Category: News

Muslim Leaders Urge Indonesians to Boycott American Products during Palestine Rally

Muslim leaders called on to the people of Indonesia to boycott American products as a show of protest against the move by American President Donald Trump to recognize...

Work Colleagues Free to Marry After Constitutional Court Overturns Restrictions

Companies in Indonesia can no longer prohibit employees from getting married after the Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of a petition protesting the policy. Many...

Court Rejects Bid to Criminalize Gay and Extramarital Sex Despite Split Judges Decision

A panel of Constitutional Court judges was split in its ruling on a judicial review seeking to outlaw gay and extramarital sex, but eventually ruled against the petition...

Anies Looks to Experts for Solutions to Jakarta Flood Problem

Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan said the city is making efforts to provide short term solutions to Jakarta’s flooding problems, but will need experts’ opinion in...

No Bikinis and Alcohol Allowed in This Year’s Djakarta Warehouse Project, City Officials Warn

This year’s Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP), touted as one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in Southeast Asia, may end up being different than it was...

Four American F-16 Jets Land in Indonesia with Two Less Due to Engine Trouble

Indonesia has received four F-16 jet fighters granted by the United States on Tuesday, two less than initially planned after the other two aircrafts remain grounded in...

Police Arrests 18 Suspected Militants in Security Sweep Before Christmas

The National Police said it has arrested as many as 18 people with suspected links to militant groups ahead of Christmas and New Year as part of an annual attempt to...

American Drug Convict Escapes Overcrowded Bali Prison

An American man arrested on a drug charge has managed to escape a prison in Bali and is now being hunted by the local police, who are also looking into the possibility...

Indonesia Joins Other Countries in Condemnation of Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

Indonesia President Joko Widodo has publicly criticised the announcement by US President Donald Trump who recently recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel....

Minister Wants National Health Insurance Debt Covered by Cigarette Tax

With the country’s health and social security agency (BPJS) running a massive debt in rolling out its health insurance program, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani has...

Air Asia Resumes Bali Flights and Offer Passengers Compensation Options

After flights to and from Bali had been stopped due to the recent volcanic activities of Mount Agung, Air Asia has announced that it has resumed flights to the island as...

Jakarta plans Congestion Tax to Push People towards Public Transport

In an attempt to push people to use public transportation, the Jakarta government says it plans to introduce a congestion tax on private vehicles using Jakarta’s...

Lion Air Senior Pilot Arrested in Hotel for Alleged Drug Use

The police have confirmed the arrest of a senior Lion Air pilot after he was caught to be in possession of illegal drugs in a hotel in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. “He...

Dengue Vaccine Controversy

The outcry of dengue in Southeast Asia and the confusion and concern regarding its vaccine in the Philippines is something people in and moving to the region must be...

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