Category: News

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Dengue is Common in Indonesia; Zika is Carried by Same Mosquito

Zika causes only mild flu-like symptoms, but can lead to serious neurological disorders in unborn babies. Pregnant women in Indonesia should take precautions. Earlier...

Amidst Slowing Economy, Indonesia’s Tourism Sector Prepares to Take on Foreign Investment

Facing an economic slowdown, the Indonesian government is set to revamp laws on foreign ownership in certain sectors, starting with tourism investments. To many...

Tourism: Discrepancies between Central Bureau of Statistics and the Government

Despite the Central Bureau of Statistics’ (Badan Pusat Statistik – BPS) latest report suggesting a decline in the number of visits by foreign tourists to...

Op-Ed: Despite Fear Mongering Media, Indonesia Responds Healthily to Terrorism

During violent attacks on 14 January in Jakarta, the media grossly misreported the facts. It was sloppy and irresponsible, as fear mongering is the definition of...

China’s Economic Slowdown Stifles Local Trade and the Rupiah

China’s economic slowdown has affected trade in Indonesia and the value of the rupiah. The archipelago could be set for another tough year. China’s economic turmoil...

Manpower Minister Dhakiri Remains Positive on the Coming ASEAN Economic Community Despite Growing Concerns Amongst Indonesians

As per 1 January 2016, the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations join forces in the coming economic integration, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)....

Jokowi Signs New Government Regulations on Foreign Property Ownership

In December, President Joko Widodo signed a Government Regulation (Peraturan Pemerintah, PP) on foreign home ownership in Indonesia. The president’s decision to sign...

EU High Representative Mogherini and Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi discuss tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia

The High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini spoke this morning with the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, to discuss the current tension...

Indonesia Foils Year-End Terror Attack But Must Remain Cautious

Indonesia managed to foil a terrorist attack over the holiday season, but it must step up surveillance, and adopt more sophisticated and comprehensive countermeasures to...

Indonesia’s dollar millionaires to reach 151,000 by 2020

The number of dollar millionaires in Indonesia is projected to rise by more than half over the next five years as growth in emerging markets is expected to remain robust...

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