Category Archive: Stories

Indonesia’s feuding soccer leagues agree to merge

The long-running battle over controls of the sport had left the soccer-obsessed Indonesia country with two leagues and two national teams. “This is remarkable. It’s a major leap for the future of our… Continue reading

Kids demand action against climate change

School kids from Pangandaran, Indonesia, have urged global tourism leaders to take climate change seriously. The 451 participants of the Mangrove Ambassadors Program voiced out through a selection of 24 “Letters to Leaders”… Continue reading

World golfers set to return to Indonesia for PGA championship

After a year hiatus, the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship will return on March 28-31 at the Emeralda Golf and Country Club, Depok, West Java. More than 150 golfers from 20 countries, including… Continue reading

Floods inundate homes again

Residents said floodwaters in the North Sumatra province of Indonesia submerged hundreds of homes, plantations and mosques. Antara News Agency said the floodwaters began to rise Friday evening due to the overflow of… Continue reading

Holy graft!

Indonesia’s anti-graft agency has arrested the head of the country’s largest Islamic-based party, which is part of the coalition government, on suspicion of corruption, its spokesman said Thursday. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)… Continue reading

Successful Corporate Tax Evasion Prosecution In Indonesia

Indonesia’s first large-scale prosecution of a corporation over tax evasion has ended with the Supreme Court in Jakarta ordering the palm oil company PT Asian Agri to pay IDR1.26 trillion (USD130.5m) in unpaid… Continue reading

Going sidesaddle in Lhokseumawe

The central government may step in to stop a city in Aceh province from prohibiting women from wearing pants and “straddling” motorbikes or bicycles, requiring women to instead ride two-wheel vehicles “sidesaddle.” The… Continue reading

Heavy Rain

A woman carrying her baby inside a bucket as they wade through the floods in Dayeuhkolot subdistrict in Bandung, West Java, on Sunday. Heavy rains caused the Citarum river to overflow which led… Continue reading

Operation Candle

When millions of Christians gather for Christmas Eve church services across Indonesia on Monday night, they will do so under the watchful eyes of more than 100,000 security personnel—a jarring reminder that while… Continue reading

Borneotology (Indonesia arrests fake Islamic prophet for ‘sex cult’)

A man who allegedly claimed to be an Islamic prophet and tricked his male followers into allowing him to have sex with their wives and daughters has been arrested, Indonesian police said Friday.… Continue reading

Bloombeg Television Indonesia to Launch in 2013

Bloomberg Television on Monday announced the formation of a partnership in Indonesia with the Idea Group, a Jakarta-based media and strategic communication holding company, to launch Bloomberg Television Indonesia in early 2013. Presented… Continue reading

Weight A Minute

Potbellied police in Indonesia’s capital have been ordered to exercise, exchanging their uniforms twice a week for sweats and sneakers as they line up for aerobics and push-ups to try to drop a… Continue reading