Police say wife who attacked husband with axe over forced sex has postpartum depression, recommend mediation 

Police say the woman who attacked her husband with an axe on Sunday because he constantly forced her to have sex is suffering from postpartum depression that led to the attack (her third child had been born less than two months previously). Police say she was not in full control of her actions because of her condition, which is why they'll focus on mediating between the couple instead of prosecuting her.

Travel vlogger reported to police for posting viral photo of handwritten menu in Garuda Indonesia’s business class

Travel vlogger reported to police for posting viral photo of handwritten menu in Garuda Indonesia’s business class

The national flag carrier introduced a no-photos-in-the-plane policy soon after the handwritten menu went viral, which they revoked just hours later

Depok proposes IDR20 million fines for street parking and garage requirement for car buyers 

Depok proposes IDR20 million fines for street parking and garage requirement for car buyers 

Do you think an IDR20 million fine for street parking is necessary or too much?

Watch: Baiq Nuril in tears after receiving news that President Joko Widodo granted her amnesty

Watch: Baiq Nuril in tears after receiving news that President Joko Widodo granted her amnesty

True to his word, President Joko Widodo has granted amnesty to Baiq Nuri — a woman who was sentenced to six months in prison for recording her boss’ sexual harassment on tape...

Indonesian woman says she attacked husband with ax because he kept forcing her to have sex

Indonesian woman says she attacked husband with ax because he kept forcing her to have sex

Last week, a husband slit his wife's throat because she refused to have sex with him. Yesterday, a woman attacked her husband with an ax because he forced her to have sex....

Netizens praise Jakarta governor by trending #AniesBaswedanForPresident, ends up being filled with criticism

Netizens praise Jakarta governor by trending #AniesBaswedanForPresident, ends up being filled with criticism

Although the result of this year’s presidential election was only recently settled, one survey group has already come out with a list of potential presidential frontrunners for...

Refugee relocation rejected by residents of West Jakarta 

Refugee relocation rejected by residents of West Jakarta 

“Humanitarian assistance is fine, we all agree to that. But don’t victimize Indonesians that pay taxes every month,” said one resident of Kalideres who protested the recent...

Islamist group PA 212 drops support for Prabowo after his reconciliation meeting with Jokowi

Islamist group PA 212 drops support for Prabowo after his reconciliation meeting with Jokowi

While Saturday’s meeting between President Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto was generally viewed as an important first step towards reuniting a politically divided country after...

Major 7.3 quake hits eastern Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

Major 7.3 quake hits eastern Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Sunday, sending panicked residents running into the streets but no tsunami warning was issued.

President Jokowi and Prabowo Subianto finally meet as rivals seek post-election peace

President Jokowi and Prabowo Subianto finally meet as rivals seek post-election peace

The winner and runner-up in Indonesia's presidential election which sparked deadly riots in the capital called for reconciliation on Saturday, in their first meeting since the...


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Coconuts Jakarta News

In a city of just over 10 million people (over 30 million if the surrounding satellite cities of Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi were included) and many different cultures, news in Jakarta is obviously as varied as it is plentiful. Being a capital city, it’s a given that Jakarta news mostly revolves around politics and economics on a regular day. Jakarta’s Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is quite the headline maker, as he’s known to be a no-nonsense, assertive figure who’s actually proving to be the leader the city needs in order for it to progress infrastructurally, socially, and economically. He also has his critics – many of whom like to discredit him based on his race and religion, as Ahok is a double minority as both Chinese and a Christian. Apart from coverage of men in suits and ties (and batik), Jakarta’s news sphere also heavily features crime stories. Many Jakartan crime stories have been covered and obsessed about nationally, the biggest of which in recent times is the case of Wayan Mirna Solihin, who was allegedly murdered in early 2016 by her friend, Jessica Kumala Wongso, who apparently slipped cyanide in her coffee. Of course, there is also good and uplifting news coming out of Jakarta, like stories of selfless citizens who dedicate their time and effort to help other people, such as victims of flooding, which is quite a regular occurrence in parts of Jakarta, especially during the monsoon season.