War of Choice for Vice Presidential Candidate

Political parties eyes East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa to become their vice presidential candidate for the 2024 presidential election. Other names also often appear in the list of choices.

Controversy over Used Train Imports

PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) will retire ten series of Greater Jakarta electric rail trains. As a replacement, the company is importing used trains from Japan.

Death Penalty Controversy in Indonesia

Ferdy Sambo was sentenced to death for the murder of Brigadier Nofriansyah Yosua Hutabarat. Sambo is not the first. Several convicts have received a similar death sentence. However, the new Criminal Code can remit the death penalty to life imprisonment.

Downstream Strategy to Spur Investment

President Joko Widodo said downstream projects for natural resources are a priority policy to attract investment. This step is also an effort to accelerate the transition to clean energy and increase the added value of mineral commodities.

The Long Road of Jakarta's ERP Policy

Jakarta's electronic road pricing (ERP) policy should take effect in 2006. The plan now appears in the Regional Regulation draft (Raperda) for Electronic Traffic Control.

Why Should Govt Ban Single Cigarette Sales?

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said the government plans to ban single cigarette (loosie) sales through a government regulation, which will be drafted in 2023.

China Removes Foreign Traveler Covid Quarantine

The Chinese government will remove the quarantine obligation for arrivals from abroad. This policy aligns with the Covid-19 status downgrade as a class B infectious disease.

Indonesian Rice, Most Expensive In Southeast Asia

According to World Bank, the average price of Indonesian rice has been the most expensive in Southeast Asia in the last decade. The high price of rice is one of the causes of poverty.