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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

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The Trouble With Alcohol in Indonesia

Indonesia, being a Muslim majority country, is also a pluralist, democratic and secular nation. And with the rest of the world slowly shifting to adapt to change – be...

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Indonesia and Google Reach Tax Settlement

Tech giant Google has agreed to pay taxes, Indonesia’s Finance Minister has announced. Does this mean for the month-long dispute between the country and Google is...

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Shocking Armed Robbery Deaths Prompt Warnings From Police

Two shocking cases of armed robbery ending in murder have prompted police to warn the public to be aware of their surroundings and not fight back would-be assailants.

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Terror Fears Prompts Military Base Development in Regions

Terror concerns in nearby southern Philippines has prompted the Indonesian Military to hasten plans to strengthen national security with the development of military...

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GrabHeli Hits The Skies Above World’s Worst Traffic

The dream of many stuck in Jakarta’s world-record traffic is one step closer to coming true after ride-hailing app Grab tipped plans to offer a helicopter service to...

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Pancasila Promotion Group Inaugurated Amid Intolerance Fears

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has confirmed the members for his Pancasila working group initiative, which will promote the values underpinning the state’s...

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Don’t Show, Do Tell

Beware of sharing a nude selfie in Indonesia. You could be extorted or even criminalized. There’s an old internet joke that goes like this: “Warning! If a man comes...

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Jokowi Calls For Prioritising Anti-Terror Law Reforms Following Attacks

ISIS’ recent attacks put the nation on high alert. To prevent future terrorist acts, Jokowi called on the DPR to conclude revisions on anti-terrorism law

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BNN Suspects ‘Zombie-Like’ Drug Has Entered Indonesia

A new type of deadly drug called flakka which causes a ‘zombie-like’ effect in users has allegedly reached Indonesia, according to the Head of the National Narcotics...

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‘Ahok Effect’ Undermines Freedom of Expression Warns Activists

Support for former Jakarta governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama continues after he announced he will not appeal a two-year jail sentence after being found guilty...

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Conservative Lawmaker: Indonesia’s LGBT Community an ‘Emergency’

Following the latest high-profile crackdown on Indonesian LGBT community, leader of one of Indonesia’s most conservative parties has called for more actions

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Labuan Bajo Tourism Aims High Against South Korea, Bali Giants

The fame of Labuan Bajo has been rising for two years, but the government wants even more. Here’s how they’re planning to make the town the next Bali.

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Employment For Foreigners: What You Need To Know

For expats, earning a living in Indonesia can be difficult. From finding secure employment to navigating the bureaucratic nightmare that is the visa process, every expat...

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