Idle Infrastructure Construction

The Ministry of Public Works aims to resume construction of state infrastructure projects, which have been idle due to various disputes between the state and developers, among others.

21 June 2016 | 06:06 PM


Rising Foreign Debt Puts Pressure to Plug Budget Deficit

The need to plug the deficit hole in the 2016 budget gathers pace, as public sector debt has jumped 15.7%, off-setting the 1.1% drop in private sector debt, which still makes up the majority of Indonesia's foreign debt. Singapore, Japan and China are the top three foreign lenders.

21 June 2016 | 06:04 PM


Digital Economy Dawns

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have been urged to fully digitize their respective businesses. The Ministry of Communications and Information will provide technical support to ensure all firms can transfer their data to digital format.

21 June 2016 | 06:02 PM


Where's the Beef?: Jokowi's High Hopes for Indonesia's Beef Industry

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has high hopes for the future of cattle farming in Indonesia, considering it a vital element in Indonesia's drive toward food independence.

21 June 2016 | 05:49 PM


No Shariah Among Problematic Regulations Scrapped by Govt

A minister said no shariah-influenced regulations were included in the 3,143 regional regulations the government has scrapped.

21 June 2016 | 05:35 PM


Jokowi Says Govt Will Take Over Abandoned Toll Projects

President Joko Widodo has ordered state-owned construction companies to complete several abandoned toll road projects.

21 June 2016 | 04:59 PM


Budi Gunawan to Take Top Spook Post: Lawmaker

Rumors have it that National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan may soon be appointed as the country’s next top spook, replacing Sutiyoso.

21 June 2016 | 04:31 PM


Australian PM Ends Longest Running Aboriginal Land Claim

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday (21/06) settled the nation's longest-running land rights claim, handing Aborigines land title deeds wrapped in eucalyptus paperbark to a peninsula on Darwin harbor in the tropical north.

21 June 2016 | 03:57 PM


31 Chinese Nationals Nabbed for Cyber Fraud, Immigration Violations

At least 31 Chinese nationals were arrested for alleged cyber fraud and immigration violations in a raid in Bogor, West Java, on Monday evening (20/06).

21 June 2016 | 03:36 PM


Odd-Even System a Setback for Jakarta's Traffic Management: Consumer Group

The Jakarta administration's plan to implement an odd-even system would be a setback for traffic management in the capital, YLKI says.

21 June 2016 | 03:28 PM