Rainfall, more than three times the average amount, recorded in Jakarta and West Java resulting in deadly flooding.
Indonesian president wants to reduce top four tiers of government to two in a bid to cut red tape, boost investment.
Once lauded as a promising democrat in Southeast Asia, Joko Widodo has recently allied with anti-democratic forces.
Police detained some 465 people during two nights of street battles that paralysed central Jakarta.
Controversial former army general who twice failed to win presidency named defence minister.
Cofounder of ride-hailing giant Gojek says he was offered a ministerial post by re-elected President Jokowi.
Oath ceremony in Jakarta takes place under heavy security as Widodo starts his second term with a series of challenges.
Joko Widodo has a ‘lot on his plate’ as he takes oath of office for second term as president on Sunday, say analysts.
Human Rights Watch says situation in region remains ‘tense’ following deadly riots that forced thousands to evacuate.
Indonesia’s Joko Widodo says people can express their opinions, but he has authority to see through reforms.
Maharani is the daughter of former president Megawati Sukarnoputri and granddaughter of Indonesia’s founding president.
Clashes erupted on Monday outside parliament in Jakarta as well as in West Java’s Bandung city and in Sulawesi.
Grievances include government move to curb powers of anti-corruption body, concerns about environment, personal freedom.
Protesters say the legislations will weaken anti-corruption efforts as well as affect sex, abortion and gay rights.