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Prostitution goes online after Dolly closure

01 November 2014

Prostitution remains thriving in Surabaya, East Java, despite the closure of the Dolly red-light district, purportedly the biggest in Southeast Asia, as the industry has turned to the cyber world. “The girls are still available. If you want, I have nice ones,” said Iqbal, who pimps for customers in quiet areas around brothels that are […]

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Suryadharma proceeds with

01 November 2014

Suryadharma proceeds with “We are a country based on law, so we are sure that the current congress in Jakarta is legitimately in line with the party's regulations and the law,” Prabowo told reporters. Prabowo said he suspected that Yasonna could have made a mistake in issuing … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Defense expo aims for arms development

01 November 2014

The upcoming 2014 Indo Defence Expo and Forum, the country’s largest military equipment exhibition, was expected to be a forum to forge defense partnerships between global and local defense companies, a Defense Ministry official said. The ministry’s defense potential director general, Timbul Siahaan, said Friday that 56 countries and 700 foreign and local defense firms […]

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Indonesia inks oil deal with Angola

01 November 2014

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) forging an energy deal with the African nation of Angola. “This MoU between [state energy company] PT Pertamina and Angolan energy company Sonangol is the first official bilateral agreement of my government,” Jokowi said on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com. The signing was attended […]

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Another suspect named in TransJakarta corruption case

01 November 2014

The Attorney Generals Office on Friday named another suspect in the alleged case of corruption in procuring packages I and II of articulated buses worth Rp150 billion for the TransJakarta Busway network in 2012. The … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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1,970 homes flooded in West Sumatra`s Solok district

01 November 2014

At least 1,970 homes in Solok district, Indonesia’s West Sumatra province, were flooded on Friday due to the overflowing of Batang Lembang river. The floods triggered by incessant downpours in the past two days forced … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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President wants concrete steps to rehabilitate Sinabung victims

01 November 2014

Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants concrete steps to expedite the rehabilitation of the victims of Mount Sinabungs eruption in North Sumatra and reconstruction of their damaged houses, a spokesman has said.”Mr President … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Chevron meets VP, asks for support in case

01 November 2014

Representatives of oil firm PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI), part of US giant Chevron, met with Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Friday, asking for the government’s support in its bioremediation case. The meeting was attended by CPI president director Albert Simanjuntak, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production president Melody Meyer, Chevron Indo Asia managing director […]

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RI, Dutch extend diplomatic training to 2016

31 October 2014

RI, Dutch extend diplomatic training to 2016 Up to 550 diplomats from the two countries have so far participated in the program,” said De Zwaan during the agreement signing ceremony in Jakarta on Thursday. Newly appointed Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi, an alumnus of the Clingendael-Foreign … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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RI, Rwanda vow to strengthen diplomatic and trade ties

31 October 2014

Rwandan president Paul Kagame met with Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Friday, discussing various issues related to trade, investment, cultural exchange and conflict resolution to strengthen bilateral ties between Indonesia and Rwanda. “We plan to improve our existing cooperation and forge new ties, particularly in trade and investment,” Kagame said on Friday, as quoted by […]

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RI, Rwanda vow to strengthen diplomatic and trade ties

31 October 2014

Rwandan president Paul Kagame met with Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Friday, discussing various issues related to trade, investment, cultural exchange and conflict resolution to strengthen bilateral ties between Indonesia and Rwanda. “We plan to improve our existing cooperation and forge new ties, particularly in trade and investment,” Kagame said on Friday, as quoted by […]

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Police Bust Nigerians in Nude Video Shakedown

31 October 2014

Jakarta. Here’s some friendly advice from the Indonesian police: Don’t get naked on the Internet, especially if you’re a woman. That was the message on Thursday from the National Police’s director of special crimes, Brig. Gen. Kamil Razak, following the arrest of two Nigerian men and an Indonesian woman for allegedly blackmailing a woman in […]

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Jokowi’s Coalition to Inaugurate Rival House Speaker

31 October 2014

Jakarta. President Joko Widodo’s five-party Awesome Indonesia Coalition, or KIH, plans to hold a plenary meeting on Friday where they will inaugurate their own speakers in the House of Representatives. KIH politician Aria Bima, a senior lawmaker in the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), said after filing a motion of no confidence against House […]

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A weird day.

31 October 2014

I must admit to not paying my credit cards for a month as I chose medicine for Jeremy over keeping the books balanced. Since then I have been catching up on the bills (it was August) and have been paying what has been asked for. I dont own that many only 2.  The credit card […]

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Cop Caught in Malaysia Meth Bust Stands Trial for Corruption

31 October 2014

Jakarta. Prosecutors on Thursday requested a mid-ranking police officer, who is alleged to have attempted to smuggle kilograms of methamphetamine to Indonesia from Malaysia, be jailed eight years for corruption. Adj. Sr. Comr. Idha Endri Prastiono appeared in Pontianak District Court in West Kalimantan today, where he is facing corruption charges in relation to his […]

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