Category: Featured

bules

Minister Pandjaitan Defends Jokowi’s Aim to Have ‘Bules’ Running State-Owned Enterprises

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan expressed his agreement with President Jokowi pushing to have foreigners taking charge of some of the...

skatepark

Jakarta’s Former Red Light District Revamped as Sports Hub

Jakarta’s sports enthusiasts will be pleased to know that what used to be the capital’s red light district in Kalijodo Park, West Jakarta, has now been turned into a...

racecar

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)...

foreign-diplomat

Foreign Diplomats Submit Credentials, Start Official Indonesian Duties

Eight new foreign ambassadors submitted their letters of credentials to President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo today, January 12, at the State Palace in Jakarta, which will...

indonesia-navy

Indonesian Navy Signs US$170 Million Procurement Contract

In line with their 2017 work plan, the Indonesian Navy has closed a procurement contract on goods and services worth US$170 million (Rp. 2.22 trillion) with...

airplane

Bali Civil Aviation Authority Suspends Tiger Airways Australia Flights

Bali Civil Aviation Authority representatives announced the suspension of Tiger Airways Australia earlier yesterday, January 11, for violating aviation regulations set...

terrorism

US Sanctions Four Militants Linked with Islamic State

The US State Department now recognizes the Islamic State-linked Indonesian extremist organization responsible for the fatal attack in Jakarta on January last year as a...

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.

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...

No Target Set for Indonesian Team in the 2017 SEA Games

According to the Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Imam Nahrawi, Indonesian athletes will begin intense training this January 2017 but not in preparation for the SEA...

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.

Government Blocks Unreliable News Portals, Sets Up Cyber Agency

Samuel A. Pangerapan, director general for the Ministry of Applications and Information, told reporters that news portals with non-credible sources and information,...