2015 in Indonesia

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The following lists events that happened during 2015 in Indonesia.



President of Indonesia head of state and head of government of the Republic of Indonesia

The President of the Republic of Indonesia is the head of state and also head of government of the Republic of Indonesia. The president leads the executive branch of the Indonesian government and is the commander-in-chief of the Indonesian National Armed Forces.

Joko Widodo President of Indonesia

Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is an Indonesian politician who is the seventh and current President of Indonesia. Elected in July 2014 as the first Indonesian president to not come from an elite political or military background, he was previously the Mayor of Surakarta from 2005 to 2012, and the Governor of Jakarta from 2012 to 2014.

Vice President of Indonesia

The Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia is the first in the line of succession in the Republic of Indonesia.



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An offshore supply ship with the tail of PK-AXC on its stern on 10 January 2015
Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 2014 plane crash of an Indonesia AirAsia A320-216 into the Java Sea

Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 was a scheduled international passenger flight operated by Indonesia AirAsia – an AirAsia Group affiliate – from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. On 28 December 2014, the Airbus A320 flying the route crashed into the Java Sea, killing all 162 people on board. After search operations ended in March 2015, only 106 bodies were recovered.

Corruption Eradication Commission

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission, abbreviated as KPK, is a government agency established to fight corruption. As of 2015, its chairman is Agus Raharjo. In 2013, the agency won the Ramon Magsaysay Award.


Prime Minister of Australia executive head of the Government of Australia

The Prime Minister of Australia is the head of government of Australia. The individual who holds the office is the most senior Minister of State, the leader of the Federal Cabinet. The Prime Minister also has the responsibility of administering the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and is the chair of the National Security Committee and the Council of Australian Governments. The office of Prime Minister is not mentioned in the Constitution of Australia but exists through Westminster political convention. The individual who holds the office is commissioned by the Governor-General of Australia and at the Governor-General's pleasure subject to the Constitution of Australia and constitutional conventions.

Tony Abbott Australian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Australia

Anthony John Abbott is an Australian politician who served as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia from 2013 to 2015 and Leader of the Liberal Party from 2009 to 2015. He served as Leader of the Opposition from 2009 to 2013. Abbott was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Warringah in 1994.

The Bali Nine were a group of nine Australians convicted for attempting to smuggle 8.3 kg (18 lb) of heroin out of Indonesia in April 2005. The heroin was valued at around A$4 million and was bound for Australia. Ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were sentenced to death and executed on 29 April 2015. Six other members, Si Yi Chen, Michael Czugaj, Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, Matthew Norman, Scott Rush, and Martin Stephens were sentenced to life imprisonment, and Renae Lawrence to a 20-year sentence. The Indonesian authorities reported on 5 June 2018 that Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen had died of stomach cancer.



Bomb explosive weapon

A bomb is an explosive weapon that uses the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide an extremely sudden and violent release of energy. Detonations inflict damage principally through ground- and atmosphere-transmitted mechanical stress, the impact and penetration of pressure-driven projectiles, pressure damage, and explosion-generated effects. Bombs have been utilized since the 11th century starting in East Asia.

Jakarta Special Capital Region in Indonesia

Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is the current capital and largest city of Indonesia. Located on the northwest coast of the world's most populous island, Java, it is the centre of economics, culture and politics of Indonesia, with a population of 10,075,310 as of 2014. Jakarta metropolitan area has an area of 6,392 square kilometers, which is known as Jabodetabek. It is the world's second largest urban agglomeration with a population of 30,214,303 as of 2010. Jakarta is predicted to reach 35.6 million people by 2030 to become the world's biggest megacity. Jakarta's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, attract migrants from across the Indonesian archipelago, combining many communities and cultures.

Yemen Republic in Western Asia

Yemen , officially the Republic of Yemen, is a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is the second-largest Arab sovereign state in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 square kilometres. The coastline stretches for about 2,000 kilometres. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Guardafui Channel to the south, and the Arabian Sea and Oman to the east. Yemen's territory includes more than 200 islands. Yemen is a member of the Arab League, United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.


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Massive earthquake in Nepal kills 8.000 people
April 2015 Nepal earthquake Earthquake on 25 April 2015 killing over 8,900 people

The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. It occurred at on 25 April 2015, with a magnitude of 7.8Mw or 8.1Ms and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of VIII (Severe). Its epicenter was east of Gorkha District at Barpak, Gorkha, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 8.2 km (5.1 mi). It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. The ground motion recorded in the capital of Nepal was of low frequency which, along with its occurrence at an hour where many people in rural areas were working outdoors, decreased the loss of property and human lives.

Nepal country in South Asia

Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. With an estimated population of 26.4 million, it is 48th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area. It borders China in the north and India in the south, east, and west while Bangladesh is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language.


"Honey, I want to go to sleep right now. Bye."

—Last words from Sandy Permana to his wife, Captain of the crashed Hercules.

The 2015 Indonesia Super Series Premier was the sixth Super Series tournament of the 2015 BWF Super Series. The tournament took place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 2–7 June 2015 with a total purse of $800,000.

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A Lockheed Hercules similar to the one involved in the deadliest air disaster in 2015 in Indonesia



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Celebrations and festivals as Indonesia celebrates its 70th anniversary
The aircraft that slammed into Mount Tangok in the deadliest plane crash involving the ATR-42 PKYRN.JPG
The aircraft that slammed into Mount Tangok in the deadliest plane crash involving the ATR-42


The worst environmental disaster in 2015, the 2015 Southeast Asian Haze, began in Indonesia Palangkaraya Haze.jpg
The worst environmental disaster in 2015, the 2015 Southeast Asian Haze, began in Indonesia



The moment MV Wihan Sejahtera capsizes in the Java Sea


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Transport in Indonesia

Indonesia's transport system has been shaped over time by the economic resource base of an archipelago with thousands of islands, and the distribution of its more than 200 million people highly concentrated on a single island, Java.

Myuran Sukumaran was an Australian man, who was convicted in Indonesia of drug trafficking as a member of the Bali Nine. In 2005, Sukumaran was arrested in a room at the Melasti Hotel in Kuta with three others. Police found 334 g (11.8 oz) of heroin in a suitcase in the room. According to court testimonies of convicted drug mules, Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were the co-ringleaders of the heroin-smuggling operation from Indonesia to Australia. After a criminal trial, Sukumaran was sentenced on 14 February 2006 by the Denpasar District Court to execution by firing squad.

Andrew Chan (Chinese: 陳子維; Jyutping: Can4 Zi2 Wai4; 12 January 1984 – 29 April 2015) was an Australian born man who was convicted and executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking as a member of the Bali Nine. In 2005, Chan was arrested at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. According to court testimonies of convicted drug mules, Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were the co-ringleaders of the heroin smuggling operation from Indonesia to Australia. After a criminal trial on 14 February 2006, Chan was sentenced to execution by firing squad by the Denpasar District Court.

2014 Indonesian presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Indonesia on 9 July 2014, with former general Prabowo Subianto contesting the elections against the governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo; incumbent president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was constitutionally barred from seeking a third term in office. On 22 July the General Elections Commission announced Joko Widodo's victory. He and his vice president, Jusuf Kalla, were sworn-in on 20 October 2014, for a 5-year term.

Cikopo–Palimanan Toll Road shorthen as Cipali Toll Road is a toll road in Indonesia that connects the existing Jakarta–Cikampek Toll Road and Palimanan–Kanci Toll Road and is part of the Trans-Java toll road. The total length of the road is more than 1,167 kilometres (725 mi). The toll road is 40 kilometers shorter than through traditional North Coastal Main Road and predicted will cut 1.5 to 2 hours length of time.

High-speed rail in Indonesia

Plans and studies have been in the works for high-speed rail (HSR) in Indonesia since before 2010. A new plan to build a HSR was announced by Indonesian Government in July 2015. Indonesia's first – and possibly also Southeast Asia's first – high-speed rail project was expected to connect the national capital Jakarta with Bandung in neighboring West Java province, covering a distance of around 140 kilometres. Plans were also mentioned for a possible later extension of the HSR to Indonesia's second largest city, Surabaya in East Java.

The following lists events that happened during 2014 in Indonesia.

The Mercy Campaign is an Australian-based campaign focusing on two Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, who were on death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking offences as part of the Bali 9. The campaign's goal was to raise awareness of the two Australians' circumstances, and to petition the President of Indonesia to grant the pair clemency. The campaign was founded in 2010 by a group of lawyers and journalists. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed on 29 April 2015, however the Mercy Campaign continues to raise awareness about death penalty issues worldwide.

2015 Indonesia President's Cup is a football tournament held in Indonesia. The tournament was held from August 30 to October 18, 2015. The tournament was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo in Gianyar, Bali.

This is a list of events in 2016 in Indonesia.

2016 Samarinda church bombing

The 2016 Samarinda Church bombing was a terrorist attack that occurred on 13 November 2016 when a man named Juhanda detonated a Molotov bomb in front of Oikumene Church in Samarinda Seberang, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, where children were playing. At least 1 toddler was killed in the incident and 3 other toddlers were injured. In September 2017, Juhanda and four others were convicted of the attack, with Juhanda sentenced to life imprisonment, while the others received sentences ranging from six to seven years.

Events in the year 2017 in Indonesia.


  1. "Divers retrieve 1 of 2 black boxes from crashed AirAsia jet". 11 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. "AirAsia QZ8501: Reports divers have retrieved cockpit voice recorder from plane wreck in Java Sea". 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. "Wakil Ketua KPK Bambang W. Ditangkap Polisi". Tempo. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  4. "Tony Abbott issues plea for Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran". The Australian. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  5. "Indonesia's President Jokowi drops Budi Gunawan as police chief nominee".
  6. "Ledakan di Tanah Abang, Perakit Bom Ikut Jadi Korban". Tempo. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  7. "Tim Evakuasi WNI Masuk Yaman" (in Indonesian). KOMPAS. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  8. "Dilantik Jokowi, Badrodin Haiti Resmi Jadi Kapolri". KOMPAS. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  9. "What the world and media is saying about the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran". news.com.au. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  10. "Tim Indonesia Mulai Pulangkan WNI dari Nepal". Tribunnews. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  11. "Angeline Ditemukan Tewas". merdeka.com. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  12. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/30/indonesian-military-plane-crash-sumatra-medan
  13. "Benda Diduga Bom Meledak di Mal Alam Sutera". Tribunnews. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  14. "Bus Rukun Sayur kecelakaan di Tol Palikanci". Antara news. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  15. "Mabes Polri: Ledakan Makassar Diduga dari Bom Ikan". JPNN. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2015.