Parliament scraps plan to give each member IDR116 million for car down payment due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented what would have been a horribly unnecessary misuse of taxpayers’ money by the House of Parliament (DPR), whose plan to give each member millions to buy cars backfired spectacularly.

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Gojek and Grab to comply with government’s ban on motorcycle taxis transporting passengers during PSBB period

Gojek and Grab to comply with government’s ban on motorcycle taxis transporting passengers during PSBB period

As Jakartans gear up for the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) protocol, which will be enforced for at least 14 days starting Friday, our beloved app-based motorcycle taxis...

Governor Anies Baswedan explains what’s allowed and what’s not during PSBB in Jakarta

Governor Anies Baswedan explains what’s allowed and what’s not during PSBB in Jakarta

Jakarta is set to enforce the central government’s Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) protocol for at least 14 days starting April 10. With many in the capital wondering if...

Watch: Indonesian prisoners granted early release due to COVID-19 celebrate with TikTok video

Watch: Indonesian prisoners granted early release due to COVID-19 celebrate with TikTok video

Several prisoners in the Indonesian province of Gorontalo celebrated freedom by performing a TikTok dance to the tune of a Spongebob Squarepants theme song, as Indonesia moves to...

West Java mulls enforcing curfew as social distancing measures deemed inadequate

West Java mulls enforcing curfew as social distancing measures deemed inadequate

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil says his administration is considering implementing a curfew to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia’s most populous province.

Health Ministry approves Jakarta’s request to enforce Large-Scale Social Restrictions policy

Health Ministry approves Jakarta’s request to enforce Large-Scale Social Restrictions policy

The Jakarta Provincial Government is set to enforce the central government’s Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) policy in the coming days following an overly bureaucratic...

Indonesian government says wearing face masks in public now mandatory

Indonesian government says wearing face masks in public now mandatory

Indonesians are now required to wear face masks when leaving their homes, the Indonesian spokesperson for COVID-19-related matters announced yesterday.

More than 30,000 lose jobs in Jakarta amid COVID-19 pandemic

More than 30,000 lose jobs in Jakarta amid COVID-19 pandemic

Newly released statistics on unemployment in Jakarta has come to reflect the huge economic toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had in the capital, with more than 30,000 losing their...

COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia expected to peak in July: State Intelligence Agency

COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia expected to peak in July: State Intelligence Agency

Indonesia’s State Intelligence Agency (BIN) has predicted that the peak period of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia will fall in July, chief of the National Disaster...

Luhut: No point in banning ‘mudik’ since people will disobey anyway

Luhut: No point in banning ‘mudik’ since people will disobey anyway

Fears are running high that mudik, the annual homecoming exodus involving around 30 million Indonesians that takes place during the Eid holiday, is going to spread COVID-19 from...


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Coconuts Jakarta Health

It’s been said that health is a privilege for the wealthy in Jakarta - and there’s certainly some truth in that. The fact of the matter is, the capital’s lower income citizens simply cannot afford medical treatment that’s provided at Jakarta’s top hospitals and medical facilities. Sadly, this has led to many citizens not being able to receive the medical care they desperately need. There has been many occasions in Jakarta - and indeed around Indonesia - when the poor were turned away from hospitals because they don’t have money or their medical plan can’t sufficiently cover their bills. There have been cases where people were simply left to die in Jakarta because of this.

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