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West Nusa Tenggara Housewife Jailed in Blasphemy Case

A housewife from West Nusa Tenggara province has been jailed for two and a half years after being found guilty of blasphemy, according to a report from Agence France...

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NU Calls for Review as Bootleg Booze Thrives Among Jakarta Youths

A survey has found 65 percent of youths living in Jakarta and surrounding cities consume bootleg liquor, known as oplosan, raising questions about the wisdom of...

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Flag Faux Pas Stains SEA Games as #ShameOnYouMalaysia Goes Viral

Southeast Asia Games host Malaysia has found itself in hot water after an apparent design flaw in the Games’ official booklet drew criticism from Indonesian netizens...

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Tokopedia Announces $1.1b Investment from Alibaba

One of Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platforms has secured a major investment from Alibaba, making the Chinese e-commerce empire a minor shareholder in Tokopedia....

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Bali Crime Watch: Black Magic Robbery and Police Brutality Reports

Authorities have warned locals and tourists to be wary of an ATM scam in the resort island of Bali after the arrest of four suspects on theft and fraud charges, while...

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Odd-Even Traffic Regulation Extended to Bekasi Toll

The odd-even traffic policy will be extended along the Cikampek toll road, which connects Jakarta to Bekasi, West Java, from next week after a government announcement....

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UK Visa Requirements Divides Indonesian-British Family

A British family has been left divided between Suffolk in the United Kingdom and Jakarta following visa complications. According to a report from the Suffolk-based East...

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Amnesty International Slams Duterte-Inspired War on Drugs

International human rights body Amnesty has criticized Indonesia’s war on drugs rolled out this year, saying extrajudicial deaths of suspects have skyrocketed...

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Shock Death Won’t Hinder e-KTP Case: KPK

The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, confirmed on Saturday, Aug. 12, that it would not be involved in the investigations of the shock death of a key witness in...

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First Salt Import Arrives Amid Supply Crisis

A resolution is in sight for Indonesia’s salt crisis, with 25,000 tons of a total 75,000 ton import quota arriving from Australia on Thursday, August 10. The crisis...

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Police Bust Plot, Tighten Security Ahead of Independence Day Celebrations

With Indonesia celebrating its 72nd Independence Day on Aug. 17, police have tightened security measures and warned the public to stay vigilant after uncovering a...

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Visa Laws Set to Relax Under Immigration, Foreign Affairs Ministry Plan

Visa requirements and stay permit application procedures will be eased for foreign experts and investors under a plan announced Tuesday, Aug 8, in a joint statement...

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Jakarta, the World’s Most Popular City on Instagram: Study

While Jakarta may not beat London or New York City in many polls of the world’s top destinations, the capital city has beaten all competitors to be the world’s most...

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Jakarta Taxi Fare Fourth Cheapest In World: Study

The 2017 Taxi Price Index featured the world’s cheapest and priciest cities to take a taxi. Jakarta came out as the only city in Indonesia that made the count.  ...

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