Indonesian soccer club Persib fined IDR50 million for fans’ ‘Save Rohingya’ mosaic

Many people in Muslim-majority Indonesia have been showing their support for the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar, but one particular show of solidarity in a sporting arena recently became the subject of controversy.

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Soccer fan killed by flare while protecting his young cousin during Indonesia vs Fiji match

Soccer fan killed by flare while protecting his young cousin during Indonesia vs Fiji match

The friendly soccer match between Indonesia and Fiji at Patriot Stadium in Bekasi on Saturday ended on a tragic note after a supporter was killed by a flare, which was illegally...

Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi apologizes as Indonesia falls well short of medals target at 2017 SEA Games

Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi apologizes as Indonesia falls well short of medals target at 2017 SEA Games

The 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur is probably going to be remembered by most Indonesians for its controversies, such as the upside down Indonesian flag and the allegations of...

Indonesia says Malaysia cheated in pencak silat competition at SEA Games

Indonesia says Malaysia cheated in pencak silat competition at SEA Games

"For me, it's impossible (that Malaysia won)."

Indonesian government calls for calm over upside-down flag blunder after protests break out in several cities

Indonesian government calls for calm over upside-down flag blunder after protests break out in several cities

The Indonesian government Wednesday asked people not to overreact to a gaffe that saw Indonesia's flag printed upside-down in a Southeast Asian Games commemorative magazine after...

WATCH: Incredible 300-drone light show at Asian Games one-year countdown ceremony

WATCH: Incredible 300-drone light show at Asian Games one-year countdown ceremony

Sure, this drone light show tech may look cool now, but just think how hard it's going to be to run away from the drone swarms when they go all Terminator on us.

‘Our nation’s flag is not a plaything’: Indonesian hackers deface 27 Malaysian websites in response to upside-down flag gaffe

‘Our nation’s flag is not a plaything’: Indonesian hackers deface 27 Malaysian websites in response to upside-down flag gaffe

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo called on the nation not to “exaggerate” the upside-down Indonesian flag blunder by Malaysian organizers at the 2017 SEA Games in order to...

#ShameOnYouMalaysia tops Twitter after upside-down Indonesian flag blunder at SEA Games

#ShameOnYouMalaysia tops Twitter after upside-down Indonesian flag blunder at SEA Games

By Talek Harris, Indonesia’s president expressed concern on Sunday after Malaysia’s Southeast Asian Games organisers mistakenly published the Indonesian flag...

Asian Games: Indonesia races against time with pride on the line

Asian Games: Indonesia races against time with pride on the line

"We are working non-stop, this is just a matter of time, it's very short."

Malaysia urges Indonesia to keep a lid on haze during this month’s SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia urges Indonesia to keep a lid on haze during this month’s SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur

"I hope Indonesia will be able to control this problem so it does not affect (the games)," Malaysian Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said. "I believe they will be embarrassed if...


 

Coconuts Jakarta Sports

Despite Indonesia having never won anything of importance in the international scene, the most popular sport in Jakarta is undoubtedly football. Yet football fanaticism in the capital, particularly by supporters of local club Persija, has reared its ugly head on several occasions, as matches against rival teams from other cities can bring out the worst of vandalizing hooligans. But sport remains an important way to unwind for Jakartans in this hustle and bustle city. Open space, such as sports fields and courts, is limited, so many sporting activities take place in sports complexes like the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium or in many smaller ones in neighborhoods around the capital.