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Suspect in JIS Case May Be Sentenced to 15 Years

JAKARTA ~ Agun Iskandar, who has been named as a suspect in the sexual assault of a kindergarten pupil of Jakarta International School (JIS), may be sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment, a public prosecutor said. “Because of his wrongdoings, the suspect, Agun Iskandar, could be sentenced under article 82 of Law No. 23 of 2002 […]

Jakarta Police’s Cyber Monitoring Exposes International Illegal Gambling Syndicate

JAKARTA ~ The Jakarta Metro Jaya Police conducted massive cyber patrol operations to bust an international illegal gambling syndicate. “The criminals are using advanced technology to operate the gambling network. Hence, we conducted cyber patrol to uncover their operations,” Metro Jaya Police Director of General Crime Investigation Senior Commissioner Heru Pranoto stated here on Monday. […]

Govt Respects Rape Victims’ Right for Abortion: Minister

JAKARTA ~ Minister of Health Nafsiah Mboi has defended the recently announced Regulation No. 61/2014 on abortion for pregnant rape victims, saying that it was an effort by the government to respect women’s rights. “Rape is a sexual crime. If a woman is forced to carry the child of her rapist, it is violation against […]

US Navy Works with Indonesian Partners in Protecting Sunken Gravesite

JAKARTA ~ US Navy underwater archeologists, in conjunction with Indonesian Navy divers, have assessed in an interim report that the wrecked vessel surveyed in the Java Sea in June is “consistent with the identification” of the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), and that divers documented conclusive evidence of a […]

Surabaya Zoo Must Not Violate Conservation Law: Minister

SURABAYA ~ The Conservation Institution has issued a decision requiring the management of the Surabaya Zoo to comply with Law No. 5/1990 on the conservation of biological resources and ecosystem. “I have handed a decision from the Conservation Institution to the Surabaya mayor (on Aug 18) with regard to Surabaya Zoo. So, I no longer […]

Indonesia Supports Efforts to Prevent Ebola Virus Spread in Asia

JAKARTA ~ Indonesia has supported the efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola virus in Asia region, Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said here on Wednesday. “We consider the spread of Ebola virus an important issue. In fact, during the East Asian Summit’s Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting, we had proposed that East Asian countries should […]

House Agrees On Indonesia-India Extradition Bill

JAKARTA ~ Members of Indonesian House of Representatives have agreed on the Indonesia-India extradition bill to be passed into law after the plenary meeting held here on Tuesday. Deputy House Speaker Priyo Budi Santoso noted that all the members have agreed that the bill should be passed into law. Chairman of the House’s Commission I […]

Access Roads to Red Light Area in Surabaya Closed

SURABAYA ~ All seven access roads to Surabaya’s red light areas of Dolly and Jarak were blocked by local people in protest of the closure of Southeast Asia’s largest prostitution centers. The city authority has declared the two prostitution centers closed on Wednesday. The local people have protested the plan to close the prostitution centers. […]