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Over 100 Inmates Escape During Prayer Time

More than 100 inmates escaped from a prison in western Indonesia after overpowering a guard during prayer time, police said Friday. The break occurred late Thursday at...

Sumatran City to Fine LGBT Residents for “Disturbing Public Order”

An Indonesian city plans to slap its gay and transgender residents with a Rp1 million fine for disturbing “public order”, underscoring a marked rise in...

New Government App Lets the Public Report Religious Heresy, Sparks Backlash

A new Indonesian government app that lets the public report suspected cases of religious heresy is drawing fire as rights groups warn it could aggravate persecution of...

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Three More Overpasses to be Built in Jakarta Next Year

The Jakarta administration is planning to build three overpasses in Tanjung Barat, South Jakarta; Cakung, East Jakarta and Sunter Permai, North Jakarta. Bina Marga Road...

Group of Thieves Steal Rp 2 Billion and 1.2 Kilograms of Gold

A group of people who allegedly stole Rp 2 billion (US$158,765) and 1.2 kilograms of gold from a building materials store in Bekasi, West Java, were arrested in...

Is Jakarta’s BRT System Better than Malaysia’s MRT System?

The rest of South East Asia has a lot to learn from Jakarta’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. Although the Indonesian capital’s transportation system...

Tangerang Government to go Paperless by 2020

The Tangerang City administration has planned to conduct all administrative work in its government offices without using paper starting in 2020. Tangerang Mayor Arief R....

Violent Brawl Between Australians in Bali Caught on Camera

A violent brawl has been caught on camera as school-leavers have wreaked havoc in Bali. A big group of Schoolies were filmed spitting at each other on the streets of...

Aceh Village Orders Coffee Shops to Cut Off Wi-Fi as it Distracts Kids from Quran

A village in the Indonesian province of Aceh — the only region in Indonesia with special autonomy to enact religious bylaws — is saving its children from the worldly...

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Bali Resort Bans Poolside Smartphone Use

Some hotels and resorts depend on social media posts to get future guests inspired to visit. But the Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia, is taking a different...

Tourists May Be Charged US$500 to Look at Komodo Dragons

Tourists keen for a close-up look at Komodo dragons in their natural habitat could be hit with an alarming bill, if one Indonesian politician gets his way. The governor...

Bali Nine Member Renae Lawrence Turns Herself in to Australian Police

Just one day after Renae Lawrence returned to Australia after 13 years in an Indonesian prison, the Bali Nine drug trafficker has handed herself in to police over a...

Over 50 Men Attack Transgenders in Bekasi

Dozens of men attacked two waria (transgenders) in Bekasi, West Java, on Monday night. An activist who requested anonimity who knew the victims well said one of them had...

Government Plans to Decrease Property Tax to Attract Investment

Indonesia plans to cut taxes on luxury properties and revise other tax rules in a bid to support the real estate industry and attract investment in Southeast Asia’s...