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Ahok Has Filed for Divorce, Lawyer Confirms

Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has taken legal measures to divorce Veronica Tan, his wife of 20 years, Ahok’s lawyer has confirmed. The former Jakarta governor is...

Images of World’s Ugliest Pig Captured in Indonesia

Researchers have managed to capture and share rare pictures of Javan warty pigs, often described as the “world’s ugliest pig” believed to be on the brink of...

Government Launches Cybersecurity Agency to Fight Fake News

As part of an attempt to fight the rampant production and spread of false news in Indonesia, the government has launched a new cybersecurity agency, which will focus on...

Riot in Banda Aceh Prison over Transfer of Three Inmates

Law enforcers have managed to control a riot that broke in a prison in the Banda Aceh Prison on Thursday prior to the transfer of three inmates to another prison....

Indonesia Hits Trillion Dollar GDP in 2017, but Revenue Continues to Stutter

2017 turned out to be a milestone year for Indonesia’s economy after it was revealed that the country’s gross domestic product managed to hit the US$1 trillion mark....

Indonesia Brings Spirit of Unity to Europe through Arts Performances

Indonesian artists are staging arts performances in various countries in Europe carrying Indonesia’s Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) message to a continent...

Indonesia Looking to Halve Forest Fires in Ambitious New Plan

Indonesia plans to reduce by almost half the number of fire hotspots in the country by 2019 as part of an effort to tackle the longstanding problem, the government has...

Indonesian Students in United States at a 13-Year High

Indonesians studying in the United States is now at a 13-year high with almost 9,000 students currently in the country, according to a US State Department report. The...

Eight Dead in Capsized Boat in Northern Kalimantan

Indonesia’s search and rescue agency has confirmed that at least eight people have died after a boat carrying more than 40 passengers capsized in the waters north of...

Hundreds of Couples Marry on New Year’s Eve in Jakarta Mass Wedding

While many people in Jakarta were out on the streets on Sunday night to bring in the new year, hundreds of couples celebrated by getting married in a mass wedding in the...

Man Asks for Help to Remove 200kg Crocodile from New House

A man in Riau has been forced to ask for assistance to evacuate a massive crocodile from his newly-bought residence, after he found a crocodile cage at the back of the...

State Officials Top List of Graft-Related Arrests in 2017, KPK Says

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has reported that most of the individuals it arrested in 2017 were high echelon state officials, who are regarded to be prone...

Asia Attracting More Retirees from Western Countries

Asia is increasingly becoming a magnet for foreign retirees from Western countries who are looking to get away from the unbearable weather, politics and cost of living...

Indonesia to Lose First and Only Female Constitutional Court Justice

Indonesia’s first and only female constitutional justice Maria Farida Indrati will soon be stepping down from her position and it could spell tougher times for...

Education Guide 2017

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