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Police Arrest Racist Assailants on Jakarta Busway

The group surrounded Kusuma, and began their racist taunt, “Are you Ahok? You’re Ahok, right?” The victim attempted to ignore them, despite close proximity.

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Zika Spreads in Singapore, Indonesia Issues Travel Advisory

Indonesia’s health ministry has released a travel advisory, telling locals not to fly to Singapore. The much talked-about Zika virus has invaded the Lion City.


Indonesia Fights More Fires, Singapore Gets Haze

Like clockwork, as Indonesia fights more fires in Sumatra, neighboring Singapore and Malaysia grow concerned about another possible haze crisis.


Flood Turns Kemang into Lost City of Atlantis

Shoddy drainage systems and heavy rainfall on August 27 made Kemang look like the third-class cabin on the Titanic. Cars and property were submerged. Some were


Bombing attempt in Medan could be linked to ISIS

St. Joseph Church in Medan turned into a crime scene after a young man tried to detonate a series of improvised explosive devices stored in his backpack.

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Google: Indonesia to Dominate SEA’s Digital Economy by 2025

A study conducted by Google and Temasek revealed that Indonesia will take over Southeast Asia’s digital economy by 2025.  Yesterday, Google and Temasek released...


WORKING IN INDONESIA, why on Earth not!

A visit visa, a temporary work permit with a visit visa or a normal work permit with a stay permit, that is the only question.    After Immigration has targeted...


LGBT Rights Questioned in Indonesian Courtroom

On Tuesday, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court reviewed anti-LGBT laws in its latest hearing of a lawsuit attended by a group of academics and activists.   The...


Scams in the City: Love Bugs

People are still falling prey to online romance scams. An aspiring lawyer and a wealthy socialite are among the latest victims. The voice was feminine, alluring and...

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How Backstreet Bali Money Changers Cheat

Unseasoned visitors to Bali, relieved they’ve safely negotiated Ngurah Rai’s fickle Customs and Immigration, suddenly get hit by the cacophony that’s Indonesia....


Indonesian Finance Ministry Yet to Confirm Cigarette Price Increase

Despite ongoing reports about the Indonesian government’s plans to increase cigarette prices, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that the ministry has yet to...


Indonesian Government to Deport Illegal Foreign Workers

Indonesian Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri has warned that illegal foreign workers or foreign personnel who violate labour rules could face immediate deportation from...


Indonesian Government Considering Dual Citizenships

As the number of Indonesians living abroad increases, the government is considering the possibility of allowing dual citizenship. The debate on whether or not an...


Indonesia’s Proposal to Ban Alcohol: What International Media are Saying

Indonesia is considering a national ban on the production, consumption and distribution of alcohol. The news came as a surprise to international media, which led to some...

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