Kenneth Yeung

Kenneth Yeung is a Jakarta-based editor.

Indonesia’s 10 Worst Air Disasters

Indonesia has been endeavouring to improve its air safety record. Hopefully this list will never require updating. Mandala Flight 660 July 24, 1992 70 fatalities: 63...

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Phony Breast Cancer Doctor Jailed

Staying healthy in Indonesia is hard enough without being exposed to quackery. A court in Bali has jailed a bogus doctor, who fraudulently treated a woman suffering from...

Top 10 Mosques in Indonesia

Being home to world’s largest Muslim population, it’s only natural that Indonesia should have some of the most beautiful and melodious mosques on the planet. Their...

Magic Money Boxes and Jenglot

Conmen are still tricking gullible people into believing that money can be magically increased by mystical and mythical objects. The government is this year spending...

Top 10 Indonesian Serial Killers

1. Ahmad Suradji Born: January 10, 1949 Date of murders: 1986–1997 Victims: 42 girls and women Status: Executed July 10, 2008 Suradji, better known as Datuk, was a...

UAE Boxing Coach Scammed in Jakarta

The Asian Games were a great success, marred only by a few scandals and controversies, including a Palestinian expatriate scamming a visiting boxing coach in a nightlife...

Too Much Ado About Prostitution

Much of the media attention on the recent Asian Games in Jakarta focused on four Japanese athletes being sent home for using the services of prostitutes. As conservatism...

Setting the Crooked Record Straight

Some foreigners are involved in hypnotism scams in Indonesia, but the media should not be too hasty to blame Singaporeans. Two weeks ago, this column reported on the...

Top 10 Indonesian Sportsmen

1.Rudy Hartono Badminton player Born:  August 18, 1949 From: Surabaya, East Java Height: 182 cm Sports buffs know that Indonesia’s first Olympic gold medallists were...

Top 10 Indonesian Sportswomen

I recently asked some Indonesian school children to name their favourite female Indonesian athletes. Sadly, they didn’t know any; so here are ten of the best.  ...

Old Singapore Dollars for New Rupiah

A gang of scammers is targeting elderly people in Jakarta by offering Singapore dollars at an exchange rate that’s too good to be true. At about 9.30am on July 16,...

Ahok Blasphemy

Top 10 Indonesian Blasphemy Cases

You’ve got to have faith in a nation where religion is compulsory. And it has to be one of the accepted faiths. Ahok Jakarta Governor             Basuki...

Not So Sweet Anymore

Condensed milk producers will no longer be allowed to falsely market their sickly sweet product as a health food. Growing up in Australia in the 1980s, there was usually...

Top 10 Indonesian Football Scandals

Match-fixing, mismanagement and political meddling have ensured that football-mad Indonesia remains a dormant giant on the international scene.   The following list is...