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High-Rise Buildings To Be Raided In Jakarta Over Groundwater Violations

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has revealed the city’s administration is set to raid dozens of high-rise buildings around Jakarta suspected of violating rules on...

Boat Capsizes in East Java, One Killed Four Missing

Huge waves caused by poor weather conditions capsized a boat carrying Islamic boarding school students off the coast of East Java province on Saturday, March 10, leaving...

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Train 50 Percent Off On Weekends

Airport train operator PT Railink has offered 50 percent discount for passengers who are traveling on Saturday and Sunday from March 10 to May 27. “We believe that...

Grab In Talks To Buy Parts Of Uber’s Business In Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing firm, Grab, is in advanced negotiations to buy parts of Uber Technologies Inc’s business in the region in what would be...

American Who Escaped From Infamous Kerobokan Prison Sentenced to Five Years

Christian Beasley, one of two American prisoners who escaped from the Kerobokan jail in December last year, has been sentenced to five years in prison on Monday, March...

Indonesian Government To Simplify Foreign Worker Licensing

The Indonesian government plans to simplify bureaucratic procedures in the documentation of foreign workers and end overlapping among state institutions through an...

Indonesian Government Issues Long-Awaited Decree on Beneficial Ownership

On March 1st, President Joko Widodo signed the Presidential Decree No. 13/2018 on beneficial ownership, which enables authorities to identify the beneficial owners of...

Bali Considering Internet Shutdown During Nyepi

The Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia (PHDI), the country’s leading authority on Hinduism, is appealing to authorities to enforce telecommunications providers to...

Indonesia Blocks Tumblr Over Complaints About Pornographic Content

Popular microblogging site Tumblr has been blocked by Indonesian authorities after complaints about pornographic content on hundreds of accounts. The communications...

Australian Man Loses $200,000 Life Savings to Bali Card Game Scam

A 66-year-old man from Perth got involved in a card game gambling scam in Bali in October last year and lost $200,000 over three months after also travelling to Johor in...

14 Suspected Members of Islamist Cyber Network Detained by Indonesian Police

On Thursday March 1st, 14 members of a network called the Muslim Cyber Army were arrested. The Indonesian Police say they have been using hacking, online misinformation...

Endangered Sumatran Tiger Killed and Disemboweled in Northern Sumatra

Locals in Northern Sumatra’s Hatorangan village killed and disemboweled a Sumatran tiger after it apparently attacked locals. The villagers reportedly put the...

Go-Jek Considering Initial Public Offering

Indonesian start up Go-Jek is considering an initial public offering in Indonesia, but details on timing and float size haven’t been decided yet. Go-Jek president...

Balikpapan: Human Limbs Found Inside Belly of Crocodile

A human leg and arm have been found inside the belly of a large crocodile in Balikpapan, Indonesia. The crocodile was suspected of mauling a man to death. The...