7:15 pm July 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
Indonesia’s highest Islamic clerical body has issued a fatwa, or edict, denouncing the government’s universal health insurance program, claiming it fails to comply with Islamic precepts.
5:31 pm July 29, 2015 | No Comment
A court in Bali has thrown out a pretrial bid by a woman charged with the murder of her foster daughter, in a case that has captured national attention.
3:35 pm July 29, 2015 | 1 Comment
New requirements applied to this year's regional elections could pave the way for the emergence of "puppet candidates" who run merely to boost the profile of other candidates.
2:27 pm July 29, 2015 | 4 Comments
The North Sumatra governor, Gatot Pujo Nugroho, is likely to file a pretrial motion against the Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, for naming him and his wife corruption suspects.
12:31 pm July 29, 2015 | 4 Comments
The Corruption Eradication Commission has charged North Sumatra Governor Gatot Pujo Nugroho and his wive Evi Susanti for their alleged role in a bribery case involving three court judges
8:19 pm July 28, 2015 | 3 Comments
Jakarta. The capital city’s government has announced plans to repair footbridges and bus shelters throughout Jakarta in an attempt to improve public transportation and provide safety and comfort for pedestrians. Head of Jakarta’s Public Transportation Agency, Andri Yansah, said the project will face auction through Jakarta’s Service and Goods Procurement Agency (BLPP). “The project will start soon as the […]
6:15 pm July 28, 2015 | 8 Comments
President Joko Widodo embarked on a formal state visit to Singapore on Tuesday, in pursuit of stronger economic ties with the regional economic powerhouse.
1:58 pm July 28, 2015 | 1 Comment
Indonesia is expected to face moderate El Nino weather conditions from July to November, affecting provinces from Sumatra to eastern Indonesia.
1:57 pm July 28, 2015 | 23 Comments
The Indonesian Publishers Association has vowed to reprimand vendors who sell their products at inflated prices during an annual book fair, after an infuriated Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama expressed his disapproval at the event's opening ceremony.
8:38 pm July 27, 2015 | 20 Comments
Jakarta. President Joko Widodo asked Britain to diversify its businesses in Indonesia and lower import duties for Indonesian products entering the United Kingdom during his bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Jakarta on Monday. Joko told Cameron he welcomed Britain’s increased investments in Indonesia, which rose 34 percent last year, but added he wished […]
7:42 pm July 27, 2015 | 5 Comments
Jakarta. Two Indonesian Military, or TNI, soldiers and an ex-police officer were allegedly involved in the abduction of a Malaysian businessman in Jakarta which reportedly stemmed from a failed business venture. The three are among seven people arrested over the kidnapping of Malaysian national Sahlan bin Bandan earlier this month. Sahlan was abducted after agreeing to […]
4:18 pm July 27, 2015 | 31 Comments
Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has once again come to the defense of a religious minority congregation targeted by Islamic hard-liners, this time siding with a church threatened with demolition after three decades of serving its parishioners.
11:45 am July 27, 2015 | 3 Comments
The Jakarta Globe reached out to British Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of his two-day trip to Jakarta and what will be his first tour of Asia after a re-election in May. He responded in detail about Britain's main objective for his visit, touching on possible UK-Indonesia partnerships in maritime infrastructure and defense, as well as in combating climate change and religious extremism worldwide.