Category: News

Begal

Rasuna Said Targeted in Spate of Begal Attacks

Busy business district Kuningan has become a favoured spot for thieves late at night.

ATM

State-Owned Banks to Eliminate ATM Transaction Fees

State-owned banks under Himbara are planning to eliminate ATM transaction tariffs between member bank accounts in an effort to ease basic banking and attract more...

Oil and gas

Government Simplifies Business Permits for Oil and Gas

By simplifying oil and gas business permits in Indonesia, Minister Ignasius Jonan aims to make the legal process easier and the industry more investor-friendly.

Navy

Indonesian Navy Wrangles Fugitive Boats and Chinese Sailors

Previously, Indonesia made a name for itself bombing fishing boats. But recently, the local navy also captured two tankers that escaped from Malaysia.

Python

Pythons Invade Jakarta Due to Imbalanced Ecosystem

The phenomenon of pythons appearing in Jakarta is happening again. The strange occurrence is said to be caused by an imbalance in the surrounding ecosystem.

Lightning in Dieng

Three Hikers in Dieng Killed by Lightning Strike

The Dieng hiking trail on Mt. Prau has been temporarily closed due to extreme weather conditions that caused the deaths of three hikers.

Jakarta LRT

Despite Setbacks, Government Sets Ticket Price for LRT

Despite ongoing construction and land acquisition problems, the government has set the price of the upcoming Jabodebek LRT tickets for 2019.

Bali hotels

Officials Aim to Control the Overpopulation of Bali Hotels

The number of rooms in Bali does not match its number of visitors. Local groups push for all Bali hotels to meet certain criteria before they can be built.

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.