Tag: Indonesia

Indonesians quitting ‘rice addiction’ over diabetes fears

by Haeril HALIM Indonesian Mirnawati once ate rice with every meal, but its link to diabetes convinced her to join a growing movement to quit a staple food in the third biggest rice-consuming nation on Earth. As World Diabetes Day is held Thursday, the Southeast Asian...

Mass prayer at sea on first anniversary of Indonesia jet crash

Grieving relatives tossed flowers into the sea Tuesday where an Indonesian Lion Air jet crashed a year ago, killing all 189 on board, after a final accident report pointed to plane design flaws as a key factor in the disaster. The crash on October 29...

Anti-corruption chief defends Jokowi on corruption eradication

In the speech made by President Joko (Jokowi) Widodo at the inauguration, there was no mention of corruption eradication in his inaugural address for the 2019-2024 mandate. Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Deputy Chairman Saut Situmorang had his own views. According to him, Jokowi’s speech should not...

Thais, Frenchman could face firing squad in Bali drug cases

Two Thai women and a Frenchman could face the death penalty after they were caught smuggling drugs into Bali, the Indonesian holiday island's customs agency said Monday. The Thai nationals -- identified as Kasarin Khamkhao and Sanicha Maneetes -- arrived last week on a flight...

Suspected IS radical stabs Indonesian’s security minister Wiranto

by Agnes Anya A suspected IS radical stabbed Indonesia's chief security minister as he was exiting a vehicle Thursday, leaving two deep wounds in his stomach and injuring three others in an assassination attempt on one of the country's most powerful political figures. Television images showed...

Sukarno’s family consolidates grip on Indonesian politics with another historical first

Many high-profile names, among them women artists, are now in the Indonesian Parliament or DPR which also has another first - a woman as chairperson. This is not the only first in Puan Maharani's appointment. She is also the daughter of former President Megawati Sukarnoputri and the appointment...

French drug smuggler moving to Indonesia’s ‘Alcatraz’ after escape bid

A French drug smuggler who briefly faced execution in Indonesia will be transferred to a high-security prison island, dubbed the nation's "Alcatraz", following a second escape bid, a corrections official said Friday. Felix Dorfin, 35, was handed a capital sentence after his arrest last year...

Indonesian artists don local designer outfits on their appointment as parliamentarians

A total of 575 members of the Indonesian Parliament elected for the 2019-2024 period, were inaugurated yesterday October 1, 2019 and they wore expensive locally designed traditional clothes for the occasion. Fourteen of them were local artists, among them internationally renowned singers Mulan Jameela and Krisdayanti. One of the artists, Mulan Jameela...

A suicide letter uncovers a gruesome murder in Indonesia

Police in Indonesia uncovered a gruesome murder after they found a suicide note on a 42-year-old widower. The police said people alerted them to the scene where they found a man who apparently committed suicide. The man, Wayan Sutarsa was found by passerby's who thought he was in a...

Mahathir: Eventually the UN will have to tackle haze from Indonesia

The haze that originates from Sumatra and Kalimantan has blanketed Malaysia to the point the country had a spat with the Indonesian authorities on the handling of the crisis. But the Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that other than to criticise Indonesia...