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January 15, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Jakarta Globe - January 15, 2020

Herman, Jakarta – Indonesia's trade deficit narrowed to $3.2 billion last year as consumers and producers took a punt on a brake on imports, the Central Statistics Agency, or BPS, repo

News ›› Indonesia ›› Protests & Popular Resistance
Tempo - January 15, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – Traffic flow on Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat bound for Istana Merdeka is smooth and orderly, despite the protest held by online ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers.

News ›› Indonesia ›› LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
Jakarta Globe - January 15, 2020

Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission, or Komnas HAM, has sent an official letter to the mayor of Depok, one of Jakarta's satellite cities located south of the

News ›› Indonesia ›› News & Issues
Jakarta Post - January 15, 2020

Jakarta – The Purworejo Police arrested on Tuesday afternoon Totok Santoso Hadiningrat and Fanni Aminadia, residents of Purworejo regency in Central Java, who recently declared themsel

News ›› Indonesia ›› Jakarta & Urban Life
Australian Financial Review - January 15, 2020

Emma Connors, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is betting three high-profile figures from the UK, the United Arab Emirates and Japan will help it win global backing for its plan to

News ›› Indonesia ›› Military Ties & Arms Trade
Jakarta Globe - January 15, 2020

Jakarta – The United Kingdom has reiterated its commitment to continue defense cooperation with Indonesia, particularly in the maritime sector, UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific Hea

News ›› Indonesia ›› Parliament & Legislation
Jakarta Globe - January 15, 2020

Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Wednesday he expected the government to complete three much-anticipated omnibus bills by next week.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Tempo - January 15, 2020

Jakarta – It's only fitting we give full respect to the investigators of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) who made a tenacious effort to apprehend the Secretary-General of t

News ›› Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Globe - January 15, 2020

Yeremia Sukoyo, Fana Suparman, Jakarta – The Attorney General's Office says corruption has left state-owned life insurer Asuransi Jiwasraya on the brink of bankruptcy and names five su

News ›› Indonesia ›› Mining & Energy
Jakarta Post - January 15, 2020

Norman Harsono, Jakarta – A misfired explosion during the drilling of the YYA-1 oil well caused a massive oil spill in West Java in July last year, according to an Energy and Mineral R

News ›› Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Jakarta Post - January 15, 2020

Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Indonesia booked a smaller trade deficit in December as exports of non-oil and gas products picked up while imports fell, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) annou

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Coconuts Jakarta - January 15, 2020

Indonesia's controversial Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE) is so far-reaching in its application that one ongoing lawsuit is serving as a reminder not to publicly c

News ›› Indonesia ›› Poverty & Social Inequity
Jakarta Globe - January 15, 2020

Beritasatu, Jakarta – Indonesia's poverty rate was down to 9.22 percent according to the latest survey in September 2019, the government announced on Wednesday.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Poverty & Social Inequity
Tempo - January 15, 2020

Bisnis, Jakarta – The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced that Indonesia's poverty rate up to September 2019 reached 9.22 percent.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Jakarta Post - January 15, 2020

Jakarta – Floods triggered by heavy rainfall in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, have submerged three districts and six subdistricts since Tuesday morning, affecting at least 7,213 resident

News ›› Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Post - January 15, 2020

Riska Rahman, Jakarta – Bank Indonesia (BI) recorded a slower foreign debt growth last November as the government and private sector repaid the principal due during the month while the

News ›› Indonesia ›› News & Issues
Agence France Presse - January 15, 2020

As Friday prayers wrap up at Suada mosque, worshippers turn their attention outside where Fakhry Affan steers a drone high above, snapping pictures of the building tucked in a corner o

January 14, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Tempo - January 14, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – Minister of Environment and Forestry (LHK) Siti Nurbaya has stated that a rehabilitation of around 800,000 hectares (ha) of land is needed to help to lower the increa

News ›› Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Post - January 14, 2020

Jakarta – Newly appointed Financial Services Authority (OJK) ex-officio commissioner Suahasil Nazara says he aims to strengthen the agency's supervision of both the banking and nonbank

News ›› Indonesia ›› News & Issues
Jakarta Post - January 14, 2020

Jakarta – Totok Santosa Hadiningrat, a resident of Purworejo in Central Java, has declared himself king of Keraton Agung Sejagat (The World Empire), which he claims to be the "mother o

News ›› Indonesia ›› Intolerance & Sectarianism
Coconuts Jakarta - January 14, 2020

A supervisor for the Indonesian Scouts Movement (Pramuka) in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta has apologized for allegedly teaching small children a bigoted chant, footage of which we

News ›› Indonesia ›› LGBT & Same-Sex Marriage
Detik News - January 14, 2020

Badung, Bali – A villa in Bali which provides special services for gays located on Drona Lane in Seminyak, Badung, has created an uproar.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Jakarta & Urban Life
Jakarta Post - January 14, 2020

Jakarta – The widespread flooding that hit Greater Jakarta on the first day of 2020 has led to a shouting match between those protesting Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan over his admini

News ›› Indonesia ›› Military Ties & Arms Trade
Tempo - January 14, 2020

Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – In an official bilateral state visit to France's Ministry of Armed Forces, the Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto asserts that it acts as a mean

News ›› Indonesia ›› Film & Television
Jakarta Globe - January 14, 2020

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – New film "Anak Garuda," or "Children of Garuda," produced by the Selamat Pagi Indonesia School in Batu, East Java, has transformed the heartbreaking stories of yo