The Jakarta Post

About The Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post is one of Indonesia's leading English-language daily newspapers.

Headline-2, Politics

Jokowi: World leaders congratulate me

Joko Widodo offers rebuke to victory claims from the opposition.

Headline-1, Politics

Prabowo declares victory, again

The former military man claims poll win.

Politics

Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election battle

Both sides have claimed victory in the last 24 hours.

Politics

Joko Widodo blames fake news for electability drop in West Java

Indonesia elections are due later this year.

Current affairs, Environment, Headline-1

Flooding death toll climbs to 50 in Indonesia

Aid agencies say evacuees in ‘urgent’ need of help.

Culture and society, Current affairs

Universities turn blind eye to sexual harassment, abuse in Indonesia

The Jakarta Post has collaborated with media organizations Tirto.

Culture and society, Headline-1

Feature: The curious case of the Indonesian passport

I will never forget the first time I realized how powerless my Indonesian passport really is.

Current affairs

Lion Air JT610 cockpit voice recorder found

Investigators hope that the discovery will shed new light on the deadly crash.

Current affairs, Environment

Fresh eruption causes panic as search and rescue teams struggle to reach remote villages

Many still have not returned to their homes and are living in makeshift shelters.

Current affairs, Environment

Sunda Strait tsunami death toll hits 429

More bodies discovered at sea and as rescuers reach remote areas.

Analysis, Environment, Headline-2

What caused the Sunda Strait tsunami?

A volcanic eruption may have been the cause of the cataclysmic event.

Environment, Headline-1

Sunda Strait tsunami: What we know so far

A round up by the Jakarta Post of what we know so far about the deadly event.

Analysis, Environment

Jakarta sinking fast: Experts

Changes must be made or the city faces massive changes within a decade.

Analysis

Lion Air flight was unfit to fly

A Lion Air flight which crashed in October should not have been in the air, a safety board finds.

Curiosity, Politics

Indonesian political parties clash over sharia-based bylaws

Sharia law is once again in the headlines as parties debate its merits and the need for secularism.

Analysis

Lion Air search focused under water

The search for Lion Air flight JT610 is now focused under water, with 30 skilled divers being deployed to the Java Sea to search for the main body of the aircraft.

Analysis, Environment

At least 11 killed, students missing in North Sumatra floods

At least 11 students have died while another 10 are missing after a flash flood inundated a school building in North Sumatra, on Friday afternoon.

Environment

How you can help Indonesia’s earthquake survivors

The Jakarta Post has outlined ways you can donate to help the victims of last week’s earthquake and tsunami.

Environment, Politics

Finger-pointing over tsunami warning

Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has stood by its decision to lift a tsunami warning soon after it was issued.

Curiosity

Earthquake survivors struggle to meet daily needs, request govt allowance

As the emergency response period for recent earthquakes comes to an end, survivors continue to struggle with daily needs as they remain displaced from their homes.

Economics, News

Time of reckoning on pace of Belt and Road Initiative

Hundreds of infrastructure projects have been getting off the ground in countries included in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but challenges remain.

Opinion

Indonesia deserves more presidential candidates

Since the founding of the republic, we have been facing a deficit of candidates for president, forcing the nation to let authoritarianism rule over the country for more than 50 years.

Analysis

JAD – the terror group behind Surabaya bombings

JAD, the largest local terror group pledging allegiance to the Islamic State, has played a significant role in the terror attacks.

Analysis

Similarity between Surabaya church bombings, Sidoarjo bombing

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack in Indonesia’s second-largest city.