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Thailand’s museum houses Indonesia’s oldest Quran manuscript

Thailand’s museum houses Indonesia’s oldest Quran manuscript

Narathiwat: Indonesia is the largest Muslim country and has a massively rich and impressive religious heritage. However, the oldest manuscript crafted in Indonesia of the Holy Quran, the Muslims’ sacred book, is preserved at the Ahmadiyah Islamiyah Museum in Narathiwat Province, Thailand. And it is in pristine condition. “The manuscript of the Quran was written in 1634 […]

Indonesia deports four Australians for alleged role in Papua demonstrations

Indonesia deports four Australians for alleged role in Papua demonstrations

  Jakarta: Indonesia has deported four Australians for reportedly taking part in demonstrations demanding Papua’s independence in front of the mayor’s office in Sorong, the largest city of the Indonesian province of West Papua. The police in Papua, Indonesia’s easternmost territory, had banned demonstrations that could lead to “anarchist acts.” The Directorate General of Immigration […]

Indonesia: Anarchic group in Papua linked to international organizations

Indonesia: Anarchic group in Papua linked to international organizations

Jakarta: Indonesian police has accused foreign organizations of playing a role in the unrest that hit Papua and West Papua. National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian said the groups that “committed anarchy in Papua and West Papua have links to foreign organizations.” “Yes. We know that these groups have links to international networks,” General Karnavian […]

South Korea backs shifting Indonesia’s capital to East Kalimantan

South Korea backs shifting Indonesia’s capital to East Kalimantan

  Jakarta: South Korea has lent its support to moving the capital of Indonesia from Jakarta to East Kalimantan. “I think we should look at the most important reason behind President Joko Widodo’s decision on the transfer of the capital city,” South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang- beom told Indonesian news agency ANTARA. “The […]

Indonesia not a waste disposal site for developed countries: Minister

Indonesia not a waste disposal site for developed countries: Minister

  Bogor: Indonesia should not turn into a waste disposal site for developed countries, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya has said. “It does not mean that we reject imports of paper and plastic scrap. The problem is that these imports were contaminated by illegal waste, such as used diapers, used infusion bottles, ampoules, and […]

Indonesia to shift capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan

Indonesia to shift capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan

Jakarta:  Indonesia will build a new capital in sparsely populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island. The decision taken by the Joko Widodo (Jokowi) government was based on a three-year study conducted by the government. “The results of the studies have concluded that the ideal location for a new capital city would be part of […]

Indonesian visitors to South Korea up 15% on last year

Indonesian visitors to South Korea up 15% on last year

  Seoul: The number of Indonesian tourists to South Korea jumped nearly 15 percent in the first half of 2019 from a year earlier as the country emerged as a Muslim-friendly travel destination, Seoul’s tourism promotion agency said. Around 112,000 Indonesian tourists visited South Korea in the first six months of 2019, according to the […]

Malaysia’s King, Queen on friendship-boosting visit to Indonesia

Malaysia’s King, Queen on friendship-boosting visit to Indonesia

  Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s King Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah will make a state visit to Indonesia from August 26 until Aug 29, the foreign ministry has said in a statement. He will be accompanied by Queen Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah and the delegation will include Minister of Economic Affairs Mohamed Azmin Ali, who […]

Ambassador to promote South Korean culture in five Indonesian cities

Ambassador to promote South Korean culture in five Indonesian cities

  Jakarta: South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang Beom will promote his country’s culture, tourism and traditional food in the five Indonesian cities of Jakarta, Cirebon, Brebes, Solo, and Surabaya. The event entitled Korean Friend to Java, known as “Teko Nang Jawa” in Javanese language ” will be held from September 2 to 7, […]

Indonesia’s police targeted in 74 percent of terror attacks in 2017-2018: Study

Indonesia’s police targeted in 74 percent of terror attacks in 2017-2018: Study

Jakarta: The police came under attack in 74 percent of the terror cases in Indonesia during 2017-2018, according to a study. “Some 74 percent of the terrorist attacks in Indonesia during the 2017-2018 period had made the police the prime target,” Director of Program and Research of the Habibie Centre Muhammad Hasan Ansori remarked during […]

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