Indonesian police expose international kidney trafficking network amidst legal and diplomatic hurdles

A joint operation by Jakarta Metropolitan Police and Metro Bekasi Regional Police exposed an international kidney trafficking syndicate despite legal and diplomatic obstacles. A total of 122 Indonesian citizens have undergone kidney transplants at Preah Ket Mealea Hospital in Kamboja, with recipients hailing from different countries such as India, China, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Viral video of monkey protecting toddler in Bali captivates and stirs debate among netizens

A viral video featuring a monkey protecting a toddler supposedly in Bali, Indonesia has sparked mixed reactions, with netizens debating the animal’s training and concerns about potential animal abuse. The video, gaining significant attention, prompted officials to investigate its authenticity and location of where it was shot.

President Jokowi assembles elite team to boost Ganjar Pranowo’s 2024 presidential campaign

President Joko Widodo has curated a team of seven to guide Ganjar Pranowo’s 2024 presidential campaign, demonstrating his clear support for the candidate and quelling rumors of his backing for other potential candidates, according to Hasto Kristiyanto, Secretary-General of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP).

Indonesian leaders discuss national defense and future strategy in high-level meeting

Indonesia’s President Jokowi, Defense Minister Prabowo, and BUMN Minister Thohir convened to strategize on national defense and future planning, emphasizing the need for a robust defense industry. This high-level dialogue could impact the country’s geopolitical stance and the upcoming 2024 Presidential Election.”

Indonesian singer, Cakra Khan, shows stunning performance in America’s Got Talent audition

Indonesia’s music prodigy Cakra Khan stunned America’s Got Talent judges and viewers with his unique, resonant voice, earning a standing ovation and passage to the next round. This marks another milestone for Indonesian talent on the international stage, reinforcing the richness of the country’s music scene.

Indonesian financial authority warns against risks of online loans for concert tickets amid rising fintech usage

The Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK) warns against using online loans to purchase concert tickets, highlighting the risk of falling into high-interest debt traps. Financial experts emphasize the risks involved and advise caution in borrowing for consumptive purposes. Consumers should carefully consider financial knowledge and repayment abilities to avoid financial distress.

World Health Organization officially classifies artificial sweetener “aspartame” as a carcinogen

The World Health Organization (WHO), through its International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has officially classified aspartame, a widely used artificial sweetener, as a potential carcinogen. This suggests that it could pose a risk for causing cancer in humans. However, the acceptable daily intake limit for aspartame remains at 40 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. This standard has been reaffirmed by the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), a scientific advisory body jointly administered by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Indonesian authorities voice concerns over Increasingly number of students migrating to Singapore

Increasing numbers of Indonesian students are becoming Singaporean citizens due to limited job opportunities and higher salaries, highlighting the need for Indonesian authorities to improve employment opportunities in Indonesia.

Golkar Party leader affirms no Extraordinary National Congress amidst calls for leadership change

Golkar Party leaders dismissed calls for an Extraordinary National Congress , labeling them as baseless claims. The former Central Leadership Council from 2016 to 2017, was said to have viewed the ENG as a solution to address the declining electability of the Golkar Party in the lead-up to the registration of presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the Indonesian 2024 Presidential Election.

Senior Indonesian politicians push for extraordinary congress to replace Golkar Party chairman

Senior Indonesian politicians from the Golkar Party advocate for an Extraordinary National Congress to replace Chairman Airlangga Hartanto amidst concerns over the party’s direction and declining electability.