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Two Iranians Undergo Trial for Drug Trafficking

SUKABUMI ~ Two Iranians underwent an initial trial after being accused of international drug trafficking at the State’s Court of Cibadak, Pelabuhan Ratu, West Java, on Tuesday. The two defendants were charged with the possession of 40 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and were arrested by the National Narcotic Agency, BNN. The drug enforcement unit caught […]

Indonesian Police Officers Arrested in Kuching Not on Duty in Malaysia

JAKARTA ~ Two Indonesian police officers arrested in Kuching had no order to cross the border to Sarawak , Malaysia, from West Kalimantan, the State Police headquarters said. Adj. Sr. Comr. Idha Endri Prastiono and chief brig. MH Harahap were arrested by the Malaysian Royal Police (PDRM) on alleged drug trafficking. “What is certain is […]

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 […]