Indonesian health campaigners have won a battle in the war against the influence of the tobacco industry with the cancelation of a tobacco-promoting forum scheduled to be held in Bali late last month.
Amid chronic tobacco addiction, Indonesia is also faced with the lurking dangers of e-cigarettes, which have started gaining popularity in the country, experts say.
Up to 50 million children are in danger of not being able to access the most basic civil services due to the lack of a birth certificate, a study has found.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will reportedly inaugurate Muhammad Lutfi, the country’s former investment chief, as the new trade minister today.
Despite commending the Bali administration for rejecting a tobacco forum on the island, activists have expressed concern over a statement from the organizers suggesting a permit has been obtained from the police.
Jakarta. The Corruption Eradication Commission is being urged to investigate the possibility of corruption in the construction of Jakarta’s roads that has left many thoroughfares damaged and potholed during the rainy season, endangering motorists. “I am confused; roads are supposed to have a lifetime of up to 10 years, but here they become easily damaged after more »
A senior Indonesia government health official has sought to distance himself from the controversy over a condom promotion campaign following opposition from conservatives across the country.
The government is taking steps after a female Indonesian migrant worker in Hong Kong was said to be hospitalized for infection with a new strain of bird flu.
Indonesia expressed mixed reactions following the conclusion of the Climate Change talks in Warsaw, Poland which reached a consensus on the commitment to a global climate change adaptation program.