Tag: Indonesia

Indonesia Election: President Widodo leads in early vote count

Indonesia Election: President Widodo leads in early vote count

Jakarta: Indonesia’s current President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has emerged as the leader in the general election vote count so far after the country went to the polls on Wednesday, according to projections based on first counts of votes. Millions of Indonesians queued up outside voting booths to elect the next[Read More…]

Jakarta's ex-Governor released after jail term for blasphemy

Jakarta’s ex-Governor released after jail term for blasphemy

Jakarta, The former Governor of the Indonesian capital was released from prison on Thursday after serving his two-year sentence for insulting Islam. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, is a Christian and was Jakarta’s first non-Muslim governor in 50 years. He was controversially jailed in May 2017 after a[Read More…]

Indonesia recovers cockpit voice recorder of crashed plane

Indonesia recovers cockpit voice recorder of crashed plane

Jakarta,  Indonesian search teams on Monday recovered the cockpit voice recorder of the Lion Air aircraft which had crashed into the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 people on board, including the flight’s Indian captain. The data contained in the cockpit voice recorder, the second of the plane’s two[Read More…]

Indonesia to resume search for crashed plane's black box

Indonesia to resume search for crashed plane’s black box

Jakarta, Indonesia will on Tuesday resume the search for one of the two black boxes of the Lion Air aircraft, which had crashed into the Java Sea in October killing all 189 people on-board. Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) chief Soerjanto Tjahjono said that a military ship, KRI Spica,[Read More…]

UN chief condoles deaths in Indonesia tsunami

UN chief condoles deaths in Indonesia tsunami

United Nations, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed grief over the loss of life, injuries and damage caused by a tsunami that hit the coast on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait. The Secretary-General extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Indonesia. He wished[Read More…]

Indonesian plane crashes off Jakarta

Jakarta: A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane came down crashing minutes after taking off from here on Monday, said Indonesian officials. “It has been confirmed that it has crashed,” Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for the national search and rescue agency told the media. The scheduled Flight JT-610 was headed[Read More…]

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