Category: News

Islamic Council Calls For Fatwa On Forest Burning

Indonesia’s highest Islamic authority recently criticized plantation companies and farmers who use the illegal slash-and-burn method, claiming it is “haram.” The...

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Tourists Die After Fast Boat Explodes in Bali

At least two people are dead and 14 have been injured after a fast boat exploded en route from East Bali to the Gili Islands.

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What’s Next for Indonesia after Jokowi’s Visit to China for G20 Summit?

China and Indonesia have broad common interests in bilateral relations. A successful G20 summit for the two countries would yield strategic benefits.

Indonesia’s drug chief supports Philippine-style murders

Indonesia’s anti-drug chief has encouraged the nation to apply brutal crackdown methods on traffickers like the ones led by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. As...

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What Does Tax Amnesty Mean for Expats in Indonesia?

Of course, this tax amnesty scheme could theoretically be useful for locals, while certainly helping propel the government’s agenda. But what does it mean for expats?

Flood Turns Kemang into Lost City of Atlantis

Shoddy drainage systems and heavy rainfall on August 27 made Kemang look like the third-class cabin on the Titanic. Cars and property were submerged. Some were...

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Police Arrest Racist Assailants on Jakarta Busway

The group surrounded Kusuma, and began their racist taunt, “Are you Ahok? You’re Ahok, right?” The victim attempted to ignore them, despite close proximity.

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Zika Spreads in Singapore, Indonesia Issues Travel Advisory

Indonesia’s health ministry has released a travel advisory, telling locals not to fly to Singapore. The much talked-about Zika virus has invaded the Lion City.

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Indonesia Fights More Fires, Singapore Gets Haze

Like clockwork, as Indonesia fights more fires in Sumatra, neighboring Singapore and Malaysia grow concerned about another possible haze crisis.

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Flood Turns Kemang into Lost City of Atlantis

Shoddy drainage systems and heavy rainfall on August 27 made Kemang look like the third-class cabin on the Titanic. Cars and property were submerged. Some were

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Bombing attempt in Medan could be linked to ISIS

St. Joseph Church in Medan turned into a crime scene after a young man tried to detonate a series of improvised explosive devices stored in his backpack.

Google: Indonesia to Dominate SEA’s Digital Economy by 2025

A study conducted by Google and Temasek revealed that Indonesia will take over Southeast Asia’s digital economy by 2025.  Yesterday, Google and Temasek released...

LGBT Rights Questioned in Indonesian Courtroom

On Tuesday, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court reviewed anti-LGBT laws in its latest hearing of a lawsuit attended by a group of academics and activists.   The...

Is Sri Mulyani Indonesia’s Best Hope for Economic Reform?

In his second cabinet reshuffle, Jokowi substitutes finance minister Brodjonegoro with Sri Mulyani Indrawati. What does this say about the nation’s balance sheet?...

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