Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Feature
  • Hindu community solemnly observes Day of Seclusion
    28th March 2017
    Followers of Hinduism in Indonesia abandoned their routine activities and solemnly observed the Hindu Day of Seclusion on Tuesday to welcome the Saka New Year 1939. For instance, in Jakarta, members of the Hindu community ...
  • Indonesia to sue PTTEP eight years after Montara oil spill
    28th March 2017
    Indonesia has decided to file a civil lawsuit against PTT Exploration and Production Company (PTTEP) Australasia in April 2017 over an oil spill in Timor Sea in East Nusa Tenggara that occurred eight years ago. The ...
  • EARTH WIRE -- Environmental NGOs write to UNESCO highlighting threat to Leuser Ecosystem
    27th March 2017
    An environmental NGO consortium has sent a letter to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage over a plan to build a geothermal power plant that could threaten the Leuser ...
  • Government shutting down illegal investment firms
    27th March 2017
    The government, through its Investment-alert Task Force, has, since early this year, shut down the operations of 19 investment companies for not holding permits. Comprising seven ministries/state institutions, the task ...
  • Indonesia inches towards digitization to boost tourism sector
    24th March 2017
    In the era of information technology, digitization is a fundamental driver of economic growth, as it helps to create jobs, boost innovation, ensure diversification of products, and improve services. Digitization of the ...
  • Drugs abuse poses real threat to Indonesia
    23rd March 2017
    Indonesia considers drug abuse to pose a real threat to the nation, as the country has about four million drug users. According to the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), drug abuse is responsible for the deaths of 33 ...
  • Indonesia cautioned of being targeted by pedophiles
    22nd March 2017
    Child sexual abuse is one of the problems often faced by Indonesia, and the government is committed to tackling the menace by imposing severe punishment, such as castration, on pedophiles involved in such crimes. Despite ...
  • Rice production surplus and logistic agency support in C Sulawesi
    21st March 2017
    The Central Sulawesi provincial administration and local farmers are pleased over the success of the governments program to boost the production of paddy, maize, and soybean in the province. With the support of military ...
  • Government pushes on its electricification program
    20th March 2017
    The government continues to accelerate the development of its power plants as part of its efforts to increase the countrys electrification ratio of about 99 percent by 2019. President Joko Widodo on Saturday inaugurated ...
  • Promoting tourism attractions of Biak
    18th March 2017
    Biak Numfor District was a popular tourist destination in Papua in 1990s, before Raja Ampat was "discovered." The district offers several types of tourist attractions from the beauty of nature, historical wreckage of World ...