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break outs

We Want to Break Free: Indonesia’s Failing Prison System and Break Outs

A string of prison breakouts across the archipelago is raising questions about the effectiveness of the current system.

Navy

Indonesian Navy Wrangles Fugitive Boats and Chinese Sailors

Previously, Indonesia made a name for itself bombing fishing boats. But recently, the local navy also captured two tankers that escaped from Malaysia.

Opinion: Understanding Indonesia’s Business Culture

Adapting to a new work culture is often challenging. In Indonesia, there are certain rules of thumb that expats need to understand when settling in for work or starting...

How Indonesia Aims to Make Palm Oil Sustainable

Indonesia believes its ISPO standard for the palm oil industry, if enforced, could help cut back on environmental destruction. Meanwhile, the European Union makes its...

Bali hotels

Officials Aim to Control the Overpopulation of Bali Hotels

The number of rooms in Bali does not match its number of visitors. Local groups push for all Bali hotels to meet certain criteria before they can be built.

Brimob

Despite Lesser Charges, Ahok May Still Face Prison

Although Jakarta’s gubernatorial election has finally ended, the fact remains that Ahok must still battle it out in court if he hopes to avoid prison.

drug syndicate

Police Arrest German Citizen, Discover Nigerian Drug Syndicate in Jakarta

A German was arrested carrying 2.65 kilos of meth. Incidentally, he served as the key to helping local police bust a Nigerian drug syndicate in West Jakarta.

Mining

Illegal Gold Mining Sees Steady Rise in Indonesia

While it's flush with natural resources and precious metals including gold, Indonesia also attracts its fair share of unscrupulous miners bent on plunder

Eight Great Places for Authentic Sushi in Jakarta and Bali

Japanese restaurants can be found all over the place in the capital and other big cities in Indonesia. Many local news stories feature Japanese restaurants in their top...

tobacco

Sri Mulyani to Revamp Tax Policies on Tobacco in Indonesia

Tobacco is the largest contributor to state revenue, but the current tax policy incentivizes producers to fly under the radar. Here’s what's about to change

visa

More Tourists Denied Entry to Bali Despite Visa-Free Policy

Since Jokowi announced the visa-free policy, critics claim crime stats have increased, as more tourists are denied entry to Bali for various reasons.

research

Indonesia, UK to Spend More on National Science Projects

Knowledge and innovation are keys to improving national wealth. This year, Indonesia and the UK will shell out Rp.132 billion for research projects.

narcotics

A Look at Narcotics Laws and Statistics in Indonesia

Despite a growing reported prevalence of narcotics, Indonesia’s anti-drug top cop says the country can only outlaw 43 of 800 substances at the moment.

expats

Five Locations In Indonesia That Are Filled With Expats

Expats who are looking for great places in Indonesia to call home, here are five great spots that might be suitable for you.

Education Guide 2017

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