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IS-linked militants kill four farmers in Indonesia

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Islamic State-linked extremists have killed four farmers in a remote village on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, police confirmed Wednesday, with one of the victims [...] » More

March retail sales up 6.1pct: BI survey

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Bank Indonesia’s Retail Sales Survey (SPE) has indicated an increase in monthly retail sales in March this year compared to the previous month. “Real Sales Index [...] » More

Indonesia considers plan to tax trade in cryptos

13-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Indonesia is considering a plan to tax the trading of cryptocurrencies after a surge in popularity among local investors, a tax official said on Tuesday. The Southeast Asian [...] » More

Indonesia study finds China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine highly effective in health workers

13-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

An analysis of Indonesian healthcare workers inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech showed it was 98 percent effective at preventing [...] » More

Indonesian Muslims must learn from Tengku Zulkarnain’s work: Amin

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has urged Indonesian Muslims to learn from the good deeds of well-respected Muslim preacher Tengku Zulkarnain, who passed away on Monday [...] » More

Do not dismiss KPK investigators failing civic knowledge test: MP

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Deputy Chair of Commission III of the House of Representatives Pangeran Khairul Saleh urged the anti-graft body to not dismiss senior investigators, with integrity and good [...] » More

Indonesian utility pledges to stop building coal plants beyond existing pipeline

13-May-2021 Intellasia | ClimatechangeNews | 5:02 AM

Indonesia’s biggest utility has pledged to stop building new coal power plants beyond its current pipeline of projects. In a briefing to Indonesian media, Zulkifi [...] » More

Migrant workers’ Taiwan placement to resume after COVID-19 cases drop

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

The Ministry of Manpower intends to reopen the placement programme for Indonesian migrant workers, particularly to Taiwan, once the number of COVID-19 cases declines in [...] » More

Indonesia auto sales jump 903per cent year-on-year in April

13-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Indonesian car sales jumped 902.9per cent in April from a year ago, showing sales have started to return to pre-pandemic levels, auto distributor Astra International said on [...] » More

Indonesia finds China’s Sinovac 100pct effective against death in 28-day real world study

13-May-2021 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 5:02 AM

Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s vaccine is wiping out Covid-19 among health workers in Indonesia, an encouraging sign for the dozens of developing countries reliant on the [...] » More

Local govts to closely oversee micro-level community activities

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

The COVID-19 Handling Task Force has urged the local government to ramp up supervision of community activities right up to the micro level. “Any activity must be [...] » More

Ministry confirms 121,026 prisoners granted Eid al-Fitr sentence cut

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

A total of 121,026 prisoners nationwide have received remissions as part of the Eid al-Fitr celebrations, with 550 of them being released immediately, the Law and Human [...] » More

Doctor recommends tips for safe vacationing during Eid amid pandemic

12-May-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Professor of Lung, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia (FKUI), Tjandra Yoga Aditama highlighted several measures that people can adopt to prevent COVID-19 infection [...] » More

North Sulawesi’s Melonguane hit by 5.5-magnitude quake

12-May-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 rattled northwest of Melonguane, Talaud Islands, North Sulawesi, early on Tuesday, though no tsunami warning was issued, according to the [...] » More

Indonesia retail sales drop 14.6pct y/y in March, better than forecast-central bank

12-May-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Retail sales in Indonesia fell at a slower pace of 14.6 percent on annual basis in March, compared with an 18.1 percent fall in February, a central bank survey showed on [...] » More