Bali Governor Remind CSR as an Obligation

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika warned companies in the Island to set aside funds for corporate social responsibility (CSR) which is an obligation in accordance with the laws and command. “I say that CSR is a company’s commitment to share its profits for social purposes, in this case related to the environment, education, […]

Indonesia Perceives Brazil as Friendly Country Despite Rousseff’s Statement

JAKARTA ~ Indonesia will always consider Brazil as a friendly country despite President Rousseff’s statement that the trade relations with Indonesia are not too important, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir. “I cannot comment on what Brazil (President Rousseff) has said, but the important thing is that we refer to a country […]

Strained Ties with Australia Will Not Hamper Yacht Race

AMBON ~ Strained relations between Indonesia and Australia over the planned execution of Australian drug convicts on death row will not hamper the Darwin-Ambon Yacht Race (DAYR) 2015, an official said. “The strained relations will not affect the schedule of the race. Many participants from Australia have confirmed their readiness to take part in the […]

Govt to Announce Investigation Results Of Patients’ Death

TANGERANG ~ Results of the investigation into the death of two patients at Siloam Hospital after being administered anesthetic will be announced this week, Health Minister Nila Farid Moeloek said. “I have received reports from the teams of the Health Ministry (Kemenkes) and of the Drug and Food Monitoring Agency (BPOM) which were fielded yesterday. […]

Jakarta’s Drainage System Unable to Store Rainwater

JAKARTA ~ The drainage system in Jakarta is unable to store high volume of rainwater, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. “The flash floods in Jakarta on Sunday (February 8) were not caused by the overflow of major rivers, but by the failure of the drainage system to store […]

Japan Seeks Security Assurance for Its Citizens in West Java

BANDUNG ~ Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia Yasuaki Tanizaki urged the West Java provincial government to provide security assurance for the Japanese working in the area, Deputy Governor of West Java province Deddy Mizwar stated here on Wednesday. Deddy noted that the request was made following the recent execution of two Japanese citizens by the outlawed […]

Governor Admits Jakarta Most Congested In World

JAKARTA ~ Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama admitted here on Wednesday that Jakarta was the most congested city in the world as found in a recent survey. “That is true. Jakarta is the most congested. You can see traffic jams are found almost across the capital city,” he said. Basuki blamed the situation to the absence […]

60 Inmates on Indonesia’s Execution List: Attorney General

JAKARTA ~ Attorney General H. M. Prasetyo said that 60 inmates convicted in major crimes are on Indonesia’s death penalty list. There are still some 50 to 60 inmates on death row in Indonesia, Prasetyo stated here on Tuesday, on the sidelines of a meeting with Indonesian editors in chief. Despite protests from a number […]