5 East Java men arrested on suspicion of getting 15-year-old girl drunk and raping her

Police in East Java’s Banyuwangi regency has arrested five men and are in pursuit of another suspect for the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl.

Police hunt models in outdoor nude photoshoot at tourist attraction

Police hunt models in outdoor nude photoshoot at tourist attraction

Chances are, few of us had heard of Koja Cliff Park in Tangerang, Banten before at least three people stripping naked for an outdoor nude photoshoot put the tourist attraction on...

Mask on when you take a selfie, Indonesian minister tells tourists

Mask on when you take a selfie, Indonesian minister tells tourists

Now that tourism has picked up pace during the pandemic with tourist attractions reopened across Indonesia following eased restrictions, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister...

Have we learned anything?: Indonesia reports COVID-19 clusters from over 1,000 schools

Have we learned anything?: Indonesia reports COVID-19 clusters from over 1,000 schools

COVID-19 clusters have been detected in over 1,000 Indonesian schools, a study by the Education Ministry showed, validating health experts’ previous concerns about the...

No collective leave days as Indonesian government releases provisional 2022 holiday schedule

No collective leave days as Indonesian government releases provisional 2022 holiday schedule

Is it just us, or has 2021 both flown by and been a drag due to its lack of collective leave days? Well, prepare to let out a collective gasp with the realization that 2022 is...

Senior minister Luhut Pandjaitan sues activists for IDR100 billion over claims of ties to Papua gold mine

Senior minister Luhut Pandjaitan sues activists for IDR100 billion over claims of ties to Papua gold mine

Top Indonesian minister Luhut Pandjaitan is on course to go head-to-head in court with two renowned human rights activists, after they alleged the politician to have direct...

16 years for Aceh man who raped niece as Supreme Court overturns acquittal by Sharia Court

16 years for Aceh man who raped niece as Supreme Court overturns acquittal by Sharia Court

A man in Aceh is set to serve more than 16 years in prison for raping his niece, after his recent acquittal by a religious court in the province was overturned by Indonesia’s...

Central Java teen murders his mother after being scolded for watching too much TV

Central Java teen murders his mother after being scolded for watching too much TV

A 17-year-old teenager in Jepara regency, Central Java was arrested by the police for the alleged murder of his own mother, which reportedly happened over something as trivial as...

Cafes, restaurants with late operating hours in Java and Bali are now allowed to open until midnight

Cafes, restaurants with late operating hours in Java and Bali are now allowed to open until midnight

Restaurants and cafes in Java and Bali are now allowed to operate until midnight, as the government eased restrictions with the latest update of the Enforcement of Restrictions on...

Gov’t eyes further easing of restrictions as PPKM extended in Java and Bali

Gov’t eyes further easing of restrictions as PPKM extended in Java and Bali

Gone are the days of weekly extensions of the Enforcement of Restrictions on Public Activities (PPKM) in Java and Bali, as the government’s latest update on the pseudo-lockdown...


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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.