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Non-Muslim Man Caned in Aceh for Selling Liquor

A non-Muslim man was caned under the Islamic law on Friday for selling alcoholic drinks, after he chose the public caning over a prison sentence as the punishment for...

Citywide Search for Jakartan with 364 Million Tax Debt on Luxury Ferrari

The Jakarta authorities are in search of a man who lives in a rented house in a small alley, but who apparently owes the city government Rp.364 million in tax arrears...

Indonesia Protests European Union’s Decision to Limit Use of Palm Oil

Indonesia says it is “disappointed” with the European Parliament’s decision to approve the EU bill on clean energy, which will limit the use of palm oil, saying...

Underage Migrant Workers Pay Price for Child Trafficking by Agencies

Hundreds of underage Indonesian migrant workers have been lured to work in Hong Kong and Singapore on account of fraud and child trafficking practices by recruitment...

Indonesia Pins Hopes on China for Bali Tourism Revival

Following Indonesia’s tourism slump caused by the multiple eruptions on Mount Agung in Bali, the government says it is looking to China to drive its resurgence....

More than 50 Children Die in Papua as Authorities Struggle to Contain Outbreak

Indonesian authorities are facing difficult challenges in their efforts to contain an outbreak of measles in Papua which has plagued the region for almost five months...

Teenager Receives 18 Months’ Jail Sentence for Insulting President Jokowi

The Medan District Court in North Sumatera has sentenced a teenager to 18 months in jail for making defamatory comments about President Joko Widodo online. The...

Tourists Return to Bali

Businesses have done well over the Christmas period with reports of normal numbers of foreign tourists everywhere and plenty of domestic visitors occupying the roads. In...

Fire Destroys Valuable Artifacts at Jakarta’s Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari) in Jakarta caught on fire yesterday, destroying some of the valuable collection of historic artifacts on display after they were...

Ombudsman Claims Mismanagement in Rice Import Move

The Indonesian Ombudsman have declared signs of mismanagement in the Trade Ministry’s controversial move of importing 500,000 tonnes from Vietnam and Thailand....

Diphtheria Vaccine Efforts Undermined by Islamic Alternative Medicine Campaigners

Indonesia’s fight against a diphtheria outbreak is reportedly being undermined by some Islamic alternative health practitioners who claim vaccinations are in violation...

Floor Collapse at Indonesia Stock Exchange Building

UPDATE: The walkway above the lobby of Tower 2 of Indonesia’s Stock Exchange Building collapsed this afternoon just after 12:00p.m. local time. An unknown number...

Bitcoin Could Destabilize Financial System, Warns Bank Indonesia

Trading in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could lead to losses and destabilize Indonesia’s financial system, declared Bank Indonesia in a fresh warning against the...

Bali Woman Charged with Embezzling 4 Billion Rupiah from Quiksilver Store

A former store manager in Bali has been charged with embezzlement of over Rp.4 billion following a failed attempt to sue her Australian employers for alleged unfair...