Indonesia tumbles into first recession for two decades
Indonesia's virus-hit economy contracted in the third quarter, plunging it into its first recession since the archipelago was mired in the Asian financial crisis more than 20 years ago.
Indonesia defence minister invited to US after ban lifted
The United States has lifted a long-time ban on Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto over alleged human rights violations and invited him to Washington next week, his aides said Friday.
People Refusing To Wear Face Masks Made To Dig Graves For Coronavirus Victims
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of damage across the globe and in a bid to curtail its spread, authorities have mandated the use of face masks. Defaulters who were caught not using face masks in Ngabetan in East Java province of Indonesia have been punished by being made to dig graves for coronavirus victims.…
Nearly 300 Rohingya migrants reach Indonesia 'after seven months at sea'
Nearly 300 Rohingya migrants reached Indonesia early Monday claiming to have been at sea for seven months, United Nations officials said, in one of the biggest landings by the persecuted Myanmar minority in years.
Indonesia starts human trials of China-made virus vaccine
Indonesia on Tuesday launched human trials of a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine with some 1,600 volunteers slated to take part in the six-month study.
Two Indonesian Women Whipped For Advertising Sex Online
Aceh, at the tip of Sumatra, is the only region in Muslim-majority Indonesia to impose Islamic sharia law, which allows flogging for a range of offences including prostitution, gambling, adultery, drinking alcohol, and gay sex. The punishment was handed down Monday in Langsa city where dozens gathered to watch the pair get lashed, despite bans…
Paedophile Faces Death By Firing Squad After Allegedly Molesting 300 Children
A French man could be executed by a firing squared in Indonesia after being accused of molesting more than 300 children and beating those who refused to have sex with him. Police said they arrested pensioner Francois Abello Camille, 65, last month at a hotel in Indonesia's capital Jakarta, where they discovered two underaged girls…
Indonesia imposes 10% VAT on Amazon, Google, Netflix and Spotify
Indonesia imposed a 10% value-added tax on sales by technology firms including Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and Google on Tuesday, as spending patterns shift with increased remote working as a result of the coronavirus crisis, which has hit state finances.