Back to School for Foreign Workers?

A draft government regulation that will require foreigners to master the Indonesian language before they are able to obtain a work permit here has elicited incredulity and skepticism from members of the local… Continue reading

Tree Fall makes six Victims at Kebun Raya

Sebuah pohon besar menimpa puluhan buruh yang tengah melakukan diskusi di Kebun Raya Bogor, akibat pohon tersebut tumbang setidaknya 4 buruh tewas. Menurut kepolisian pohon tersebut berjenis Damar. “pohon damar ini keropos di… Continue reading

Too Early to Say

National Police Gen. Sutarman says it’s too early speculate about the cause of the crash of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501. “We’re working with the National Committee on Transportation Safety [KNKT] in looking for the… Continue reading

Surabaya vigil held for victims

A vigil has been held in the Indonesian city of Surabaya for the victims of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crash. Hundreds of residents and relatives of those on board lit candles and observed… Continue reading

More tax in the nicotine

The Indonesian government is due on January 1 to increase tobacco excise from 56 percent to 65 percent as part of moves to discourage smoking, according to a story in The Jakarta Post.… Continue reading

Memories of the Tsunami, ten years on

It’s ten years since one of the worst natural disasters on record claimed almost 250,000 lives in 14 countries, when a Tsunami swept across the Indian Ocean. Indonesia was hardest hit, followed by… Continue reading

No Tax, no Trip

Indonesia has banned from foreign travel senior representatives of 147 firms and 21 individuals with outstanding tax bills amounting to $42.8 million as part of a crackdown on tax evasion, the finance ministry… Continue reading

Overwhelming evidence of APRIL’s forest destruction in Indonesia

The case against Indonesia’s largest forest destroyer, APRIL, grows stronger by the day. Indonesian NGOs have found even more evidence that the company and its suppliers are trashing rainforests and are about to… Continue reading

Minister Condemns Taliban’s Attack On Pakistan School

In a statement made available to Indonesia’s Antara news agency on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry described Tuesday’s killing as an “inhuman act that could not be tolerated”. The ministry expressed its condolences and… Continue reading

Indonesia, Singapore agree to step up sharing of tax information

Indonesia and Singapore have agreed to step up efforts to share tax-related information to tighten loopholes on tax evasion in each other’s countries, Indonesia’s finance ministry said. The commitment came after Indonesia’ Finance… Continue reading

Indonesia central bank says the rupiah’s fall against the dollar is ’temporary’

Indonesia’s central bank said on Monday that the rupiah’s depreciation against the dollar is “temporary”, stemming from investors repositioning money ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Dec. 16-17. “This… Continue reading

‘Post’ chief responds to being named suspect

The Jakarta Post’s chief editor Meidyatama Suryodiningrat issued a statement on Thursday evening in response to the announcement made by the Jakarta Police that he has been named a suspect in a blasphemy… Continue reading