Category: News


Ethnic Chinese Fear For Their Lives Amid Islamist Protests

The growing protests against Jakarta’s governor only add to the worsening discrimination and violence fears of the ethnic Chinese. The November 4 protests against the...

Cops Nab Militant Student with Bomb-making Lab

On November 25, Indonesian police announced the arrest of 23-year-old Rio Priatna Wibawa from whom they uncovered tools that could make bombs stronger than those used in...

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China Is Third Biggest Foreign Investor in Indonesia

China continues to be one of the biggest economic contributors of Indonesia, pouring in more millions than the United States.   President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s...

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Government Fuel Price Cut to Benefit Consumers and Industries

To attract foreign investments and make fuel price justified, Indonesia is set to cut prices drastically for both consumers and industries. Ten industries and one...


Jokowi Asks Golkar Chairman Novanto for Help Coordinating with Trump

At a State Palace luncheon on Tuesday, November 22, Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo discussed with Golkar Party Chairman Setya Novanto how to work with...


Expert Advises Govt to Not Adopt ‘War Model’ to Fight Terror

Political researcher Hermawan Sulistyo expressed his concern over a recent bill proposed, which pushes for the involvement of military soldiers in fighting terror.


Indonesia, Australia to Work Together on Improving Agriculture, Climate Change

Australia and Indonesia are committed to strengthening their ties to include better trade and reduction of carbon emissions.

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Better Foreign Investments, Domestic Production to Boost 2017 Economy

Indonesia needs to work harder on its domestic production and foreign investments to survive a weak global economy and boost its economic growth by 2017.   This is the...


American Gets Life from Indonesian Court for Drug Smuggling

An Indonesian district court sentenced an American national to life for carrying 97 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (meth) on Wednesday, November 16. The Semarang...


Campaign Violations Under Probe by Jakarta’s Election Watchdog

Two weeks after the campaign period for the 2017 gubernatorial elections kicked off, the Jakarta Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) investigates the various campaign...


Ojek Driver Stalks Passenger on WhatsApp

Ojek driver scares female passenger with inappropriate advances online after getting her personal contact details with the motorcycle-hailing app. As with any other...


Molotov Attack, Bomb Threat Hit Indonesian Worship Places

A Molotov cocktail and a bomb threat in two different places of worship shook Indonesia on Monday, November 14.

Local Trans Women Redefine the Notion of Beauty in a ‘Secret Pageant’

LGBT community and activists continue to challenge status quo by secretly organizing a national beauty pageant in Jakarta, while successfully staying away from local...


Breaking: Expats Can No Longer Rely Solely on Agents to Get Permits

Indonesia announced immigration formality agents are no longer allowed to submit applications for visas and stay permits without having the expat present.