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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.

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Ex-Health Minister Siti Fadilah Arrested for Graft

Former health minister Siti Fadillah Supari was arrested on October 24, following the national anti-graft agency’s investigation into a case of illegal procurement of...

Indonesia Just Made it Easier to Invest in Property, No More Double Taxation on REIT Trading

The government has removed double taxation on Real Estate Investment Trust securities in a bid to attract more investors to the local property game. The Indonesian...

Educating a Nation: ProVisi Takes the Lead in Improving the Quality of Teachers

Teachers play a crucial role in bringing out their students’ potentials, yet many in Indonesia lack academic skills. Education consultant ProVisi Education works with...

Education Guide 2017

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