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Showing posts from January, 2020

Post Acquisition of Freeport: Indonesia is Predicted to Break Even by 2025

After the acquisition of 51% of PT Freeport Indonesia's shares in 2018, Indonesia is estimated to receive full return on capital by 2025 through dividends payment.  Director of Mining Industry …

Philippines Based Terrorist Group Abu Sayyaf Kidnapped 5 Indonesian Crews and 11-Year-Old Boy in Sabah Waters, Malaysia

Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs official press release on Tuesday (1/21/2020) confirmed that 5 Indonesian citizens working on Malaysian fishing boat have been kidnapped by Philippines based te…

Indonesia to Buy Danish Warship: Is it the Iver Huitfeldt-class Frigate?

According to Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the government through the Ministry of Defense plan to buy an Ocean Going warship from Denm…

Indonesian President Joko Widodo Proposed to Move All Central Civil Servants to New Capital City in 2024

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated that all central government's civil servants will be moved to the new capital in East Kalimatan in 2024. Jokowi also stated that he wanted the …

Anthrax Outbreak in Yogyakarta, Indonesia Under Control - 27 People Had Been Infected

According to the Director General of Disease Control Prevention, Anung Sugihantono, the Anthrax outbreak in Gunungkidul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, is under control. He stated that the si…

Indonesian National Police to Investigate Corruption Allegation in a State-owned Enterprise ASABRI which Manage Soldier's Insurance and Pension

Indonesia National Police Chief, Gen. Idham Azis had appointed the head of Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim), Inspector General Listyo Sigit Prabowo, to create a joint team to investigate th…

Netflix Has Not Paid Taxes in Indonesia Since 2016

Netflix has not paid taxes in Indonesia to date since it became available in the country in 2016 . As of today, Indonesia has no legal basis to collect taxes from over the top (OTT) companies operat…

Boeing Mocked Indonesia's Lion Air and Refused to Train Pilots to Fly 737 MAX Prior to JT610 Tragedy

Indonesia's airline, Lion Air asked Boeing in 2017 to include its pilots in simulator training before flying Boeing 737 MAX. However, Boeing assured Lion Air in that the training was not necessa…

Amid the Northern Natuna Sea Dispute: Japan Will Grant Fisheries Monitoring Vessels to Indonesia

Indoensia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi said Japan will grant fisheries monitoring ships which will operate in the Natuna Sea. It is a form of cooperation between the two countries…

Flood Victims: 243 Residents Sue Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan Rp 42.3 Billion

As many as 243 Jakarta residents filed a lawsuit against  Jakarta's Governor, Anies Baswedan for mishandling the 2020 Jakarta floods to the Central Jakarta District Court on Monday (1/13/2020). …

Indonesian Armed Forces Continue Patrols as 30 Foreign Ships Detected in the North Natuna Sea

Stated by Commander of Regional I Joint Command, Rear Admiral Yudo Margono, Indonesia's armed forces, continue to monitor North Sea region of Natuna as at least 30 foreign ships were detected Sa…

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission Arrested the Commissioner of General Elections Commission

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested the commissioner of the General Election Commission (KPU), Wahyu Setiawan, in a sting operation on Wednesday (1/8/2020). Wahyu Seti…

Around 600 Indonesians Are Suspected of Being Involved in Cross-border Terrorism

The Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security, Mahfud MD revealed that there are around 600 Indonesians identified as being involved with foreign terrorist fighters. "From Syria al…

Indonesia's Ministry of Education and Culture to Start Partnership with Netflix Despite Blocking and Tax Problem

Indonesia's Ministry of Education and Culture is officially partnered with Netflix. The collaboration was announced directly through Netflix Indonesia's official Twitter account this afterno…

Natuna Dispute: Indonesia to Send 120 Fishermen to Prevent China's Exploitation

Coordinating Minister for Politics and Security Mahfud Md said Indonesia government would send fishermen from the North Coast (Pantura) of Java to catch fish in the Republic of Indonesia's Excl…

Jakarta to Ban Single-use Plastic Bags Starting July 2020

DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan issued a governor regulation regarding the prohibition of disposable plastic bags usage in malls, supermarkets, and traditional markets. Anies stated that this …
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