Ardi Wirdana

Ardi Wirdana is a Jakarta-based journalist covering a variety of topics including business, policy, and news in Indonesia.

Indonesian Promotes Tempe at Harvard

Amadeus Driando Ahnan of the Indonesian Tempe Movement (ITM) discussed the Indonesian delicacy at Harvard Business School on November 7. Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono said...

Man Killing Snake on Jakarta Train Goes Viral

A video of a commuter casually manhandling and killing a snake that was found lurking on a Jakarta train has become an online sensation. The footage, recorded using a...

Jakarta Court Orders Goldman Sachs to Pay US$24 Million to Indonesian Property Developer

Goldman Sachs Group Inc has been ruled by a Jakarta court to be guilty of an “illegal transaction” in its purchase of PT Hanson International shares and has...

Indonesia Ranked Lowest Amongst Southeast Asian Neighbours in World Talent Competitiveness

Indonesia has held its ranking at 47 in the world talent competitiveness index, making it the lowest ranked Southeast Asian country when it comes to developing,...

Stateless Indonesian Descendants in Philippines Given Citizenship

More people of Indonesian descent in the Philippines have been confirmed of their nationality by the Indonesian government, having been at risk of statelessness for...

Players want E-Commerce Tax to Also Apply to Social Media for Fairness

Indonesia’s e-commerce players want the planned e-commerce tax to also apply to transactions made on social media platform, as they fear there would be an “exodus”...

Indonesia Prepares to Ban Sites with Obscene Content, Including Facebook and Twitter

All social media providers that fail to adhere to the government request to block pornographic and other obscene content will be barred from operating in the country,...

Missing Lawmaker Shows Up in Hospital Again After Car Accident

Setya Novanto, the missing lawmaker wanted by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), has been found on a hospital bed yet again – this time claiming that he had...

One and Half Year Prison for Editor of Ahok Blasphemy Video

The Bandung District Court has sentenced Buni Yani, the man accused of uploading an edited video of a speech by former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja...

Indonesia’s Traffic Kills up to 30,000 People per Year, Police Says

The death toll from traffic accidents in Indonesia has reached around 30,000 per year, a frightening figure that dwarfs the number of deaths related to crime or acts of...

Indonesia Expects Growth as Producers for World’s Top Fashion Brands

Indonesia’s textile manufacturers say they have experienced significant growth over the past decade and expect the industry, which produces fashion for various global...

Four Stranded Whales in Aceh Die of Injuries and Exhaustion

Four of the ten sperm whales that became stranded on Aceh’s Ujong Kareng Beach have died of injuries and exhaustion, according to local fisheries officials. Despite...

Jakarta Deputy Governor Wants Officials On-Call to Deal with Rainy Season

Jakarta deputy governor Sandiaga Uno has asked all Jakarta administration officials to be on constant alert in facing the rainy season as disasters cannot be predicted....

Two Indonesian National Parks Given ASEAN Heritage Status

Two of Indonesia’s national parks, Kepulauan Seribu National Park (KSNP) and Wakatobi National Park (WNP), are set to be recognized as highly protected areas of...

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