The Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) head Agus Budi Santoso said Mount Merapi which borders Central Java and Yogyakarta spewed lava 13 times during observations from September 9-15.
Rafflesia arnoldi, commonly known as the corpse flower or giant padma, blooms outside its habitat for the first time. The gigantic flower, native to Sumatra is blooming in Bogor Botanical Gardens.
National Police (Polri) spokesperson Chief Commissioner Ade Yaya Suryana said Polri has formally named Muhammad Agung Hiyatullah (21), an ice seller from Madiun, East Java, as a suspect but he was not detained.
Local police releases Muhammad Agung Hidayatullah (21), a young man who was arrested by the cybercrime team of the National Police headquarters on suspicion that he is the hacker called Bjorka.
Recently, Indonesian netizens were angered by the insolent behavior of a bule (a local term for Caucasian) urinating on peak of Mount Bromo. The picture was first posted by Instagram handle @hometown.earth which was later deleted but reposted by @pendakiseason.id.
House Commission I member Effendi Simbolon said he has received many threats on his phone after making offensive remark about the army.
President Joko Widodo was unable to attend the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, from September 12-27. Jokowi’s absence raised several questions regarding Indonesia’s role in global arena.
A South Korean citizen tried to jump from an eight floor of an apartment in Kembangan, West Jakarta, Wednesday (14/9). However, firefighters from the Kembangan fire station foiled his attempt.
A young man who sells ice in Madiun was arrested and secured at the Madiun Police Department, Wednesday (14/9) night. The man is suspected to be Bjorka, the hacker who has been hacking a number of government database and sell personal citizenship data on the dark web.
Ridi Ferdiana, IT expert from Gadjah Mada University (UGM) advised the government to focus on strengthening cyber security rather than tracking a hacker who call him/herself Bjorka.
Jakarta Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) Speaker Prasetio Edi Marsudi plans to disband the controversial Governor’s Team for Development Acceleration (TGUPP) as Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan ended his term. Prasetio is of the view that the existence of TGUPP results in the capital city’s chaotic development.