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Workers feel digital pinch
Workers feel digital pinch
National

Indonesia may not yet have an unmanned establishment like Jack Ma’s Tao Café in Hangzhou, China, or driverless buses like those in France and Switzerland, but the impact of digitalization on employment in the country is becoming increasingly obvious. The Jakarta Post journalist Stefani Ribka examines how the digital revolution will continue robbing people of jobs but considerably improve business efficiency at the same time.

Indonesia looks to Japan for social security
Indonesia looks to Japan for social security
National

After three years of fully fledged operations, the social security system continues to struggle with low participant acquisition and poor premium compliance.

Restoring sandalwood’s glory
Restoring sandalwood’s glory
National

In 1986, then East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) governor Ben Mboi issued a bylaw on the trade in sandalwood that everybody in the impoverished province has been regretting ever since; five years later it was revoked and replaced with a more populist one.

Cut! Regulators at odds with censors
Cut! Regulators at odds with censors
National

The “excessive” censorship of TV programs in the past couple of years and disharmony between the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) and the Film Censorship Board (LSF) is in the spotlight.

Female ulema speak up for women despite odds
Female ulema speak up for women despite odds
National

Hope and despair fills the first half of 2017 in efforts to protect the rights of women and girls. In late April the first ever Indonesian Women Ulema Congress issued a fatwa on preventing child marriage and ending sexual violence.

Making money the millennial way
Making money the millennial way
Lifestyle

Barely heard of a decade ago, “media influencer” is becoming a household name and a promising profession among Indonesian millennials. Unlike conventional jobs, making it big in this one requires the new media proficiency of business-minded kids from the smartphone generation.

Collateral damage in war against poachers
Collateral damage in war against poachers
National

Collateral damage in war against poachers

Achieving mastery of the seas
Achieving mastery of the seas
National

Indonesian shipbuilder sets sails on journey to revitalize national maritime industry

Shooting for the moon: Eyeing the world's best weapons store industry
Shooting for the moon: Eyeing the world's best weapons store industry
National

Overlooked Indonesian weaponry manufacturer slowly appears on world radar.

The Fitness Phenomenon
The Fitness Phenomenon
Lifestyle

Tracing down the health and fitness pattern of Jakartans