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Member of Infamous “Bali Nine” Dies of Cancer

A member of the Bali Nine convicted drug smugglers, Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, has reportedly died in a hospital in Jakarta. Nguyen was sentenced to death in 2006 after being...

Status of 19 Volcanoes Around Indonesia Raised to “Caution”

The statuses of 19 volcanoes throughout the country have been raised to waspada (caution), the second-highest level. Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas)...

Detainees Escape from Police Custody in Bali

Five detainees escaped police custody in Denpasar early on Monday. The police are currently searching for them on the island of Bali. The detainees escaped from a...

Men Detained in a Raid at Riau University Over Plot to Attack Local Parliament

Indonesian anti-terrorism police Densus 88 have detained three former students in a raid on a university campus in Pekanbaru, on Saturday June 2, and seized crude bombs...

Mount Merapi Eruption Intensifies, Residents in the Area Forced to Flee

Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta erupted twice overnight on Friday June 1, prompting dozens of residents still living inside the 3-kilometre danger zone around the volcano to...

hotel room robbery

Man Tied Up in Jakarta Hotel Room for Hours After Being Robbed

31-year-old Fauzi Firdaus was locked in a hotel room in Kuningan, South Jakarta, for hours by a couple who pretended that they wanted to buy a scooter that he had...

Garuda Indonesia

Garuda Indonesia Offers Cheaper Fares with its New “Basic Economy” Class

National carrier Garuda Indonesia is offering discounts of between 15 and 20 percent to its passengers. With this offer, the airline, which also operates low-cost...

Passengers Injured After Man Claimed There’s a Bomb on Board

At least 10 passengers on a flight preparing to take off from Borneo island were injured, most of them with broken bones and head wounds, after panic ensued when a man...

Wednesday Rate Hike Possible, Says Bank Indonesia

Bank Indonesia Governor Perry Warjiyo indicated on Monday that the central bank could raise its benchmark seven-day reverse repo rate ( 7DRRR ) during its Board of...

Passenger Removed After Bomb Joke, Causes Almost 3-Hour Delay

Private carrier Lion Air removed a passenger identified as YS, 25, on Sunday from a flight departing from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport bound for Kuala Lumpur...

food poisoning

Bogor Residents Struck by Food Poisoning

Dozens of residents in Bogor, West Java, have reportedly been struck by food poisoning. More than 50 residents of Tanah Baru subdistrict in North Bogor have arrived at...

Indonesia Passes Tougher Anti-Terrorism Law

Less than two weeks after a wave of attacks including three separate bombings at churches in Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya, lawmakers on Friday gave...

Go-Jek To Expand To Four Southeast Asian Countries

Motorcycle-taxi service PT Go-Jek Indonesia will invest $500 million to expand its operations in Southeast Asia, revving up competition in a fast-growing consumer market...

Ownership of Insurance Companies

New Regulation Limits Foreign Ownership of Insurance Companies to 80 Percent

The government has issued Government Regulation No. 14/2018 on foreign ownership of insurance companies, setting a maximum foreign ownership of 80 percent. “This...

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