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Indonesia Prioritizing Development of 4 New Tourist Destinations this Year

The Indonesian government is set to develop the first four tourists destinations from the “10 New Balis” development project, according to Coordinating Maritime...

Government Launches Cybersecurity Agency to Fight Fake News

As part of an attempt to fight the rampant production and spread of false news in Indonesia, the government has launched a new cybersecurity agency, which will focus on...

Indonesia Looking to Halve Forest Fires in Ambitious New Plan

Indonesia plans to reduce by almost half the number of fire hotspots in the country by 2019 as part of an effort to tackle the longstanding problem, the government has...

Government to Integrate Jakarta and Bandung into Massive Sprawl

The government has announced plans to integrate Jakarta with Bandung and turn it into a massive urban area but says that it will be a long-term project that will require...

A Quick Guide to Government Mandated SIM Card Registration

As previously reported, the Communications and Information Ministry has issued a regulation which requires all prepaid SIM card users to register their phone number with...

Indonesian Government Tries to Reduce Rice Dependency

With Indonesia’s rice consumption higher than its regional neighbours, the government says it will be making efforts to reduce dependency on rice by promoting other...

Indonesia to Improve its Maritime Tourism

Despite having the world’s second-longest coastline, Indonesia has never established itself as the leading destination for maritime visitors. The government, however,...

Helping the Evacuees from Bali’s Mount Agung

Assistance comes in many forms for the evacuees from Mount Agung in northeastern Bali. The Indonesian government, local non-profit organizations such as Aksi Cepat...

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Freeport, Government Meet in Long-Running Negotiations

Long-running negotiations between mining giant Freeport and the Indonesian government continued Thursday, Aug. 10, with high ranking ministers meeting business leaders...

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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.

Government Blocks Unreliable News Portals, Sets Up Cyber Agency

Samuel A. Pangerapan, director general for the Ministry of Applications and Information, told reporters that news portals with non-credible sources and information,...

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Indonesia Says No Deal on Google Tax Settlement This Year

The head of the tax office’s special cases branch reported that no deal will be reached this year, as the Indonesian government finds Google’s offer on the tax...

iPhone 7 Now Sold in Indonesia After Apple Meets Local Content Requirement

After Apple – the American technology titan – agreed to put up a research and development centre in Indonesia, the highly anticipated latest model of iPhone has now...

Central Java Police Dept Offers Reward for Reporting Dirty Cops

The Central Java Police department is offering a Rp.5 million (US$380) reward for anyone who reports illegal activities involving dirty cops in the province.

Education Guide 2017

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