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Indonesia Protests European Union’s Decision to Limit Use of Palm Oil

Indonesia says it is “disappointed” with the European Parliament’s decision to approve the EU bill on clean energy, which will limit the use of palm oil, saying...

Underage Migrant Workers Pay Price for Child Trafficking by Agencies

Hundreds of underage Indonesian migrant workers have been lured to work in Hong Kong and Singapore on account of fraud and child trafficking practices by recruitment...

Indonesia Pins Hopes on China for Bali Tourism Revival

Following Indonesia’s tourism slump caused by the multiple eruptions on Mount Agung in Bali, the government says it is looking to China to drive its resurgence....

Two Indonesian Islands for Sale Online

Two islands in the Indonesian archipelago are apparently for sale after they were found to be listed on privateislandsonline.com, a website that specializes in island...

More than 50 Children Die in Papua as Authorities Struggle to Contain Outbreak

Indonesian authorities are facing difficult challenges in their efforts to contain an outbreak of measles in Papua which has plagued the region for almost five months...

Teenager Receives 18 Months’ Jail Sentence for Insulting President Jokowi

The Medan District Court in North Sumatera has sentenced a teenager to 18 months in jail for making defamatory comments about President Joko Widodo online. The...

Fire Destroys Valuable Artifacts at Jakarta’s Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari) in Jakarta caught on fire yesterday, destroying some of the valuable collection of historic artifacts on display after they were...

Ombudsman Claims Mismanagement in Rice Import Move

The Indonesian Ombudsman have declared signs of mismanagement in the Trade Ministry’s controversial move of importing 500,000 tonnes from Vietnam and Thailand....

Diphtheria Vaccine Efforts Undermined by Islamic Alternative Medicine Campaigners

Indonesia’s fight against a diphtheria outbreak is reportedly being undermined by some Islamic alternative health practitioners who claim vaccinations are in violation...

Floor Collapse at Indonesia Stock Exchange Building

UPDATE: The walkway above the lobby of Tower 2 of Indonesia’s Stock Exchange Building collapsed this afternoon just after 12:00p.m. local time. An unknown number...

Bitcoin Could Destabilize Financial System, Warns Bank Indonesia

Trading in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could lead to losses and destabilize Indonesia’s financial system, declared Bank Indonesia in a fresh warning against the...

42 Foreigners Arrested for Immigration Violations in North Jakarta

As many as 42 Nigerian and Ugandan nationals have been arrested by the local authorities in North Jakarta for immigration violations after most of them failed to present...

Bali Woman Charged with Embezzling 4 Billion Rupiah from Quiksilver Store

A former store manager in Bali has been charged with embezzlement of over Rp.4 billion following a failed attempt to sue her Australian employers for alleged unfair...

Man Asks for Help to Remove 200kg Crocodile from New House

A man in Riau has been forced to ask for assistance to evacuate a massive crocodile from his newly-bought residence, after he found a crocodile cage at the back of the...

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