Palm oil producers pledge to promote sustainability at UN forum

Amid mounting international pressure, the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) has reassured the United Nations of its “strong commitment” to the sustainable production of palm oil in Indonesia. GAPKI chairman Joko Supriyono told a forum hosted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York on Tuesday that palm oil producers had no choice but to adopt the sustainable […]

Read more

KPK arrests Transportation Ministry top official

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested on Wednesday evening the Transportation Ministry’s sea transportation director-general, Antonius Tonny Budiono. “That’s the information we received. We won’t deny that. But we will wait for KPK’s statement,” the ministry’s acting spokesman Hengki Angkasawan told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. Hengki declined to provide details of the arrest, emphasizing that the ministry was still waiting for […]

Read more

New regulation on rice price ceilings to be applied starting Sept. 1

The Trade Ministry announced on Thursday that the government will start enforcing a new regulation on rice price ceilings on Sept. 1. Unlike an-already-revoked regulation that only classified rice into one type as ‘medium,’ the new regulation classifies rice into three types: ‘medium,’ ‘premium’ and ‘specialty’. The price ceilings apply to the first two categories only. The price ceiling for […]

Read more

Diaspora hopes

The Indonesian community living abroad has had its hopes raised, particularly that those among them with foreign citizenship will be able to visit their original homeland anytime they please, without the hassle of visa arrangements. But so far the rights of our diaspora remain unclear despite the launch of the so-called Diaspora Card on Monday. The card only acknowledges the […]

Read more
1 2 3 315