Minister Susi orders investigation of civil servant allegedly embroiled in lobster smuggling operation with Rp 195 billion in bank account

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard much from Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti, who made serious waves in years past with her mission to rid Indonesia’s waters of illegal fishing boats and making a spectacular display of blowing up the boats they’ve caught https://youtube/8npprbFuWNM In fact, Susi’s approach has already proven successful at decreasing illegal fish...

Man wearing nothing but koteka (penis sheath) climbs huge Jakarta billboard to protest against organ trafficking

If you passed Slipi around midday today, you may have spotted this unusual...

Man wearing nothing but koteka (penis sheath) climbs huge Jakarta billboard to protest against organ trafficking

Malaysia to charge Siti Aishah and Vietnamese woman for airport murder of Kim Jong Nam

By Joseph Sipalan Two women - an Indonesian and a Vietnamese - will be charged with murder on Wednesday over their alleged involvement in the killing of the estranged...

Malaysia to charge Siti Aishah and Vietnamese woman for airport murder of Kim Jong Nam

Indonesian domestic worker dies after alleged abuse in Malaysia, employers arrested

An Indonesian domestic worker who worked in Malaysia was found dead on Saturday at her employers’ home in George Town, Penang, prompting a murder investigation According to...

Indonesian domestic worker dies after alleged abuse in Malaysia, employers arrested

Aceh man collapses after caning for spending time with woman who is not his wife

An Indonesian man collapsed while being publicly caned Monday for spending time with a woman who is not his wife in contravention of strict Islamic laws in a staunchly Muslim part...

Aceh man collapses after caning for spending time with woman who is not his wife

FPI leader Rizieq Shihab’s lawyers warn Ahok’s legal team not to intimidate witnesses on the stand “Even if they lie…”

The latest session of Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s blasphemy trial is taking place today and the main bullet point of discussion is that Islamic...

FPI leader Rizieq Shihab’s lawyers warn Ahok’s legal team not to intimidate witnesses on the stand “Even if they lie…”

Dozens of high school students chased Bandung bomber into gov’t office before he was shot dead: witness

For better or worse, many Indonesians have shown that they are not afraid of terrorists following major attacks in the country After the terror attack in Thamrin, Jakarta on...

Dozens of high school students chased Bandung bomber into gov’t office before he was shot dead: witness

Indonesia police say Bandung bomber ‘possibly’ linked to IS-sympathisers

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Gayatri Suroyo A militant killed by police in Indonesia after detonating a small bomb in the city of Bandung on Monday was "possibly" part of a...

Indonesia police say Bandung bomber ‘possibly’ linked to IS-sympathisers

Indonesian domestic worker claims she was unaware her kidney was removed while working in Qatar

Stories highlighting employers who treat Indonesian migrants workers with respect and appreciation, like the one about a Taiwanese actor who recently said he was planning to give...

Indonesian domestic worker claims she was unaware her kidney was removed while working in Qatar

Police shoot bomber after explosion in Bandung

A pressure cooker bomb exploded in the courtyard of a government building in Bandung on Monday, police said, adding that the attacker had been shot and seriously wounded There...

Police shoot bomber after explosion in Bandung

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.