At least five people have been killed after Jakarta was struck by torrential rains over the weekend, which flooded dozens of major roads and forced hundreds of people to rush to emergency shelters.
Indonesia’s meteorology agency warns the heaviest monsoon rains of the season will fall in and around the densely populated capital in the coming days.
Sriwijaya Air’s flight crashed into waters off Jakarta on January 9, killing 62 passengers and crew, including nearly a dozen children.
Indonesia’s move has been applauded by rights activists, who say non-Muslim girls were forced for years to wear the head-covering in conservative parts of the country.
Officials say more human remains were also found at the crash site, as well as personal belongings, such as wallets containing identification cards, three days after a jet crashed into the Java Sea with 62 people on board.
Divers continue to search for debris and bodies after the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went down in the Java Sea with 62 people aboard, shortly after take off from Jakarata.
The Boeing 737-500, en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan, disappeared from radar screens after taking off just after 2.30 pm (0730 GMT) - 30 minutes after the scheduled time because of heavy rain.
In spite of its nuclear ambitions, Indonesia does not yet have the capacity to manage its nuclear waste disposal, which could prove disastrous for the Southeast Asian region.
More than 100 million Indonesians are registered to vote at polls staffed by almost 2.7 million election workers, with some taking ballot boxes to hospitalised Covid patients.
Police and demonstrators clash in the capital Jakarta on the third day of protests against a polarising new bill that critics say will harm labour rights and environment.
The Aceh Ulema Council has allowed daily mass prayers as long as they follow previously announced health protocols, such as wearing masks and bringing their own prayer rugs.
Trade is the key to China’s and Indonesia’s economic recovery. But this will be hampered by their new World Trade Organization designation.
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