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Inul Vizta Karaoke Raid Nets Naked Dancers In East Java

The manager of the Kediri, East Java, Inul Vizta karaoke is likely to face charges under the controversial pornography laws.

Aceh Canings To Be Conducted In Private

Public caning punishments in the North Sumatra province of Aceh, which practices Sharia law, has long been controversial courting international condemnation, now...

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Dissecting The Demise Of 7-Eleven In Indonesia

The debate over the cause of the sudden departure in late June of 7-Eleven, known locally as Sevel, from Indonesia continues with business leaders pointing fingers at...

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Is Jakarta Set To Lose Capital City Title In 2018?

Rumours of plans to move Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta to another city in Java or even another region have long swirled, but are the recent rumblings different?

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The Challenges For Global Retail Franchises in Indonesia

Following the recent shutdown of America’s largest chain of convenience store 7-Eleven, here are the challenges of foreign retail franchises in Indonesia

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...


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.

Bandung Zoo Accuses Fundraiser of Fraud

Indonesian zoos do not enjoy a sterling reputation for animal care. When foreigners try to intervene, officials become upset – especially when money is at stake. An...

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...


Four Foreign Prisoners Escape Kerobokan Correctional Facility in Bali

Another prison break happened in Indonesia. This time, it involves four foreign prisoners from Kerobokan Correctional Facility. Here’s how they escaped.

Bali Immigration

Ngurah Rai International Airport Wet Weather Closure Sees Travellers Stranded

Extreme weather saw Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali shut down this morning, leaving travellers stranded in the sky.

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Anti-Drug Chief Reveals Half of Drug Trade Run From Prisons

The ongoing war on drugs in Indonesia has faced a fresh hurdle with the National Narcotics Agency revealing half of the trade is controlled from within the prison