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U.N. Human Rights Chief Condemns Proposal to Outlaw Gay and Premarital Sex

During his three-day visit to Indonesia this week, United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein criticized the Indonesian parliament’s proposal to...

Jokowi to Simplify Foreign Work Permits Process

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) wants to simplify foreign work permit process. The heads of the ministries involved in the procedure: the Minister of Law and Human...

Missing Argentinian Girl Believed to be in Indonesia

An Argentinian girl’s mother has recently arrived in Indonesia to find her daughter after having been missing over eight months. Alum Langone Avalos, aged 7, was...

Oman Imposes Six Month Ban on Expat Hiring

Omani Minister of Manpower Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Bakri has announced a freeze on expat hiring in ten sectors, a move designed to encourage local companies to...

Anti-Chinese Sentiment Among Factory Workers Escalates in Central Sulawesi

Conflicts in the workplace, wage disparity and language barriers have all contributed in fueling an anti-Chinese sentiment among workers in the Indonesia Morowali...

Bali House Nominated for Building of the Year Award

A house in Bali has been nominated for Building of the Year Award by Archdaily, a tech company dedicated to architecture. The home is named Casablancka, and is located...

Activists Voice Concerns Over Proposed Legislation on Extramarital Relations

A proposed rule is being drafted in parliament banning all consensual sex outside of marriage. Human rights activists are declaring it a breach of basic human rights,...

Transgender Women Forced to Look and Act Like Men by Authorities in Aceh

A group of transgender women in Aceh had their hair forcibly cut by the local police, who also made them put on male clothing and speak in masculine voices. The 12...

Bali in Top 10 of Best Places to Live for Cheap

Bali has been named in the top 10 of the best places to live for very little money in 2018 by Panama-based company Live and Invest Overseas. The Indonesian holiday...

Governor Anies Denies Mass Becak Arrival to Jakarta

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has denied suggestions that becak (three-wheeled pedicabs) from various regions of Indonesia are flocking into Jakarta after he announced...

Hong Kong Remains Asia’s Most Expensive City for Expats

For a fifth consecutive year, Hong Kong tops the list for Asia’s most expensive city for expatriate professionals. Tokyo and Shanghai follow in second and third place,...

1,500 Chinese Tourists Intend to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali

Indonesia is set to receive at least 1,500 Chinese tourists on the resort island of Bali for the lunar new year next month, according to a Tourism Ministry official. The...

Aussie Tourists Paddle Through Kuta Streets in Flood

Heavy rain and flash flood in Kuta, Bali, have prompted some tourists from Australia to paddle their way around the holiday hotspot, perthnow.com.au reports. “It’s a...

US Defense Secretary Given Insight on Counter-terrorism during Visit to Indonesia

On his visit to Indonesia, US Defense Secretary James Mattis was given some insight by Indonesian Politics, Law and Security Minister Wiranto on how Indonesia has made...