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The Jakarta Post is one of Indonesia's leading English-language daily newspapers.


Indonesia slams Singapore for withholding information on nationals treated for COVID-19

Indonesia complains on Singapore insisting to withhold personal information of its citizens showing COVID-19 symptoms in Jakarta.


AirAsia offers 6 millions promo seats amid COVID-19 outbreak

Passengers can get free flights under certain conditions to Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia, Singapore and Perth in Australia, as well as slashed prices for flights to other destinations, under the carrier’s BIG Sale program.


OPINION: COVID-19 wreaks havoc on oil markets as Chinese demand slumps

COVID-19 is arguably the biggest risk to global growth since the Great Recession, S&P Global Platts Analytics said in a recent report.


Combating Covid-19: Toward closer China-Asean community

 This meeting is convened at a critical moment when China and Asean are battling the severe challenge of Covid-19.


Climate, immunity, incompetence? Indonesia’s zero recorded coronavirus cases raise questions

While the fact that there are zero known cases in the country has brought relief, it has also raised questions about what sets Indonesia apart from countries with confirmed cases.


These problems are ‘men-made’: Sri Mulyani blames men for creating global uncertainties

 In a speech at the Mandiri Investment Forum in Jakarta Finance Minister Sri Mulyani said that the uncertain global conditions in 2019 – caused by the United States-China trade war, Brexit and protests in many parts of the world – were likely to persist in 2020.


115 million Indonesians not yet economically secure: World Bank

Approximately 115 million Indonesians, or 45 per cent of the country’s population, have yet to achieve economic security and the lifestyle of the middle class, the World Bank’s latest report shows.


OPINION: Asia to have largest GDP: Here’s what that means

The bulk of that growth will come from the developing markets of China, India and throughout South-East Asia and it will give rise to a host of new decisions for businesses, governments and NGOs.

Indonesian stocks take a hit as global markets grapple with coronavirus concerns

The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), the Indonesia Stock Exchange’s (IDX) main gauge, fell 1.


Amazon Web Services to build data centres in Jakarta: Minister

By the end of next year or early 2022, Amazon Web Services (AWS) will build an infrastructure “region” in Jakarta, in the biggest investment in Indonesia’s information and technology sector.


‘Hurry up’: Amazon, Grab among global firms urged to invest in Indonesia

To attract investments, including tech behemoth Amazon and Singapore ride-hailing giant Grab, Indonesia has set its eyes on multinational corporations attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.


Indonesia introduces super-priority tourism destinations at Asean forum

Indonesia’s five super-priority tourism destinations were introduced by the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry to 43 international journalists attending the Asean Tourism Forum 2020 in Brunei Darussalam on Thursday.


Tapanuli orangutan on list of world’s most endangered primates

Pushed by the aggressive encroachment of forests, Indonesia’s endemic great ape, the Tapanuli orangutan, is officially among the world’s most endangered primates as fewer than 800 currently exist in the wild.


Frontier technologies pathway for prosperity, says Indonesian Finance Minister

Frontier technologies bring new opportunities as well as wide-ranging impacts and policy implications for the economy at the national, regional and global levels, writes Sri Mulyani Indrawati in an Oped.

Current affairs

Jakarta to remain ASEAN’s capital, secretary-general says

ASEAN will continue to be headquartered in Jakarta even when Indonesia has moved its capital to  Kalimantan, says the organization’s secretary-general Lim Jock Hoi.


No honeymoon for Jokowi and Ma’ruf after inauguration

Jokowi cannot afford to slow down his busy routine; he and Ma’ruf simply have no time to sit back and relax.

Headline-1, Politics

Hundreds injured, arrested as Jakarta protest ends in clashes on Monday

Clashes between protesters and security forces broke out on Monday, September 30, following a protest against the government and the House of Representatives in the capital city.

Headline-2, Politics

Indonesia student protests set to continue as House holds final plenary meeting

The wave of protests against the government and the House of Representatives is expected to continue on Monday as the legislative body is scheduled to hold its last plenary session for the 2014-2019 term.

Culture and society, Curiosity

Indonesian pre-teen writes to Trump

Why do you always export your waste to my country.

Current affairs

Jakarta traffic improves, says global index

The capital’s traffic situation has consistently ranked among the world’s worse.


Capitalizing on moderate Islam at Osaka’s G20 summit

Indonesia has a unique position among G20 countries.

Opinion, Politics

Democratic Indonesia exemplifies truly Asia

An op-ed from Niruban Balachandran in the Jakarta Post.

Business, Economics

Indonesia wins S&P upgrade as Jokowi victory fuels growth bets

Jokowi’s reelection spells continued growth and continuity leading to the upgrade.

Culture and society, Current affairs

Minister tells Indonesians to uninstall VPNs

Indonesia un-restricts social media, says VPNs no longer needed.

Headline-2, Politics

Jokowi winner of elections

The Indonesian General Election Commission have named Joko Widodo winner of the presidential elections.

Headline-2, Politics

Jokowi: World leaders congratulate me

Joko Widodo offers rebuke to victory claims from the opposition.

Headline-1, Politics

Prabowo declares victory, again

The former military man claims poll win.


Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election battle

Both sides have claimed victory in the last 24 hours.


Joko Widodo blames fake news for electability drop in West Java

Indonesia elections are due later this year.

Current affairs, Environment, Headline-1

Flooding death toll climbs to 50 in Indonesia

Aid agencies say evacuees in ‘urgent’ need of help.

Culture and society, Current affairs

Universities turn blind eye to sexual harassment, abuse in Indonesia

The Jakarta Post has collaborated with media organizations Tirto.

Culture and society, Headline-1

Feature: The curious case of the Indonesian passport

I will never forget the first time I realized how powerless my Indonesian passport really is.

Current affairs

Lion Air JT610 cockpit voice recorder found

Investigators hope that the discovery will shed new light on the deadly crash.

Current affairs, Environment

Fresh eruption causes panic as search and rescue teams struggle to reach remote villages

Many still have not returned to their homes and are living in makeshift shelters.

Current affairs, Environment

Sunda Strait tsunami death toll hits 429

More bodies discovered at sea and as rescuers reach remote areas.

Analysis, Environment, Headline-2

What caused the Sunda Strait tsunami?

A volcanic eruption may have been the cause of the cataclysmic event.

Environment, Headline-1

Sunda Strait tsunami: What we know so far

A round up by the Jakarta Post of what we know so far about the deadly event.

Analysis, Environment

Jakarta sinking fast: Experts

Changes must be made or the city faces massive changes within a decade.


Lion Air flight was unfit to fly

A Lion Air flight which crashed in October should not have been in the air, a safety board finds.

Curiosity, Politics

Indonesian political parties clash over sharia-based bylaws

Sharia law is once again in the headlines as parties debate its merits and the need for secularism.


Lion Air search focused under water

The search for Lion Air flight JT610 is now focused under water, with 30 skilled divers being deployed to the Java Sea to search for the main body of the aircraft.

Analysis, Environment

At least 11 killed, students missing in North Sumatra floods

At least 11 students have died while another 10 are missing after a flash flood inundated a school building in North Sumatra, on Friday afternoon.


How you can help Indonesia’s earthquake survivors

The Jakarta Post has outlined ways you can donate to help the victims of last week’s earthquake and tsunami.

Environment, Politics

Finger-pointing over tsunami warning

Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has stood by its decision to lift a tsunami warning soon after it was issued.


Earthquake survivors struggle to meet daily needs, request govt allowance

As the emergency response period for recent earthquakes comes to an end, survivors continue to struggle with daily needs as they remain displaced from their homes.

Economics, News

Time of reckoning on pace of Belt and Road Initiative

Hundreds of infrastructure projects have been getting off the ground in countries included in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but challenges remain.


Indonesia deserves more presidential candidates

Since the founding of the republic, we have been facing a deficit of candidates for president, forcing the nation to let authoritarianism rule over the country for more than 50 years.


JAD – the terror group behind Surabaya bombings

JAD, the largest local terror group pledging allegiance to the Islamic State, has played a significant role in the terror attacks.


Similarity between Surabaya church bombings, Sidoarjo bombing

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack in Indonesia’s second-largest city.