Indonesia speeds up capital city move World

Indonesia speeds up capital city move

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on December 18 that he had ordered his Cabinet to speed up a 32.79 billion USD project to move the capital city from Jakarta to Borneo island so that the new "Silicon Valley"-like city could be ready by 2023, a year earlier than the government's original estimate.
Indonesia’s capital city faces severe air pollution World

Indonesia’s capital city faces severe air pollution

Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta is facing serious air pollution as throughout 2018, the city’s PM2.5 reached 45.3 micrograms per cubic meter or more than four times the maximum standard set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and three times the maximum level allowed by the Indonesian national standard.
Indonesia: torrential rains force hundreds to evacuate World

Indonesia: torrential rains force hundreds to evacuate

The Indonesia disaster mitigation agency said on April 26 that heavy rain has pounded the capital city of Jakarta, causing the Ciliwung river to burst its banks, prompting flash flooding in at least 17 areas, and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate.
Asian Para Games opens in Indonesia World

Asian Para Games opens in Indonesia

The 3rd Asian Para Games opened in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta on October 6 with spectacular art performances themed "We Are One".
Indonesian prosecutors propose death penalty for radical cleric World

Indonesian prosecutors propose death penalty for radical cleric

Indonesian prosecutors have demanded a death penalty for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman who was accused of ordering attacks including a January 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in the capital city of Jakarta that killed four civilians and four attackers.
Indonesia searches for gunmen in eastern Papua province World

Indonesia searches for gunmen in eastern Papua province

Soldiers and police of Indonesia are tracing a group of gunmen which recently killed one police officer and kidnapped over 1,000 people in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province, said Tito Karnavian, Indonesian National Police Chief.