Indonesian parliament’s key committee approves 2023 budget

Indonesian parliament's key committee approves 2023 budget

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s parliamentary budget committee and the government on Wednesday (Sep 14) agreed on 2023 spending of 3,061.2 trillion rupiah (US$205.31 billion), slightly higher than the proposed budget, the committee’s chair Said Abdullah said. The 2023 budget deficit target was agreed at 2.84 per cent of the gross domestic product, Said told Reuters, slightly lower than … Read more

‘Pushing the boundaries of innovation’: How 9 Indonesia start-ups become unicorns during the pandemic

JAKARTA: Life has never been the same for Vanessa Soetedja ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in March 2020. The 29-year-old marketing executive said most of her time is now spent at home as she is able to work from anywhere, coming to the office just once a week for a meeting with … Read more

Indonesian police general charged with premeditated murder of bodyguard

JAKARTA: The Indonesian National Police has charged two-star general Ferdy Sambo with premeditated murder, after his bodyguard died at the general’s house last month of multiple gunshot wounds. National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo and six other police generals held a press conference on Tuesday night (Aug 9) to update the public regarding the … Read more

Popular governor of Indonesian capital ‘prepared’ to run for president

SINGAPORE: The popular governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Thursday (Sep 15) said he is “prepared” to run for president of the world’s third-largest democracy in 2024, despite not yet securing the support of any political party. With his five-year term as governor coming to a close next month, Anies Baswedan, 53, has emerged in … Read more

Death Toll Rises To 268; Search Effort Intensifies

More rescuers and volunteers were deployed on Wednesday in devastated areas on Indonesia’s main island of Java to search for the dead and missing from an earthquake that killed at least 268 people. With many missing, some remote areas still unreachable and more than 1,000 people injured in the 5.6 magnitude quake, the death toll … Read more

Death Toll Rises To 268, Over Hundred People Still Missing

The death toll of Monday’s earthquake in Indonesia rose to 268 on Tuesday as more bodies were found under collapsed buildings. Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency chief Suharyanto said 1,083 people are so far found to have been injured from the earthquake. Moreover, 151 people are still missing.  The earthquake was of 5.6-magnitude and it … Read more

This country is home to the world’s most expensive coffee made from animal poop

The world’s most expensive coffee found in Indonesia is made from animal poop. Image credit – Pinterest The people of Indonesia recently got hit by a massive earthquake. Many people lost their lives in the quake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter Scale in the West Java province on November 21. Though the country is … Read more

Death Toll Rises To 162; Several Hundreds Injured

A powerful earthquake killed at least 162 people and injured hundreds on Indonesia’s main island on Monday.  Terrified residents fled into the street, some covered in blood and debris. Many of the dead were public-school students who had finished their classes for the day and were taking extra lessons at Islamic schools when they collapsed, … Read more

Accor Opens First Pullman Resort on Lombok Island, Indonesia

Dark/Light Mode (16/11/22)  Accor has expanded the Pullman brand to the southern coast of Lombok island in Indonesia. The 257-room resort, nestled within a secluded bay and surrounded by verdant hills, is a 20-minute drive from Lombok International Airport and close to the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit. Each room at the resort features a … Read more

What is Baliyatra, the Odisha festival with ancient links to Indonesia

In his address to the Indian diaspora in Bali on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the annual Baliyatra on the banks of the Mahanadi in Cuttack, which celebrates the ancient trade relations between India and Indonesia. This year’s Baliyatra, which concluded on Thursday, also found a place in the … Read more