4:50 pm July 3, 2015 | 7 Comments
Plans by the Indonesian government to ban electronic cigarettes raised eyebrows both in the local and international "vape" community, as some users see this as a sign of collusion between the authorities and the tobacco industry.
3:54 pm July 3, 2015 | 2 Comments
The nomination of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo as the next Indonesian military commander has been cleared by the House of Representatives.
2:20 pm July 3, 2015 | 2 Comments
Jakarta. A military airbase in Malang, East Java, has suspended all operations involving B-type Hercules following a crash in Medan on Tuesday that killed at least 122 people. The Hercules C-130 military transport plane was carrying dozens of civilian passengers aside from military personnel when the accident took place. The crash has triggered allegations that the military was […]
11:54 am July 3, 2015 | 2 Comments
With the absence of stringent and consistent enforcement, along with double-digit growth in Internet connectivity, Indonesia has become a haven for online piracy, the International Intellectual Property Alliance wrote in its latest annual report on copyright protection and enforcement.
11:48 am July 3, 2015 | 3 Comments
The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, has named Suryadharma Ali, a former minister of religious affairs, a suspect in the Ministerial Operations Funds graft case, the third corruption case in which he is implicated.
11:49 pm July 2, 2015 | 5 Comments
A growing picture is emerging about the problems faced by companies like Go-Jek, GrabBike and Uber as they pit their nascent business models based on the “sharing economy” against established operators unaccustomed to any kind of disruption, much less one of this digital nature.
10:58 pm July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
The dispute stems from disagreement as to what service Uber actually provides. In the eyes of the government, as well as competitors, Uber is a transportation service like any other. But the company argues that it simply connects users to locally contracted drivers through its app.
6:40 pm July 2, 2015 | 11 Comments
Thousands of Indonesians have taken to the Internet and the streets in protest at a new government regulation requiring employees and former employees to wait until retirement age to withdraw their pension funds.
6:28 pm July 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
Indonesia’s unaddressed need for flights serving the outlying regions has come into question in the aftermath of the military plane crash in Medan, North Sumatra, which killed at least 122 people.
6:13 pm July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
Southeast Asian nations proposed on Thursday setting up a fund to tackle illegal migration, in one of the first coordinated actions after thousands of “boat people” arrived on the region’s shores, but rights groups dismissed the offers as mere tokens.
5:24 pm July 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
The House of Representatives approved on Thursday six candidates to serve as Supreme Court justices.
4:13 pm July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
Indonesia's State Intelligence Agency, or BIN, has announced plans to recruit 1000 new personnel in anticipation of upcoming regional elections across the country.
3:51 pm July 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
Jakarta. The foster mother of Engeline – an 8-year-old girl found murdered last month in Bali – submitted a pretrial motion on Thursday challenging the Bali Police’s decision to name her a suspect for alleged murder. “We are coming to the Denpasar District Court to lodge a challenge against the Bali Police today,” Dion Pongkor, a lawyer […]
11:32 am July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
The Indonesian Air Force said it would compensate residents whose homes were destroyed by a military plane crash in Medan, North Sumatra, that claimed more than 140 lives.
5:58 am July 2, 2015 | 35 Comments
Exasperated by the performance of his economics team, Indonesia’s president has personally taken on the job of promoting Southeast Asia’s largest economy to skeptical investors, said palace officials and economists.