Category: Featured

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Man Electrocuted as Birthday Gag, Killed by Friends

A 21-year-old Jakarta man is dead after a birthday gag went wrong, and he was killed by friends. The victim was strapped to an electrified pole and had water dumped on...

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Jokowi Pushes for Aggressive Education Inclusion

The Education Commission (or the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity) has submitted its first budget proposal to jump-start the push on...

Breaking the Stigma on Mental Illness in Indonesia

The Get Happy Campaign aims to eliminate the stigma and encourage awareness on the country’s mental health problems.

Google Indonesia to Pay US$400M Tax Bill?

The Indonesian government continues to investigate Google’s case in a bid to ramp up tax collection. On Monday, September 19, Indonesia’s tax officials finally paid...

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Is Jakarta’s Great Sea Wall Just a Pipe Dream?

Lagged budget disbursement pushed back the construction of a giant sea wall in Jakarta, which was expected to be finished by April 2018. Two years after the...

Politician’s Car Explodes, Kills Two In Aceh

A politician’s car exploded in Aceh, killing two and leaving five others seriously injured. The car owner’s wife is reportedly behind the bombing. On Saturday, a...

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Authorities Capture Local Terrorist Leader in Sulawesi

One month after prominent terrorist leader Santoso was gunned down in East Indonesia, the group’s second-in-command has been taken into custody.

Is Sandiaga Uno Jakarta’s Next Governor?

In Jakarta, tension between political parties is at an all time high, as the 2017 gubernatorial election is just around the corner. The Great Indonesia Movement Party...

Entrepreneurs Cut Out Middlemen in Indonesia’s Agricultural Trade

Technology has long been supporting the agriculture sector in Indonesia, with the use of modern machinery to increase farmers’ productivity and efficiency. Recently,...

Indonesia to Ban LGBT Networking Apps

Over 80 apps and websites with LGBT-related content may soon be banned by the Indonesian government. As the Indonesian LGBT community continues its fight for equal...

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Tourists Die After Fast Boat Explodes in Bali

At least two people are dead and 14 have been injured after a fast boat exploded en route from East Bali to the Gili Islands.

Famous Party Beggar Benjamin Holst Bagged in Surabaya

Famous Beggar Benjamin Holst Arrested in Surabaya

World renowned beggar Benjamin Holst is a folk hero with an abnormally large leg. He has been able to travel the world and party with cash made by panhandling, but...

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What’s Next for Indonesia after Jokowi’s Visit to China for G20 Summit?

China and Indonesia have broad common interests in bilateral relations. A successful G20 summit for the two countries would yield strategic benefits.

Indonesia’s drug chief supports Philippine-style murders

Indonesia’s anti-drug chief has encouraged the nation to apply brutal crackdown methods on traffickers like the ones led by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. As...