The Grapevine has told unspun that The Jakarta Post is losing eight reporters, some to further education but others to the competition.
Among those the Post will be losing is Reiner Simanjuntak, the business editor to Forbes Indonesia that is being run by former Singapore Business Times correspondent Shoeb Kagda. The other poacher of Post talent, we are told, is research and lobby firm Van Zorge Heffernan.
In the meantime, rumors of a second English-language daily starting up soon are rife. But very few people seem to know who is behind it, except that one of the owners may be from a mining firm that has been in the news a lot lately and one of the editors used to work with Antara.
It looks like Daniel Rembeth, the new CEO of the Jakarta Post has his work cut out for him.