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Jokowi Graces New Yogyakarta Int’l Airport Inauguration

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the New Yogyakarta International Airport will be formally held on Monday, January 23, with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo gracing the...

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62 Foreigners Face Deportation for Multiple (Immigration) Violations

The office of North Jakarta Immigration will deport 62 foreign nationals, some of which are Egyptians and Nigerians, who were discovered to have committed multiple...

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Kiwi Woman Arrested In Bali Admits To Drug Smuggling

The New Zealand woman arrested in Bali last year for smuggling drugs has admitted to the crime.

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Indonesia Will No Longer Recoup Costs for Oil Exploration

On Wednesday, January 18, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry issued new decree basing new oil and gas contracts on the gross split scheme, instead of the cost...

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Megawati Backs Ahok-Djarot in Jakarta Gubernatorial Race

Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Chairwoman Megawati Sukarnoputri has officially confirmed she will be campaigning for the incumbent Jakarta governor...

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British Council Pushes to Empower Indonesian Teachers and Students

The British Council-Indonesia partnered with HSBC and set a character-building programme for local teachers, principals and high school students.

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World Bank Projects Higher Than Expected Economic Growth in 2017

The economic growth for 2017 remains upbeat as the latest World Bank report projects it at 5.3 percent, higher than what the government initially expected.

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Environment Ministry Urges for More Jobs to Cut Wildlife Crimes

According to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, providing more employment opportunities in relevant communities will considerably reduce wildlife crimes.

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Narcotics Agency Blames Drug-Using Pilots for Indonesian Plane Crashes

The anti-narcotics agency head minced no words when he blamed pilots on drugs as one of the leading causes of aviation accidents involving Indonesian planes.

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32 Alleged Sex Workers Arrested by Immigration Office

32 foreigners, allegedly sex workers, were arrested by investigators of the Immigration Office under the Law and Human Rights Ministry for serious violations of...

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Ahok-Djarot Wins More Swing Voters After First Debate

A survey conducted after the first gubernatorial debate held on Friday evening, January 13, showed that many undecided voters have eventually declared they will most...

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Indonesia Launches Anti-Hoax Campaign to Battle Fake News

In an attempt to stop the rampant circulation of hoaxes on the Internet and several social media platforms, an anti-hoax campaign was kicked off across six cities in...

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New Year, Old Cons

Despite repeated calls for a national ‘mental revolution’, Indonesia remains ripe for scams perpetrated by self-styled holy men claiming magical powers. Police in...

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An Investor’s Guide: Hot Verticals in Indonesia for 2017

Savvy investors in Indonesia are positioning themselves to mop the floor in spaces that orbit e-commerce. But other hot verticals include fintech, agriculture, food and...