Category: News

Players want E-Commerce Tax to Also Apply to Social Media for Fairness

Indonesia’s e-commerce players want the planned e-commerce tax to also apply to transactions made on social media platform, as they fear there would be an “exodus”...

Indonesia Prepares to Ban Sites with Obscene Content, Including Facebook and Twitter

All social media providers that fail to adhere to the government request to block pornographic and other obscene content will be barred from operating in the country,...

Missing Lawmaker Shows Up in Hospital Again After Car Accident

Setya Novanto, the missing lawmaker wanted by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), has been found on a hospital bed yet again – this time claiming that he had...

One and Half Year Prison for Editor of Ahok Blasphemy Video

The Bandung District Court has sentenced Buni Yani, the man accused of uploading an edited video of a speech by former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja...

Four Stranded Whales in Aceh Die of Injuries and Exhaustion

Four of the ten sperm whales that became stranded on Aceh’s Ujong Kareng Beach have died of injuries and exhaustion, according to local fisheries officials. Despite...

Jakarta Deputy Governor Wants Officials On-Call to Deal with Rainy Season

Jakarta deputy governor Sandiaga Uno has asked all Jakarta administration officials to be on constant alert in facing the rainy season as disasters cannot be predicted....

Two Indonesian National Parks Given ASEAN Heritage Status

Two of Indonesia’s national parks, Kepulauan Seribu National Park (KSNP) and Wakatobi National Park (WNP), are set to be recognized as highly protected areas of...

Authorities Send Aid to Papua Villages Controlled by Armed Rebels

Food and aid are being delivered to five villages in Papua where local residents are being held hostage by an armed rebel group, a police official said on Sunday....

Yogyakarta Museum Removes Hitler Wax Statue after Protests

A visual-effects museum in Yogyakarta has removed its display of a waxwork of Adolf Hitler following protests by Jewish and human rights groups who described the...

Bank Danamon Shares Rise as Japanese Bank Eyes 40% Stake

Bank Danamon Indonesia’s shares in the stock exchange have jumped to the highest level in over four years on Thursday after it was reported that Japan’s Bank of...

Indonesia Loses Appeal Against United States and New Zealand in WTO Trade Dispute

The World Trade Organization ruled against Indonesia once again regarding import restrictions on food and animal products from New Zealand and the United States as the...

Indonesia to Launch Automated System to Clamp Down Inappropriate Online Content

The Communications and Information Ministry says it is set to launch a new automated system in January which will block websites displaying content such as pornography...

Wedding Ceremony of President’s Daughter Continues Despite Planned Attack by Militant Extremist

The wedding of President Joko Widodo’s only daughter Kahiyang Ayu has proceeded as planned despite a planned attack on the ceremony, which has been foiled by the...

Constitutional Court Allows Indigenous Faiths on ID Cards

The Constitutional Court has released a decision which allows followers of indigenous faiths, which are outside of the six recognized religions in Indonesia, to declare...

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