Category: News

Brimob

Despite Lesser Charges, Ahok May Still Face Prison

Although Jakarta’s gubernatorial election has finally ended, the fact remains that Ahok must still battle it out in court if he hopes to avoid prison.

Bizarre Hailstorm Strikes Bandung, Leaves Cars Wrecked

For a tropical country like Indonesia, a hailstorm is a rare phenomenon. Such an occurrence is not only unusual, but can also pose a danger to residents who are not used...

business

Politicians Mull Foreign Ownership in Indonesia’s Insurance Game

A member of the House of Representatives has called for stricter limitations on foreign ownership of local insurance firms.

pollution

Jakarta’s Pollution May Lead To Low Quality Sperm

Pollution in Jakarta makes the air ‘unhealthy’. Some expert believe it will have an effect on men’s health, potentially leading to low quality sperm.

Fuel

Will Indonesia’s Public Transportation Abandon Gasoline?

The government aims to change public transportation in Indonesia by switching vehicles from being gasoline powered to running on natural gas instead.

Football Foreign Players without KITAS

Foreign Football Players Participate in Liga 1 Match without KITAS

Sports officials are outraged due to a violation by PT Liga Indonesia Baru, which allowed foreign players to participate in Liga 1 without KITAS permits.

Money Changer

47 Illegal Money Changers Identified in Bali

In order to protect consumers from illegal money changers, the government has been identifying them and pledging to take action to prevent financial loss.

drug syndicate

Police Arrest German Citizen, Discover Nigerian Drug Syndicate in Jakarta

A German was arrested carrying 2.65 kilos of meth. Incidentally, he served as the key to helping local police bust a Nigerian drug syndicate in West Jakarta.

Indonesia Capital City

Government Dusts Off Plans to Move Capital to Ease Jakarta Congestion

As Jakarta becomes increasingly cramped and crowded, the government is revisiting plans to move the capital city and let Jakarta run as economic centre.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards to be Removed from Obligatory Tax Report for Expats

The government will no longer want to see credit bills to assess taxes owed by expats. This come as new rules let authorities peer into overseas accounts.

Jakarta Airport Train

Officials: Jakarta’s Airport Train On Track for Completion

The project is a route to and from Soekarno Hatta and Manggarai. PT Raillink claims it will be ready for public use in July of 2017.

Mining

Illegal Gold Mining Sees Steady Rise in Indonesia

While it's flush with natural resources and precious metals including gold, Indonesia also attracts its fair share of unscrupulous miners bent on plunder

Criminal Investigation Agency

Police Officer Foils Mugging Attempt Aboard Angkot Mini Bus

A police officer foiled an attempt to mug a fellow passenger aboard an Angkot in East Jakarta, shooting a man as he held a woman and her son captive.

tobacco

Sri Mulyani to Revamp Tax Policies on Tobacco in Indonesia

Tobacco is the largest contributor to state revenue, but the current tax policy incentivizes producers to fly under the radar. Here’s what's about to change

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