The Jakarta Post
These are some of the developments we're following today:
- This morning, hundreds of workers at the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) went on strike, bringing cargo handling operations to a complete stop. If it continues, the strike will reportedly cause a loss of Rp 200 billion per week.
- The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Gerindra Party are now engaged in a fight following a statement made by Gerindra Deputy Chairman Arif Poyuono who likened the PDI-P to the disbanded Indonesian Communist Party (PKI). The PDI-P is mulling over filing a lawsuit.
- In Manila, foreign ministers of ASEAN countries and several major powers are holding talks on a number of issues, but will likely focus more on North Korea. Earlier, on the eve of the meeting, Philippine President Rodrigue Duterte called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a "maniac."
- Christie's to auction rare watch once owned by Egyptian king
- Canned sardines contaminated with thread worms, BPOM confirms
- PDI-P strengthens ties with Golkar
- Tax office eyes 14m taxpayers' annual reports this year
- Jakarta to see medium rain but remain hot during equinox
- Freeport has cost $13 billion losses in environmental damage, says BPK
- Marine personnel rebuild roads, houses ahead of naval exercises
- Brunei, Indonesia work on new hybrid paddy varieties
- Piles of trash continue to flow onto Tangerang shore
- E-cigarettes more likely to get people started on smoking: Study