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Campaign Violations Under Probe by Jakarta’s Election Watchdog

Two weeks after the campaign period for the 2017 gubernatorial elections kicked off, the Jakarta Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) investigates the various campaign...

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Molotov Attack, Bomb Threat Hit Indonesian Worship Places

A Molotov cocktail and a bomb threat in two different places of worship shook Indonesia on Monday, November 14.

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10 Things to Remember About Immigration Raids in Indonesia

Whether checking for documents, reducing the threat of terrorism or countering drug distribution, Indonesian Immigration authorities and the police regularly carry out...

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Breaking: Expats Can No Longer Rely Solely on Agents to Get Permits

Indonesia announced immigration formality agents are no longer allowed to submit applications for visas and stay permits without having the expat present.

A History of Food Scare Scandals in Indonesia

From human error to poor factory conditions or more serious malicious sabotage, food scares can emerge from just about anywhere, impact consumer trust and damage public...

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Jokowi Congratulates New US President

Indonesian President Jokowi congratulated Donald Trump for winning the latest presidential race in the United States late Wednesday evening, November 9. President Joko...

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A Pledge to Fight Trump’s Racism and Bigotry

People who take on the responsibility of elected office are to be held accountable for their actions. I am not sitting on the sidelines anymore.

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Massive Fire Eats Up Neo Soho Mall

Jakarta police reported that the Neo Soho mall in Tanjung Duren, Grogol caught fire at 9 pm, Wednesday evening, November 9.

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Indonesia Prepares Tougher Penalties for Pedophiles

Indonesia is moving forward with tougher penalties for convicted pedophiles, according to the department of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection.

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Jakarta Braces for Islamic Hardline Protest Against Governor Ahok

Several businesses in Jakarta have encouraged their employees to stay inside during what many fear will become a violent protest by Islamic hardline groups.

Why the Government Needs to Demolish Kemang

After three major floods hit Kemang within a 30-day timeframe, Governor Ahok has decided to make drastic measures. With more devastating floods expected to hit the...

How Indonesia’s FPI Is Essentially Game of Thrones’ High Sparrow

Is Indonesia ready to experience the world of Game of Thrones with the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) playing the radical role of the High Sparrow?

More Than 1.2 Million Indonesians Are Now Using Drugs

The University of Indonesia’s health centre and the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) report an estimated 1.2 million drug users in the country.

Central Java Police Dept Offers Reward for Reporting Dirty Cops

The Central Java Police department is offering a Rp.5 million (US$380) reward for anyone who reports illegal activities involving dirty cops in the province.