Horny Indonesian reporter blasted over sexually objectifying headlines about female Olympics athletes

Indonesians are not only uniting to cheer the country’s representatives at the 2020/2021 Tokyo Olympics, but they’ve also come together to lambast a journalist for the needlessly sexualized angles to his stories about female athletes instead of focusing on their achievements.

Arowana breeder loses IDR24 billion in large-scale fish robbery

Arowana breeder loses IDR24 billion in large-scale fish robbery

An arowana breeder in Bogor has reportedly lost billions of rupiah after at least 400 of the prized fish were stolen from his farm over time, with the case gaining national...

Bakso seller tested after he unknowingly served COVID-19 patients quarantining at Jakarta hotel

Bakso seller tested after he unknowingly served COVID-19 patients quarantining at Jakarta hotel

A street seller in West Jakarta may have had the shock of his life after finding out that COVID-19 patients were among his recent customers. 

Lawmakers with COVID-19 may now choose hotel quarantine, and we’re paying for it

Lawmakers with COVID-19 may now choose hotel quarantine, and we’re paying for it

As the dust settles on the outrage surrounding a proposal for a dedicated COVID-19 hospital for members of the House of Representatives (DPR), the people’s representatives have...

West Jakarta man allegedly kills neighbor over dog poop

West Jakarta man allegedly kills neighbor over dog poop

Police in Cengkareng, West Jakarta have arrested a man who stands accused of assaulting and killing his neighbor during a violent altercation over dog poop.

Indonesian TikTok celebrity apologizes for throwing birthday bash amid PPKM

Indonesian TikTok celebrity apologizes for throwing birthday bash amid PPKM

A teenage TikTok celebrity, who most of us might have never heard of but is apparently very famous among young Indonesians, has publicly apologized after receiving backlash for...

Minister defends ‘funny-sounding’ 20-minute dine-in time limit

Minister defends ‘funny-sounding’ 20-minute dine-in time limit

The government doesn’t seem to appreciate the jokes and memes in expense of the eyebrow-raising 20-minute dine-in time limit, justifying its enforcement on the fact that other...

Vaccine certificate being considered as a requirement to enter malls

Vaccine certificate being considered as a requirement to enter malls

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has made a proposal that may appease both the government’s mass vaccination program and malls that are struggling under...

Glass half full for Jakarta as Wisma Atlet quarantine facility now half empty

Glass half full for Jakarta as Wisma Atlet quarantine facility now half empty

The Wisma Atlet COVID-19 facility now has half of its rooms vacant for the first time since the latest wave of the coronavirus outbreak began ravaging Indonesia in June, offering...

Indonesian man thrashed by villagers after trying to spread COVID-19

Indonesian man thrashed by villagers after trying to spread COVID-19

A group of villagers in Toba regency, North Sumatra assaulted a COVID-19 patient in what appeared to be an egregious violation of the victim’s rights, only for local authorities...


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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.