Category: News

Photo by Gage Skidmore

Despite Islamophobia, Donald Trump Has Several Business Plays in Indonesia

US presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump is in bed with MNC Group. What could happen to Indonesian relations if he slithers into the oval office?   We’d...

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 4.18.47 PM

President Jokowi Arrives in Germany at the start of his EU Tour

Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in Berlin, Germany this morning to start his five-day presidential tour in Europe. President Jokowi plans to meet local...

TM-Seattle-2012-Saturday-0184

Sporting Event Tough Mudder Launches in Indonesia

One of the world’s most recognized endurance series, Tough Mudder, is coming to Indonesia in October 2016. Founded in the US in 2010, Tough Mudder is a 16-20 km...

maxresdefault

German Tourists Detained by Sharia Police for Wearing Bathing Suits

Two German tourists were detained by local authorities for wearing bathing suits while taking a swim at a beach in Lhokseumawe, Aceh. University students Andre Brun and...

Flag-Pins-Denmark-Indonesia

Indonesia and Denmark Agree to Strengthen Agriculture Cooperation

The Indonesian and Danish government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the field of agriculture. Minister of Agriculture Amran...

Image credit to: Sandiego Union Tribune

Taiwanese Nationals Arrested on Suspicion of Cyber Crime Charges

31 Taiwanese nationals were arrested in Indonesia on April 12 after a raid by local police brought about allegations of their involvement in cyber fraud. The arrests...

(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

US Cooperates with National Police to Arrest Terrorist Leader in Sulawesi

Indonesia’s military has been fighting a guerrilla war with Muslim radicals in Sulawesi for years. Officials claim to be closing in on the group’s leader. What...

Tourists australia. Courtesy of Wikimedia

Indonesia Grants Visa-Free Entry for Australian Tourists

The Indonesian government has officially granted free entry to Australian tourists, bringing a total of 169 countries to the visa-free list. The new rule, which came...

shutterstock_134839211

Indonesia’s Anti-LGBT Sentiments are Diverting Attention from the Problems at Hand

Indonesia’s sudden uproar of anti-LGBT sentiment could be a tactic used by the government to divert public attention away from the nation’s real problems.   ...

Paid Plastic Bag Policy_Kataanda Survey Results

Public’s response to new paid plastic bag policy

In a bid to reduce the production of plastic waste, as many as 22 cities in Indonesia have simultaneously witnessed the implementation of a paid plastic bags policy,...

Photo by Ross Catrow

Indonesia’s Bans on Netflix and Tumblr: Is it the Porn or the Taxes?

Following recent bans of digital content services Netflix and Tumblr in Indonesia, entrepreneurs and netizens speak out about the government’s motivations. In recent...

TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2014 FILE PHOTO FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman, right, walks with Indonesian teaching assistant, Ferdinant Tjiong prior to the start of their trial hearing at South Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia top court has overruled the acquittal of Bantleman and Tjiong and heightened their sentence to 11 years in jail for sexually abusing three young children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)

Scams in the City: The Punisher

It is often said the Indonesian judiciary is rotten to the core. But there is one Supreme Court judge who always upholds or extends the sentences of corruption felons,...

7152.33917.file.eng

Government Hopes More Foreign Students Will Study at Indonesian Universities

While education quality remains a problem in Indonesia, the government just made it easier for foreign students to enrol in local universities. In January, the...

Former JIS teacher Neil Bantleman behind bars. Courtesy of CBC.

Bantleman and Tjiong’s Acquittal Overturned

Indonesia’s Supreme Court today overturned the acquittal of Canadian Neil Bantleman and Indonesian teaching assistant Ferdinand Tjiong. The former JIS teachers were...