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Indonesian office workers flee as quake shakes capital

Indonesian office workers flee as quake shakes capital

Office workers fled high-rise buildings in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the city, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. The relatively shallow quake of magnitude 6 struck off the island of Java, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and authorities ruled out the risk of a tsunami. […]

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Wanita buat laporan polis dipukul kerana tidak bertudung

Wanita buat laporan polis dipukul kerana tidak bertudung

Bukit Mertajam – Seorang wanita warga Indonesia hari ini membuat laporan polis berhubung kejadian seorang lelaki dipercayai kurang siuman bertindak menolak kepalanya kerana tidak memakai tudung semasa menunggu bas di perhentian bas Taman Perwira. Ketua Polis Daerah Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT) ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid berkata dalam kejadian yang dipercayai berlaku pada […]

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Indonesian president Jokowi to reshuffle cabinet

Indonesian president Jokowi to reshuffle cabinet

Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo will swear in new members of cabinet this morning, the presidential palace said, in what will be the third reshuffle of his five-year term. The reshuffle was widely expected as some of Widodo’s ministers have requested leave of absence to stand in regional elections later this year. The palace […]

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Indonesia police rule out bomb as exchange floor collapse injures a dozen

Indonesia police rule out bomb as exchange floor collapse injures a dozen

Jakarta – A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building collapsed this afternoon, injuring at least a dozen people under a shower of glass and other debris, an exchange employee and witnesses said. The building is part of a two-tower complex which was the target of a suicide bombing by […]

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‘World’s ugliest pig’ spotted in Indonesia

‘World’s ugliest pig’ spotted in Indonesia

Jakarta – Rare images of the “world’s ugliest pig” have been captured in Indonesia, researchers said Friday, offering a window into a little-known species believed to be on the brink of extinction. The number of endangered Javan warty pigs — males are distinguished by large warts on their faces — has plunged since the early […]

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Indonesia’s TV censors go into overdrive as even cartoons are sanitised

Indonesia’s TV censors go into overdrive as even cartoons are sanitised

It may not have been so unusual to hear earlier this year that the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) had issued a warning letter to a television station for airing a programme featuring a kissing scene. It was not, though, part of a sexually charged, passionate embrace. The offending scene appeared in an episode of Shaun […]

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Magnitude 6.5 quake hits off Java, Indonesia

Magnitude 6.5 quake hits off Java, Indonesia

London – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck off the coast of Java in Indonesia, the United States Geological Survey said on Friday. The USGS said the epicentre of the quake was located at a depth of 92 kms, about 52 kms southwest of Tasikmalaya.- Reuters

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Indonesia court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

Indonesia court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

Jakarta – A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was rejected by a top Indonesian court Thursday, in a ruling that surprised many as concerns grow about rising intolerance in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country. Five out of nine judges on the Constitutional Court in the capital Jakarta narrowly rejected the push to […]

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Dua termasuk wanita Indonesia ditahan bantu kes bunuh

Dua termasuk wanita Indonesia ditahan bantu kes bunuh

Butterworth – Polis menahan dua individu termasuk seorang wanita warga Indonesia bagi membantu siasatan berhubung kejadian mayat seorang lelaki ditemukan dalam longkang di hadapan sebuah stesen minyak di Jalan Jelawat 2, Seberang Jaya, di sini semalam. Ketua Polis Daerah Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT), Asisten Komisioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid berkata wanita berusia 40-an […]

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Indonesia extends Bali airport closure due to volcanic ash

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure due to volcanic ash

Jakarta – Indonesia’s transportation ministry said on Tuesday it will extend the closure of Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport for a further 24 hours because of ash from the eruption of the island’s Mount Agung volcano. A report from local aviation navigation authorities showed that “aircraft flight channels are covered with volcanic ash” […]

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