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Chinese Prime Minister Wants Chinese Firms to Prioritise Recruiting Indonesian Workers

China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang has called on Chinese firms investing in Indonesia to give priority to recruiting local workers in their respective companies. He...

Indonesia Denies Rumour of Issuing Tourist Visas for Israelis

The Indonesian government said it was not issuing tourist visas for Israeli passport holders, debunking a report from an Israeli news outlet which claimed that it was...

Chinese Prime Minister to Visit Indonesia

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is scheduled to pay visits to Indonesia and Japan on May 6-11, 2018. The visit to Indonesia would be a reciprocal one and at the...

Indonesian Jailed for Allegedly Insulting Islam on Facebook Post

An Indonesian man was jailed for five years on Monday for a Facebook post deemed offensive to Islam. This is the latest conviction under Indonesia’s controversial...

Prabowo Warns About The Dangers Of Allowing More Foreign Workers into Indonesia

Chairman of political party Gerindra, Prabowo Subianto, has warned labourers of the dangers of allowing more foreign workers into Indonesia during his speech on...

Tourist in Plaza Garuda Park

3.67 Million Tourist Arrivals in Indonesia in the First Quarter

According to the recent Central Statistics Agency (BPS) records, the number of tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2018 grew by 14.87 percent from last year to 3.67...

Passengers exiting the Lion Air plane

Lion Air Flight Skids Off Runway, All Passengers Safe

All 174 passengers and crew members survived after a Lion Air flight skidded off the runway at Djalaluddin Airport in Gorontalo city on Sunday April 29. “Lion Air...

Indonesian Labourers Don’t Want Blue-Collar Expats in the Country

The Indonesian Workers Unions Confederation (KSPI) have voiced their rejection to the entry of blue-collar or yellow-hat expatriaties into Indonesia during their...

Rejection Rate of Indonesian Schengen Visa Applications Increases

The rate of Schengen visa rejections for Indonesia in 2017 has increased, according to the statistics revealed by the European Commission. The rejection rate is 1.4...

Aceh: 21 Dead After Illegal Oil Well Explodes

An illegal oil well in Pasir Putih village, Ranto Peureulak subdistrict, East Aceh exploded on Wednesday, April 25, killing 21 people and injuring 42 others. According...

Eight Taiwanese Drug Smugglers Sentenced to Death

Eight Taiwanese drug smugglers caught with a total of one tonne of crystal methampetamine was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court on Thursday, April 26. The men...

Why is the Indonesian Rupiah Almost at Rp 14,000 per US Dollar?

The Indonesian Rupiah is now approaching the Rp 14,000 per US Dollar level after it depreciated on Monday by 0.59 percent to Rp 13,975 per US Dollar. This is the...

Children Granted Permission to Get Married in Sulawesi by Religious Court

A 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl got married in Sulawesi on Monday after being granted permission by a religious court to do so, despite international criticism....

Meet the Exiles – Jakarta’s Favourite Expat Band

You can find this group of enthusiastic amateur musicians representing six countries playing for fun at venues around Jakarta most weekends. We caught up with them to...

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