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Indonesia eases foreign ownership in retail and port sectors

Indonesia has recently eased foreign ownership rules in several sectors, with the latest additions being the retail and port services. The move was made as part of...

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Indonesia Bans ‘Left-Wing’ Books

On Tuesday, Indonesia celebrated National Book Day. But the event was disturbed by reports of book raids and confiscations by the country’s officials in a bid to...

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Surabaya to be the Second Alcohol-free City in Indonesia

Surabaya, the second-largest city in Indonesia, has approved a bylaw that forbids the production, consumption and distribution of alcoholic beverages, as the city’s...

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South Korea to Help Indonesia Improve Industrialization

Despite an apparent decline in both Indonesia’s and South Korea’s trade this year, both countries have agreed to collaborate in advancing industrialization. During...

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Hypochondriacs & Hypocrites

What to do if you face trial or jail in Indonesia but you’re too big a coward to take responsibility for your actions? Feign illness, of course. Errant Indonesian...

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Indonesia Considers Castration and Death Penalty for Rapists

In the wake of a brutal gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in North Sumatra last month, the government is considering serious punishments for rape...

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Indonesia Joins Global Marijuana March

Lingkar Ganja Nusantara (LGN) is taking action to raise awareness about the benefits of the marijuana plant through their campaign #MembacaAlam (reading nature). LGN is...

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Indonesian Police Confiscate Sex Toy Mistaken for an Angel

Indonesian police have confiscated a blow-up doll from a village in Sulawesi after it was mistaken for a ‘fallen angel’ by local villagers. In March, a doll was...

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Indonesia to Be More Vigilant with Foreign Workers

Amid high unemployment in Indonesia, the country is preparing for an influx of foreign labourers due to the ASEAN Economic Community. The Indonesian government is...

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Hocus Pocus

Selling useless trinkets under the pretence they contain magical powers remains brisk business in Indonesia. More daring scammers perform simple conjuring tricks to con...

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Soul Surfer: Meet Bruno Hansen

Current World Champion of the World Adaptive Surfing Championship (WASC) shares his epic story of survival and the power of the human spirit. The film Devocean has just...

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Indonesia to Ban New Palm Oil Plantations to Stop Forest Fires

Indonesia is moving to ban new palm oil operations in the aftermath of massive forest fires in the country last year, partly caused by the industry’s expansion. But...

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British Grandmother on Death Row Could Face Execution within Weeks

In December 2012, Lindsay Sandiford (59) from North Yorkshire in the UK was arrested in Bali for attempting to smuggle cocaine from Bangkok. Within weeks, she could be...

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China to Advance Political and Security Cooperation with Indonesia

Yesterday, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Law and Security Affairs Luhut Panjaitan met with Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic...

Education Guide 2017

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