RI Mina stampede death toll reaches 100

The Indonesian Haj Committee (PPIH) said on Saturday that it had identified five more Indonesian pilgrims who died in a stampede during the haj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, bringing the…

Plan to cut fuel prices sparks polemic

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s plan to cut fuel prices in a bid to boost people’s purchasing power has sparked a polemic.

Jokowi urged to resolve political turmoil to speed up economic recovery

Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) senior economist Didik J. Rachbini has warned that the successful implementation of Indonesia’s economic stimulus policy package will depend on President Joko…

Police urged to release women accused of being lesbians

An international rights group has called on authorities in Aceh to immediately release unconditionally two women arrested on suspicion of being lesbians.