Indonesian soldiers ordered to fire on looters in disaster zone

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:27 PM

An official of the local military says soldiers had now been given orders to shoot people spotted stealing from shops

Indonesian soldiers bury quake victims in a mass grave in Poboya in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 2, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. The Indonesian government on October 2 said the death toll from a devastating quake-tsunami on the island of Sulawesi had risen to 1,234 people, up from the previous count of 844. / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

Indonesia clamps down on looting as death toll tops 1,200

Oct 02, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Almost 200,000 people are in need of urgent help, among them thousands of children, says the UN

LOOTING. People loot a convenience store in Palu, in Central Sulawesi, on September 30, 2018, after a strong earthquake trigered a tsunami that struck the area. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Singapore ads offering Indonesian maids for sale ignites anger

Sep 19, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Singapore labor ministry vows to investigate the e-commerce site which posted the objectionable online ads

KABUT ASAP. Langit Singapura ketika terpapar kabut asap yang dikirim dari Indonesia pada tahun 2015 lalu. Foto oleh Roslan Rahman/AFP

1 dead, 18 missing after migrant boat capsizes off Malaysia

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:42 PM

The boat with 44 people on board capsizes on Sunday night off the southern state of Johor as it headed for Malaysia from the Indonesian island of Batam

DEATHS AT SEA. Malaysian rescuers carry a body retrieved from the sea during a search operation on a boat carrying Indonesian immigrants capsized in Kota Tinggi, southern Malaysia on July 2, 2018. Photo by AFP

Martabak in Manila: Jokowi’s son to expand business in PH

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Markobar, which has participated in trade fairs in the Philippines, will open 'inside a mall' to offer Indonesian-style pancakes

Indonesian police honors PNP's Dela Rosa for drug war leadership

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The PNP chief says he was praised by Indonesian police for his 'rockstar-like inspiration' and for showing how the drug war should be fought

AWARDED. PNP chief Dela Rosa is admired by Indonesian police. PNP photo

Siblings held over Indonesian maid death in Malaysia

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:08 PM

Police identify the victim as a 21-year-old called Adelina who had been working in Malaysia for two years

Menjadi idola lewat ‘Indonesian Idol’

Jan 04, 2018 - 3:41 PM

‘Indonesian Idol’ telah melahirkan banyak bintang yang masih eksis hingga kini seperti Judika dan Gisella Anastasia. Tak hanya bagi para finalis, 'Indonesian Idol' juga menjadi dorongan bagi Anji, Afgan, dan Sammy Simorangkir untuk memulai kariernya sebagai penyanyi. Akankah 'Indonesian Idol 2018' kembali melahirkan idola Indonesia yang baru?

‘Pilipino’ receives Indonesian passport

Jan 03, 2018 - 9:36 PM

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi leads the symbolic conferrment of passport to some 20 persons of Indonesian descent living in Mindanao

PASSPORT, FINALLY. Pilipino Mahare Lahindo opens a new chapter in his life, this time as a bonafide Indonesian citizen who is now able to cross legal borders. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Indonesian Youth Conference 2017 ajak anak muda saling kolaborasi

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Indonesian Youth Conference 2017 digelar di Cilandak Town Square, Jakarta, pada Sabtu, 16 Desember

ILUSTRASI. Delegasi Indonesian Youth Conference 2016 di atas panggung. Foto dari IYC

Indonesia offers repatriation for ‘newfound’ citizens in the Philippines

Nov 20, 2017 - 8:09 PM

Indonesian Sangirs in Mindanao are now given a choice to adopt Indonesian citizenship and relocate to Sulawesi

CITIZENSHIP. Hundreds of persons of Indonesian descent on Balut Island in the Philippines await for the release of their birth certificates on November 16, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

FYI 2017: Enak dan sehat tak perlu jadi dua kubu berbeda

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Forum for Young Indonesians 2017 bertemakan Our Food, Our Future

Panelis Forum for Young Indonesians saat membahas gerakan hidup sehat bagi anak muda di Jakarta pada 22 Oktober 2017. Foto dari FIY

FYI: Kemas persoalan pangan untuk kepedulian anak muda

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Forum for Young Indonesians akan digelar pada Minggu, 22 Oktober, di Main Hall Haji Usmar Ismail, Jakarta Selatan, dan mengusung tema ‘Our Food, Our Future’

Panitia FYI saat gelar konferensi pers di Jakarta pada 18 Oktober 2017. Foto dari FYI

Indonesian goalkeeper dies after mid-game collision

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda collapses after an accidental collision with Brazilian teammate Ramon Rodrigues

TRAGEDY. This picture taken on October 15, 2017 shows goalkeeper Choirul Huda receiving treatment moments after a collision. AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO

Setelah 3 tahun vakum, ‘Indonesian Idol’ kembali hadir

Oct 09, 2017 - 6:57 PM

‘Indonesian Idol’ musim ke-9 akan diwarnai oleh kehadiran Armand Maulana, Ari Lasso, Maia Estianty, Bunga Citra Lestari, dan Judika sebagai dewan juri

DEWAN JURI. Judika, Armand Maulana, Maia Estianty, Bunga Citra Lestari, dan Ari Lasso ditunjuk sebagai dewan juri dalam ajang pencarian bakat 'Indonesian Idol' musim ke-9. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

Bali volcano belches steam, sulfur as more evacuees flee

Sep 29, 2017 - 3:33 PM

The Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation says that remote satellite sensing has picked up new steam emissions and thermal areas within the crater

EVACUATION. A truck load of live stocks leaves a village at the slope of Mount Agung volcano in Karangasem, on paradise island of Bali on September 28, 2017. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Daftar pemenang 'Indonesian Television Awards 2017’

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Siapa saja yang berhasil membawa pulang piala ITA 2017?

Para artis dalam dan luar negeri yang ikut memeriahkan 'Indonesian Television Awards 2017'. Foto dari

TASTE TEST: 5 best nasi goreng in Jakarta

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Which nasi goreng is the most delicious?

Cerita Alanda Kariza di balik novel ‘Sophismata’

Jul 28, 2017 - 11:29 AM

‘Sophismata’ bercerita mengenai lika liku seorang perempuan muda yang bekerja sebagai staf administrasi seorang anggota DPR RI

Alanda Kariza saat menjadi pembicara di acara Social Good Summit di Jakarta yang diselenggarakan Rappler pada 28 September 2015. Screen shot dari YouTube

WATCH: The 5 best rendang in Jakarta

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Rappler tries of 5 most delicious rendang in town

Obama calls for tolerance, unity in childhood home Indonesia

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:44 PM

Obama praises the spirit of tolerance in Indonesia saying one could see mosques temple and churches alongside each other

UNITY. Former US President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the 4th Congress of Indonesian Diaspora in Jakarta on July 1, 2017. Adek Berry/AFP

4 suspected terrorists from Indonesia wanted by Philippine police

May 31, 2017 - 6:34 PM

Indonesian police are monitoring 3 others and believes that even more may have joined the Maute Group s fight in Marawi

DICARI. Empat WNI diduga ikut bergabung dengan kelompok Maute di Marawi masuk dalam DPO kepolisian Filipina. Foto: Humas Mabes Polri

Daftar lengkap pemenang 'Indonesian Movie Actor Awards 2017'

May 19, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Cek Toko Sebelah raih penghargaan Film Terfavorit

'IMA Awards 2017' digelar pada Kamis, 18 Mei di Studio MNC, Kebon Sirih, Jakarta Pusat. Foto dari akun Twitter IMAAwards_.

Duterte, Indonesia's Widodo to step up joint counter-terrorism efforts

Apr 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The two leaders agree to conduct this year a joint working group to address a common scourge: terrorism and violent extremism

PARTNERS VS TERRORISM. President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes President Joko Widodo at Malacañang. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Indonesian President Jokowi arrives in Manila

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:20 PM

During Jokowi s state visit Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he might bring up the case of OFW Mary Jane Veloso who is on Indonesian death row

STATE VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by Indonesian President Joko Widod at Istana Merdeka in Jakarta during his visit there in September 2016. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

What Philippine club football can learn from Indonesia

Apr 27, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Indonesia is both north star and cautionary tale for the Philippines Football League

PASSIONATE FANS. As the Philippines takes another pass at a major professional football league, much can be learned from the success and failures of Indonesia's league. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pencak Silat makes debut in Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Officials hope that the discipline will be a regular sport in future Palarong Pambansa games

RECHARGE. Athlete going back into attacking motion.

Call for papers on Southeast Asian historical studies

Feb 24, 2017 - 7:03 PM

This year s theme is The Malay World: Connecting the Past to the Present

Aspirasi anak muda Jakarta kepada calon pemimpin mereka

Feb 09, 2017 - 9:10 AM

Mulai dari masalah kemacetan hak penyandang disabilitas hingga pelayanan publik yang baik

Perwakilan tim sukses cagub-cawagub DKI Jakarta dalam acara "Dengerin, Dong!" pada 8 Februari 2017 (kiri ke kanan): Anggawira (Anies-Sandi), Michael Sianipar (Ahok-Djarot), Rizki Aljupri (Agus-Sylvi). Foto dari Twitter/@PangeranSiahaan

IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year celebrations in Jakarta

Jan 28, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Temple goers of all ages coming from various cities across the country welcomed the Year of the Rooster by praying for a healthy and prosperous year

TRADITION. Indonesians of all ages have been coming to the temple since Friday night to welcome the Year of the Rooster. Photo by Han Nguyen

Indonesian Constitutional Court judge detained for graft

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:29 PM

Patrialis Akbar who also used to be Indonesia s justice minister is detained by the anti graft agency for allegedly receiving 160 000 from a meat importer who was seeking to influence a review by the court of a livestock law

CHARGED WITH GRAFT. Patrialis Akbar (R) shakes hands with Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen on October 13, 2010. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

3 Indonesian fishermen missing off Philippines – gov't

Jan 21, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The spike in abductions sparked Indonesian warnings that the region could become the next Somalia

MISSING. 3 Indonesian fishermen are missing according to Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command Chief Major General Carlito Galvez Jr.

Trump's Indonesian business partner 'eyeing presidency'

Jan 02, 2017 - 9:27 PM

If businessman Hary Tanoesoedibjo were to become president there would be two world leaders who have been business partners raising fresh concerns on potential conflicts of interest

EYEING PRESIDENCY. Indonesian Hary Tanoesoedibjo, President of MNC Group and CEO, speaks to journalists during a press conference in Jakarta on September 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY ADEK BERRY / AFP

No report of notorious ISIS fighter entering PH – AFP chief

Dec 18, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Despite calls to Southeast Asian ISIS fighters to set up base in the Philippines the Philippine military says notorious Indonesian fighter Bahrun Naim is not in the country

ISIS FIGHTER IN PH? Indonesian Police Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar, Head of the Indonesian Police Public Relations Division in Jakarta, is claiming an Indonesian-born ISIS fighter has left Syria for the Philippines. Photo from Antara

Goodbye, Barack Obama

Nov 08, 2016 - 10:50 PM

Obama was hugely popular in Southeast Asia and the next president of the United States will inherit a huge burden

GOODBYE. US President Barack Obama was hugely popular in Southeast Asia. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Large waves drown tourist, locals in Bali

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:12 PM

The 3 were on a boat that was tipped over by large waves

IN PHOTOS: Emotional reunion of freed Indonesian fishermen with their families

Oct 31, 2016 - 8:28 PM

The Indonesian fishermen were kidnapped by Somali pirates for almost 5 years

TIGHT EMBRACE. A hostage reunites with his family after 5 years under captivity. Photo by Antara

PH-China relations, drug users vs Duterte, Trump vs Clinton | 12PM wRap

Oct 25, 2016 - 1:11 PM

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Drug users overseas to Duterte: ‘Stop playing God!’

Oct 25, 2016 - 10:57 AM

From Indonesia to Canada open letters are sent to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asking him to change his approach to a more constructive evidence based one that addresses the root causes of drug use

ANGRY PROTESTERS. Indonesian protest in front of the Philippine embassy in Jakarta, calling for President Duterte to stop the killings. Photo from PKNI

Indonesian coffee is among the world's best. So why have many not tried it?

Oct 18, 2016 - 6:43 PM

The demand for Indonesian coffee from the rest of the world is there yet many still have not tried coffee from the world s 4th largest producer Here s why

IT HAS A STORY. Before your coffee looked, smelled and tasted this good, it went through a process

Cerita Hamish Daud yang pernah takut ketinggian

Oct 14, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Semua akibat trauma kecelakaan yang pernah dialaminya

Hamish saat mendaki Gunung Rinjani beberapa waktu yang lalu. Foto dari akun instagram Hamish Daud.