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West Nusa Tenggara Housewife Jailed in Blasphemy Case

A housewife from West Nusa Tenggara province has been jailed for two and a half years after being found guilty of blasphemy, according to a report from Agence France...

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NU Calls for Review as Bootleg Booze Thrives Among Jakarta Youths

A survey has found 65 percent of youths living in Jakarta and surrounding cities consume bootleg liquor, known as oplosan, raising questions about the wisdom of...

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Tourists Rescued In Bali Beachside Fire

Tourists have been forced to evacuate from a popular hiking trail in Bali after the sudden eruption of forest fires over the weekend. Twenty-four tourists were along the...

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Flag Faux Pas Stains SEA Games as #ShameOnYouMalaysia Goes Viral

Southeast Asia Games host Malaysia has found itself in hot water after an apparent design flaw in the Games’ official booklet drew criticism from Indonesian netizens...

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Bali Crime Watch: Black Magic Robbery and Police Brutality Reports

Authorities have warned locals and tourists to be wary of an ATM scam in the resort island of Bali after the arrest of four suspects on theft and fraud charges, while...

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Ubud Writers and Readers Festival Launch 2017 Program

The annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival launched its full program Wednesday, Aug. 16, ahead of the October event with a speaker list including some of the top names...

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The Future of Apartments and Luxury Residences in Jakarta

Shangri-La’s Property Manager Kathryn Urquhart discusses the strategies behind managing luxury residences in the capital city. Hi Kathryn, thank you for taking your...

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UK Visa Requirements Divides Indonesian-British Family

A British family has been left divided between Suffolk in the United Kingdom and Jakarta following visa complications. According to a report from the Suffolk-based East...

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Amnesty International Slams Duterte-Inspired War on Drugs

International human rights body Amnesty has criticized Indonesia’s war on drugs rolled out this year, saying extrajudicial deaths of suspects have skyrocketed...

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Jokowi Rocks Out at We The Fest

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, who is well-known for his love of metal and punk music, made a surprise appearance this weekend at We The Fest dance festival at JI...

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Shock Death Won’t Hinder e-KTP Case: KPK

The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, confirmed on Saturday, Aug. 12, that it would not be involved in the investigations of the shock death of a key witness in...

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Freeport, Government Meet in Long-Running Negotiations

Long-running negotiations between mining giant Freeport’s local unit and the Indonesian government continued Thursday, Aug. 10, with high ranking ministers meeting...

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First Salt Import Arrives Amid Supply Crisis

A resolution is in sight for Indonesia’s salt crisis, with 25,000 tons of a total 75,000 ton import quota arriving from Australia on Thursday, August 10. The crisis...

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Visa Laws Set to Relax Under Immigration, Foreign Affairs Ministry Plan

Visa requirements and stay permit application procedures will be eased for foreign experts and investors under a plan announced Tuesday, Aug 8, in a joint statement...

Education Guide 2017

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