Tag: Indonesia

Indonesian baby dies due to haze

The haze which is allegedly caused by forest and land fires in Riau is also wreaking havoc in South Sumatra. After three days of intense haze invading their home, Ngadirun (34) and Ita Septiana's (27), 4-month-old baby became very sick. Elsa Pitaloka caught a cold, cough and...

Blame game: Indonesia and Malaysian Environmental Ministers point fingers at each other for haze problem

Singapore—Who is to blame for the haze problem depends on who you’re talking to. Indonesia's Environment Minister says the smoke responsible for the haze is from Malaysia, while her counterpart in Malaysia said, in response, that she “should not be in denial.” On Tuesday, September...

A wife’s tries to kill her husband in Indonesia by hiring a hitman and using shamans and witchcraft

A woman hired a hitman to eliminate a husband and his son who were opposed to the sale of a house to allow her to settle a billion Rupiah debt. While in another case in Singapore, a man went on the Dark Web to hire...

No need for referendum to decide on Jakarta’s fate, says analyst in Indonesia

The relocation of the capital of Indonesia to Borneo Island is a hot topic in the country with many attacking the President and his government for the move. But the latter is also getting support from various groups saying it is perfectly legal to move...

More demonstrations with Papaun Flag, in Jakarta, students arrested

Recent protests in Jayapura, Papua because of perceived racism against Papuan college students in Surabaya, is also linked to the raising of the Morning Star, a Papuan independence symbol. The flag was allegedly raised by a group of students in Surabaya. They were arrested and manhandled by the local police. Witnesses said...

No haze in Malaysia, Singapore yet as Indonesia battles peat fires in seven provinces facing drought

Leading palm oil players in Indonesia will see a hit in palm production capacity in the short to medium term. The world’s top grower of the edible oil is facing drought across major planting regions. This will delay fruit ripening, resulting in lower output, says Reuters. Indonesia is...

Indonesia to relax import rules for completely built unit in electric vehicles segment

To accelerate the entry of electric vehicles in Indonesia, the government of President Jokowi Widodo plans to allow manufacturers to bring completely built units or CBU parts. With this plan, the government hopes the sale of these vehicles in the market will stimulate the buyers to own them. But the chair of...

Indonesia picks eastern Borneo island for new capital

Indonesia has chosen the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island for its new capital, President Joko Widodo said Monday, as the country looks to shift its political heart away from congested megalopolis Jakarta. The proposed location -- near the regional cities of Balikpapan and Samarinda --...

Indonesian man marries two women at the same time

A wedding going viral, is nothing new in the age of the internet. But this one in Indonesia caught the attention of netizens in the largest Muslim nation on earth, Indonesia. A man who was in love with two women could not accept seeing one...

If all go well, men in Aceh, Indonesia will be allowed 4 wives

MEDAN — The once restive province of Aceh is planning to make it legal for men to have up to four wives but activists fear the law would normalise extramarital affairs. Aceh is the state where LGBT practitioners get lashed in public and women are...