Milafel Dacanay

Drug Smuggling in Indonesia

Kiwi Woman Arrested In Bali Admits To Drug Smuggling

The New Zealand woman arrested in Bali last year for smuggling drugs has admitted to the crime.

World Bank Report

World Bank Projects Higher Than Expected Economic Growth in 2017

The economic growth for 2017 remains upbeat as the latest World Bank report projects it at 5.3 percent, higher than what the government initially expected.

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Narcotics Agency Blames Drug-Using Pilots for Indonesian Plane Crashes

The anti-narcotics agency head minced no words when he blamed pilots on drugs as one of the leading causes of aviation accidents involving Indonesian planes.

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Tycoon Allies with Trump, Plans to Build Race Track, Theme Park

The Trump brand is coming to Indonesia through a partnership with one of its biggest business moguls. Indonesian tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo (also known as Tanoe)...

bitcoins

Terrorists Allegedly Using PayPal, Bitcoin for Funding

Terrorists in the Middle East are funding their spurious activities in the country using electronic payments and bitcoins, said an Indonesian independent financial...

cyber-security

Indonesia Blocks 800,000 Sites in 2016

The Indonesian government tightens its grip on the Internet as it blocked 800,000 websites in 2016.

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Bird’s Eye Chili Pepper Threatened by Inflated Prices

The bird’s eye chili pepper is under threat not by pests but by a dramatic increase in its market prices. Consumers should expect to tighten their belts as prices for...

Fintech In Indonesia

Indonesia Releases Regulations for P2P Lending Fintech Startups

The Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK) released regulations for financial technology (fintech) startups engaged in P2P lending.

Free Visa Policy

Jokowi’s Signature Free-Visa Policy Up For Review

Jokowi's free-visa policy is up for review; and although the signature policy is meant to increase tourism, some think it only increased illegal workers.

Avian Flu 2017 in Indonesia

Indonesia Fears Avian Flu in 2017

What’s the most serious health risk in Indonesia in 2017? If you’re going to ask the health ministry, it will be avian or bird flu. Director General for Disease...

Railway Upgrade in Indonesia

Japan Commits to Upgrading Indonesian Railway

It’s full steam ahead for the upcoming railway upgrade of Indonesia’s railway system as Japan gives its nod of approval. One of the biggest foreign direct investors...

Fake News Indonesia

Fake News Now a Security Priority in Indonesia

The flood of fake news in Indonesia is severe enough to make it a top security priority in 2017, along with terrorism.

land ownership in Indonesia

Nominee Scheme Dangerous Form of Land Ownership For Foreigners

Despite the goal of Indonesia to increase its foreign direct investments and its massive growth in tourism, foreigners in the country are still not allowed to own a...

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Ethnic Chinese Fear For Their Lives Amid Islamist Protests

The growing protests against Jakarta’s governor only add to the worsening discrimination and violence fears of the ethnic Chinese. The November 4 protests against the...