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Tax Amnesty Has Indonesia Polarized

Public criticism is building up for Indonesia's tax amnesty programme. Activists claim it is more advantageous for the wealthy elite than the middle-class.

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Bali to Become the Next Big Culinary Capital

The government is pushing for Bali to be the country’s gastronomy capital. Jakarta has carried out campaigns to raise awareness on the origins of Balinese cuisine and...

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Large Reptiles Emerge from the Sewers in Kemang

A gigantic python slithered up from one of the sewers on Kemang Raya. It was one of two large reptiles that emerged as a result of flooding in Kemang.

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Environmental Project Grabs $1M for Forest of Hope

The Danish government has granted a third funding round to the restoration management project of Indonesia’s lowland rainforests.

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Indonesia to Light Up Cigarette Taxes in 2017

The government is set to raise cigarette taxes next year in a bid to discourage illegal practices in the tobacco trade. A new tobacco tax policy is set to take effect in...

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International Advocacy Group Fights for Rights of Terror Victims

An international human rights group is pushing for Indonesia to honour the rights of terror victims, particularly foreign tourists facing cultural challenges with the...

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Locals Stunned as Digital Billboard Shows Porn in Public

Drivers and pedestrians were shocked after unexpectedly seeing a porn video at a traffic light in South Jakarta.

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Hundreds of Tourists Missing after Volcano Erupts in Lombok

Nearly 400 tourists are missing after a volcano erupted on the island of Lombok in the West Nusa Tenggara Province. Indonesian authorities deployed aid and rescue teams...

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Indonesia Signs Contract for First Major Wind Energy Project

Indonesia and Denmark make history with a signed agreement on a project to develop the first 60-megawatt wind farm in South Sulawesi on Monday, September 19. Minister...

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Man Electrocuted as Birthday Gag, Killed by Friends

A 21-year-old Jakarta man is dead after a birthday gag went wrong, and he was killed by friends. The victim was strapped to an electrified pole and had water dumped on...

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Jokowi Pushes for Aggressive Education Inclusion

The Education Commission (or the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity) has submitted its first budget proposal to jump-start the push on...

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Fourth Indonesian Hostage Freed by Abu Sayyaf

After the release of three Indonesian fishermen on Sunday, September 18, a fourth Indonesian hostage was freed by the militant group Abu Sayyaf on Thursday, September...

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Breaking the Stigma on Mental Illness in Indonesia

The Get Happy Campaign aims to eliminate the stigma and encourage awareness on the country’s mental health problems.

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Google Indonesia to Pay US$400M Tax Bill?

The Indonesian government continues to investigate Google’s case in a bid to ramp up tax collection. On Monday, September 19, Indonesia’s tax officials finally paid...

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