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Police Officer Imprisoned for Shredding a Quran

The Medan District Court in North Sumatra has sentenced a police officer to 16 months in prison for shredding and dumping copies of the Quran into the gutter. The...

30 Earthquakes Experienced in Central Sulawesi Daily

The Palu Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Central Sulawesi says the region has been rocked by 30 earthquakes daily over the last four months....

Filipino Gang Demands Rp14 billion Ransom for Indonesian Fishermen

The kidnap-for-ransom group from the Philippines believed to be behind the abduction of two Indonesian fishermen two weeks ago have demanded a ransom of RM4 million...

Attempt to Smuggle Over 400 Animals From Indonesia Thwarted

A pair of young orang utans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among over 400 animals rescued from a boat off Malaysia as they were being smuggled from neighbouring...

Jakarta Outer Ring Road to Introduce Integrated Tariffs

The Public Works and Housing Ministry’s Indonesia Toll Road Authority (BPTJ) has announced that the integrated tariffs on the Jakarta Outer Ring Road (JORR) will take...

Indonesian Teen Rescued After 49 Days Drifting at Sea

An Indonesian teenager who looked after a fishing hut survived for 49 days at sea by drinking seawater and cooking fish over wood taken from his vessel. Aldi Novel...

Prison drugs

Prison Guard Caught Allegedly Smuggling Drugs into Prison

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) arrested a prison guard and a prisoner for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine and ecstasy in Lubuk Pakam Penitentiary in Deli...

Prostitutes

Airport Police Thwarts Attempt to Send Underaged Prostitutes to Bali

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Police have arrested a man who was allegedly about to send three minors and a 21-year-old to Bali to work as prostitutes in a spa or massage...

MRT

Brand-New MRT Car Already Vandalised

A car of the brand-new MRT was spray-painted in Lebak Bulus Depot in South Jakarta on Friday morning, prompting demands to increase security around the depot. “MRT...

Amazon to Invest Rp14 Trillion in Indonesia

American tech giant Amazon is planning a 14 trillion-rupiah foray into Indonesia, in another major investment in the South-east Asian digital economy. The plan was...

Outrage Over “Indonesian Maids for Sale” Ads on Singaporean Online Marketplace

Online ads in Singapore offering Indonesian maids for sale were condemned as “unjust and demeaning”, in a rare flare-up of tensions between the neighbours over...

Bali to Set New Rules for Tourists Visiting Temples

Authorities in Bali are setting new guidelines for tourists visiting its famed temples to mandate more respectful behavior amid what one official bemoaned as a decline...

Viral Video Shows Toddler Playing with a Large Python

An alarming viral video shows a toddler playing with a huge python snake in East Java, Indonesia. Pythons are capable of squeezing large animals to death and swallowing...

Hilton Launches Special Food and Beverage Training Program in South East Asia

Hilton Worldwide has launched a special training program in Singapore to equip employees in the food and beverage (F&B) and culinary departments across its 37...