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Indonesian Rice Prices Double Global Average

Despite being a major producer of rice, consumers in Indonesia pay over double on average for the food staple.

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Obama, Jokowi Dine On Bakso In Bogor

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and former US president Barack Obama met Friday, June 30, for lunch in Bogor to mark the end of the Obama family’s ten-day holiday...

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Bank Indonesia Warns Of Fake Cash Across Country

Bank Indonesia has warned that while counterfeit banknotes have dropped in circulation in recent years consumers must stay savvy as 22,212 fake notes have already been...

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Barking Mad: Rabies Outbreak In West Kalimantan

West Kalimantan is battling to control a spike in rabies cases with reports in eight regencies increasing to 11 earlier this month, prompting warnings to avoid dogs in...

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Indonesia Teams Up With Philippines and Malaysia To Fight Terrorism

Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia have agreed to join forces and pool intelligence as threats of terrorism loom over Southeast Asia during a trilateral meeting on...

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Flying High: BNN Busts Lion Air Pilot For Drug Use

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) in Lombok apprehended a Lion Air pilot Wednesday, June 21, after he was found to have consumed hashish. Indian national Rahul Sharma,...

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Ahok To Stay In Mako Brimob Prison Amid Security Concerns

Former Jakarta governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama will not be moved to East Jakarta’s Cipinang Prison as initially planned but will remain at the Mako Brimob...

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Barack Obama To Visit Bali, Yogyakarta And Jakarta

Former US President Barack Obama and family will fly into Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Friday, June 23, for a weeklong holiday before heading to Java.

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Densus 88 Name Nine Kampung Melayu Terror Suspects

Counterterror unit Densus 88 is confirmed the arrest of nine suspects believed to have been involved in the Kampung Melayu bombing in East Jakarta.

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Kerobokan Jail Break: Two Foreign Fugitives Arrested in Dili, Timor Leste

Two of four foreign fugitives on the run from Bali’s Kerobokan jail have been apprehended in Timor Leste capital Dili. Police is still searching for the remaining.

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Korean Noodles Recalled After Pig DNA Found In Testing

Four popular Korean instant noodle products have been recalled after testing positive for pig DNA fragments, the Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) said....

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A Brief History On Threats To The Corruption Eradication Commission

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) remains one of the most supported and trusted public institutions in Indonesia, but not everyone is a fan. Long-running...

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Sahur On the Road Riots Shock Jakarta

Sahur on the Road (SOTR) has been marred with violence this year, with reports of assaults and even deaths as police and Muslim community leaders calling for calm....

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Is Facebook Opening Up A Domestic Unit in Indonesia?

The government has reportedly given Facebook Inc the green light to set up a domestic unit in Indonesia, the world’s fourth-largest user base for the social networking...

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