Category: Featured

Men Killed Three Sun Bears, Turned Bear Meat Into Rendang

Four men in Riau, Indonesia, are facing jailtime after admitting to catching and killing three sun bears before cooking them into rendang. The four men with the initials...

Four Men Face 100 Lashes in Aceh For Alleged Gay Sex

Rights activists called on Tuesday for Aceh province to release four people detained on suspicion of having homosexual sex, amid concerns over the persecution of the...

Bootleg Liquor Kills Ten, Dozens Rushed to Hospital

Ten people have died and dozens were hospitalised after allegedly drinking oplosan, or bootleg liquor, over the weekend. The first case happened in East Jakarta, where...

Indonesian Communications Minister Threatens to Ban Facebook in the Country

Indonesian Communications Minister Rudiantara has threatened to shut down Facebook Inc if there is any evidence the personal data of citizens is being harvested or the...

Masterchef UK Judges Anger Malaysians, Indonesians Over Rendang

British cooking show Masterchef has angered netizens in Malaysia and Indonesia over its elimination of a contestant because her chicken rendang “wasn’t crispy”....

Mother and Daughter Die Trying to Save Their 11 Dogs from Massive Fire

A mother and her daughter lost their lives trying to save their 11 pet dogs from the Kembangan Utara fire in West Jakarta last Thursday, March 30. The fire burned down...

Tourism Ministry and Blue Bird Join Hands to Promote Indonesia

The “Wonderful Indonesia” national tourism campaign will now be promoted by Blue Bird taxis following the company’s cooperation agreement with the...

Puncak Route Closed to All Vehicles Except Motorbikes Due to Landslides

The Puncak lane will only be open to motorbikes and other vehicles will be diverted to alternative routes, says West Java’s Regional Police Adjunct Senior...

Grab Responds to Protest, Agrees to Increase Drivers’ Income

Ride-hailing app, Grab Indonesia, plans to take measures to increase its drivers’ income in response to their protest earlier this week. “We will study this. We...

Balinese Man Jailed for Murder of Japanese Couple

An Indonesian court has sentenced a Balinese man to 15 years in prison for robbing and murdering an elderly Japanese couple last year on the tourist island of Bali. The...

Alexis Hotel building

Alexis Hotel Posts Banner on Building to Declare Its Closure

Alexis Hotel in North Jakarta has declared its closure through a banner on its building following the Jakarta administration’s decision to revoke its business license....

Gojek, Grab Motorcycle Drivers Protest Low Fares

Thousands of motorcycle taxi drivers protested on Tuesday March 27 to demand that the government help them get higher pay from the ride-hailing services they work with....

Indonesian Supreme Court Rejects Ahok’s Appeal

Indonesia’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the Christian ex-governor of Jakarta to review his conviction for insulting Islam, a court spokesman said on...

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia’s Tanimbar Islands

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia in the early hours of Monday and triggered a brief tsunami alert that was swiftly lifted, according to seismic...