Category: News

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

New Regulation on Bank Access for Customer Account

Indonesia Targets Tax Cheats With New Bank Rules

New banking rules will help authorities trade account data with overseas counterparts as part of an international effort to nab tax cheats.

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More Tourists Denied Entry to Bali Despite Visa-Free Policy

Since Jokowi announced the visa-free policy, critics claim crime stats have increased, as more tourists are denied entry to Bali for various reasons.

Expats Look to Yogyakarta, Air Show Takes Off in April

Yogyakarta will hold its 12th Annual Air Show, highlighting the area’s attractions but also an old airport that grounds its tourism.

Indonesian Prisoners Display Handicrafts in Bid for Rehabilitation

Despite Indonesia’s enthusiasm for the death penalty over rehab, a Jakarta expo will feature handicrafts from prisoners honing skills before their release.

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Ministry of Transportation: Bombs Are No Laughing Matter

After a string of hoaxes caused delays, Indonesia introduced rules allowing airlines and passengers to sue fellow travellers who claim to have a bombs.

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A Look at Narcotics Laws and Statistics in Indonesia

Despite a growing reported prevalence of narcotics, Indonesia’s anti-drug top cop says the country can only outlaw 43 of 800 substances at the moment.

World Bank Grants Fund For Indonesia Infrastructire Investment

World Bank Coughs Up More Cash For Indonesia’s Infrastructure

World Bank just ponied up more cash for Indonesia’s bold infrastructure push. The funds are meant to improve the nation’s public facilities at large.

Devices to be Checked in Luggage

New Rules for Electronics on Planes Aim to Combat Terrorism

The Indonesian government is imposing stricter safeguards on electronic devices in airplane cabins. The move is designed to enhance national defense against terrorism....

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Police Confirm Upcoming Protest in Jakarta

The FUI has scheduled a large protest for March 31 regarding Ahok’s blasphemy case. Local police officers confirm, and advise citizens to take precaution.

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Foreigners Robbed, Bali Crime Stats Gain Attention

Two Germans were robbed in Bali, as crime on the island continues to rise. Foreigners are advised to take precaution. Here are the stats you need to know.

Malaysian Drug Trafficker

West Borneo Named as Hot Spot for International Narcotics Trade

The National Anti Narcotics Agency recently stated that West Borneo is now a hub for the region’s international narcotics trade. The strategic location of the province...