Category: News

Indonesian Government to Deport Illegal Foreign Workers

Indonesian Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri has warned that illegal foreign workers or foreign personnel who violate labour rules could face immediate deportation from...

Indonesian Government Considering Dual Citizenships

As the number of Indonesians living abroad increases, the government is considering the possibility of allowing dual citizenship. The debate on whether or not an...

Indonesia’s Proposal to Ban Alcohol: What International Media are Saying

Indonesia is considering a national ban on the production, consumption and distribution of alcohol. The news came as a surprise to international media, which led to some...

Indonesia Plans to Open New Tax Haven Areas

After grappling with a shortfall in tax revenues, Indonesia is now exploring the possibilities of setting up tax havens with hopes of bringing funds back into the...

What does the Brexit Mean for UK Expats in Indonesia?

If the UK’s exit from the EU creates an economic apocalypse in London, Jakarta may serve as the other side of the fence, where the grass is greener. For expats in...

Indonesia Sets Vague Goals for Weaning Itself Off Fossil Fuels

In the wake of a cabinet reshuffle, and with BP expanding its operation in West Papua, Indonesia believes it can reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. On July 27,...

Indonesia Executes Four Drug Offenders in Second Round of Executions

Despite a series of diplomatic pressures and legal appeals, Indonesia has carried out its first executions since 2013. This morning, four drug offenders were sentenced...

Meet Indonesia’s New Ministers 2016

On Wednesday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced the names of the new ministers in this year’s reshuffle. In a bid to support effectiveness in Indonesia’s...

Jakarta Applies New Odd-Even Traffic Restrictions

The Department of Transportation in the capital is set to apply a new odd-even license plate traffic rule which will come into effect on August 30.  In an attempt to...

2015 Deadliest Year for Environmental Activists

As demand for palm oil, timber and minerals continues, governments, companies and criminal gangs are exploiting land with little regard for the people living on it. This...

Locals United to Save Stranded Whales

On Wednesday, 32 whales were found stranded on the coast of East Java by local residents in Probolinggo; at least eight of which have since died. The mass stranding...

Immigration’s Terrorism Prevention Plans

In a bid to protect the nation from further terrorism threats, Indonesian immigration plans to tighten its security through database sharing and is asking authorities to...

Britcham Strengthens Relationship with Indonesian Ministers Following Jokowi’s UK Visit

In April, Indonesian President Joko Widodo paid a visit to London, UK, as part of his presidential tour of Europe. His visit fostered a closer and more open dialogue...

Indonesia to Attract More Foreign Investors, Including China

In the wake of the Indonesian government’s attempts to attract more investment next year, Chinese business players seem to be increasingly interested in putting their...