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...

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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

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

Brutal Valentine’s Day brawl between students from rival Jakarta schools leaves one dead

Brawls between students from different schools are unfortunately not uncommon in Jakarta and Indonesia Much more serious than playground roughhousing, these fights often involve...

Brutal Valentine’s Day brawl between students from rival Jakarta schools leaves one dead

Police have evidence leader of anti-Ahok rallies sent money to pro-IS group in Turkey

National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian said the police are investigating allegations that Bachtiar Nasir, chairman of the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Ulema...

Police have evidence leader of anti-Ahok rallies sent money to pro-IS group in Turkey

Indonesian woman accused of assassinating Kim Jong-Nam was tricked into thinking she was on TV prank show: officials

An Indonesian woman arrested over the assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother was "duped" into believing that she was taking part in a TV prank show, officials...

Indonesian woman accused of assassinating Kim Jong-Nam was tricked into thinking she was on TV prank show: officials

Mother of Indonesian woman suspected of killing Kim Jong Nam: “She can speak English and Korean”

Speculation is rife that an Indonesian woman may have been working as an agent for North Korea following the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of...

Mother of Indonesian woman suspected of killing Kim Jong Nam: “She can speak English and Korean”

Police arrest plantation workers suspected of brutally killing and eating Bornean orangutan

A critically endangered Bornean orangutan has been shot dead, hacked to pieces and eaten by workers after straying onto an Indonesian palm oil plantation, police and activists...

Police arrest plantation workers suspected of brutally killing and eating Bornean orangutan

Coconuts Jakarta Crime

Jakarta may be a sprawling megatropolis, but its crime rate is surprisingly low, at least compared to some of the other huge cities in the world. Homicide, for one, is not that common in Jakarta. Homicides in Jakarta are, more often than not, carried out by sharp weapons instead of firearms due to the extreme lack of availability of guns. That said, there are rare occasions when homicides get especially nasty in Jakarta, such as ones involving bodily mutilation. Conversely, petty crimes are a lot more common in Indonesia. Pickpockets often lurk in public areas such as train stations and bus stops, and even on the trains and buses themselves. Above the level of pickpockets are motorcycle robbers, gangs who ride their motorcycles while targeting other motorists in dark, secluded areas so they can forcefully, and sometimes violently, steal other people’s vehicles (and money). Yet some of the most heinous criminals in Jakarta are the ones who commit sexual violence on women and children. While sexual violence is not reported on a daily basis in Jakarta, it’s still a common crime that occurs more in the city’s less privileged communities. But, arguably, the root cause of all of the above crimes are those that create awful living conditions in Jakarta in the first place: white collar criminals. Indonesia is notorious for having corrupt officials in government, and it’s no surprise that many of them are living in Jakarta considering that it’s the capital city of Indonesia.