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Police Arrest 144 in Kelapa Gading Raid On Gay Venue

North Jakarta Police arrested 144 men late Sunday, May 21, during a raid on a bathhouse in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. Police entered the Ruko Inkopal and Fitness...

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Holst, ‘The Party Beggar’

He was deported last year for begging but is relentless in his quest for beer money. Here's an infographic that summarizes the story of Benjamin Holst.

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Jambi Police Marijuana Raid Nabs 3

The Jambi Operational Police of Narcotics Unit have arrested three suspected drug traffickers in a raid Sunday, May 14, in the latest crackdown on narcotic use across...

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Two Arrested in Sumatran Tiger Hide Crackdown

Police arrested two suspects in North Bengkulu who are accused of selling the Sumatran tiger hides.

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Taking Leaf of Their Sanity

A conman has been arrested near Jakarta after fleecing at least Rp.1 billion (US$75,000) from people who believed his “religious powers” could transform leaves into...

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Ahok Jailed for 2 Years in Blasphemy Case

Jakarta’s Chinese Christian governor Ahok will spend two years behind bars after the long-running blasphemy case wraps up.

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We Want to Break Free: Indonesia’s Failing Prison System and Break Outs

A string of prison breakouts across the archipelago is raising questions about the effectiveness of the current system.

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Begal Gang Arrested in Bali Sting

Kuta police chief Wayan Sumara said five gang members suspected of begal attacks were arrested on April 22 in tourist hot spot Seminyak, Bali.

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Soetta Customs Thwart Drug Smugglers in Bumper Month

The stings netted a total 10.7 kilograms of methamphetamine. Two attempts were made through smuggling in packages and the other two via passengers.

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Indonesian Navy Wrangles Fugitive Boats and Chinese Sailors

Previously, Indonesia made a name for itself bombing fishing boats. But recently, the local navy also captured two tankers that escaped from Malaysia.

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The Mystery of Indonesia’s KITAP Explained (INFOGRAPHIC)

The KITAP can open many doors for expats in Indonesia. Here's an interesting graphic to help on your quest for a permanent stay permit in the archipelago.

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Opinion: Understanding Indonesia’s Business Culture

Adapting to a new work culture is often challenging. In Indonesia, there are certain rules of thumb that expats need to understand when settling in for work or starting...

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Despite Lesser Charges, Ahok May Still Face Prison

Although Jakarta’s gubernatorial election has finally ended, the fact remains that Ahok must still battle it out in court if he hopes to avoid prison.

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Bizarre Hailstorm Strikes Bandung, Leaves Cars Wrecked

For a tropical country like Indonesia, a hailstorm is a rare phenomenon. Such an occurrence is not only unusual, but can also pose a danger to residents who are not used...