Sunday, September 24, 2023

Tag: Public Affairs

In response to the growing water crisis in Indonesia, Universitas Pertahanan (Defense University) in collaboration with Indonesia Business Post Media organized a Water Security Seminar – Technology for Indonesia on September 22, 2023. […]
The IKN Authority collaborates with various parties to realize IKN as an ecotourism city that uses the concept of a sustainable urban forest. […]
The Gini ratio index in March 2023 illustrates that the gap in spending between the poor and the rich in Indonesia has increased and reached a record high in the last five years. […]
Bank Indonesia (BI) expressed its readiness to redenominate the Rupiah. Despite this, several experts have shed light on the risks and challenges. […]
Several survey institutes released results of survey conducted in different categories of respondents. The results vary but mostly put Prabowo or Ganjar on top. […]
According to cybersecurity agency Palo Alto Networks, Indonesia is the third country with the highest number of ransomware attacks in Southeast Asia. Check Point Software Technologies’ study found that cyberattacks on Indonesia’s finance and banking industry topped the list, with an average of 2,730 attacks per week since January 2022. […]
Women journalists remains vulnerable to sexual harassment and gender-based violence.A survey involving 1,256 respondents revealed that 85.7 percent women journalists have experienced gender-based violence. […]
Thousands of medical personnel and professionals protested the new Health Draft Bill. They argued that the draft bill did not provide legal protection for legal personnel and professionals. […]
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio asked the Biden administration to investigate Ford Motor Co’s plan to partner with PT Vale Indonesia, and China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt in a $4.5 billion nickel processing facility in Indonesia for the production of EV batteries. […]
PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) will procure 16 new trains sets from PT Industri Kereta Api (Persero) valued at IDR 4 trillion. At the same time, KCI is still continuing its plan to import used trains from Japan. […]
Reporters Without Borders ranks Indonesia in position 108 out of 180 countries in terms of press freedom. The Indonesian Criminal Code and Law on Information and Electronic Transaction only makes matter worse as both laws open the way to criminalize journalists. […]
Illegal cigarette sales are a major problem in Indonesia, which causes not only losses to the state but also health risks to consumers. Illegal cigarettes are sold much lower than regular prices and can cause harmful substances. […]
An Indonesian actor revealed an alleged practice of monopoly within Indonesian detention centers and penitentiary. Son of Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly is allegedly involved in the monopoly practice. […]
A recent survey on public satisfaction against President Jokowi shows that the public is relatively content with the government. the survey results showed a 78.5 percent of public satisfaction rating against the performance of President Jokowi. […]
A shooting incident occurred at the office of the Indonesian Ulema Council. The perpetrator died and two people were reported to be injured. There was no fatalities reported so far. […]
The recent hot weather phenomenon had bring about an overall increase in temperature. The scorching heat is seen as a threat to food security in Indonesia as it may causes severe drought and harvest failure. […]
The Association of Indonesian Trade Unions (ASPEK Indonesia) submit several demands in an effort to fight against detrimental policies stated in the Omnibus Law. Laborers demand the Omnibus Law to be revoked and basic laborer welfare provisions to be reinstated. […]
The Indonesian government will develop 47 twelve-story apartment towers for State Apparatus at the new Nusantara Capital. The construction of the towers will involve foreign investors. […]
The Indonesian government is planning to impose a tourist tax in Bali following recent increase in violations committed by foreign tourists. However, the pan received mixed response and some suggested the government to apply strict sanctions and laws instead. […]
The recent case of fake QRIS code revealed risks and threats present within digital banking practices. Bank Indonesia urges providers to take measures and ensure security of their systems. […]
KPK Chairman Firli Bahuri has been reported to the Metro Jaya Police for ethics violation and abuse of power related to investigation information leaks. […]
China has demanded loan assurance from Indonesia though the State Budget. This has raised concerns because it may plunge Indonesia to a debt trap and severely burden the country’s fiscal performance. […]
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is investigating a IDR 14.5 billion (US$ 971,337) corruption case in railway repairs project in several regions in Indonesia […]
The recent cancellation of the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia is predicted to cause severe subsequent events that can effect the country’s reputation. […]
Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research non-profit organization, have teamed up on February 17, 2023, to achieve the objectives of the FOLU (Forestry and Other Land Uses) Net Sink 2030. […]
Indonesia and Iran are strengthening their diplomatic ties for 44 years since the formation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, according to Ambassador of Iran to Indonesia Mohammad Azad. The ambassador highlighted the close relations between the two countries in global affairs, human rights and economic and cultural exchanges. […]
The government and the House of Representatives (DPR) have agreed to set the 2023 hajj pilgrimage fee at IDR 49.8 million (US$ 3,281.13) per individual, far from the 2022’s cost of IDR 39.89 million. Ironically, the decision was taken after the Saudi Arabia government announced that it would lower the hajj cost by 30%. […]
The closing down of Transmart’s 12 outlets has affirmed the tight competition among retailers and the shifting of consumers behavior. Economist at the Center of Economic and Law Studies (Celios) Bhima Yudhistira said the public currently have a variety of shopping options. They can shop at modern retail stores in their neighborhood to online shopping where goods are delivered directly […]
The cigar business has the potential to bring great profits as they are seen as a potential replacement for cigarettes. The production of cheaper and more affordable local cigar brands in Indonesia could potentially make cigars a rival to cigarettes in the country. […]
As the ASEAN 2023’s Chairman, Indonesia hopes to bring stability and prosperity in the region on various issues, including climate change, cyber security, digital economy and disruption of the regional supply chain. Therefore, the government must create a strong foundation of cooperation so that ASEAN can face all kinds of challenges in a responsive manner as a region. […]