Category: News

Bear Attacks

Spate of Bear Attacks Put Jambi Residents On Edge

Deforestation in Jambi is forcing humans and wildlife to live ever closer, seeing bear attacks rise in the area.

Cellular Tower

Cellular Tower Battery Theft in Indonesia

Police have apprehended a man suspected of stealing batteries from a Telkomsel cellular signal transmitter tower in Lampung.


Ahok Jailed for 2 Years in Blasphemy Case

Jakarta’s Chinese Christian governor Ahok will spend two years behind bars after the long-running blasphemy case wraps up.

foul play

Foul Play Suspected in Australian’s Death in Sanur

Police are investigating the suspicious death of an Australian national in seaside resort town Sanur, Bali, on Monday, May 8.

break outs

We Want to Break Free: Indonesia’s Failing Prison System and Break Outs

A string of prison breakouts across the archipelago is raising questions about the effectiveness of the current system.

Credit Card Interest Limit Reducement

New Credit Card Interest Rates From June After Bank Indonesia Rule

Customers will be notified of changes to credit card interest rates in the lead up to the June 1 drop.


Begal Gang Arrested in Bali Sting

Kuta police chief Wayan Sumara said five gang members suspected of begal attacks were arrested on April 22 in tourist hot spot Seminyak, Bali.

Suicidal British Woman

Death Of British Woman In Gili Trawangan Assumed To Be Suicide

The death of a British woman in Gili Trawangan, Lombok, is assumed to be suicide after initial investigations.

Drunk Teenager

Drunk Teenager Removed From Commuter Train in Depok

A drunken 16-year-old was removed from a commuter train in Depok after passengers complained of his behaviour.

Highway Payment

Will Indonesia’s Highway Payment become 100% Cashless by October 2017?

The government has targeted Indonesia’s highways to be 100 percent cash free by October. Now, the ministry and banks are coming together to reach the goal.

Prison Drug Smuggling

Soetta Customs Thwart Drug Smugglers in Bumper Month

The stings netted a total 10.7 kilograms of methamphetamine. Two attempts were made through smuggling in packages and the other two via passengers.


Singaporean Tourist Attacked by Young Komodo Dragon on Picture Perfect Holiday

A Singaporean tourist has suffered serious injuries after a komodo dragon attack this week.

Soekarno Hatta International Airport

Soetta Airport to Increase Capacity Ahead of Eid al-Fitr Holiday

Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport will increase capacity by 30% to meet soaring demand during the busy Eid al-Fitr holiday period.


Rasuna Said Targeted in Spate of Begal Attacks

Busy business district Kuningan has become a favoured spot for thieves late at night.