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Indonesia: Prison fire kills at least 41 people

More than 40 prisoners died and 70 others were injured after a fire tore through an overcrowded prison block on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, police said. The blaze started in the early hours of Wednesday morning local time in Block C of Tangerang Prison, in Banten province, according to Jakarta police spokesman […]

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‘I can’t breathe’: Indonesian immigration officials manhandle Nigerian diplomat in Jakarta

The Nigerian government is demanding punishment for Indonesian immigration officials who were filmed assaulting a Nigerian diplomat. Footage circulating on social media showed Abdulrahman Ibrahim, a consular officer based in Jakarta, being held down in a vehicle by several men. Nigeria called it “an egregious act of international delinquency by the Indonesian state”. It vowed […]

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Indonesia: Covid-19 positive man disguises himself as wife in order to board flight

An Indonesian man is reportedly facing arrest after disguising himself as his wife in order to board a flight. The man, who has been publicly identified only by the initials “DW,” boarded a Citilink domestic flight from Jakarta to Ternate while wearing a niqab that covered him from head to toe. The disguise was intended […]

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Indonesia: Swamped with orders for new BTS meals, McDonald’s branches shutdown

When the world’s biggest boyband and the world’s most popular burger chains combined, it triggered utter chaos. Indonesian branches of McDonald’s found themselves so swamped with demand for the newly launched BTS Meal they had to close. Indeed, so many people ordered the meal inspired by the Korean boyband that there were fears it could […]

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Sriwijaya Air crash investigators probing if faulty engine power system crashed the jet

Investigators of Sriwijaya Air crash accident in Indonesia are probing if problems with the autothrottle system, the system that controls engine power automatically was the reason behind the tragic crash that killed 62 people on board on Jan 9, 2021. Officials of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said a problem with the Boeing 737-500’s […]

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Indonesian divers find parts of crashed Sriwijaya Air cockpit voice recorder

Indonesia Navy divers have found parts of the cockpit voice recorder as more personnel joined the search for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea with 62 people on board. The aerial search for the crashed Sriwijaya Air jet was being expanded as well, said National Search […]

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Indonesian divers retrieve crashed Sriwijaya Air plane’s flight data recorder

Indonesian Navy divers retrieved the flight data recorder (FDR) of the Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 62 people on board at the weekend, officials said. Divers had also found a separate radio beacon, raising hopes that the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) it was connected to could soon be found and […]

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Indonesia detects emergency signal of crashed passenger jet; find human parts, debris

Indonesian authorities found the location of the crashed Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 passenger flight SJ182 that disappeared shortly after take off from capital Jakarta. The jet was carrying 62 people when it disappeared from radar four minutes into its journey to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province. On Sunday, signals thought to be from the jet’s […]

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Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air passenger plane with 62 people on board feared crashed

An Indonesian commercial flight with an estimated 62 people on board has gone missing shortly after take-off from capital Jakarta. The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 lost contact en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province after taking off just after 2.30pm, officials said. Flight tracking website Flightradar24.com said the aircraft had lost more than 3,000m […]

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Indonesia Protests: Thousands rally against new job law that relaxes rigid labour and environment rules

Thousands of protesters rallied against the a new job law in the two cities of Indonesia, police use water cannons and tear gas. On Tuesday, thousands of workers and students protested peacefully across the archipelago at the start of a three-day national strike against President Joko Widodo’s “omnibus” Job Creation bill, which was passed into […]

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Floods in Indonesia have left 60 people dead

Floods in Indonesia have left 60 people dead, after monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged districts around Jakarta and caused landslides. People were buried under the mud making it difficult for rescuers to search for survivors. Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged a dozen districts in the greater Jakarta area. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman […]

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Suspected grenade blast near Indonesia’s presidential palace injures 2 military personnel

An explosion of a suspected smoke grenade on Tuesday at a park near Indonesia’s presidential palace injured at least two military personnel. The explosion took place at the National Monument park in the heart of the capital, Jakarta. The presidential spokesman said that President Joko Widodo was not at the palace at the time. It […]