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No Indonesian victims reported in Barcelona van attack

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:42:59 +0700

(image) The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed here on Friday that there was no Indonesian among the victims of the van attack in Barcelona, Spain. "There is no Indonesian among the dead or the injured victims," ...

Members of Free Papua Organization return to fold

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:25:43 +0700

Seventy-seven members of separatist group Free Papua Organizations (OPM) have returned to the countrys fold on Thursday, submitting 32 firearms. They read their statement of allegiance, signed by their chief Kris Sineri, ...

1.2 thousand climbers celebrate Independence Day on Mount Kerinci

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:31:55 +0700

About 1.2 thousand people from different parts of Indonesia climbed Mount Kerinci in Jambi province to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of Indonesian Independence on Aug 17, an officer said. "In the past two days, about 1.2 ...

Some 8.5 thousand people join "171717" mass prayers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:29:39 +0700

Some 8.5 thousand people have joined the so-called "171717" mass prayers at Plaza square, the Indonesian military headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, on Thursday, to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the countrys ...

Hundreds of climbers hold August 17 ceremony on Mount Semeru

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:23:28 +0700

Hundreds of climbers held a flag-raising ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of Indonesian Independence on the 3,676-meter-high Mount Semeru in Lumajang, East Java, on Thursday. "Ranu Pani, Ranu Kumbolo, and Kalimati, ...

First Travel responsible for umrah refund: Minister

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:19:13 +0700

Indonesias Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin stressed that travel agent First Travel will bear responsibility of returning the payment for umrah, or minor haj, packages to customers. "This is First Travels ...

Five terror inmates granted remission on Independence Day

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:11:19 +0700

Five prisoners convicted in cases of terrorism were released after the government granted remission to them on Indonesias Independence Day, an official of the Justice and Human Rights Ministry stated. "Five (prisoners ...

Lapan to develop amphibious version of N2019 aircraft

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:23:06 +0700

The National Space and Aviation Institute (Lapan) said it plans to develop amphibious version of the countrys new aircraft product N219 to enable it to land on small islands. "We want this aircraft to serve short ...

President names best traditional costume winners at Independence Day ceremony

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:19:07 +0700

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) announced the names of five best traditional costume winners during the 72nd Independence Day ceremony held at the Merdeka Palace here on Thursday. The president announced that of the five, ...

Indonesians celebrate Independence Day with spirit of unity in diversity

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:47:03 +0700

(image) The commemoration of Indonesias 72nd Independence Day on Thursday was held throughout the country with a strong message of upholding the spirit of unity in diversity. In Jakarta, the central government again organized a ...

President leads ceremony at heroes` cemetary on Independence Day

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:26:33 +0700

President Joko Widodo led a ceremony at Kalibata Heroes Cemetary at 00.00 hours here on Thursday on the occasion of the countrys 72nd Independence Day anniversary. "We came here at 00.00 hours on Thursday, August 17, 2017 ...

KPK has several key witnesses in e-ID card corruption case: Investigator

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:11:47 +0700

(image) Novel Baswedan, senior investigator of the Corruption Eradication Agency (KPK), has said that his agency had several key witnesses in the e-ID Card project corruption case. "There are many key witnesses, not just one. We ...

Indonesian-made N219 successfully conducts test flight

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:04:00 +0700

Indonesian National Aviation and Outerspace Institute (Lapan) hailed the success of the test flight of its N219, made and designed in cooperation with PT Dirgantara Indonesia, on Wednesday. This will become the momentum ...

Indonesia`s poverty rate down to 27.77 million in March: President

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:59:41 +0700

The number of Indonesian people living in poverty fell to 27.77 million in March 2017 from 28.37 million in March 2015, President Joko Widodo said. "In terms of public welfare, the number of poor people continues to drop," ...

Government accelerates land certification for agrarian reform: Jokowi

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:15:15 +0700

The government has continued to accelerate land certification in various regions to complete agrarian reform and to address land ownership problem. "Through an equal and just economic policy, the government has accelerated ...

Indonesian seaports must be developed for global maritime axis: President

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:02:30 +0700

Indonesia needs to develop its seaports properly in a number of region to materialize its global maritime axis concept, according to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). "It would be impossible for us to become a world maritime ...

Indonesia fully supports Palestinian independence: President

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:50:39 +0700

President Joko Widodo affirmed full support of the Republic of Indonesia for the independence of Palestine as one of the embodiments of the mandate of the 1945 Constitution. "We also offer full support to the Palestinian ...

Indonesian nation must not hesitate to guard sovereignty: President

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:37:27 +0700

The Indonesian nation must not hesitate to protect its sovereignty against various threats, President Joko Widodo stated. "We must settle all problems quickly. This means that we must also draw a firm line. We must not ...

Boost competitiveness through digital breakthroughs: President

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:30:19 +0700

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on various parties to help boost competitiveness by bringing about several digital breakthroughs, following rapid developments in the current era of globalization. "While looking at ...

All parties should eliminate illegal fishing activities: President

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:19:50 +0700

President Joko Widodo has urged all parties to eliminate illegal fishing activities from Indonesian waters in an attempt to preserve marine resources. "We should fight against illegal fishing bravely to safeguard our marine ...