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November 8, 2019

Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Bloomberg - November 8, 2019

Karlis Salna – Indonesia is Southeast Asia's biggest economy, with one of the biggest labor pools in the world. But it punches beneath its weight…

Indonesia ›› Fake News & Black Campaigns
South China Morning Post - November 8, 2019

Ibnu Nadzir, Sari Seftiani and Yogi Setya Permana – Hoaxes and misinformation have been widely blamed for Indonesia's violent unrest this year in…

Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Jakarta Globe - November 8, 2019

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The Ministry of Trade announced its policy priorities for the next five years, focusing on concluding international trade…

Indonesia ›› Nationalism & State Ideology
Jakarta Post - November 8, 2019

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo bestowed the title of national hero posthumously on six prominent figures on…

Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Tempo - November 8, 2019

Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) said the police cannot follow up on PDIP politician Dewi…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Tempo - November 8, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has deemed it 'haram' for seven state-run hospitals in his province to reject…

Indonesia ›› Fishing & Maritime Affairs
Jakarta Globe - November 8, 2019

Diana Mariska, Jakarta – New Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo on Wednesday declared his commitment to continue his…

Indonesia ›› Internet & Social Media
Jakarta Post - November 8, 2019

Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – Indonesia has witnessed a decline in internet freedom over the past year, largely as a result of on-and-off restricted…

Indonesia ›› Arbitrary Arrest & Detention
Jakarta Post - November 8, 2019

Jakarta – A man was arrested for a crime he did not commit in Cengkareng, West Jakarta and the incident was recorded by a CCTV camera, the…

Indonesia ›› Fake News & Black Campaigns
East Asia Forum - November 8, 2019

Ross Tapsell, ANU – Prior to the election period between September 2018 and April 2019, SAFENET documented 22 cases of charges under UU ITE. The…

Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Globe - November 8, 2019

Aditya L. Djono, Jakarta – Indonesia's current account deficit narrowed in the third quarter this year thanks to an improving oil and gas trade…

Indonesia ›› Tourism & Hospitality
Coconuts Bali - November 8, 2019

Indonesia's new Tourism and Creative Economy Minister looks set on developing the country's halal tourism, explaining this week that top…

Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Post - November 8, 2019

Jakarta – Amid tension between two ruling coalition members, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the NasDem Party, PDI-P…

Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Jakarta Post - November 8, 2019

Jakarta – The next section of the MRT Jakarta, which will span 8.3 kilometers from the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle to Kota in West Jakarta,…

Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Tempo - November 8, 2019

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Attorney General ST Burhanuddin visited the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building in Kuningan,…

Indonesia ›› Farming & Agriculture
Tempo - November 8, 2019

Dias Prasongko, Jakarta (Bisnis) – Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo said that he would beef up insulation and quarantine following the…

Indonesia ›› Political Parties & Elections
Jakarta Globe - November 8, 2019

Beritasatu, Jakarta – Former ruling party Golkar is set for a heated chairmanship election as two of its strong men prepare to face each other in…

Indonesia ›› Parliament & Legislation
Jakarta Post - November 8, 2019

Jakarta – Members of Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) Commission B overseeing finance have asked that their names be engraved on a monument…

Indonesia ›› Transport & Communication
Jakarta Post - November 8, 2019

Sausan Atika, Jakarta – Netizens are having a good laugh at a social media post showing an engineer apparently buying goods while stopping the…

Indonesia ›› Human Rights & Justice
CNN Indonesia - November 8, 2019

Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has criticised remarks by the new Attorney General ST Burhanuddin when he explained…

Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Jakarta Globe - November 8, 2019

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The East Java High Court has commuted musician Ahmad Dhani Prasetyo's prison sentence for violating Indonesia's…

Indonesia ›› Tourism & Hospitality
New York Times - November 8, 2019

Richard C. Paddock, Muara, Indonesia – Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, seem an unlikely place for a party dedicated…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - November 8, 2019

Jakarta – The government plans to provide subsidies for the third class service of national health insurance (JKN) following widespread criticism…

Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Tempo - November 8, 2019

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Head of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI), Asfinawati, deemed that the police report filed by PDIP…

Indonesia ›› Land & Agrarian Conflicts
Tempo - November 8, 2019

Karana Ww, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Commission IV Deputy Dedi Mulyadi strongly urges the government, in this case, the…

Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Tempo - November 8, 2019

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Attorney General ST Burhanuddin said he would study all regional regulations that were considered hindering investment.…

Indonesia ›› Jakarta & Urban Life
Jakarta Globe - November 8, 2019

Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – The Indonesian capital should consider canceling its Formula E Championship next year as the city is still…

Indonesia ›› Corruption & Abuse of Power
Jakarta Post - November 8, 2019

Sausan Atika, Jakarta – After more than two years hoping for the resolution of his assault case, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)…

Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Jakarta Post - November 8, 2019

Jakarta – Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita has announced that projects funded by the state budget will be obliged to purchase and use…

Indonesia ›› Youth & Student Activism
Jakarta Post - November 8, 2019

Jakarta – Hundreds of high school students staged a rally at a soccer field on Jl. Muhammad Toha in Parung Panjang, Bogor regency, West Java, on…

November 7, 2019

Indonesia ›› Jakarta & Urban Life
Tempo - November 7, 2019

Imam Hamdi, Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (FITRA) found another set of questionable budget allocation plans inside…

Indonesia ›› Armed Forces & Military Operations
Jakarta Post - November 7, 2019

Jakarta – The Indonesian Military (TNI) is set to see the return of a deputy commander now that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has decided to…

Indonesia ›› Mysticism & The Supernatural
Jakarta Post - November 7, 2019

Jakarta – The Gowa Police in South Sulawesi have declared a man a suspect of money-laundering and spreading heretical teachings after he claimed…

Indonesia ›› Economy & Investment
Jakarta Post - November 7, 2019

Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Online streaming services such as US-based Netflix and Malaysia-based Iflix are contributing to the country's…

Indonesia ›› Shootings & Violence Against Civilians
Jakarta Post - November 7, 2019

Jakarta – A police officer, identified only as AM, has been named a suspect in the deaths of two students that occurred during a violent protest…

Indonesia ›› Internet & Social Media
Tempo - November 7, 2019

Galuh Putri Riyanto, Jakarta – Financial technology company Amartha Mikro Fintek (Amartha) held a study dubbed 'The impact of financial…

Indonesia ›› Nationalism & State Ideology
Jakarta Post - November 7, 2019

Jakarta – In an effort to boost the spirit of nationalism, Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharani has asked people to play patriotic anthems for 10 days…

Indonesia ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
Jakarta Post - November 7, 2019

Sausan Atika, Jakarta – Former agriculture minister has filed a civil lawsuit with the South Jakarta District Court against Tempo weekly magazine…

Indonesia ›› Poverty & Social Inequity
Jakarta Post - November 7, 2019

Jakarta – The latest assessment conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Food Research Institute (IFPRI) with support…

Indonesia ›› Mining & Energy
Jakarta Post - November 7, 2019

Norman Harsono, Jakarta – State-owned energy company Pertamina booked US$753 million in net profits during the January-Sept period this year.…

Indonesia ›› Youth & Student Activism
Reuters - November 7, 2019

Stanley Widianto, Gayatri Suroyo, Jakarta – He was once a boy scout and member of a patriotic flag-raising team in high school.

But with…

Indonesia ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Tempo - November 7, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – Supreme Court (MA) panel of judges on October 30, 2019, rejected the appeal of palm oil firm PT Waringin Agro Jaya…

Indonesia ›› Health & Education
Jakarta Post - November 7, 2019

Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Schools are supposed to be the safest places for children after their own homes, but this was not the case for 8-year…

Indonesia ›› Armed Forces & Military Operations
Jakarta Post - November 7, 2019

Jakarta – The Indonesian Military (TNI) is set to established new military bases in North Penajam Paser regency in East Kalimantan, where the new…

Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Post - November 7, 2019

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Indonesia's foreign exchange (forex) reserves rose to US$126.7 billion in October, the highest level in 20…

Indonesia ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Channel News Asia - November 7, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesia should prioritise locally produced goods over imports in order to boost the domestic economy, President Joko Widodo said on…

November 6, 2019

Indonesia ›› Jakarta & Urban Life
Jakarta Post - November 6, 2019

Jakarta – A pedestrian bridge near the heart of the capital Jakarta on Jl. Sudirman has a new, surprising look: it no longer has a roof.

Indonesia ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Jakarta Post - November 6, 2019

Jakarta – Liquid waste in the form of a traditional Javanese alcoholic drink called ciu has contaminated the Bengawan Solo River in Surakarta,…

Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Jakarta Globe - November 6, 2019

Beritasatu TV, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has asked Indonesian banks to cut their lending rates to accelerate growth after Bank…

Indonesia ›› Banking & Finance
Reuters - November 6, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday urged bank executives to help stimulate the economy with cuts in lending rates and loans…