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Palu Inmates Volunteer to Help Survivors

Inmates from Palu Detention Centre have volunteered to help the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. They call themselves Bui Squad (Prison Squad). They distribute...

Bandung: Gay Couple Arrested for Running LGBT Facebook Page

The Police have arrested a man and his partner for allegedly running a Facebook page for the gay community in Bandung, West Java, in Indonesia’s first case of...

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Jakarta Plans to Replace Transjakarta Buses with Trams

The Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) plans to substitute Transjakarta buses with trams in anticipation of an increase in the number of public transport...

Go-Jek Vice President’s Post Supporting LGBT Rights Gets Backlash

LGBT people in Indonesia are facing renewed pressure after a ride-sharing company’s message of support triggered an anti-gay response in the world’s largest...

Australian Man Dies After Crashing Motorbike into a Church Wall in Bali

An Australian man has died in a motorbike crash after he smashing into a church’s brick wall while he was on holiday in Bali. Callan Jay Everts, 32, from Perth,...

KPK Raids James Riady’s Home as part of Lippo Group Bribery Investigation

The Corruption Eradication Commission, known as KPK, said on Thursday it had raided 10 locations, including the home of the deputy chairman of the Lippo Group, as part...

7 Year Old Sulawesi Earthquake Survivor Raped by Teen Boy

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl earthquake survivor in Makassar, South Sulawesi. The girl and her family had left...

Official Says Only Five Percent of Jakarta’s Children are Physically Fit

Jakarta’s children face high health risks, as only 5 percent are deemed to be physically fit, a youth official has said. “In a metropolis lilke Jakarta, only...

Bali Beauty Pageant Promoting Equality, HIV Education Forced to Cancel

A Bali beauty pageant promoting HIV education and equality has been called off after mounting pressure from hardline anti-LGBT groups. The event, organized by Yayasan...

Lippo Group Executive Arrested for Bribery

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has apprehended Billy Sindoro, an executive of diversified conglomerate Lippo Group, after naming him a suspect in a bribery...

UN Chief Visits Palu as World Bank Announces Financial Aid

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has visited the Indonesian city of Palu to assess the impact of the earthquake and tsunami, as the World Bank announced five...

Facebook Post Saves Lives of Tourists Who Crashed Scooter in Bali

Facebook friends may have saved a pair of travellers’ lives after their scooter skidded off a roadway in Ubud, Bali and plunged down a 100-metre deep ravine thousands...

Billionaire Jack Ma Wants to Set Up Institute to train Indonesians on E-commerce

Mr Jack Ma, co-founder of the Chinese tech giant Alibaba, who is retiring as its executive chairman next year, has set his eyes on the largest Internet economy in...

Missing Students in North Sumatra Flash Flood Rescued

A search and rescue team has rescued 17 school students who went missing after a flash flood inundated a school building in Muara Saladi village in Mandailing Natal...