Category: News

East Jakarta Authorities Apprehend Youth on the Street

Local authorities have apprehended dozens of teenagers identified as itinerant street kids from different provinces for displaying antisocial behavior on Jalan Pramuka...

Ahok Has Filed for Divorce, Lawyer Confirms

Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has taken legal measures to divorce Veronica Tan, his wife of 20 years, Ahok’s lawyer has confirmed. The former Jakarta governor is...

Government Launches Cybersecurity Agency to Fight Fake News

As part of an attempt to fight the rampant production and spread of false news in Indonesia, the government has launched a new cybersecurity agency, which will focus on...

Riot in Banda Aceh Prison over Transfer of Three Inmates

Law enforcers have managed to control a riot that broke in a prison in the Banda Aceh Prison on Thursday prior to the transfer of three inmates to another prison....

Indonesia Hits Trillion Dollar GDP in 2017, but Revenue Continues to Stutter

2017 turned out to be a milestone year for Indonesia’s economy after it was revealed that the country’s gross domestic product managed to hit the US$1 trillion mark....

Indonesia Brings Spirit of Unity to Europe through Arts Performances

Indonesian artists are staging arts performances in various countries in Europe carrying Indonesia’s Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) message to a continent...

Indonesia Looking to Halve Forest Fires in Ambitious New Plan

Indonesia plans to reduce by almost half the number of fire hotspots in the country by 2019 as part of an effort to tackle the longstanding problem, the government has...

Indonesian Students in United States at a 13-Year High

Indonesians studying in the United States is now at a 13-year high with almost 9,000 students currently in the country, according to a US State Department report. The...

Eight Dead in Capsized Boat in Northern Kalimantan

Indonesia’s search and rescue agency has confirmed that at least eight people have died after a boat carrying more than 40 passengers capsized in the waters north of...

Hundreds of Couples Marry on New Year’s Eve in Jakarta Mass Wedding

While many people in Jakarta were out on the streets on Sunday night to bring in the new year, hundreds of couples celebrated by getting married in a mass wedding in the...

Government Raises Duty-Free Limit to US$500

The government has announced that it has raised the limit for duty-free shopping items into the country from US$250 to US$500 per person, according to Finance Minister...

Man Asks for Help to Remove 200kg Crocodile from New House

A man in Riau has been forced to ask for assistance to evacuate a massive crocodile from his newly-bought residence, after he found a crocodile cage at the back of the...

Fifteen Less Days in Prison for Ahok after Christmas Remission

Former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, who is serving time in prison for blasphemy, is one of the 9,333 convicts that have been granted Christmas...

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Train Kicks off Operation with Promo Fare

The Soekarno-Hatta airport train, which connects various Jakarta stations to the city’s main airport, started its operation yesterday at a promotional fare of Rp30,000...

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