Category: News

British Council Pushes to Empower Indonesian Teachers and Students

The British Council-Indonesia partnered with HSBC and set a character-building programme for local teachers, principals and high school students.

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World Bank Projects Higher Than Expected Economic Growth in 2017

The economic growth for 2017 remains upbeat as the latest World Bank report projects it at 5.3 percent, higher than what the government initially expected.

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32 Alleged Sex Workers Arrested by Immigration Office

32 foreigners, allegedly sex workers, were arrested by investigators of the Immigration Office under the Law and Human Rights Ministry for serious violations of...

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Ahok-Djarot Wins More Swing Voters After First Debate

A survey conducted after the first gubernatorial debate held on Friday evening, January 13, showed that many undecided voters have eventually declared they will most...

Indonesia Launches Anti-Hoax Campaign to Battle Fake News

In an attempt to stop the rampant circulation of hoaxes on the Internet and several social media platforms, an anti-hoax campaign was kicked off across six cities in...

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Indonesian Fighters Bag 2 Titles at ONE Championship MMA Event

At the ONE Championship MMA event held at the Jakarta Convention Center on Saturday, January 14, three Indonesian mixed martial arts fighters impressed the home crowd by...

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Minister Pandjaitan Defends Jokowi’s Aim to Have ‘Bules’ Running State-Owned Enterprises

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan expressed his agreement with President Jokowi pushing to have foreigners taking charge of some of the...

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Indonesian Man Mauled to Death by Sumatran Tiger

An Indonesian man died after a brutal attack by a Sumatran tiger that left him with bite marks all over his body.

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Jakarta’s Former Red Light District Revamped as Sports Hub

Jakarta’s sports enthusiasts will be pleased to know that what used to be the capital’s red light district in Kalijodo Park, West Jakarta, has now been turned into a...

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Tycoon Allies with Trump, Plans to Build Race Track, Theme Park

The Trump brand is coming to Indonesia through a partnership with one of its biggest business moguls. Indonesian tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo (also known as Tanoe)...

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Foreign Diplomats Submit Credentials, Start Official Indonesian Duties

Eight new foreign ambassadors submitted their letters of credentials to President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo today, January 12, at the State Palace in Jakarta, which will...

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Indonesian Navy Signs US$170 Million Procurement Contract

In line with their 2017 work plan, the Indonesian Navy has closed a procurement contract on goods and services worth US$170 million (Rp. 2.22 trillion) with...

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Bali Civil Aviation Authority Suspends Tiger Airways Australia Flights

Bali Civil Aviation Authority representatives announced the suspension of Tiger Airways Australia earlier yesterday, January 11, for violating aviation regulations set...

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US Sanctions Four Militants Linked with Islamic State

The US State Department now recognizes the Islamic State-linked Indonesian extremist organization responsible for the fatal attack in Jakarta on January last year as a...